Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
Industry analyst Jeff Kagan comments on this.
“Last summer the AT&T Wireless Home Phone service was launched. Now AT&T is introducing a pre-paid version of this product as well. That means there are two versions, a two-year contract, and a no-contract version. Giving customers a choice should make this service even more popular,” says wireless analyst Jeff Kagan.
Customers can now subscribe to this service with or without committing to a two-year contract. This service lets customers keep their existing handsets and home phone number, but now call over the AT&T wireless network rather than the wire line network.
“This is a great idea. Sometimes people want to keep their home number, yet want the freedom to be wireless and travel around with the same number. This is different than a wireless phone. Imagine keeping your home phone number for the rest of your life if you want. And many people do want that feature,” says Principal analyst Jeff Kagan.
“We are transitioning from a wire line telephone world to a wireless world. It’s very simple to the customer and they can continue using their existing wire line phones and keep their existing number. You just plug a device into the wall for power and plug your phones into this device. The rest is wireless,” says Jeff Kagan.
According to Jeff Kagan, “While this is not marketed as a way to reduce costs, that can be an additional benefit rather than paying for more landline and wireless phone lines than you need. This is the direction the industry is heading.”
About Jeff Kagan
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