Well, with all of this talk about the low cost of Voice over IP, I decided to install a new phone system at their house which offers you $0.00 calls with no monthly fees.
12 easy to follow stepsSo come now, and follow my simple 12 step program to put your home on the cutting edge of telecommunications.
Get your paper cups (and balance them on your chin to confuse your grandfather)
Find some scissors, and run back to your cups
Steal some string from your grandmother
Cut the string to the length of the distance between your two phones
You have two phones in the house, right?
Burn a box of matches - and I guess, grab two of them for this project
Whatever, as long as there's fire
Tie one end of the string around a match, repeat
Pierce the middle of the bottom of both cups with a pin
Feed the tied match through the hole, head last
Check the string is secure and pull it tight
Remove the current 'low tech' phones
Place a new high tech cup in the first base station to begin charging
Place the other cup in the second base station to begin charging
The Thirteenth Step
To ensure that the technology is embraced, hide the old phones
So there we have it - unbeknownst to my parents - I've cut their phone bill to $0.00 with this new phone system, and it only cost $2.50, parts and labour.
Now we play the waiting game
The waiting game sucks, let's play hungry hungry hippos.