I think Black Friday might be another big fail for me this year. All of the Wal-Marts have quit using cordless phones in their electronics department, probably because of their recent phone system overhaul. So I called up every Target within a 1-hour radius and got all of their cordless phone model numbers from electronics and from the fitting rooms. For the most part, they all use the same few models of V-Tech and Uniden cordless phones, which are the same ones they sell in their stores.
Both of the main 2 models used require me to physically place my cordless phone handset into their base unit so that they can register with each other. So it's not like other phones I've had in the past where you push a button on each device to register them together.
Anyone have any awesome ideas about how I would do this? In electronics, the base units are next to the register, sort of on the counter. So if nobody was looking, I could just drop my handset into one. Seems like it'd be easy for me to be spotted though.
I could also just walk up to the employee in electronics or at the fitting room and ask them to sync my handset. I could wear an employee uniform and they'd just assume I'm an employee. I don't know if I'm willing to be that brazen for this prank though.
Someone else suggested that I bring the handset in and pretend it's having problems and ask the electronics person to set it in the base to see if it works. I'm not exactly sure how that would fix my imaginary problem, but I bet even tech-savvy employees wouldn't think much of it. Maybe that'd be the safest way to go about it.
If anyone has any other ideas or words of encouragement, I'd like to hear it.