I have an older home so the cable has been changed over the years. I now
have everything on cable (TV, Internet and Phone). I picked up a new Flat
Screen TV and a Blue Ray DVD Player. I have the Extended Cable Package at
this TV but not the others (basement & bedroom). With HDMI to the Flat
Screen can I run Coax out of the back of the cable box and get Extended to
the other TVs?
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That's interesting. Almost tempted to do it myself to bring it into my
den which only has a dta box and cannot access full cable subscription.
I think extra boxes are about $10/month but cable and internet are
already costing me about as much as electricity.
This is extra interesting to someone who lives where there is no
cable service for broadhand; so we connect to Internet via wireless
broadband and telephone with a wire. There are also power outages
(5 hours on Sunday night last weekend) so the wired phone keeps us
in touch with the world (because it requires power only at the local
central, not at the subscriber's house.)
How about cable phone? Does it require local power in order to work
for your phone call?
Some do. Obviously you have to have electricity to power your router.
With money you save in long distance, sales tax, Al Gore Tax,
Spanish-American War tax, premium for touch-tone capability, optional
features such as call-waiting, call forwarding, caller-id, three-way
calling, voice mail, and all the other stuff, you'll save enough in short
order to pay for a whole-house backup power system.
We use Vonage at our office. There is a single price of $24.95/month.
Period. No taxes, fees, tariffs, capital improvement recapture fund,
universal access fee, or anything else.
You get a free number from them with the service. You can get an area
code inside or outside your area if they have it in their list of area
You can also get a 'vanity' number (if no one has that number in the
area code you choose).
i.e. 438-2455 = GET-BILL (not my real number!)
Here's the FAQ page which should answer your questions.
A telephone number DOES come with the service.
I don't know about whether you can choose your area code, but you probably
can. You might choose a different area code for several reasons:
* All your relatives may live on Cape Cod while you live in Left Elbow,
Oklahoma. If you choose a 508 area code, your relatives can call you
* You're a computer nerd living in your parent's Little Rabbit, Wyoming
basement. You choose area code 605 to make all your customers think you're
headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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