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Sprint Phone Connect 3 Tries to Breathe New Life into Landlines

The big four probably aren’t too enthusiastic about maintaining those old landline connections. So, every once in a while, those of us who still have one get a gentle poke or prod to lightly suggest, hey, maybe let it go. That’s pretty much what the Sprint Phone Connect 3 is—a Bluetooth device that will route calls from your mobile phone to your home phone.

Basically, you get to keep the old comfort of having a home phone without actually paying for a landline. You can connect two mobile devices to the device over a Bluetooth connection. Once you’ve done that, incoming calls to either mobile device will ring on both those mobile devices and your home or office phone, so you can take the call from whichever one is most convenient. You still get landline features like call waiting, call forwarding, three-way calling, caller ID, and voicemail, too. Sprint would also remind you that to disconnect landline service, you don’t even need to schedule an appointment! Nudge nudge, wink wink.

You can get the Phone Connect 3 directly from Sprint starting tomorrow for nothing up front and $6.25 per month for two years. You can also bundle that with a Sprint Phone Connect Plan, which gets you unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling for $20, plus a $150 bill credit if you sign up using Sprint Easy Pay.