There are corded landlines in this house, so the phones (which used to include my dear old Uniphone), are tethered to the wall. Yes, I know, having corded phones is yet another example of not moving with the times.
As I would be using NGT Lite with a laptop computer (or, possibly) a tablet, a corded
telephone was not going to be much good. So, I decided to get a cordless phone to use with NGT. I chose a Panasonic because the specs looked good and it is a reliable brand. But attempting to set up the cordless phone was, for me, time-consuming, because I was not familiar with the jargon. Still, eventually managed it! And, you know, it is really quite easy after all.
Setting up this phone was a further reminder that I was ‘out of the loop’. For over 21 years I had been using a Uniphone (which I now see was very basic). For 13 years before that, I had had to ask someone to make a telephone call on my behalf, because there was no text relay service available. That must get me back to 1982 and the last regular telephone I could use – it had a dial (Yes, one of those!) and was mounted on the wall in the hall.
Well, in future, I am going to keep up with developments in telecommunications.