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  •  Another point on phones (1+ / 0-)
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    it is a good idea to have at least one phone that is not either cellular or remote.  Even without considering brain cancer, which is controversial, as you say, you can consider blackouts.

    In a blackout, cell phones may not work (in any disaster the networks get overloaded fast), and remote handset phones will not work, as there is no electricity.

    •  Not only a good idea... (1+ / 0-)
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      Absolutely essential! The good, old, curly-corded land line could be a lifesaver. We don't have reliable cell coverage in our remote location. So when the power goes out, the cordless phones are useless, and the humble corded phone is your best friend!

      Sweet are the uses of adversity...[Find] tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. -Shakespeare, As You Like It

      by earicicle on Sat May 31, 2008 at 07:17:18 AM PDT

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