Telephones

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rightisright
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Re: Telephones

Post by rightisright » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:05 am

BDK wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:19 am
Carry a flip phone, and use a service which forwards calls to it, if someone listen to the voice prompt and dials the right extension. (I have to change providers between SC and TX)
That might work for me. I have an 800 number for my business. Since I am in the field 80% of the time, I have it forwarded to my mobile (because I am too cheap to hire a secretary to answer the phone). I've had the 800 number for over 20 years, so 90 percent of the calls I get are bullshit.

Johnnyreb
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Re: Telephones

Post by Johnnyreb » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:08 pm

Under Obama, the rule against sales calling cell phones was ended. But it didn't matter because he cut most of the funding for enforcing Do Not Call laws anyway.

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Re: Telephones

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:30 pm

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Re: Telephones

Post by toad » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:58 pm

I wish Obama's butt plug could be reached by Wi-Fi .

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Re: Telephones

Post by Johnnyreb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:14 am

When I moved to Arkansas I got a cell phone... for about a year. It mostly sat in my desk at home needing a recharge, so a ditched it. I cut the cable 3 years ago and get my TV fix from youtube. And I buy box sets of shows I like. Got the old Magnum P.I., Miami Vice, etc.

As for my phone, anyone that knows me, knows very well I don't answer it at all, not until the message kicks in and I can hear who it is calling me.

As for the phone salesmen. Under Obama, the money for the do not call enforcement all but disappeared. That was one of Bush's deals, remember. So Obama and crew gutted it in short order. Hence the phone salesmen were back in force. I have not heard to date whether Trump ever put some of the money back into enforcement of the do not call laws. Also under Obama, the law was changed to allow salesmen calls on cell phones, where before any of those kinds of call to cell phones was flatly forbidden.

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Re: Telephones

Post by blackeagle603 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:52 am

I'm going to airplane mode regularly now and then just going live periodically to check for messages before going sinker again. Get more work done...

Thinking about getting an app that will send messages to email in box so I don't have to do that much at work -- just see them when I go to email.
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