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The LineLok won't give you control of your phones

Ryan Block , @ryan

We're kind of torn here. On the one hand we have a shiny metal phone-plate with an LCD and built-in DSL filter; you program it to control incoming and outgoing calls based on call distance and schedules. On the other hand, it's not like you couldn't just walk your laptop and DSL modem to any other phone, or grab a cellphone to make that call; that is to say, for the LineLok to be effective, you'd need to outfit every jack you've got. And at $50 a pop, we have a slight feeling no parent would spend a few hundred bones just to keep their kids off the phone at night when for free they could more easily simply take the phones or laptop away.

[Thanks, Mike]

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