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Sprint Phone Connect 3 marries wireless calls with landline phones

The fixed wireless voice terminal lets users take inbound cellular calls from traditional home phones.

Sprint Phone Connect 3 rings cell phone calls through landline handsets. Sprint

Sprint, in a roundabout effort to attract new Phone Connect subscribers, has announced its third-generation Phone Connect 3 terminal. Designed to somewhat merge wireless with landlines, the device pairs with cell phones via Bluetooth.

Once set up, the Sprint Phone Connect 3 lets users take inbound cellular calls through traditional home phones. Instead of running from the living room to the kitchen to grab your smartphone you can reach for the more permanent fixture. Users can still enjoy their current landline features including caller ID, call waiting, and three-way calling.

The Sprint Phone Connect 3 goes on sale Friday, September 19, across its major sales channels. With a suggested retail price of $150, Easy Pay customers can spread the cost over 24 payments of $6.25 per month.

If you want to bundle the device with a Sprint Phone Connect rate plan, you'll get unlimited local and long-distance calls for $20 per month. As an added incentive, Easy Pay customers will receive a $150 service credit.