News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday August 17, 2011.
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Sprint has announced a new service for homes and businesses that lets users use their home phone to place calls over Sprint's wireless network. Users plug their home phones into the Sprint Phone Connect terminal to connect them to the wireless network.
The terminal itself is manufactured by Axesstel and is branded PCD. It supports both bands of Sprint's CDMA service (800MHz and 1900MHz), as well as caller ID, call holding, and three-way calling. Two standard RJ-11 phone jacks let users plug multiple handsets into the device. It also supports AGPS/E911 service for emergency responders.
The Sprint Phone Connect terminal is free when customers sign up for two years of the home phone service, which costs $19.99 per month for unlimited domestic calling. Sprint says this service can be beneficial to those who wish to consolidate their multiple phone bills into one, or who live in areas where landline phone services are not available. Interested customers can head to their local Sprint store or go online to learn more about the Sprint Phone Connect service.
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