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Old 06-23-2014, 05:05 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:17 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:21 PM   #63 (permalink)
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In our case, the "Caller ID" is a built-in function within our "old" Southwestern Bell(*) Freedom Phone, Model No. FM2552RT. The handset has a built-in, 3-row x 16-character, LCD display that shows:

• top row: TIME, DATE
• mid row: PHONE NUMBER
• low row: CALL IDENTIFICATION INFO (if present)

All that it co$ts us are the 3×AA batteries that it runs on.


(*) now marketed under the CONAIR name.
That's just the hardware. Alternatively you could also buy an add-on accessory box to provide caller ID. But you still have to pay for having the service which is added on to your monthly phone bill.

As I mentioned in a much earlier post, another effective strategy is to have a phone with voice mail (or an answering machine). If your phone rings and no message was left it's a sure bet that it's a telemarketer, because they never leave messages. It won't keep them from calling and trying again, however.
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Oh gawd, you guys arent the types the phone company has over a barrow using the vaseline with the grit in it charging you 70 bucks a month for basic phone service?

We had magic jack, then when that ran out after 5 years we paid for we went to basic talk. All you need is high speed internet and for 3 of the 5 years of magic jack I used clear wire and an old laptop.

Magic jack emailed you the number and voice message. Basic talk is just like real phone service with all the bells and whistles.

Me, I like how my droid phone has an excuse list you can txt back to someone when a call comes in.

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If you review the entire thread, you might find that some like Frank Lee and myself sought a solution to warding off telemarketers other than subscribing to caller ID.

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Me neither. Some of us are cheap and feisty. It keeps us active.
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Oh gawd, you guys arent the types the phone company has over a barrow using the vaseline with the grit in it charging you 70 bucks a month for basic phone service?
No, Cobb, I'm not. My phone is a wireless version with voice mail included in the service. No one has me 'over a barrel'.

But that's quite an assumption you are making about everyone. Since you are smarter than many, maybe you could provide us with details, to help those who might benefit in learning something useful from you.
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I hope Frank is joking. Dial-up, really?

Do you get cell coverage? I'd even do satellite before I'd go back to dial-up. I would beam broadband 10miles before I resorted to dial-up.

It must be obnoxious when people post pointless images.

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This: CenturyLink | High-Speed Internet Service. Super-fast Internet Speed.

I quite like the service even though Centurylink itself is detestable.
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This: CenturyLink | High-Speed Internet Service. Super-fast Internet Speed.

I quite like the service even though Centurylink itself is detestable.
Frank are you now doing internet marketing?
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