Use Mobile Minutes via Your Home Phone

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Long distance phone calls. They still happen. Why pay long distance fees on your land line when you have umpteen hundred minutes on your cell phone? Yet it sure is handy having handsets all over the house. People can talk wherever they are most comfortable. A company named liGo took all these ideas into consideration and developed a new phone/cell phone accessory, BlueWave.

With BlueWave you get the convenience of your cell phone plus the accessibility of your landline handsets. Which means you can use your mobile minutes to make calls from any corded or cordless home phone unit.  Simply plug the gadget into your home phone system via phone cord. Then connect up to three cell phones via Bluetooth. That’s it. When your cell phone rings downstairs you’ll be able to pick it up on the phone upstairs. If you want to make a call simply pick up any handset and the signal goes through your cell phone. The three connected phones are differentiated on the top of the BlueWave, so you can stay away from calls that aren’t going to your phone. Voice commands are possible too so you can do things like talk to Siri through your home phone. And you can always press buttons to get back to your home voicemail when you need to check messages.

BlueWave, £99.95 at Amazon.co.uk, is definitely a new product and currently only shipping in the UK. But for the household that loves their handsets but may not want the hassle of getting a landline or the household that just wants more handsets to talk on while using cellular minutes it is the perfect solution.

2 reviews or comments

Sam Says: December 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Actually, Xlink makes this product as well and it’s been around for at least a year. I bought one for my parents for last Christmas. (in the US)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=xlink%20bluetooth

Interesting that the looks/design of the physical product is exactly the same, yet the Xlink name seems nowhere to be found… wonder if theres some copyright infringement somewhere in there or if “liGo” is just an EU offshoot of xlink. Beats me.

Anyway, my parents one works pretty well, but you are of course limited by the (fairly short) range of bluetooth. Can’t just leave the phone anywhere and expect it to be routed through the Gateway. But it has improved their responsiveness in picking up phone calls.

Sam Says: December 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Looks like it’s “Xtreme Technologies” and not “Xlink” that is the maker, my mistake.

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