View Single Post
  #104   Report Post  
Posted to
Don Y[_3_] Don Y[_3_] is offline
external usenet poster
Posts: 2,879
Default bye-bye land line telephone

On 5/15/2016 9:37 AM, HerHusband wrote:
When the power goes out, the cellphone works for me.

Unfortunately, we are rarely able to get a cell signal here at home. I'm
not sure why as I can see the cell tower on the hill above us. Must be the
topography or something. We've tried different phones and guests can't get
reception with their phones either.

We have a similar problem with OTA DTV. I can *see* the towers on
the mountain a few miles (as the crow flies) from here. Yet, our
reception is spotty. Esp during rain/high winds (I suspect there is
a tree in the sightline to the antenna).

Thankfully, phone service is the least of my concerns during a power
outage. I don't call anyone anyway.