Smart Home Phone


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Aug 12, 2010
With all the smart devices on the market, it suddenly occurred to me: Why don’t we have a smart based home phone? Now, obviously, a lot of people don’t have a home phone anymore because their cell phone serves that purpose. However, there are many reasons to keep your home phone. If everyone is at home with their cell phones on their chargers in their rooms and someone is out and needs help, you’ll have that home phone with 3 or 4 phones in various rooms in the household that you can quickly pick up. Or even if you get a call from your card company saying your account may have been hacked.

Bottom line, I still find a home phone to be useful. However, if our cell phones are capable of being programmed to block certain numbers, why can’t our phones? Yes, most land lines have the ability to block numbers or save a list of phones. But, I know that our particular phone is limited in how many saved numbers it can store. As such, there ought to be a home phone on the market that can have smartphone capabilities. You can link it to your Google account (or other account) so that you can keep your contacts up to date and be able to block numbers with ease. Maybe even Skype (or similar) integration.

It’d be better than what I have setup right now. I have PhoneTray 1.39 installed on an XP machine with a dial-up, USB adapter attached. That specific version is the last one that was free and requires XP to work.

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