Why have a corded phone nearby?

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“Just another manic Monday”, I told myself as I woke up and getting got my coffee. I noticed my cordless phone that said “Connecting…” meaning that it could not find the signal.

“Great, just what I need with a conference call at High Noon!”  What was I going to do?

I then called my father, master of all things communication and tech (in my book, at least) and he reminded me to use the “old school” corded phone I had for the call.

So I picked up the phone to make sure I had a dial tone, disconnected the landline phone from its usual place and connected it to the modular jack near my desk and I was ready to roll with 5 minutes to spare.

The lesson here, always have a landline phone stashed away, you never know when you may need it.

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