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Posted: 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Money-Saving Moment

Cheap landline home phone service

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By Clark Howard

Still stuck paying $35 or more for a home phone that you can't or don't want to give up? I have a new option that could lower your cost for the same service to $15 a month!

Verizon and Straight Talk are teaming up to introduce Home Phone Connect, which promises unlimited local and long distance calling, voicemail, caller ID, three-way calling and more, all with no contract!

This home phone service does not require an Internet connection. You basically purchase a $99 wireless base station that you put wherever you happen to get a good signal in your home.

Once you purchase it, you can even port your number over from the monopoly local phone company.

One word of caution: This is not compatible with home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems.

But if this works for your life,  it will allow you to fire the monopoly local phone company and stop paying $35 or more for their service that doesn't include any special features!

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