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Old 04-13-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Why not just get a cordless phone? This is what I normally use for my landline, though I do have a corded phone in case of power outages.
You said why...

If you ever have an extended power outage, you cannot use your phone.

This was brought to my attention by Hurricane Charley, when we were without power for three weeks.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Not from the same area, but using my phone isn't usually high on my to do list when I dont have power for 3 weeks.

Finding a way to not spoil our food and cook is a slightly bigger concern, and that one usually kicks in at around 4-6 hours.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Not from the same area, but using my phone isn't usually high on my to do list when I dont have power for 3 weeks.

Finding a way to not spoil our food and cook is a slightly bigger concern, and that one usually kicks in at around 4-6 hours.
It's nice to be able to contact your employer...or vice versa. Without power, my employer had to lay me off...while I hunted for other jobs to do to make money...because I still needed money...even with no power.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Nice for friends & family to know that you are ok when there is a power outage...& to be able to call for help if needed!! Oh no eleectric for the fridge...thats what canned food is for!!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Nice for friends & family to know that you are ok when there is a power outage...& to be able to call for help if needed!! Oh no eleectric for the fridge...thats what canned food is for!!
Corn, peas, pork n beans, stewed tomatoes....can all be eaten STRAIGHT from the can with no heating necessary.

However, we did have a generator to run "necessary" items, like the fridge/freezer...but you can only put so much of a load on them at once...
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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Because i use my landline telephone so much, i am annoyed by the curly-Q wire that i constantly have to unravel. does any co. make "straight" wiring without all of the kinks?
get a wireless headset and get rid of the wires all together..
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