Rogers Wireless Home Phone. Perfect for dorm, cottage…anywhere

Want a land line experience without the land line? Well, look nor further than Rogers Wireless Home Phone which is a small box that is a cell phone that delivers a dial tone to a standard telephone handset.

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It couldn’t be simpler to set up. Insert the provided SIM card and backup battery, plug it into the wall and you are ready to go all you need now is a conventional handset (wired or wireless) to plug into one of the two phone jacks at the back of the device. It works exactly like your old land line. Listen for a dial tone and make your call from anywhere the Rogers cellular network is available.

wireless-modemI tested the Rogers Wireless Home Phone with a standard wired handset as well as a wireless base station. Both worked without any difficulty and the sound quality was excellent. I also tried it out as a landline replacement in my home by connecting it to the internal wiring with 2 wireless base stations and three wired handsets connected to five jacks throughout the home. It worked great and even on battery power it was able to ring all 5 phones. I was impressed. I found the backup battery provided slightly more than two days of standby time which was considerably better that the advertised 36 hours. You should get up to 3.5 hours of talk time from the battery.

The price is right too. You can buy the device for $30 at any Rogers or Fido store and the monthly rate is also pretty impressive. $10/mo if you have an current Rogers or Fido post paid account or $25 without an existing plan. For this price you get Unlimited Canadawide calling with enhanced voice mail and call display. Call waiting, forwarding and conference calling is an extra $2 per month.

The Rogers Wireless Home Phone is perfect for the student heading out of town for school..imagine the savings on long distance calls alone…I can see it in a cottage or even to replace an existing landline service…the price can’t be beat if you are an existing Rogers/Fido user and if not  is still competitive with other low cost solutions especially when you consider the reliability and quality of the Rogers wireless network and it doesn’t require you to have internet service. Oh yes, there is no contract required for this service either.

 

 

 

4.5 / 5 stars     

6 Responses to Rogers Wireless Home Phone. Perfect for dorm, cottage…anywhere

  1. Jacques Carrier August 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    What I would like to know is if this thing can replace my present connection with Videotron, and if it is compatible with a home alarm system that’s connected to a Central.

    • Bob Benedetti August 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

      I don’t see why not. My test was a brief one but it functioned fine on my home wiring and had no problems communicating with my alarm central. I suspect it is a device similar to this is used on alarm cell connections.

  2. sam November 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    used the phone for first time today got it with fido $10 for existing customers was surprised, my biggest concern was a dial tone and it was there. i could not imagine a home phone without a dial tone and conected to my cordless base all 5 sets are working crystal clear.
    next step is to move my $75 home phone number to this phone after a week’s trial.

  3. Theresa December 31, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    I have had this since about August. I have had numerous people tell me that it sounds like I am pushing buttons when talking to them. I am not pushing any buttons. Sometimes it does it as often as every 30 seconds and then other calls it does not do it. I have yet to hear the noise myself, but my husband heard it when he called home one night. I am frustrated beyond belief. I am paranoid to use it now. I have talked to 3 different technicians and they have told me to replace the adapter.The adapter is in the mail, so hopefully I just had a defective one. I would NOT recommend wireless home phone.

    • Bob Benedetti January 2, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      Sorry you have had so much trouble with this. I had no such problem with the sample I tested. Hopefully the replacement unit will fix the problem.

      Keep me posted.

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