- Jan 1, 1970
So I assume at the "here" loation you don't have a landline, only at the
"there" location where you really don't need it. Why not move the
"there" landline to "here"?
I do get a little tired of answering questions already answered. I
exist in *both* places, just not often in the office. Plus I exist in
other places too at various times.
A friend of mine has it set up so it always
rings through on his cell. He can pick up either receiver, the cell or
his POTS phone. I am sure this can also be arranged with a VoIP carrier,
except that I personally wouldn't trust that technology 100%.
I *HATE* talking on the cell. Voice quality is always poor and when the
signal is poor (like around here) it is *terrible*. I just had a call
from a colleague who complained about the sharp noises in his ear due to
the flipped bits.
Running them completely parallel should not be a technical problem but
it's probably not a big enough market (for whatever reason) that the
telcos don't offer it. If you want to be able to pick up a call on a
POTS or VoIP phone and then at the spur of the moment be able to
continue the call on your cell and walk away from the house you could
possibly use a conference call service for that. But your POTS or VoIP
would need to be able to reroute the call to that conference service on
The telcos *do* offer it. But if the two phones aren't in the same
dialing area (whatever the goofy phone company name for that is) they
charge through the nose!
I would say you are trying to make this very complicated and it's not.
I think VOIP solves all the problems I am looking to solve. Once I
realized I could take the little box with me and use it anywhere I have
Internet that made it a done deal. Now I just need to find a provider I
can be happy with.