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April 11, 2005

Ill-Tempered Trout

This afternoon I'm going to be trying out the Skype free internet telephone service. Anyone else use it? Right now I've just got a cheap microphone hooked up, but I think if I like it, I'm going to invest in one of those adapter boxes that let me use my regular cordless telephone to make/receive the free internet-based calls.

Speaking of my regular cordless phone, on Saturday I dropped $100 on new ones - the Panasonic KX-TG2357B (2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets, Answering System, and Talking Caller ID). It is freaking FANTASTIC. The antenna lights up when I have an incoming call, which means no more missed calls because I've got my music playing too loudly.

The antenna also flashes slowly when I have a new message on the answering machine. I don't even have to LOOK at the baseset to see if I have messages; I just have to eyeball the antenna.

The talking caller ID is pretty nifty, too, but only works well when the incoming call has name-and-number caller ID. Cell phone calls all seem to be limited to number only.

Aaaaaaaaaand my boss is gone all week.

Posted by Highwaygirl on April 11, 2005 08:29 AM to the category Geek Love
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