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Writer's Block: Call Me

Do you still use a landline at home, or do you rely completely on your cell phone?

Third option. I have a VOIP phone using the Lingo service (http://www.lingo.com), which is quite cheap.
It does have the downside of Not Working when the power is out for too long, though my battery backup keeps it going for a short time.

(Edit: This template is profoundly arointed. It insists on wrapping anything inside an anchor with LJ spamwrap. It needs to stop doing that; if I give an absolute address then it absolutely isn't LJ-relative. And when I put it in plaintext and it gets an actual working http wrapper, it doesn't let me open it in a separate tab/window. Idiot design.)


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Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Having spent more than a year working on VOIP/SIP/RTP protocols and seeing how many ways they can screw up, I'd never rely on it for anything important. Peggy switched over to ComCrap Voice when I wasn't looking and every time we talk over it, there are dropouts or the call drops completely. Part of that is the fact the phone wiring in her old building is probably still tube and knob, but ComCrap has dirty hands also.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Lingo has not failed me in nearly as many ways as Verizon did when we had them. Comcast HAS, but I also have the cellphone which I can use when Comcast is being stupid.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
I've hung up and called Peggy's Cell more than once because of ComCrap. :)
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
The only issue would be maintaining a 56kbps connection for the Lingo modem, in my case, which they can usually accomplish.
Jun. 4th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
What template did the who to what now?
Jun. 4th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
The "Writers Block" posts use a css template that adds more crap to the already existing LJ wrappers.

On any given reply that is created by clicking their "answer" button (as shown above) to open the reply page, they "helpfully" replace any www references with strings containing an LJ-relative reference framework.
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