Category Archives: Electronics

Calling 911 – No Longer Free with MagicJack and other wireless companies

As of August of 2013 MagicJack will charge their users for 911 calls. The reason for this is that 911 centers across the country are choosing to charge a fee to companies like MagicJack to connect their customers to 911. … Continue reading

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Car Alarm/Remote Protective Covers – Review

Car Alarm/Remote Protective Covers – Review My husband’s car alarm/remote bail broke – on both remotes. Not only can’t he attach the remote to his key chain any longer, but if he didn’t hear it hit the ground when the bail … Continue reading

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Understanding the New Energy Guide Label for Appliances

Appliance Shopping With the New Energy Guide Label If you’ve shopped for appliances in the U.S. then you’ve seen the bright yellow Energy Guide label and possibly you’ve ignored it or have been confused by it. Recently the U.S. Government revised these … Continue reading

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WARNING – Power4Home System – Scam!

John Russell’s Power4Home System – Scam! This review also gives suggestions for how to find information about solar and wind power without getting ripped off, some for free. This information is important to any home owner or small business owner … Continue reading

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Memorex 700MB/80-Minute 4x CD-RW Media (Review)

Memorex 700MB/80-Minute 4x CD-RW Media (Review) I’ve been using this brand/type CD for about 10 years without major problems. I buy them with and without the jewel case. In the hundreds of CDs I’ve burned I may have experienced one or two … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Home Alarms Can Save You Money & Save Your Life

There are as many as five different types of alarms you can install in your home, and none of them require expensive hard wiring or monthly fees for monitoring. In fact, there are several reasons we like the idea of battery powered … Continue reading

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AT&T 1909 Corded Phone – Review

I originally purchased this phone so I can have a very basic phone to use with my magic jacks and computers. I also like simplicity and have had trouble with fancy cordless phones. And I’ve always trusted ATT, having owned … Continue reading

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ATT Trimline Corded Phone Model 210 / 230 – Review

This is the phone I ended up with after trying three other Trimline style phones that were, well, worthless as far as I’m concerned. Those other phones were the ATT Model 1909 and 265, and the VTECH Model 265. All … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Personal Emergency Alarm – Good for the Disabled or Fragile

I originally wanted to purchase a personal emergency alarm to hang on a key-chain and from the handles of emergency preparedness “GOOD” bags (GOOD = Get Out Of Dodge) but found the alarm I purchased was not really good for … Continue reading

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How to Get FREE SHIPPING on virtually all Amazon.com Orders

When you sign up for Amazon Mom (free) at Amazon.com and purchase any items worth $25 or more (total order in one payment, from the Amazon Baby Store) you receive 1 to 3 months of Amazon Prime Free Shipping benefits which … Continue reading

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MAGIC JACK (magicJack) REVIEW

MagicJack (magic Jack) REVIEW: We recommend you read this review in full before buying a MagicJack. We use it, but it’s not for everyone.                    Several of the admins of PracticalWaysToSaveMoney.com have been using MagicJack for about 3 years. It has pros … Continue reading

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