No More T-Mobile Hotspot@Home

Updated: January 07, 2011

Just as MagicJack plans to launch a femtocell service T-Mobile USA has dropped its own cellphone to VoIP home service,according to Rachel King at ZDNet. The program, called HotSpot@Home, offered free, unlimited calls with a T-Mobile cellphone from home networks. Unfortunately there were only ever two compatible phones offered for the service - neither one was a phone that was otherwise attractive to consumers. In contrast, the MagicJack plan is to work with ALL cellphones from all carriers.

Although current customers can still use their HotSpot@Home services for the duration of their current subscriptions, as of today, no new subscriptions will be available.

It isn't likely that the market will be flooded with ex-HotSpot users, however. The program has been in place for two years, but has yielded few revenues despite prices of $10 to $15 per month. T-mobile's failure shows, among other things, how important mobile communication has become to today's consumers.

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