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Business card phones home

Business card phones home

Tomward made these great business cards that can dial you! he writes –

I bet nobody has given you a business card before that actually dials you up by itself! Read on to find out how I did it ….

Do you like making things? Do you do it for money, or would like to? If so, you need a business card. These can be your best advertising, but we all know business cards are boring and get thrown away. I have toyed with plastic or etched stainless cards before – these are really cool, but cost a lot, and are not really distinctively “you”.

Do you make goods out of leather? Then make a leather business card. Do you make handmade greeting cards? Then make your business card look like one of these! Even better, make one that is actually useful for whoever you’re giving it to, so it CAN’T be thrown away. I’m into making electronics, so what better way to advertise my skills than an electronic business card. Here are two experimental “extreme” business cards that are almost impossible for someone to throw away – one in the form of a key ring torch and one card that actually dials me up by itself! This one has a computer inside with more processing power than took the first astronauts to the moon (No, I’m not kidding!), yet the main part costs less than 50 cents. I’m also working on one that plugs into a USB port on a computer so that people can email me directly from a link, or look at a portfolio of my work.

Even if these ideas don’t grab you, maybe they’ll fire your imagination to think how you could make a truly unique card that uses your skills and tells people how creative you are.

Extreme Business Cards – Instructables – Link.

12 thoughts on “Business card phones home

  1. richard says:

    Very trusting of anyone that uses this that theres not a 1900 number on the thing.

  2. Casandro says:

    Uhm, how is that supposed to work? I mean the central office gets it’s signalling via the D-channel and everything you can feed into the telephone externally goes over one of the B-channels.

    For a short time there used to be an in-band signalling scheme which would make that possible, but I doubt that anybody is still using DTMF except for really obscure places.

  3. 2600 Hz says:

    Blue business card … blue box? ;-)

  4. Bill says:

    DTMF dialling certainly still works on the phones in other countries I’ve been to in Europer – this is how alarm systems etc dial, so would be surprised if it didn’t still work in the US

  5. sandy says:

    hello guys it’s great but you know This month we were in England and needed a phone. We wanted family at home to contact us and, let’s face it, finding a phone booth is becoming more and more of a challenge.
    New phones are now so ubiquitous we went to Woolworth’s and bought a fancier phone than we have at home, plus $20 worth of minutes for about $40. The clerk also unpacked it, slipped in the Sim card and battery. We only had to charge it overnight and were chatting with family from the terrace of our lovely hotel the next morning.
    It was invaluable, too, as we used it to verify or change our travel plans without having to worry about a monster bill greeting us at home. We picked up a business card for a local taxi our first evening and when we wandered far from our hotel or bus routes, we just called them for a pickup.

    Home Business-Home Business

  6. Karen Walter says:

    More and more people are switching to home business ideas these days in large numbers. From economic and convenience side these home business opportunities find favor among the people. You can also eliminate other costs such as cost of gas and commuting expenses by working from home. The other advantages are you can be at home with your young children. It can be difficult to spot high income business opportunities online as there are many choices available.

    Karen Walter

    Make Money

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