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    I can possibly get the alarm system to work if someone gets me the FCC ID on the device. The original OEM Huawei model with the Q chip-set actually even supports fax and data calls to the computer but obviously it was a client engineering customization for their customer, Verizon.

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    Ordered one yesterday. Should be here tomorrow. This is going to hopefully be a great solution for my situation. We currently have no home phone service and yesterday we had an emergency babysitter stay with our son at our home. The problem was, she had no cellphone and since we have no home phone my wife was freaked out. Using our family share, we come no where near the 1400 minutes we are allotted so we went with the 9.99 service to use our existing plan minutes. Also, there are no broadband options where we live other than satellite or air card. I've got an aircard with speeds around 200KB-500KB fluctuation so VOIP isn't really an option either. Standard 1xRTT signal was hit or miss until the AT&T divesture in my area. I know this sounds silly but I'm not sure if Verizon hopped towers or what but our voice signal is great now. We never drop calls now and before mid Jan this year we would drop calls routinely unless we were right by a window. The Home connect seems to be a perfect fit for us if it works correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locust43 View Post
    Our Broadview Alarm wont dial out over this for some reason. It dial's the monitoring station's number but can't transmit any information.
    I purchased HPC last night and I have a security system from Broadview. I just got off the phone with Broadview and they said the HPC from Verizon IS compatible with the security system. You would just need to plug a phone line from the HPC to a wall-jack (the only way this will work is if you have it disconnected outside. Ours already was due to the fact that we had Comcast phone before, which worked in the same way). I am waiting for my previous home phone # to port (can take up to 10 days for land-line ports), and once it does I'm supposed to call Broadview again from the home phone to test the connection. We'll see if it works!

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    If anyone has a Verizon Network Extender, it would be interesting to see if this unit would connect though it, or still has to use the local cell tower.
    I'm waiting on that info as well. My home reception is craptacular on a good day and worse on stormy days
    I could drop the landline and keep the DSL for the wifi and extender if I get one. I've held off on an extender so far because we rarely make calls from the cell phones. Mostly text and data
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    I get pretty good reception at home so I may need to try this. I don't think we use near our full amount of family plan minutes either so no risk there.

    I have been tempted to try to figure out a Voip setup or go with something like Ooma or Net Talk Duo, but this may be just what I need. I have never really monitored my home phone usage so no idea how many minutes I would actually use and whether voip would be a pain with my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3spy View Post
    I purchased HPC last night and I have a security system from Broadview. I just got off the phone with Broadview and they said the HPC from Verizon IS compatible with the security system. You would just need to plug a phone line from the HPC to a wall-jack (the only way this will work is if you have it disconnected outside. Ours already was due to the fact that we had Comcast phone before, which worked in the same way). I am waiting for my previous home phone # to port (can take up to 10 days for land-line ports), and once it does I'm supposed to call Broadview again from the home phone to test the connection. We'll see if it works!
    Why did you drop Comcast Digital Voice that uses higher-quality VoIP for the Verizon Home Connect that uses cellular? If it was for the monthly price difference, there's no guarantee that 6 or 12 months down the road Verizon couldn't increase the price of the service.
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    Home Connect

    I'm seriously considering ordering one of these nifty gadgets. Anyhow I was wondering if anyone had a Home Connect. It appears $19.99 for unlimited.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...oneconnect.jsp

    Will this get M2M with my other VZW phones? I assume this will work with a fax machine as well as a phone???? I know it says the $9.99 plan works with m2m but it doesn't say for the $19.99 plan which is the one I would most likely need since I'm still on an Alltel plan. Just FYI, $19.99 for unlimited calling in the US is cheaper than a land line plus long distance in this town.

    I was thinking about replacing a land line with a cell phone but this might be a better option.

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    Counts as a mobile for m2m billing purposes. Will not work with a fax.

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    One thing to not worry about is a forced mid-contract rate plan change. Once you sign a contract for a particular rate plan, you are grandfathered in with that plan. It would be a "materially adverse" consequence if they were to unilaterally remove the rate plan you signed up for, and grounds for no-penalty contract termination. Not to mention that it would stir up a ****storm of protest and get swarms of class action lawyers licking their chops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAUguy View Post
    Why did you drop Comcast Digital Voice that uses higher-quality VoIP for the Verizon Home Connect that uses cellular? If it was for the monthly price difference, there's no guarantee that 6 or 12 months down the road Verizon couldn't increase the price of the service.
    Mainly because I don't necessarily care about quality. The only reason I have a home phone is because I need one for my security system. We rarely make or receive calls on our home phone (maybe 2 a month), so I was looking for the price savings. Also, unlike Comcast, Verizon won't increase my service price in the middle of a contract. Just like with cell phones, I get to keep my price until I change it. The plan I have for my cell phones through Verizon doesn't exist anymore because I've been with them so long, but they can't take it away from me.

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    Do employee discounts apply on the $19.99/month plan? Since its under $34.95/month, I would guess not. But is it a full voice plan, not an add-on line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3spy View Post
    Mainly because I don't necessarily care about quality. The only reason I have a home phone is because I need one for my security system. We rarely make or receive calls on our home phone (maybe 2 a month), so I was looking for the price savings. Also, unlike Comcast, Verizon won't increase my service price in the middle of a contract. Just like with cell phones, I get to keep my price until I change it. The plan I have for my cell phones through Verizon doesn't exist anymore because I've been with them so long, but they can't take it away from me.
    Ask your alarm company about wireless monitoring. If you elect to go that route than you can drop Comcast Phone service all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash007 View Post
    I'm seriously considering ordering one of these nifty gadgets. Anyhow I was wondering if anyone had a Home Connect. It appears $19.99 for unlimited.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...oneconnect.jsp

    Will this get M2M with my other VZW phones? I assume this will work with a fax machine as well as a phone???? I know it says the $9.99 plan works with m2m but it doesn't say for the $19.99 plan which is the one I would most likely need since I'm still on an Alltel plan. Just FYI, $19.99 for unlimited calling in the US is cheaper than a land line plus long distance in this town.

    I was thinking about replacing a land line with a cell phone but this might be a better option.
    Okay heres a quick rundown.

    Home Phone Connect $19.99 plan is Unlimited local and long distance calling using your current home telephone (the actual phone). It runs off of VZW's network, so it uses the cellular towers.

    It is portable, so if you have an RV, summer/winter home, traveling for a long period of time, it will work! You CAN Port your current home phone # to your Home Phone Connect and that number will stay with the device ANY where you go. Its a pretty sweet option!

    The $9.99 option will take from your current plan's min. Its basically like adding a line of service. I highly recommend the $19.99 option, as its STILL far cheaper than normal home phone service.

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