POTS luck



Birds on a Line

Birds on a Line


Big day today at Needlepoint Land, yet again.

Appears that the phone situation is straightened out.  More news on that after I hear an actual dial tone tomorrow.  I am getting local service only (my smartphone will be for long distance), but it has to also handle outbound calls to an 800 number for the credit card terminal to work. Call waiting has to be disabled too. Cannot have line interruption during CC transmissions. AT&T said it would cost 40/m after the discounts.  I’ll release the number tomorrow once it is in working order.

Once this number is available, I can finally have my biz cards printed, and other printed collateral.



Ordered the L-shaped counter from North Carolina.  It was too expensive to have it built custom. I will have George the installer build 2 custom racks for me.  Will talk to him tomorrow about it.

They have to stand 80″ high, 4′ deep, 30″ wide, and double barred.  Should work out perfectly in terms of efficient space usage if he can build them.  They would provide me with a way to display the standard inventory, while the panels walls can be for featured items.

I’ve also completed loading quite a few images (along with descriptions, which is very time-consuming) of the items I will be selling at my eStore.  Now comes the debugging phase.  There’s quite a bit already that I see needs to be fixed, so I sent them a bug list.

And that to the right’s a pic of the AT&T phone I bought earlier this evening at Best Buy.  At $49, it was a good deal, since it has a big LCD display, and comes with dual handsets.

Oh, by the way, about this post’s title:  POTS is old school AT&T terminology for Plain Old Telephone Service.  I have waited over 2 weeks for this line to be provisioned. Maybe they should rename it STOP.  I would say their service is not TOPS. Thus the POST. Unbelievable!

 © Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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