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Home Phones

With the popularity of cell phones, home phones seem to be getting less attention.  But there have been many new upgrades with the home phone which allow families to enjoy lots of fun and exciting new experiences.

Here are some questions commonly used when talking about home phones.

"What company should I use for my home phone?"
"Should I get wireless phones for my home?"
"Is there a way to check my messages while I am away?"
"Can I forward a call coming to my home phone to my cell phone?"
"Should I purchase a video home phone?"
"How important is conference calling?"
"Is caller ID important?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond.

"I would check around with your neighbors and see who they use."
"I would check for any specials to see who is offering the lowest prices."

"You do not have to get wireless but they are a lot more convenient to use."
"Definitely go with wireless. Do they even make the non wireless anymore?"

"I would make sure you buy a phone that allows you to check your messages while away.  That way you can get back to someone faster."
"I never use that feature.  If someone wants to reach me that bad they can just call my cell."

"You can forward a call to your home to your cell.  Just make sure the home phone you buy will allow you to do it."
"I tried that before and it's too complicated."

"Video home phones are great.  I use mine to talk to my family in California. It's nice to be able to see them as you talk."
"I don't use video home phones.  I just use my computer to video chat."

"Conference calling is great to use for work but not really practical for the home."
"I never use conference calling at home, we just use three way calling."

"Caller ID let's you know who is calling you.  That way you can screen your calls."
"I use caller ID so I don't have to talk to all the telemarketers."

למד לדבר אנגלית יותר מהר על ידי הורדת הגירסה הלא מקוונת של דבר אנגלית והשקע עצמך ביותר מ-8000 קבצי שמע ולמעלה מ-800 עמודי שיעורים! בדרך זו תוכל ללמוד בלא אינטרנט וכן להאזין לקבצי השמע, על ידי שימוש בנגן שלך בכל עת. לך אל עמוד הורדת האנגליתוהורד כבר היום