As many of you know, I have used the DNS4Me service to route all internet requests for microapplications.com to my server here at World Headquarters. Since I was still on a Dynamic IP address, I started to see more and more problems with email not being blocked when addressed to or sent from microapplications.com. So, after some finagling with my phone accounts (more on that below), I signed up for Brighthouse Business Class Standard service. Not only do I have a static IP address now, but also much improved bandwidth with some Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees.
Ah, what was that about some phone finagling? I was looking to abandon my land line at 407.647.6997, since it is forwarded to my cell phone 90% of the time. After several calls to my provider, Embarq, I got through to a very knowledgeable chap who informed me that I could convert my landline to a virtual number with Remote Call Forwarding to my cell number. So, you can still reach me on the land line for the time being, but eventually, I believe I will let that go. Remote Call Forwarding costs about $20 a month. Sure beats $70 per month for the basic land line plus another $30 a month for Long Distance. The money saved just about equaled not only the bump in Internet service, but also my unlimited data plan on my Cingular 8525 Pocket PC Smartphone. It was an awesome day all in all!
posted @ Saturday, March 10, 2007 6:33 PM