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Approximately 70 percent of American homes have a traditional wired land-line phone, and a large number of these households also have cell phone accounts. Some people are concerned about cutting the cord to the home phone, thinking that a cell phone is just not as reliable as an old-fashioned twisted-pair desk phone.
Verizon Wireless took a look at the problem and came up with the Home Phone Connect – a way to use your desk phone just as you always have, with the kind of reliability you expect from a traditional wired phone. However, the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect actually connects using cellular technology, which means you can add the device to your existing wireless plan inexpensively, and eliminate the higher monthly cost of a standard wired home phone.
The Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect has two connectors on the back that are compatible with standard desk/wall phones. The keys to solving the reliability puzzle include a high-gain antenna and an upgraded cellular transmitter, which is much more powerful than a typical cell phone’s transmitter. With the higher-performance antenna and more powerful internals, the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect can punch through when a typical cell phone might drop the call.
With the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect, you use your home phone as you always have: Pick it up and get a dial tone, then dial the call and hear the standard Touch-Tone beeps. You receive calls just as you always have, and your desk phone will ring in the same way that it’s done for years. You can even connect the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect to your home’s internal phone wiring, as long as you disconnect your home’s internal wiring from the land-line wire now leading to your home.
One other interesting capability of the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect is that you can travel with it. If you take two weeks at the beach every year, you can pack the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect with you and have your home phone number at the beach cottage. Likewise, you can use it at a second home or any other location where you get Verizon Wireless reception – where ever the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect is, that’s where your home phone is. This “home phone” flexibility will definitely appeal to some people. Take a look at the video to the above-right to see the Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect and how it operates.
The Verizon Wireless Home Phone Connect will be available at a great price from Wirefly.