We need a new telephone. Oh, the one we have here in the house works just fine, and it really doesn't get a lot of use, since I'm not one to talk on the phone. But I lost the book of instructions that came with it, and I don't recall how to take people off, or add them too, the saved numbers: consequently, about a third of the automatic-dial-number folks are dead, and the rest have long-since divorced, and changed phone numbers and locations. Out of seven numbers, only one is still correct. Another problem with it is that a couple of the number keys are sticky, so if you don't push them really hard, they don't register. Cliff is deaf in one ear and can't listen for the "beep" with each key-punch; consequently, most of his efforts to dial anybody result in his loudly questioning the telephone's mother's morals, followed by my saying, "Here, let me dial it."
This one is a corded phone. Because we sometimes have ice storms in Missouri that leave us without electricity, corded is nice: You can still use them, power or no power.
But since we have cell phones now, that's no longer an issue.
So, I think we'll go cordless this time around. We do like having a digital answering machine, so that has to be included. Here's what stumps me: What is the difference in 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz? I've found a nice, cheap phone with everything I need at Circuit City online (click HERE); it has great customer reviews. But it's 2.4 GHz. What's a GHz anyhow? (Don't answer that part of the question, I really don't care.)
Speaking of phones, we have trouble using cell phones in the house, I guess because of our metal roof. I wonder if an antenna would help? I googled a bit and found out there is such a thing for cell phones.
How about it, dear readers? Any telephone advice for us?