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Verizon Wireless Trialling 'Home Phone Connect'

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$20 for VOIP?


Dec 3, 2010, 10:39 AM
$20 per month for VOIP? What a con job. If I want to use that technology I'll get a Magic Jack for $20 per YEAR!

Dec 3, 2010, 12:10 PM
This doesn't sound like VOIP to me. You would be making calls over Verizons Voice Network, not thier Data Network.

Dec 3, 2010, 12:22 PM
It stinks of T-Mobile's defunct service but after re-reading the limited information given it's not exactly clear. Regardless I think it's a waste of money as we see more folks cutting the cord all together.

Dec 3, 2010, 12:41 PM
No, the article says it uses Verizon's cellular network, not VOIP.

Dec 3, 2010, 12:51 PM
definitely sounds like a bad idea to me. I live in the mountains so anytime the power goes out the only way i can communicate is with a landline

Dec 3, 2010, 2:49 PM
The VZW towers where I live all have back up generators. But then again the device in your home may need to use electricity.

Dec 3, 2010, 3:27 PM
All carriers should have back up on the towers. Ex: Ice-Storms, lightning strikes, etc.,

Dec 3, 2010, 3:38 PM
I think you misunderstand me I'm not worried about the network going down due to power outage I'm worried about not having a phone that is charged or that goes out after 2 days where as a hard line phone gets power from the phone line

Dec 3, 2010, 4:12 PM
I'm sorry to say that that's one thing that will probably go away one day.

Most people use cordless phones, where even the base station requires power to operate. Others switched over to their cable companies. If you subscribe to FIOS, Verizon will automatically switch your home phone line over to the fiber line, which requires power. They do install a UPS, but that won't give you that much time.

Dec 4, 2010, 8:40 PM
I have the Verizon network extender in my house and works great. My cell phone goes through the internet isn't that the same?
T Bone

Dec 3, 2010, 7:15 PM
It sounds more like a solution intended for people who have difficulty getting cellular service in their homes, similar to a femtocell

Dec 15, 2010, 4:30 PM
Thats not what I got out of it. That is what their "Network Extender" is for. Since this works through their voice network it would do nothing for someone with poor/nonexistent signal in their homes.

This sounds like an option for people that don't have highspeed internet or that have limited access to it so that they don't have to pay the traditional landline prices. It opens up the option of selling a home phone service to their own data stick customers, who don't have unlimited highspeed internet.

Not a bad idea if you ask me, but it may not sell very well.

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