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ralphnjoann

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Posted: 09/08/21 01:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a wireless Home Phone from Walmart. It uses Verizon as its carrier and so far, Verizon is not shutting down their service. Maybe that could be an alternative for some.

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Posted: 09/08/21 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you put the SIM in an I-Phone... The answer is "perhaps"
Some I phones may be jailed and will only work with a specific carrier

Some take a different size SIM (There are at least 3 sizes that I know of)

Some it might just work.. Do not know.


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Posted: 09/12/21 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tried to swap the SIM but it was not recognized by my older iPhone. Looking at going in another direction. T-Mobile has a couple of good plans that would work for us.


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Posted: 09/14/21 10:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, my Panasonic Land Line phone also will allow me to connect it via bluetooth to my mobile phone.

that way, when my mobile phone rings, all the phones in my house ring on the panasonic handsets - and I can answer, make calls and get caller ID on the Panasonic handset.

Granted, 99.99% of the time the phone is on my person, but once in a while it's connected to the charger and I need to leave it - but still receive calls.

One more thing, I can answer my Teams calls on my panasonic. the phone just forwards all the calls to the bluetooth panasonic handsets.

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We still have an actual landline, but it doesn't get used much. Three reason, 1, for the business because it was the number before cellphone days. But the answering machine says to call the business cell phone. 2. 13 year olds call when they get off the bus, and they are to young for cellphones. 3, we have the multi phone cordless phone where only one has to be connected to the phone jack for it to work. Elderly family lives close by, and we want the phone to be heard if something is needed by them as we have 4 cordless phones around the house and don't want them to have to worry about what cell number to call hoping the phone is glued to someones side for them to hear it.

We were looking at transfer to verison home phone just to save the difference, but I am sort of concerned now about moving if it is potentially going to get dropped in the future.

* This post was edited 09/15/21 06:46am by Cocky_Camper *


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Posted: 09/15/21 10:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have a landline but they are useful in an emergency. I recall a call we were on where a guy's wife had a rifle in her mouth and all the husband could was to discretely call 911 without saying anything. We got the call as a check welfare and the landline gave us the address to respond to. Cellphone wouldn't have given us an address to respond to. We talked the wife out of the rifle and got her some help.

That's the problem with cellphones; first responders don't have an address to respond to.


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If what you want is a cordless phone in your house, the solution is simple. Get the Panasonic DECT phone system, it can pair with two cell phones and will ring when a cell call comes in. That way you don't need to be running around the house to find your cell phone. And it will work w/o a landline. it becomes the "cordless phone" for your cell phones. You can link 2 cell phones to it, We have been using the system for over a decade. We have the base station and then 4 panasonic cordless phones scattered throughout the house.


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Posted: 09/26/21 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's what we have, jodeb720, and we've paired with the one cell that used to be our "landline." Took me a little work to make it work as our Panasonics are old but we will see.

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