Sunday, February 24, 2008

T-Mobile vetures out into landlines

Cell-phone carier T-Mobile USA is going to ty its hand at being a landline phone company. On Thursday, it will start offering wired phone service or $10 a month, plus taxes and fees, to its wireless subscribers in the Seattle and Dallas-Ft. Worth areas. The service, called Talk Forever Home Phone, will provide unlimited local and domestic long distance calls. Customers will need to buy T-Mobile's Internet router for $50 when siging up. The router has two phone jacks where standard corded or cordeless home phones can be plugged in. An existing home number can be transferred to the new service. Subscribers will also need to be signed up for a wireless plan costing at least $39.99 per month.