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My ancient and venerable Telos Zephyr
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Deirdre
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:59 pm    Post subject: My ancient and venerable Telos Zephyr Reply with quote

Once, the magical machine that created a portal of crystal clear communication between my studio and distant lands...



Does anyone use these any more?
or shall I thank it for its service and take it to the electronics recycler?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/sigh/
I am contemplating the exact same question.
I keep telling myself to keep it... Just in case....
But as time goes on, the $90/month just seems a waste.

Still..... 😶
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Musicam ISDN box has been in a pile of old drives, interfaces, and a phone patch device just waiting for that trip to the recycler. Thousands of dollars of once magical electronics destined to be someone’s lunch money.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I brought so much other stuff to the electronics recycler that my Musicam Roadrunner will have to wait until spring, when I pack up another load. But it will be going.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some time ago, Verizon sent me the letter... your ISDN is going away. So (as I hadn't used it for a few months) I cancelled it. No one has asked for it since. I have the ubiquitous Zephyr and a Prima languishing in the same pile of outmoded equipment as everyone else seems to have. I am having trouble getting rid of them... it seems so... disloyal.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Occasionally I'll notice an old mixer or an ISDN unit as part of control panel type sets in sci-fi movies/shows. So at least there's still some practical use for them.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realized that I have a "classic" Zephyr which has been sitting in a closet because I was going to send it back to Telos to get it repaired.

But I think THAT one will get recycled this weekend.

A journey of a thousand steps and all that. Rolls Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another pricy high-tech thingie that's now just a community theatre prop.
Sigh.
Add it to the pile ...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a classic and an Xstream - and I still have my lines - they're just $100 a month. But in the last year, I've had exactly one ISDN session.
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I have quite a pile of them in the museum, sitting behind me in all of my recent videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak-jzu7893E
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great way to suck me into your video, george! Ninja Ninja
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George, I know you weren’t looking for a review of YOU, but, you just keep getting better and better on camera. I have no need of a new mic at the moment but your warm, personal presentation drew me in to watch more. The camera work was also excellent for this. You’re the tops!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having as hard a time parting with my ISDN (A Telos Zephyr XStream) as I did letting go of my land line phone. When it became nothing more than a $45/month 'cell phone finder', I finally let it go. It was an adjustment though.

Just saw an XStream for sale on ebay for $89...but who would want to buy one now? Meh
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Cell phone finder" - I can SO relate to that.
The thing is, I still have older family members in Europe who still have our landline number that we have had since 1975!

The younger ones use WhatsApp or FB Messenger's video phone,
but until the older generation is all gone, I'll be keeping it. Embarrassed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 85 year old Aunt (who's state side) was the only one left who still has her landline and ancient address book full of phone numbers...that was also part of the equation. I totally get you keeping the land line to keep the lines of communication going overseas. I think it's the most amazingly cool thing, how your family has stayed in contact 'cross the pond' all these years. A very rare gift few have.
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