T-Mobile launches HotSpot @Home service nationwide

Chris Scott Barr - Jun 27, 2007

Are you looking for a way to get rid of that pesky land-line phone? You might want to give thought to T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service.

The HotSpot @Home service is awesome because it allows you to use your T-Mobile phone anywhere there is a T-Mobile HotSpot without using up your wireless minutes. It seamlessly switches between the WiFi and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks, so you never even know it happens. There are currently over 8,500 such HotSpots active in the US, so you’re bound to run into one near you.

Today T-Mobile is introducing two new phones that are fully compatible with the new HotSpot @Home service, the Samsung t409 and the Nokia 6086. Each phone can be purchased for $49.99 with a two-year contract.

You will be able to pick up a HotSpot @Home router  from either D-Link or Linksys so you can take advantage of the free airtime at home. They will function just the same as other home routers, so they will be a breeze to set up. You will simply choose which brand you want when purchasing the HotSpot @Home service. The routers are free after a mail-in rebate.

The introductory price for the service will be $9.99 for an individual line, or $19.99 will cover up to 5 phones on a family plan. Since a large portion of wireless minutes are used within the home, the service will pay for itself in no time. The service goes on sale today and can be purchased online or at a T-Mobile retail store. For more information check out T-Mobile’s HotSpot @Home website.

We’re going to be giving away a T-Mobile HotSpot @Home router, phone, and a years worth of service soon. In addition to our giveaway, T-Mobile is going to be having promotional events in several major US cities where they will be handing out free service/phones/routers to lucky people. Stick around for more details on both giveaways.

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