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NewsPoster May 24, 2013 05:15 AM
US Cellular to provide home phone service over cellular network
US Cellular is planning to provide a home phone service, using a base station that connects to the carrier's wireless network. The system, similar to the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286289==http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/02/17/verizon.launches.home.phone.connect.service/" rel='nofollow'>Home Phone Connect</a> service provided by Verizon, will allow calls to be placed through a normal corded or cordless home phone attached to one of its two telephone ports, as an alternative to having a home phone line installed. <br><br />
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The base station will offer dual-band support over 800 and 1900MHz CDMA, and while it will be supplied with a charger, it will also have a 1,500mAh NiMH battery capable of providing up to two hours of talk time, and up to 36 hours of standby time, according to information provided <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286288==http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/24/uscellular-home-phone-service/" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Engadget</em>. As well as being supplied with an antenna, the base station will also notify of any waiting voice mail messages and the strength of the signal. <br />
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While a launch date is unknown, it has been revealed that US Cellular will be offering unlimited calls, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, and three-way calling as part of the $20 monthly subscription, but will not provide access to data.
 
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