Do You Really Need A Home Phone?
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Since the arrival of VOIP home phone, lots of customers gave up traditional home phone service and started using technologically advanced, low-cost VOIP home phone. VOIP home phone uses your own Internet wireless signal to make calls. In order to use VOIP home phone, you need to have a new phone set, VOIP modem, and you also need to connect the VOIP network to your existing Internet wireless network. Setting up all this can be a hassle and that’s why many of us may not want to use the VOIP phone service. However, recently I noticed a cell phone service provider in Canada offering a smart feature which may make you think twice about keeping a traditional phone.
Canadian cell phone service provider Fido offers an add-on feature called Fido Uno. This add-on feature can be added to any regular monthly plan and lets you use your own Internet wireless network (or any wireless network you have access to) to make local calls as you would with a regular home phone. What’s so big about using your own network to make calls? These calls are not using up your cell phone minutes and you can talk without limits during daytime hours as long as you stay on your own network. This translates into not requiring your home phone anymore as your cell phone turns into your home phone when you are home.
I tested this feature on my cell. It’s very simple to use. You don’t need to have an additional modem or phone set like VOIP home phone. All you need is a Fido Uno enabled cell phone and your own wireless Internet. You don’t even need to touch your Internet network. You only have to change the wireless setting on your cell phone and that’s it. I can do it in a couple of minutes. If you are not tech savvy, it still should not take you more than ten to fifteen minutes. You need to set this up only once – the rest is automatic. If you leave home or if you move outside your own wireless network, the phone will automatically pick up Fido’s network.
If you are looking for home phone alternatives, Fido Uno is definitely an option to consider. Before you do anything, always perform your own research and make decisions based on your needs. What is right for someone else may not be right for you. That’s why a well-researched decision equipped with powerful information is the best decision. ADJ is here to give you the information but not to make a decision on your behalf.
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