T-Mobile goes wide with home phone service

The T-Mobile @Home VoIP service that the U.S. wireless carrier had been testing on a limited basis will be made generally available, the company is announcing today. The service, a stab at fixed-mobile convergence that could impact landline carriers, VoIP players and fellow wireless service providers, will cost $10 per month, definitely undercutting most other types of  voice services.

The @Home service uses a Cisco Systems WiFi router that costs $50 from T-Mobile, but the router cost is subsidized with a two-year contract. Service providers of all kinds continue to test new FMC concepts, and the industry will be watching closely to see if @Home catches on.

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