Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Loss of an Old Friend



When Tinker and I got married in April 2002, we both had household stuff with lots of duplicates. The most problematic duplication was our collection of cordless phones. We probably had four or five different brands that you answer four or five different ways. Imagine a Chinese fire drill where we're running around trying to find the phone and then trying to answer.

The easy solution was to toss them all and buy identical new ones. So we bought a Panasonic Expandable set, with a base and three handsets. When we converted to VoIP it was easy to plug in the base, and keep going.

I regret to inform you that our trusty Panasonic DIED on us. It was slow and painful. Sunday night the base wouldn't quit beeping, but we could still make calls. By today it had flat-lined. We will miss the old joker. He gave us 13 years of service. The good news is that we set up our Vonage service to automatically transfer an unanswered call to my cellphone. The caller on the other en never notices the difference.

I wonder if I can sell the handsets on E-bay?

7 comments:

Lorene Lloyd said...

Lmbo...i miss Vonage. Best service to have with teenagers in the home.

Khandi Myers said...

Funny. I can't imagine a land line phone anymore. Only had my cell for so long.

saraphen said...

Khandi, since there are two of us in the house, and Tinker doesn't keep his phone on, we need the land line. Sometimes I have to use the land line to find my cell.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, First check on eBay, if that type of handsets is offered there, put those auctions on your watch list and then check after their final end, if the $$$$ make it worth your effort to put them !single! not all in one! in an auction, good luck!
Andreas aus München

saraphen said...

Andreas! I sure will watch for them.

James Gray said...

I unplugged mine once my company gave me another cellphone and yep I use one to find the other too!!! ��

saraphen said...

LOL@James