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  1. #1
    jc
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    At this point it seems to make sense to not pay my local phone company any
    longer. I have excellent coverage with Cingular's GSM service in Atlanta,
    including anywhere in my house.

    My plan is this:
    - switch my dsl to cable modem
    - lose my land line completely

    The one solution I'd like to find would be some sort of docking station for
    my GSM phone that would, when the phone is attached, activate the land lines
    within my home to allow the use of a regular handset over the GSM line.
    Does such a product exist? If not, why? It seems so simple other than the
    local phone companies' resistance since it would essentially render them
    obsolete. The docking station could even be a bluetooth device so that it
    would be compatible with a variety of phones and would allow dial signals
    from the POTS phones to go out through the GSM phone. A company offering
    such a product could make a mint.





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    There isn't such a device and don't plan on one coming along any time soon either. There would be way to much money lost by both the cellphone manufacturer and the service provider.

    I'm a perfect example of how they would loose money.

    I no longer have any lan lines in my house. I have a cellphone that is the house phone (Audio 9900), and one that is in my office (Moto V710). I use a LG VX8000 as my cellphone, my wife has a LG VX4500, and my daughter has a LG VX3200.

    Now, using your make believe device, the manufacturer's would have lost all the money on the sales of at least two if not three of the phones I have. The Service Provider (being Verizon) would lose all the money they are getting off me for the family share plan I have (that's every month to at $10 a phone). Now multiply that by say a million (very conservative number).

    Do you honestly think the either the manufacturer or the provider is going to let something like that happen?
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  3. #3
    Damon Brownd
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    Re: I want to lose my land line

    See http://www.cellsocket.com/ for a device that appears to do pretty much
    what you want.

    "jc" <johnc_22 @ yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > At this point it seems to make sense to not pay my local phone company any
    > longer. I have excellent coverage with Cingular's GSM service in Atlanta,
    > including anywhere in my house.
    >
    > My plan is this:
    > - switch my dsl to cable modem
    > - lose my land line completely
    >
    > The one solution I'd like to find would be some sort of docking station
    > for my GSM phone that would, when the phone is attached, activate the land
    > lines within my home to allow the use of a regular handset over the GSM
    > line. Does such a product exist? If not, why? It seems so simple other
    > than the local phone companies' resistance since it would essentially
    > render them obsolete. The docking station could even be a bluetooth
    > device so that it would be compatible with a variety of phones and would
    > allow dial signals from the POTS phones to go out through the GSM phone.
    > A company offering such a product could make a mint.
    >






  4. #4
    Todd Copeland
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    Re: I want to lose my land line

    "bossdragon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Now, using your make believe device, the manufacturer's would have lost
    > all the money on the sales of at least two if not three of the phones I
    > have. The Service Provider (being Verizon) would lose all the money
    > they are getting off me for the family share plan I have (that's every
    > month to at $10 a phone). Now multiply that by say a million (very
    > conservative number).


    Your scenario only takes into consideration that the phone company would
    develop this ability. In reality it's extremely common place for 3rd parties
    to make devices that make other devices better. If _I_ were to make a plug
    in that fed cell calls (via bluetooth for example) into a land line, how
    many millions do you thing I'd make?

    While companies who have capital invested in a certain technology (TelCo)
    resist change, change does occur and those companies venture out into other
    realms. The cigarette companies are an example... care to know what they are
    investing in these days?





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    Stanley Reynolds
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    Re: I want to lose my land line

    What is the model number of your phone ?

    Another device is :
    PhoneLabs Dock-N-Talk
    http://www.anything4wireless.com/ind...ATS&Category=7

    look here for details of several devices
    http://www.sinesys.com/pages/rfc1_wireless.html


    this device combines the phone and RJ11 adapter in one device
    http://store.yahoo.com/satphonestore/tephsxfiwite.html







  6. #6
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: I want to lose my land line

    In message <[email protected]> bossdragon
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >There isn't such a device and don't plan on one coming along any time
    >soon either. There would be way to much money lost by both the
    >cellphone manufacturer and the service provider.
    >
    >I'm a perfect example of how they would loose money.
    >
    >I no longer have any lan lines in my house. I have a cellphone that is
    >the house phone (Audio 9900), and one that is in my office (Moto V710).
    >I use a LG VX8000 as my cellphone, my wife has a LG VX4500, and my
    >daughter has a LG VX3200.
    >
    >Now, using your make believe device, the manufacturer's would have lost
    >all the money on the sales of at least two if not three of the phones I
    >have. The Service Provider (being Verizon) would lose all the money
    >they are getting off me for the family share plan I have (that's every
    >month to at $10 a phone). Now multiply that by say a million (very
    >conservative number).
    >
    >Do you honestly think the either the manufacturer or the provider is
    >going to let something like that happen?


    *cough* http://www.cellsocket.com/ *cough*


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  7. #7
    jc
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    Re: I want to lose my land line

    Very cool. The Dock-N-Talk does it all including bluetooth. The press
    reviews they have on the Phone Labs site seem very positive. I guess people
    just haven't figured out how much money they could save this way,
    particularly in large metro areas where cell coverage is mostly excellent.
    I figure to save at the very least $35/month.

    I'm about to buy a new cell phone so knowing about this helps my decision
    making quite a bit as I'll want one with which the Dock-N-Talk is
    compatible.

    Thanks!

    "Stanley Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > What is the model number of your phone ?
    >
    > Another device is :
    > PhoneLabs Dock-N-Talk
    > http://www.anything4wireless.com/ind...ATS&Category=7
    >
    > look here for details of several devices
    > http://www.sinesys.com/pages/rfc1_wireless.html
    >
    >
    > this device combines the phone and RJ11 adapter in one device
    > http://store.yahoo.com/satphonestore/tephsxfiwite.html
    >
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8

    Re: I want to lose my land line

    On Sun, 15 May 2005 11:45:38 -0400, "jc" <johnc_22 @ yahoo.com> wrote:

    >At this point it seems to make sense to not pay my local phone company any
    >longer. I have excellent coverage with Cingular's GSM service in Atlanta,
    >including anywhere in my house.
    >
    >My plan is this:
    >- switch my dsl to cable modem
    >- lose my land line completely
    >
    >The one solution I'd like to find would be some sort of docking station for
    >my GSM phone that would, when the phone is attached, activate the land lines
    >within my home to allow the use of a regular handset over the GSM line.
    >Does such a product exist? If not, why? It seems so simple other than the
    >local phone companies' resistance since it would essentially render them
    >obsolete. The docking station could even be a bluetooth device so that it
    >would be compatible with a variety of phones and would allow dial signals
    >from the POTS phones to go out through the GSM phone. A company offering
    >such a product could make a mint.


    There are a number of products just like what you asked for. Cingular
    even sells one, but it is not nearly as featured as the others.

    One is called Celldock, one called Dock-N-Talk, there are others. I
    saw some at a Radio Shack in Tucson, AZ. There are some for sale on
    ebay.







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