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Verizon's 'Home Phone Connect' Expands Nationwide

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Feb 18, 2011, 8:55 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless has made its Home Phone Connect program available to all customers across the United States. Home Phone Connect uses Verizon's cellular network to connect landline calls. The service requires that customers install a base station in their home. The base station connects to Verizon's cellular network, but rings calls on the premises' landline. Home Phone Connect acts similar to family plans, and customers can add the line for $10 per month with shared minutes, or $20 per month for unlimited minutes. Customers of the service can port their landline number if they wish. Verizon initially trialled the service in New York and Connecticut.

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Hitur Petar

Feb 20, 2011, 9:00 AM

Magic Jerk

That's the name I've given Vzn's new scam plan. They're jerks for charging so much, and it would take magic for anyone to actually think its a good deal.
I guess you have Magic Jack, the company that makes you run rubbish software on a computer to be able to make calls for $20 per year. Also, when the Antivirus blocked the install "DANGER WILL ROBINSON! ALIENS APPROACHING!" and we called em up, they di...
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Hitur, your comic genius stikes again! hahahahaha!!!!! Careful, if I pull something from all this laughing so hard, I will send you my doctor's bill - and the one from my dry cleaner's if you know what i am saying.
So, basically what you're saying is...
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lte

Feb 19, 2011, 11:57 AM

Why???

Why does it cost 69.99 for unl talk when this device offers it on the SAME network for 19.99?

Shouldn't vzw bring the price down on the regular cell plans??? What difference does it make if I call from my home or the road, same network same tech??? wth?

I know I could install this in my car but seems like a hassle! Just to get cheap unl calls, use Speakerphone or a headset Smile
Its like the reason why a 2liter coke is $0.99 but a 20oz is $2. It costs the company slightly more for the larger bottle but charges more for the smaller one for convenience and demand.
It may have something to do with the home phone system only needing to access about 3 towers as opposed to potentially all of the carriers towers. You also didn't factor in that this is essentially an add-a-line. You can't have this without having ano...
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Some have though that I've been off-base with this for a long time. I've had people tell me that minute allowances, per-minute costs and overages are still relevant in this business.

This program shows that $20 for unlimited domestic calling on a ...
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Renaldo

Feb 19, 2011, 9:02 AM

Real Pricing Alert

Surprised

PRICING
Home Phone Connect is available with two pricing options.
$19.99 monthly access
plus other charges Get Unlimited In-Home Calling to any number on any network in the U.S., even landlines, for $19.99 monthly access, plus other charges. (Respectfully borrowed form verizon webiste)

What is the access charge and other charges Verizon is famous for other charges.

I still think Magic Jack is the best, I havent had a problem with them.
Probably the usual taxes and rubbish, which is probably a dollar or two at this price rate.
What other charges are you talking about that Verizon is famous for? The only additional charges I have ever seen are either additional features (ie. texting or web), overages, or service taxes. Those are the exact same charges that any other carrier ...
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Renaldo said:
Surprised

PRICING
Home Phone Connect is available with two pricing options.
$19.99 monthly access
plus other charges Get Unlimited In-Home Calling to any number on any network in the U.S., even landlines, for $19.99
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Overmann

Feb 18, 2011, 11:45 AM

Goodbye Vonage!

Verizon coverage: Check
Less expensive: Check
Better router that doesn't have to be jerry rigged with a router setup with ten thousand ports forwarded and also does not need to be manually power plug rebooted once a day because the internet hiccupped again (thanks COMCAST for not fixing your overloaded router in West Palm that drops packets all the time like you needed to do four YEARS ago) sending the router into an error loop: Check
Two phone jack ports: Check
Doesn't Vonage include unlimited international calling?
bit bitter are we...?
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NO router needed, and no Internet connection needed - even better.
stnmtncrx

Feb 19, 2011, 11:59 AM

fax?

will you be able to use fax with this?
http://support.vzw.com/terms/homephoneconnect.html »

"The Home Phone Connect Service also does not support incoming or outgoing fax calls..."
 
 
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