I need a landline telephone — but just for 9 hours
July 17, 2014 5:47 AM Subscribe
Like many people, I am totally fine living without a landline. Between my cell phone and Google Voice, I'm covered. Mostly. But now I need a landline for nine hours.
posted by veggieboy to Technology (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be doing a long string of promotional phone interviews that requires me to have a landline. At first it sounded like sort of a goofy requirement, but I have to admit that while I am fine with Google and my cell service, they are not perfect. Sometimes they cut out. It's random and it's annoying. A landline would not cut out. I get it. No one wants to listen to a radio interview where the guy on the other end is screaming "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" every second breath.
But I have no landline. None of my friends has a landline. The office rental/co-working places around here want a small fortune (in the neighborhood of $500 once sign-up fees and rental are accounted for), plus not every space would be appropriate. It needs to be quiet. I would think about getting a hotel, but the interviews run from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which blows past the usual hotel checkout time so it could end up costing me two days of hotel, which would be pricey.
I posted on Craigslist (and Kijiji) but have heard nothing so far. It's a bit of an oddball request that probably just gets lost on there.
At this point, I'm considering just calling the phone company and getting a landline, which would cost around $150 for the installation and minimum plan — plus buying a phone itself. For the sake of nine hours!
But before I do that, I'm hoping someone here has a brilliant idea about what I might try.