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Old 06-25-2016, 04:12 AM   #5121
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Can't see why you can't dedicate a small travel bag for just that purpose. My dear MIL used to take coffee service with her when they would travel, back in the days before every motel room had a small coffee pot. She took a 4-cup hot pot, 2 cups with saucers, a coffee cone with filters for FILs coffee grounds and tea bags for her cups of tea, along with all the extras like sugar, powdered creamer, lemon juice packets...:
I can just forward the calls to my cell phone, which also has unlimited calling in Canada. I usually bring coffee equipment, coffee, and tea. The guys at the airport were all talking, giggling, and pointing at the X-ray of my luggage, 'cause they could see one of these:

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Old 06-25-2016, 09:44 AM   #5122
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When shopping for plans, a lot of sites show you nothing but 12 and 24 month trial plan prices and make you have to really search to find out how much it will cost after the trial period is up. Very annoying.
It's not an introductory rate like a credit card. They don't list what the rate will be two years out because that would be offering a contract and they can't know now what the prevailing rates will be.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:11 PM   #5123
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I have one of those devices for my biz phone. It's with my cell phone provider, Fido. It's been working well for me. I've had it about a year. I was paying $10/month, but they just put it up to $13/month. I get all the bells and whistles: voice mail, conference calling, unlimited Canada wide calling, etc. One really neat thing is that I can take it with me anywhere in Canada that Fido has service and it will work, with no extra charges. It's a neat feature, but I don't really see me bringing the base station and the a landline phone with me when travelling.
Glad it's working out for you!
I wanted the base unit instead of a regular cell phone because a cell can get lost in a place of business where others have access to that phone.

Incidently, AT&T does not offer this plan under their business category. Hmm....I wonder why.. This base unit is only available under their home wireless plan but had no problem transferring my business number to this device for use in my place of business.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:14 PM   #5124
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Glad it's working out for you!
I wanted the base unit instead of a regular cell phone because a cell can get lost in a place of business where others have access to that phone.

Incidently, AT&T does not offer this plan under their business category. Hmm....I wonder why.. This base unit is only available under their home wireless plan but had no problem transferring my business number to this device for use in my place of business.
Yeah, I had to transfer my biz number to "home phone". It means I won't be in the Yellow Pages, but that's okay, since I'm pretty much retired now.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:24 AM   #5125
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It's not an introductory rate like a credit card. They don't list what the rate will be two years out because that would be offering a contract and they can't know now what the prevailing rates will be.
Quite actually, I was looking for existing prices and speeds for my brother who has an AT&T DSL account already. I had to dig on that site more than I would have liked to, to get that info. It got a little frustrating getting past the promotional offerings and finding info about what current net plans they have and at what cost per month. I eventually managed to navigate to the page with the info I wanted, but they didn't make it that easy.

I remember not long ago, when they would put that info in parenthesis right below the promotional offering.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:31 PM   #5126
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Folks, I have a petty vent, petty, because it isn't important enough to start world war III over. But I keep seeing Bruschetta sold as everything but bruschetta. I see it sold as a topping, in jars, looking like salsa. I see it as a potato chip flavor, I see it in recipes to top toasted bread. Bruschetta is not a topping. What it is, is a bread roll that's been cut in half, lengthwise, then dipped, or slathered with first pressed olive oil, then toasted over a fire. Finally, raw garlic is rubbed on the toasted bread roll. Bruschetta was the means for testing the quality of the first pressed olive oil. It has nothing to do with toppings, or jarred this, or potatoes.

If you want to make a tomato-flavored topping for potato chips, or a topping for toast, call it something else. It's not bruschetta. If you don't believe me, look up the culinary history of bruschetta. There are a boatload of articles on the stuff, and from trusted sources.

Ok, I'm done now.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:47 PM   #5127
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+1, Chief. That's one of my pet peeves, too
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I love toasting the bread that has been drizzled with olive oil, then rubbed with raw garlic and raw tomato! Maybe a sprinkle of kosher or sea salt.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:51 PM   #5129
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Petty Vents

Just my luck. Suppose to be flying from NY. Flight delayed from 9PM till 12AM.
This time I'm smart, I brought food :)


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I'm sorry to hear that, Charlie! I hope once you board your flight, that it's a smooth and uneventful one. Take care.
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