The telephone can be a good way to communicate. I am talking land line here. But calling is not a one way thing.
It is not good to receive unwanted messages on your land line answering device.
That said, I know the phone is a necessary thing to have. Most of us don't use land lines anymore.
Most of us just use our cell and do all our messaging online.
For those of you who still have a landline phone and have a message or answering machine connected to your phone line, then this article is for you.
The basic rate for having a single line residential phone is under 10 dollars in the USA. That's pretty cheap but, there is one basic flaw, that is, if you want caller ID that will cost you another 12 to 15 dollars a month. And if you want call block, or caller return, you have to pay even another 12 to 15 dollars a month more. This and the fact that half the calls are from collections and people who want to clean your gutters and windows and carpet and get donations from some kind of Kidney Fund.
You can end up with the 'Privacy Management Package' and 'Unlimited Long Distance' and 'In-Line-Service' Yes indeed. The entire package could run your monthly landline phone bill up to as high as 80 dollars or more a month. Then there's the digital package, which includes 'Cable TV' - 'Wireless Digital Phone' - 'Ultra - High - Speed - Internet' and so on. This could easily take what was once a simple under ten dollars a month telephone service to an all time high of over 200 dollars a month with the option to upgrade to even faster service and have up to 10 additional devices not to mention the premium package, roll-over minutes and your own private line with the president.
That was not to be taken literally folks.
And now for a funny video to make you laugh and chase the blues away
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