Call me, maybe.

September 4, 2013


Or maybe I’ll call you.

I came at this idea from a couple of different angles. The first was that my parents only have a landline phone, so sometimes when I call, they mention something about it being ‘on my dime’. Maybe I am part of the last generation to remember when long-distance calls cost more than local calls. (Remember MCI?)

The second is that you can make phone calls from your gmail account when you’re on a computer. (It won’t work with an iPad.) The problem is that if you just use your computer, it is a very echo-y call. Using headphones helps.


The third: My headphones are ruined.

The fourth: Y’know those handsets they sell that you can plug into your cell phone???

…… And the heavens aligned….


Look at that handy hang-up spot! I certainly can’t leave it there or Wally will eat it, but the handset is so comfortable! And the call is free! The only downside is that if you have caller ID, this looks like a call from California. So, if you get a call from there, it’s probably not me, because I never call anyone.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Call me, maybe.”

  1. Lloyd Said on:

    You can’t use that title without linking to this video.


  2. Brad Said on:

    On the picture that shows the keypad, there is a money counter. What is that for? Are some calls not free, or are they showing you how much you’ve saved by using their free service?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I didn’t know any of this. You can call from your computer? And it’s free? And you can hook a handset up to your computer? Thanks for keeping me up with the times.


  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I love my landline phones. They’re big, the reception is great, and I can always find my phone. I don’t mind the long distance charge, because I am like you, -- I never call anyone. (It must be genetic.)


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