Would you like to save $30, $40, $50 a month or more? If you’re like thousands of people, you’ve already given up your home phone and rely solely on your smartphone. You are already saving money.
But what if you just can’t part with a home phone or a number you’ve had for years? Do you really need your smartphone and a landline for your home? Landlines with features like caller ID, long distance calling, three-way calling and other options can easily cost $60 a month or more.
There’s another option that will cost you a lot less than you’re paying today for a traditional landline. No broadband or Internet connection is needed. It’s the perfect option for people who want to reduce their monthly bills but keep their home phone number. The new wireless home phone is also portable so you can take your home phone with you on vacation or anywhere you go when you want to stay connected.
Advances in technology offer more solutions than ever before. You may be surprised to learn that you can have a wireless home phone starting at $9.99 per month – and keep your same home phone number.
Obtain a wireless device (Verizon offers one for FREE; check with other carriers for similar devices). The device is compact and can be easily stored out of site or unobtrusively on a desk or table. Use your existing home phone and keep your number, or get a new number if you prefer. Your other home phones will all work from this same wireless device.
More good news – the phone has great sound with no static or dropped calls. It sounds and works just like your old landline.
Once you have the device, you’re ready to connect your home phone, which just takes a few minutes.
- When you obtain your device, arrange with your carrier to have your landline number transferred to the new wireless device.
- Remove the battery cover of the device and insert the battery connection cable as directed (battery is for back-up only).
- Connect the antennae to the device.
- Plug a power adapter into the device and then plug into an electrical outlet.
- Plug one end of your phone cable into the unit and one end into your phone (nothing is plugged into your phone jack).
Now you can make calls using your new wireless home phone. Cordless extension phones that receive a signal from a cordless base station connected to the wireless home phone adaptor will receive service, too. The device includes call forwarding, voice mail, international calling, caller ID and three-way calling capabilities. It also has integrated GPS for 911 support. You may get unlimited long distance (based on your plan type) and the device supports TTY service. The wireless option also works during power outages with your back-up battery.
Caution: Verizon’s Home Phone Connect and similar wireless home phone options are voice-only devices. They will not work with most home security services, fax, DVR, medical alert, pulse or rotary dialing phones. Check your service area first to ensure you have wireless access.
Visit the Verizon Wireless website to learn more about Home Phone Connect. AT&T also offers a wireless home phone option, as does Straight Talk from Walmart. Contact your current carrier for options.