Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wireless Home Phone

If you like the convenience of a home land line (e.g., multiple phones throughout the house and not having to schlep your cellpone while in the house), but are tired of spending $33+/month (plus taxes and fees) for it, you might consider a home wireless system. There are various alternatives from various places, but here is one from AT&T that sets out the basics: For $20/month (plus taxes and fees), you get voice mail, long distance, caller id, call waiting, call forwarding, and conference calling; it will not support faxing or an alarm system. It will work with your current corded or cordless phone system. So, all you need to buy is the wireless device (a box) that costs $99, but that cost is waived if you do a 2Y contract and typically the activation fee can be waived. One really cool thing is you can take the box with you if you move and, as long as there's coverage, you're phone system is set up as soon as you plug it in with no additional activation fee. You get a 14-day free trial so, if you don't like it, you can return it. One note of caution: If you have a bundled discount associated with your current land line, be sure to check about losing that discount before making the switcheroo. Normally, if you do make the switcheroo, and then want to do a switcheroo back, other than a possible activation fee, there should be no problem. 

AT&T Home Wireless Phone System Link

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