T-Mobile USA said Thursday it will no longer sell its @Home landline replacement service, although it will continue to support the customers already using it.
The Deutsche Telekom-owned wireless service provider introduced T-Mobile@Home in July 2008; for $10 per month, the product – a box plugged into a broadband connection and landline phone – allowed subscribers to make unlimited local and long-distance calls.
T-Mobile didn’t say why it’s yanking @Home, but rival Verizon Wireless last fall axed its similar offering, Hub, because customers relied on wireless services rather than the landline replacement option. It’s fair to speculate that T-Mobile’s users are following much the same patterns.
T-Mobile emphasized the @Home decision does not impact the company’s Unlimited HotSpot Wi-Fi service.