Oh how times have changed when it comes to how we communicate with each. I’ll never forget a scene in a movie I saw, I think it was Diary of a Whimpy Kid, where two boys were locked in the basement. Trying to find away out one of the boys finds a telephone. Not just any telephone but an old rotary dial phone. He picks up the phone and stares at. He looks at his friend baffled. He has NO IDEA how to use it and starts trying to push buttons with no results.
How Do You Use This?
No longer do we take a pen to paper to write a note and mail a letter. Instead we type into our computer and hit send (I knew those typing classes would come in handy one day). Now I get text messages from my children who are in the other room. Cell phones are a must and now they can do everything but cook a meal, though that may be coming out with the next upgrade. As a family of five with four cell phones (I draw the line at getting my 7 year old daughter one) I gave up our land line when we moved into our new house years ago.
There have been many times that I’ve thought about adding one for safety reasons. Sometimes the kids forget to keep their cell phones charged or like last year my son’s cell phone was stolen. I hate when they are home and I can’t contact them. When I did the research regarding adding a land line I found that the expense was just not worth it. My cell phone bill is already through the roof so to add another $50 + monthly charge just didn’t seem prudent.
I had heard of BasicTalk before but never did the research to learn more about it. Today I was sent all the specifics and I have to say I’m seriously thinking of adding http://bit.ly/BasicTalk to our home.
Features of BasicTalk
- Unlimited U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico calling
- ONLY $9.99 a month. Every month
- Not an introductory offer
- No annual contract
- No hidden fees
- No cost to keep your number
- Crystal-clear calling
- Includes Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting, 911
- Crystal Clear Calling
With features like this how could you go wrong? For only $9.99 a month I will have the piece of mind knowing that no longer will my children “not hear” the ring of their cell phone or will their excuse be a dead battery. As much as it has been nice not having a monthly bill I do miss the comfort of having a phone that is purely stationary in my home. Not to mention my family complains often I don’t answer the phone when they call. I sometimes forget to turn up my ringer after I get home from work. I absolutely love the “no introductory offer”. There is nothing more annoying then getting a good rate that only last a 6 months or a year and then they jack the price up on you.
One of my fears with having just a cell phone is will 911 work when I need it. I know you can call 911 from your cell phone but I often worry that if I needed to call them will they be able to locate me. One night a few years ago police showed up at my daughter banging at 11 o’clock at night. They said they got a call from my address. The caller sounded like she was under distress. I felt terrible not being able to help them locate the caller and wondered if she was calling from a cell phone that at some point in time was linked to our address.
How BasicTalk™ Home Phone Service Works
How to Setup BasicTalk™
You’ll receive a BasicTalk box when you sign up, along with a blue ethernet cable and a power supply. Just plug one end of the ethernet cable into your router and the other end into your basic talk box. Then plug your phone into the basic talk box, then connect the basic talk box to a power supply. Activate your service at Basictalk.com and start calling. you’ll enjoy crystal clear sound, caller ID, call waiting and 911 emergency calls. All that for only $9.99 per month makes it easy to get back to basics with BasicTalk.
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Disclosure: Thank you to Lunchbox for sending me the information. You may read more of my disclosure.