AT&T announces new prepaid option for Wireless Home Phone

AT&T's Wireless Home Phone service allows customers to use their existing home phone to make calls using AT&T's network instead of a landline connection. The service has been available for a while, but the carrier has announced new prepaid options for those who don't want to get sucked into a contract.

The new prepaid plan, which doesn't require a contract, is priced at $19.99 for unlimited, nationwide calling. If you need more calling options, you can tack on a $15-per-month plan that includes 1,000 minutes of international long-distance calling to both wireless and landline numbers to over 50 other countries.

There's a one-time fee of $99 for the Wireless Home Phone device (pictured above), but voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting are all included at no additional cost. AT&T says that their Wireless Home Phone service is portable, meaning that you can take it anywhere within the US without and problem, and customers can keep their existing home phone number.

Many people are giving up their landline connections in favor of just using their own mobile phones. However, some people aren't willing to give up a dedicated phone line in their home, so AT&T wants to step in to make it much easier for these kinds of people. The new prepaid plan will launch this Friday.