T-Mobile tried, and backed out of the home phone replacement market earlier this year with their failed @Home service. Now, it appears Verizon will enter the exact same market.
Verizon Wireless will call the service Home Phone Connect, and will allow Verizon Wireless customers to enjoy all the standard features of a landline; with “high-quality, clear voice service just like a landline”, as well as with Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting and Holding, Three-Way Calling, and E911 service.
Unlike T-Mobile’s @Home service however, Verizon Wireless will use their CDMA network to provide the carrier signal. The Home Phone Connect base station will connect to an electrical outlet, and provides two standard RJ-11 phone jacks.
Because many home phone users are concerned about power outages, Home Phone Connect will also be battery powered. The device is reported to achieve almost two days of standby time, and slightly over three hours of talk time.
PhoneNews.com has more photos, and the user manual for the Home Phone Connect, available by reading the rest of the expanded article.
Download: Verizon Home Phone Connect Base Station Manual (PDF)