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Are there any places that rent C-phones? sm

Posted By: possibly looking on 2007-05-22
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I don't mean companies that you work for, but some independent company that you could rent one from.   I had one for a long time, but then the company I work for went to wav files, and foolishly, I got rid of my C-phone.  Now I have an opportunity at another company that requires a C-phone, but they don't supply them or rent them.  Before buying something and then finding out the company stinks, I thought it would be nice to rent one.  Maybe this is a farfetched idea, but thought I'd ask.


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Ask a tax guy. Since you pay rent, I would think so
MT for rent?

MTSO 1 needs MT but for some reason hasn't been able to fill the position(s) so subcontracts with MTSO 2 to use #2s employees for #1s work.  MTSO 2 goes and hires  MTs who will remain employees of MTSO 2 but do all their work through MTSO 1's server.

Anyone heard of something like this?  They do not disclose the name of MTSO 1 when asked.

Why? Except for the rent all the rest is the same everywhere.


Anyone here rent a computer from MQ? I have a ?...

Did you fill out paperwork before you rented the computer?  Did they immediately start deducting the cost from your pay for rental?

I've never filled out any paperwork for my computer, it was just mailed to me.  Haven't seen rental deductions either.  Did I do something wrong? 

No you didn't. You said you won't rent from him
Can you rent a car for about the same amount? sm
That way you could come and go as you pleased! 
No rent that I know of, but cheaper to buy used on e-bay. nm
Yup! And newbies have to pay the rent and eat, too -
How do you rent a car without credit card?
I only use my debit card now.  However, how do you rent a rental car without a credit card?
My rent, alone, is $1400. Including sm
utilities and everything else, probably about $3600, and I live alone.
For most the mortgage/rent is the most expensive.



Maybe it's paid for so she doesn't have to pay any rent.
And that's why she kept it.  She did say in a post she doesn't earn much doing medical transcription.  At least it's a roof over head head. Cut her some slack would ya?
Well...let's see. In 4 years rent in our area has increased at least $500/mo.
Health insurance has gone up.  Cost of prescription drugs has increased.   Food has increased.  Gasoline prices are now over $3 a gallon ($2.69 a gallon BEFORE the storm).  Now they're saying that we can expect a 20% increase in our electric bills and up to 71% increase in our heating/fuel bills.  All these increases and I've had a 40% CUT in pay.   You can believe any paper, magazine, TV news show, or politician you want to believe.  I believe my paycheck and my bills. 
Yes, hound the renters every 5 days and at least get 1/2 of their rent

and then collect again in another 2 weeks.

Also, is the house a done deal? Can you back out of the purchase even if you took a loss? That might be the better way to go.

Lastly, you said your SUV took 30 bucks in gas. Is your SUV paid for and if so, can you sell it to get something more economical on gas? That might be an option until things get better.

Truly, these are just suggestions, meaning no disrespect.

Again, best of luck with everything!

What's *realistic* is that after I've paid my rent, (sm)
my utility bill, my car insurance, my ISP & phone bills, my medical co-payments, dental bill, etc., I usually have a choice between eating or buying gasoline. So currently my car sits in the carport, fuel-less and rarely driven, but insured - just so that I can continue my close relationship with Chef Boy-Ar-Dee and day-old (or older) bread.
If you think you can claim a part of rent as propety tax you can't.
It probably asks if you rent because then there would be no property taxes to claim.  If you owned then there would be property taxes.  It s/l it is walking you through the steps.  You can claim property taxes for vehicles, but you have incurred no property taxes as you don't own your residence.   I'm sure property taxes are considered when they decide how much to charge for rent, but who ever owns the property is paying the taxes and not you. 
i'd suggest rent space on a system
I'd suggest you rent space on a system and skip the inital outlay of your money, tying up a phone line at home for the doc to call in.

A lady in the Seattle, Washington area has a system she rents space on. You can contact her at talk2meinc@aol.com

Good luck!!
If the softener doesn't work, then rent a steamer. nm
Made $5,500/yr. with full benefits at hospital. Rent 175.00. Car 75.00
I think back then we made more than the average secretary and the cost of living (Morgantown, WV) was low. I just remember that I had raises every year, one for performance and another for cost of living raises. My pay went up a few thousand every year with the raises, that much I recall. This was in 1977. West Virginia University Hospital. We had to be there at 8:15, one hour paid lunch, two 15 minute breaks and went home at 3:15. My supervisor sometimes took naps in the employee lounge. She was kick back. I learned how to speed read by researching Dorland's but terminology was not too out of the ordinary from what I recall. People who were ill back then had the usual problems (gallbladder, kidney stones, etc).

Rent an RV and go anywhere you would like -- My hubby and 3 dogs went across country last year and
had a great time!  Also, Gatlinburg, TN has wonderful cabins that are pet friendly and lots for the kids to do, although more in the summertime. 
Question inside about Renting from Rent-A Center. sm

What was your expeience?  Is it very expensive?  I was thinking about renting a laptop computer to use for work on vacation for a couple of weeks and not ready to invest in purchasing a new laptop yet.  Can you rent things for about a month or do they require longer?

Thanks for any help you guys might give.');>


Any ideas on how to get a cheap rental car? I haven't had to rent a car

in a very long time.

thanks so much!

OK. Now if your husband is bringing you down by his mental illness and not paying rent
(is husband able to work? how deep is this mental illness? did he have money to pay rent and spent it elsewhere?) then maybe you should think about leaving him rather than placing your kids in any kind of foster care. That has to be traumatic but then so does living on the street. Speaking of placing your children in foster care while you get yourself OK in the head, what is your problem at this point. You see, if there is a lot of arguing and a dysfunctional family living on the streets, then foster care to permanent placement may be better for them. I just don't quite understand how you got into this mess and if these are mental health issues on both your part and your husband's I would look into placing the children. BTW, how old are they?

So all things considered if you don't have any issues other than depression because of a lack of a place to live and your husband's mental health, I would go to a family member or church and BEG for help sorting your life out. If there is more than that going on, including maybe substance abuse along with permanent mental health issues that will keep you from caring for your children, yes I would seek placement for them. And I would seek PERMANENT placement rather than foster care which I would think would be more traumatic for your children.
Yes, 13.50 wouldn't rent you a studio apartment where I live. And agree
True but that is to cover the expenses like rent, office supplies, sm
manager salaries. That does not include payroll that is based on service.

A good example woould be this: You are starting a book store. You need to plan the original inventory and six months worth of expenses. If you sell that inventory, you use the money from that to buy more books. If you do not sell any at first, you can stay in business for six months while you get noticed.

With transcription or any service business, you need enough in the bank to cover the same expenses, those that can keep you afloat while building your client base. However, you only hire more people as you get more customers. The payroll does not figure into the 6 months as it is based on what you provide, whereas the 6 months takes into account what it takes to get it going even if you do not have 1 employee.

Very, very few companies can have $800,000 lying around. If they did, they probably would need to invest it in equipment or spend it in other ways or the IRS would consider it profit and tax the heck out of it!
Are C-phones worth the trouble and expense of getting one? I work for a small company and now the docs want to go back to them! I thought they were rather obsolete. Also, what kind of cost is involved in unlimited long distance plus do you have to have a separate phone line for these?
Aren't C-phones a little outdated or it is just my imagination? I was working on a contingent basis for a wonderful small company but now the owner says the docs like the C-phone better and have switched from that after using the voice-activated equipment for awhile. I enjoyed the work but not the expense of purchasing outdated equipment that I doubt I would use anywhere else. So for now, I have virtually NO work
c phones
I have been searching for a job again and I see one that needs me to have one. Don't know anything at all about them. What are they and what do they do? thanks!
ear phones
Got them at Radio Shack.  I got the less expensive ones, and am sorry I didn't get the fancier, more expensive ones.  I think they would be worth it.  Will be getting some better ones later.
ear phones
I have no idea, honestly. I just don't like wearing a "leash," as well. Also, the ones MQ sent are about 10 feet long.

I know when I see teenagers blasting their music directly into their ears, it not only aggravates me because I can hear it, but it makes me think they'll probably become deaf or hard-of-hearing at an early age.
Ear phones
I also have C-phone and hate the chinset ear phones.  They dig into my ears, and give me a headache.  I got on ebay and searched on C-phone.  I ran across a pair of ear buds (like an MP3 player has) that are 2-prong, and only for the Dictaphone system.  Very excited to get them!   
ear phones
where to get ear phones
ear phones
Just ordered a pair from the company I work for today, but if the company does not provide them, I have, in the past ordered on line from Lanier. They have a website. Another possibility someone just brought to my attention is Radio Shack. Also Dictaphone makes them, which I have ordered also in the past. They have a website,
A C-phone is a telephone with a foot pedal where you pick up your dictation. You dial into a number given by your employer/hospital. Used C-phones can run 100-150.00, and new ones are around 700.00-900.00. Try EBay, as I believe they have them under medical transcription. I have used one for years and really like it. Quality of the dictation is usually perfect.
What ear phones do you use?

I noticed a huge difference in my ability to hear when I switched from regular "transcription" ear phones to a really good quality Bose stereo headphone.  It was a $$ investment, to be sure, but I figured it was worth it since it's tax deductible and I hear more without having to leave as many blanks.

Good luck.  Hope you find a solution that works for you.

Don't know about being the same, but I have one for sale if you are interested.
phones through router
I have Vonage (see above) and I have a C-phone connected to my phone line on the Vonage router box, but I still have regular phone lines connecting my home phone, so basically 2 different phone numbers, 2 different services.
Head phones
I have never used noise reduction head phones, but the best head phones I have ever used are the ones that came with the Olympus 4000 transcription system.  You can buy the head phones separately.  I think they are about $50.  This is a lot, but versus the others I have bought in the past (around $25) there is simply no comparison.  I also use them to listen to music on my computer.  They are great!  I have a Soundblaster card on one computer, but even on my other computer the sound is much better than with regular head phones. 
Wav files vs. C-Phones
Think I'd better get a laptap in the future! Sitting outside typing sounds wonderful but since I am only doing this on a contingent basis, guess I'll stick with my big old computer. Thanks for your input!
interpreter phones in the ER
How does that work in the ER when they need an interpreter for a patient?  I'm thinking there are on-call interpreters (or translators) for specific languages but I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this. 
cell phones
I was just at the hospital Friday evening attending a death, and one of the family members said, "Oh, we can't use the cell phones," and a nurse said, "Sure you can. It's okay." Things have changed. There may be some places in a hospital where they are still not allowed, but they are becoming accepted in more and more parts of the hospitals.
Cell phones
The candidates running in our state (LA) are calling cell phones. It was on the news a little bit ago that the phone numbers are the ones that were wrote on the voter registration and if you don't want the calls, to write the voter registrar.
You might need a better set of phones and/or speakers, too. nm
cell phones
It seems to mean i read it was against the HIPAA (?) for doctors to dictate on cell phones. I've heard stories, though, of many doctors who do. What about dictating from home--are they taking medical records at home to do this. Seems like that is a violation, too. But who is going to say anything to doctors about diddly squat stuff like rules or slowing down a little so we can understand what the heck you are saying?
on ice while dictating, or I have a few suggestions where to keep it.  My nerves aren't frazzled enough with this industry, now we have these clowns keep their cell phones ON while dictating.  This morning I had to sit through dictation from one of the worst, and he knows it, all the while having his shrill, loud cell phone ringing in my ear.  I know they have to stay available as physicians, but what's wrong with voice mail, text messaging, until he/she is able to take the call in an appropriate, courteous manner.  No, they have to let it keep ringing.  My ears are still buzzing.
yuck, i will never like c-phones...sm
No matter what i ever tried, the footpedal with a Cphone is just awful....I wonder why companies still use this antiquated hot mess.
Look for companies that still use C-phones or similar.
Then you'll most likely need unlimited long distance, but dial-up won't matter. 
I just noticed there were already many posts on C-phones
out here.  Sorry, I should have looked before posting.  If anyone has anything additional to add, it is appreciated.  Thank you!
I am starting with a company that uses C phones. I used
to use a C phone and it required 2 phone lines. Is it still that way? Hope not. Now I'm freaking out because I thought I was all set up. -
Cell phones in hospitals..sm

No cell phones allowed in hospitals.  Nothing new.  I recently saw a newscast on cell phones in hospitals and what they can do.  Turn off respirators, mess with EKG readings, mess with infusion pumps, etc.  Not only should cell phones not be used in hospitals but they should be turned off.  I can't tell you how many times a day my computer jumps around when I have my cell phone anywhere close by.  If this is so, I come doctors carry cell phones around the hospital.  I have a dictator that constantly gets phone calls and when we went to a new dictating system, I had to shut him down because if it rang when he was dictating, well, he had to redictate because nothing was there.  My son was once having a heart procedure done and while we were in the waiting room a lady was on her cell phone.  A nurse noticed her and told her she had to turn it off, she kept talking and he waited until she was off.  As soon as he was out of sight, she got back on.  I almost got up and told her myself to get off because she was risking my son's life!

Why on earth are c-phones so expensive?

Any ideas on where to find a c-phone for less?