Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Verizon starts up home phone service

updated 04:55 pm EST, Thu February 17, 2011

Verizon launches Home Phone Connect service

Verizon has just launched its Home Phone Connect home-phone service that uses a wireless router. It will retain the use of a traditional home phone, however, and allow for unlimited domestic calls for $20 per month. Anyone, not just current subscribers, can sign up.

Otherwise included with the service are call waiting, call forwarding, caller ID, three-way calling, voicemail and 911 service. Users also have the option of adding a line to their Verizon Wireless family plan for $10 per month, but the new home line will have to share minutes with everyone else on the plan.

The base station itself costs $129, or free after rebates and subsidized on a two-year contract. With a one-year commitment, it costs $50.

Compared to VoIP-based phone services, Verizon's offering doesn't require a broadband connection. And also unlike those offerings, a GPS chip in the base station provides location info to 911 services. A battery pack in the station also allows for retained service despite power outages.






By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News