Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | April 7, 2020

Hello? Hello???

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The past few years, more and more neighbors have relied on their cell phones and cancelled their old fashioned, plug into the wall ‘land line’ phones.  With CV creating all the extra use from our homes, cell phones have been in and out across Palomar Mountain.  Internet speed is taking us back to the dial-up days.  It is not uncommon to see half a dozen cars parked at a lookout up here, checking messages.

Thinking this to be awhile, you might want to consider having A&TT hook up that old fashioned phone again.  I’ve also been told that A&TT offers a package with internet up here and it works well.  A&TT: 800-310-2355  We have their ‘Message Center’ that has been wonderful.  Our VM is through their service and I roll my calls to my cell when out.  You can also roll your cell phone to your land line.  Be sure to have a phone that works even if the power goes out.  I got a new phone recently with two remotes that are convenient but don’t work, of course, during power outages.  But, there is also a phone on my desk with the cord between the handset and phone base that rings and works during outages.

All the best to you during this season in out lives,

Bonnie Phelps

(Yes, that is one of our Treasures, over a decade ago.  He has a birthday this week!  Judah will be 12 already.  Hello!  Where did the time go?!!)


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  1. Long ago in the 70’s, I remember the old phone line at Happy Holler. It had a party line and you had to wait until the the other party ended their call. And most of the time, the phone line didn’t work. Really roughing it back then.

  2. Thanks, Bonnie. We keep a plug in phone at our cabin and at our primary residence for power outages.

    On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 7:30 AM Palomar Mountain News wrote:

    > Bonnie Phelps posted: ” The past few years, more and more neighbors have > relied on their cell phones and cancelled their old fashioned, plug into > the wall ‘land line’ phones. With CV creating all the extra use from our > homes, cell phones have been in and out across Palomar Mo” >

  3. Bonnie, you mind if I quote from this article?

    Regards,

    David D. Ross Editor The Roadrunner 760-749-1112 (office) 760-638-0552 (cell)

    David Ross has been in the newspaper business for 40 years, both editing and writing.

    “I can handle big news and little news. And if there’s no news, I’ll go out and bite a dog.”

    >


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