The Phonex Times
Issue Number Nine
I'm a bit early with sending The Phonex Times this month, but I would guess that a lot of folks will be taking vacations soon. Can I come, too?
To keep us in the holiday spirit, this monthly edition is a little lighter than most.
Great Christmas gift ideas
As for safety and convenience issues, cell phone headsets are hard to beat. There are a variety of styles to suit everyone, at prices that won't dent your credit card. Starting at $20, these are very cool and becoming more popular every day.
At 16 ½ inches tall, the Golfbag telephone is sure to be noticed and appreciated by the golfers in your family. At $59, this great quality telephone is a good deal.
Presidential quote of the day
"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it."
Wireless PC to phone calls
There are a lot of folks taking advantage of free long distance calls via the internet. At last count, some 25 million have registered and are regularly using these free services in North America alone.
The system requirements for your PC are fairly basic, except that you may want to update your sound card. This can easily be done for free by going to the website of the manufacturer of your sound card, and clicking on the "updates" or "downloads" link.
The computer mic and speakers aren't very well equipped for voice communications, as they will tend to cause feedback. Plantronics makes the best quality PC headsets, and the prices are reasonable. You can see them at pcheadsets.html
If you want to go wireless, use the Plantronics CS10 wireless headset system, a Polaris cord and a PC adapter cord. Then you can roam around the office or home while calling for free.
Q. Are these services truly free?
Q. What kind of sound quality can I expect?
There is a certain amount of static, delays in voices, and so forth. In time, bandwidth is going to become cheaper and more available, so the sound quality will improve.
And it's free, so it can save a small fortune off your phone bill.
For more info, click here.
Send an email to Santa (Cool Links)
I came across this site the other day, and it looks like a lot of fun. My son immediately sent an email wishlist to Santa. See this one at http://www.santaland.com
Ever take a family vacation, but didn't have time to visit those strangely-
named landmarks? Now you can take a virtual vacation and visit as long as you like!
'ITSAWORLD OF EZINES'
Anyone want to buy an embassy?
Thailand is investigating the unauthorized sale of its embassy in the Netherlands to a Dutch businessman for $1.4 million.
Supposedly, the former ambassador -- who served in the post from 1996-99 -- sold the embassy property in May 1999 without approval from the Thai government. The case made headlines last week after a Dutch businessman demanded the current ambassador vacate the prime real estate in the heart of the Dutch capital.
The ex-envoy has claimed he was tricked into signing the sales contract, which he said was in Dutch.
Joke of the day
Two husbands were discussing their married lives. Although
"Wow!" said Sherm, "how did you manage that?"
"It's easy," replied Chad. "My last word is always 'Yes, Dear.'"
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