America’s fourth largest wireless carrier, TMobile USA, has started selling
its own VoIP home phone service in Dallas, Texas and Seattle, Washington,
directly challenging incumbent landline carriers for the first time.
The new service, which is available exclusively to TMobile wireless customers,
allows subscribers to connect any home phone to a special device which routes
calls over the internet. It costs just $10 per month for unlimited calling, and
customers can keep their existing home phone numbers, the company said in a
This should make TMobile more appealing to customers who want to bundle
multiple services with a single provider, and aren’t ready to cut off their
landline phone subscriptions.
TMobile’s VoIP router is now available for $49.99, after a rebate, and an
optional cordless phone is available for $59.99.
TMobile is challenging both AT&T and Verizon, which provide fixedline service
in different parts of the Dallas area, as well as Qwest Communications
International, Seattle’s incumbent teleco.
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