Clearly that’s a win. If your current combined home phone bill is, say, only $30 per month, that’d save you $240 per year. If it’s $90 per month, that’d save you $960 per year.
But T-Mobile isn’t the only major Internet phone player. When it comes to high-quality VoIP at compelling rates, Vonage
is the company that often first comes to mind. T-Mobile @Home knows its new offering has come quite late in the Internet phone game and has purposefully priced itself lower than Vonage for this reason.
“With a clear trend toward people wanting to consolidate their landline and mobile phone into a single phone bill, VoIP solutions like Vonage fall short. Vonage doesn’t provide wireless service,” T-Mobile said.
Vonage runs as low as $14.99 per month for 500 local and long-distance minutes. Vonage then charges 3.9 cents per minute after the first 500 minutes.
T-Mobile @Home has that plan beat by $5 per month and comes with unlimited minutes instead of only 500. Vonage also has an unlimited local and long-distance VoIP plan at home that runs $24.99 per month (with various add-on options for international calling). T-Mobile @Home has that plan beat by $15 per month.
But remember: In order to have T-Mobile @Home, you also need high-speed cable or DSL. If you want to keep your cell phone, too, the initially diminutive $10 cost for T-Mobile @Home can easily become $100 per month when you conservatively figure in $30 for broadband service and $50 for cell phone service.
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