Sunday, June 22, 2014

VTel, off-grid couple can’t connect on phone power

For Paul and Karen Schofield, living off the grid is an important choice, central to their desire to minimize their impact on the land and environment.


  1. Geez, you'd think they were off the grid or something......oh wait, they are.

  2. Two cans and a string, now that is green !! Vermont 5 cent deposit please per call .

  3. If you are iff the grid, you are off the grid. Would it be fair to demand that Verizon be required to "beam" a signal to this home at additional expense? When you choose to live off the grid, there are plusses and minuses. zif you want to be on the grid, pay for it. Why should VTel or any other company or person have to pay for an antiquated low output generator? buy a new generator or do without a phone.

    1. @10:52 ... Exactly!

  4. It's 8 watts - eight. Even a small well pump (which they already have, and generate power for) is 1000 watts. If you can't add 8 watts to your existing 1000 watt system, you are doing something seriously wrong.

  5. Who cares?

  6. You made YOUR choice. Why should anyone need to pay for your choice?

  7. You want to be off-grid then do without, you want to be on-grid then pay for services like the rest of us do.

  8. You went off the grid so tough nuggies.


Please keep your comments polite and on-topic. No profanity

R E C E N T . . . C O M M E N T S

Video: Wren Song – Springfield, VT

Springfield Vermont News is an ongoing zero-income volunteer hyperlocal news gathering project. No paid advertising is accepted on this site but any Springfield business willing to place a link to this news blog on their site will be considered for a free ad here. Businesses, organizations and individuals may submit write-ups and photos about any positive happenings here in Springfield that they are associated with and would be deemed newsworthy. Email the Editor at

Privacy statement: This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings. We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on January 1, 2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Springfield Vermont News directly here:

Pageviews past week

Sign by Danasoft - For Backgrounds and Layouts