Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Like a party line, but sketchier

Question: If your neighbor tells you that she overheard your cordless phone conversation on her own cordless phone, what should you do? I'm really freaked out. This is the second time one of my neighbors told me that my phone calls aren't private.

Update as of 6/29: We replaced one cordless phone with a landline. We also upgraded our remaining cordless, following JPP's recommendation. I called the phone company, too--they were useless re: cordless interference, but I managed to save us $20/month on our phone bill! Yay, Big C.


Anonymous lola said...

MAybe get a 'better' cordless if there is such a thing and/or change channels a lot (like a cb) AND do you use a baby monitor with your business? I used to hear lots of cordless calls on that-especially if one was on and one wasn't. Only other thing you could do is learn a very foreign language. Then no one will understand you-oh, that includes the party you are speaking with so that won't work! LOL

8:27 PM  
Blogger J said...

Also. Call the phone company. Private line is something you're paying for....let them fix it.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

The problem is the cordless phone. If you have a cordless and they have a cordless it's possible they are on the same frequency or band and you can hear each other. Do you remember that this went into the decision about what phone we had at Dimick Street?

If you want a cordless, which most people do, get a higher frequency phone. It looks like about the highest normal consumer cordless phone around now is 5.8 GHz.

I don't completely understand how it works but that's the issue. I think frequency bands get crowded so they keep upping them.

Or use an old-school phone with a cord. That should solve the problem too.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Hashbrown said...

I guess we are going shopping for a new phone or two.

5:22 AM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

Don't worry, it won't be long before we're all continually pelted with space junk and other people hearing our phone conversations will be the least of our worries. Ha ha.

11:28 AM  

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