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AT&T Drops Contract Requirement for Home Phone Service

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Mar 20, 2013, 10:13 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today made its home phone product more appealing by adding a pre-paid option to the service. AT&T Wireless Home Phone lets homeowners port their old landline to AT&T's wireless network, allowing them to keep their home number, but use it as a wireless device. Wireless Home Phone costs $9.99 per month when added to an existing FamilyTalk plan, or $19.99 per month for unlimited nationwide calling. Wireless Home Phone handsets are free when purchased with a new two-year contract. The new pre-paid option, available beginning March 22, allows consumers to pay $99.99 up front for the Wireless Home Phone device, and then provides two calling plan options. The pre-paid plans offer unlimited domestic calling for $20 per month, and 1000 minutes of international calling to Mexico, Canada, and 50 other countries for an additional $15 per month. AT&T Wireless Home Phone includes voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting.

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Ethioail

Mar 20, 2013, 11:03 AM

Wireless Home Phone

I do not understands why At&t Drops Home Phone Service. Wireless is not as reliable as the Landline. And God forbid if there were to be a national disaster, specially in CA, Where r we going o turn too. Not the wireless I can assure, it'll be the Old Fashion Landline. I think it's a big mistake and should re-consider this process. Surprised
It is chiefly for portability. When you move to a different town (let alone a different state), you cannot take your home phone number with you. You are required to get a new home phone number. Some people are *loathe* to change their home phone numbe...
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Wireless isn't reliable? Really? This is 2013, cell towers are everywhere, their on billboards, tops of buildings, alongside highways, ...things aren't like how they use to be 15-20 years ago.

Cell service is just fine.
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Um, the world is a bigger place than California. I went through several hurricanes where the landline service was lost but I always had cellphone access. The only danger then was the potential for the battery to drain.
 
 
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