A while ago, we replaced our primary AT&T nee PacBell home phone line with Vonage. And it was good. But Vonage's pricing structure is not really significantly different from Cell phones, at least when compared to POTS lines (remember having a separate long distance company? *shudder*).
One big feature I like about home phones is having a bunch of cordless handsets scattered around the house. Cell phones couldn't do that.... until now.
A new class of device has appeared called a Bluetooth Phone line gateway. It installs between the incoming phone line and your telephone. You pair your bluetooth-enabled cell phone with it, and while your cell phone is in range and linked up, any calls you receive on your cell phone will make your house phone ring. And outgoing calls can be made through your cell phone.
The first one I attempted to use a few months ago was the XLink ITC-BTTN. It had real reliability issues, so it was dismissed.
Well, I've given the category one more try. This time, the flavor of choice is the Cell2Tel Gateway. It's only been a couple of hours, but initial tests have been better than the XLink.
Watch this space for more updates on the review as time goes by.