Thursday, June 28, 2007

T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home Goes Nationwide

T-Mobile's new offering combines the home phone and the mobile phone into One. Their new service allows users to make unlimited domestic calls from Home or from any T-Mobile HotSpot using a Wi-Fi network. The cool thing about the service is it automatically transfers you from a Wi-Fi network to a cellular network. For example, if you are on a call at home using the Wi-Fi network and decide to leave, you are automatically transferred to the T-Mobile's cellular network without dropping the call. The transfer works both ways, so if you are on a cellular call on your way home, the call will automatically transfer to the Wi-Fi network once you reach home.

With HotSpot @Home, you are not charged for minutes while using a Wi-Fi network, but the service does have a flat monthly free. Currently, the service costs an additional $10 per month for a single line and $20 per month for a family plan. To go along with the service, T-Mobile announced two new phones that will be compatible - the Samsung t409 and Nokia 6086. Both phones are available for $49.99 with service agreement. T-Mobile is also reselling Wi-Fi routers from D-Link and Linksys to provide a total package.

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