Home phones seem to have taken a backseat in the past few years thanks to the ever growing popularity of mobile phones. Hoping to revamp the face of old home phones, Verizon Wireless will be introducing a novel touch screen home phone system. Verizon’s new VoIP Hub will allow users to manage their lives while staying connected to family and friends.
Equipped with a single simple service, the new home communications system will bridge the gap between wireline and wireless connectivity. Powered by a broadband connection, the Hub is a tool that will enable users to efficiently take care of their communication needs. With advanced contacts and calendar management features, the VoIP Hub includes a host of calling functionalities like messaging options, text message calendar alerts and audible turn-by-turn directions.
“The Verizon Hub reinvents the home phone system that’s been centered on your kitchen counter for years. We’re bringing huge new functionality to a common household device that will unlock its true potential. And in the process, Verizon Wireless is updating the tools busy families can use to manage their lives,” mentioned Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer at Verizon Wireless.
He further added, “The Verizon Hub is going to change the way you think about what you want and need your home phone to do. Whether you’re thinking about getting rid of your home phone or can’t live without it, now is the time to try out the Verizon Hub.”
Bundled with a touch screen interface that offers easy navigation users can stay updated by a simple tap on the screen of Verizon’s Hub. Incorporating the V Cast content, the Hub also offers connectivity to applications like Navigator and Chaperone. The system also has an option that will display photos thus transforming it into a digital photo frame.
Some services offered by the internet phone include local traffic and weather reports, calendar updates with auto-receiving of text on change of appointments, directions guide, phone directory, trailers of upcoming movies, ticket purchasing and many more.
Verizon plans to introduce the new Hub on February 1, 2009. There are no updates on the price of this novel internet phone though.