Old Fashioned Phone originally uploaded by Daniel Catt
Last week’s poll asked about how you shared information on social networks. The majority responded that they keep it ‘private’ but there was some discussion about how some respondents really don’t have any thing to hide, something I consider naive at best.
This week’s poll comes after another several days of intermittent downtime for both my Internet connection (affecting the website) and also my phone as they are both handled by Charter Business. This particular issue started back in August and ran for about 10 days before it resolved itself (or through their intervention, I’m not sure which) but has resurfaced again in the last three days. Charter was out 4 or 5x the last time it happened and has already been out once for this one. If it doesn’t stop I’ll start having them come out daily again until it gets fixed as this is unacceptable.
But some may ask, “it’s just Internet,” right? Well, in our case we still have a landline, even though it comes over the cable line and my wife uses that as her main means of telephone connectivity. I know that plenty of others have made the full on switch to using their mobiles for their main telephone line but we just can’t do that. So the question here today is what do you use for your main phone connection to the outside world?
Do you still use a traditional landline or other similar alternative (like we use through Charter’s crappy service?) Do you use a mobile instead or have you given up telephone service all together since no one except telemarketers, scammers, and politicians use it anymore? If you have given it up how long ago did you decide to make the switch and how many minutes do you go through a month?
Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.