Millions of dollars are stolen from credit card holders each year. It is practical to utilize a credit card and a debit card with a credit card symbol without a pin number. All credit cards, including debit cards that can be utilized like credit cards, should require use of pin numbers, both on and offline, unless the cardholder specifies otherwise. Every credit card holder should be presented with the option to place a pin number on their credit cards and/or debit cards as a safety measure. A random stranger should not be capable of utilizing anyone’s credit card if the owner happens to lose it or it is stolen. Requiring use of pin numbers on and offline on credit cards would prevent many incidences of credit card fraud and translate to tremendous savings for consumers and banks, et cetera that must replace swindled funds for bogus purchases.
There should be landline phones with online directory search capability or a device that could be connected to a landline phone that would enable an online directory search and saving of acquired numbers into the contacts of both landline and mobile phones. For whatever reasons, calling information these days is typically a hassle or the machine that reads callers’ voices frequently misinterprets requested listings. Enabling online directory searches and saving of acquired listings into the contacts of landline and mobile phones would facilitate the information retrieval and storage process.
Public or Private Individual Caller Profiles/Contacts
Each and every household member or company staff member should be capable of creating an in-house public or private profile* to which they would store contacts and that could be utilized to recover or transfer contacts to other landline or mobile phones. *Household or company staff members should additionally have the option to make certain or specific phone numbers, etc. public or private, to allow or disallow other household or company staff members to telephone their contacts or certain contacts in the event of an emergency or if they are otherwise unreachable, or for any other reasons.
Other Web Searches
Landline phones should additionally be capable of performing general online searches without interfering with incoming or outgoing telephone calls. This would provide each and every household and/or company with landline phones the privilege and convenience of conducting internet searches without utilizing a computer or television necessarily, if the household or company does not have a functional computer or if it has only one or an inadequate number of computers for the number of persons within the residence or company, or if a specific television does not have a game console or a Roku or other device that enables internet access.
An initiative of the sort would too help to improve academic performance of the average student who does not have a computer and/or internet access and needs to look up instructions for specific homework assignments, considering that these days students are seldom distributed text books to carry home that provide those instructions. Better yet, students could complete online assignments via the prescribed telephonic device without interfering with usage of the telephone or without necessarily being within vicinity of anyone utilizing the phone, particularly if there are multiple phones in the house that others could use.
Grandstream and Other Existent Media Landline Phones
Grandstream and other existent media landline phones could be utilized for what I’m prescribing here, and online directory assistance icons could be added to the desktop or screen of these phones for ready use.
Landline phones with online directory and other search and save capability would not only facilitate directory searches, it would privilege households or specific members to internet resources per se in the absence of computers or other synonymous equipment, or if present computers, etc. are not properly functioning or if they are being utilized by others…
All doors within all schools should open inwardly. Students, staff, and others are typically advised to walk on either side of the hallway rather than in the middle to avoid collision with those walking in the opposite direction.
When the doors of administrative offices, classrooms, etc. open outwardly, students and others walking down the side of the hallway are susceptible to being hit when others are simultaneously exiting those doors. It is less likely that those inside of a school office, classroom, etc. will be hit by the door when others enter because it is easier to see them through the door window than it is to see anyone readily approaching the door from the hallway. Additionally, those in an office, classroom, or other room typically expect the entry of students, staff, and visitors, who’ll often knock before entering.
Though students, staff, etc. at schools with doors that open outwardly into the hallways may be aware of this, it is impractical to calculate when anyone will open the doors, and students with marching orders from their instructors will continue walking to the side of the hallway very close to office and other doors.
Those inside of or who endeavor to exit a school office, classroom, etc. should be advised via signs, however, to never stand behind the office, classroom, or other doors. The doors of administrative offices, classrooms, and all other doors within every school that open outwardly should be reversed for the safety of students, staff, and others…
With the invent of mobile phones, many people have done away with landline telephones in their homes. They probably have not considered that mobile phones cannot be charged during power outages, however, and residential cordless phones cannot be utilized without electricity. Additionally, if or on any occasions that mobile or cordless phones are not re-charged, they are useless. True, mobile phones can be utilized while charging. If the power is out, this is impractical, nonetheless. Yes, everyone should have a mobile phone for safety purposes while they are out and about, and cordless residential phones are easier to carry around the house than corded phones…
A corded landline phone could literally be a life saver in the event of a power outage, and/or if a mobile or cordless phone is not charged, especially if your cordless or mobile phone and/or mobile charger is damaged or misplaced. Additionally, calls made from landline phones are readily traceable by emergency response dispatchers, though all mobile phones should be capable of showing the precise location of a caller in the event of an emergency, and even if the phone loses power or is shut off. Too, if you’re someone who is interested in working from home, many companies that provide outsourced employment opportunities require that you have a landline phone.
Residential telephone service is relatively economical, minus long distance, especially, noting that most mobile service plans include unlimited local and long distance calling and, accordingly, mobile phones can be used to make long distance calls.
If you’re someone who makes a lot of long distance calls, you should consider acquiring unlimited long distance service on your residential phone. Overuse of mobile phones period pose health risks associated with cellular radiation. There are cheap devices that can be purchased and installed in cell phones to protect users from radiation, and all cell phone marketers should carry and sell them. Everyone should have a landline residential phone, and at least one that is corded, for the previously stated reasons, however.
A substantial number of persons do not acquire or sustain employment opportunities simply because they cannot get to and from work. Lack of transportation should never be the reason that an employee and/or job candidate misses out on working, however. Taxi companies and employers, large and smaller companies, should offer their own ride-sharing programs and have corresponding apps that could be utilized to view the locations and destinations of travelers and match potential ride sharers. Companies could additionally purchase and give or sell low-cost cars that are in good condition to employees.
Employer Ridesharing Programs
Employer ridesharing programs would consist of ridesharing networks of employees of specific companies that would have their own customized apps. Employees could utilize the apps to connect with and join or create carpools for which they would utilize their own personal vehicles, request a shuttle pick-up from home (if their employers have or would acquire shuttles for this purpose), or to join taxi carpools and share fare with co-workers and/or others traveling in the same direction, preferably the same co-workers and/or other persons on a routine basis. They would additionally utilize the app to withdraw from a carpool or to call off a pick-up on any given day.
The prescribed customized rideshare apps would work similarly to other already existent rideshare apps. The app users would type their location and destination addresses where prompted and the app would instantaneously exhibit nearby drivers and riders traveling in the same direction.
The app user would select the request to share a ride icon, indicating the time that they must arrive at their destination. Other interested app users or taxi drivers utilizing the apps could accept or ignore the request(s).
Employees with cars or other vehicles could earn additional income by picking up and/or dropping off co-workers at home on their routine routes to and from work, while simultaneously saving commuting costs for each member of the carpool. In addition to creating carpools via the prescribed company apps, employees interested in creating carpools could advertise their availability to pick up and/or drop off co-workers by creating and distributing and/or posting flyers on designated company information boards.
Company Shuttles that Retrieve and Carry Employees Home
Companies that have or would consider acquiring shuttles could utilize them to pick employees up from home or designated localities and deduct ride-sharing costs from subject employees’ pay.
Company Disbursal or Sale of Low-cost Up-to-Par Cars to Employees
Companies could additionally issue coupons or vouchers to employees to purchase used or recycled cars that are in good condition or companies could have their own car lots that might consist of a conglomeration of vehicles that they purchase wholesale and sell to employees for significantly discounted rates, here too deducting costs from the subject employees’ pay…
A Routine Ride-sharing Payroll Deduction
Employers could offer a routine employee ride sharing payroll deduction option to all employees or simply deduct this conservative fee for the benefit or potential benefit of any and all employees, who should additionally be capable of utilizing the service to have repairs made to any vehicle in their plan that they own or are purchasing.
Carpools are nothing new. Information about carpooling can be found on state websites. Ride sharing programs and apps already exist, and most people have probably heard of them, though most who would benefit from them are likely not familiar with or trusting of them. The prescribed would remedy this. Companies thrive on the presence of their employees. Helping dedicated workers get to work would help companies retain business and workers. Taxis and the personal vehicles of employees who drive to work have multiple seats. Certain companies have or could readily acquire shuttles. Why not make them useful and generate supplemental revenue while saving costs for subject commuters.