Verizon scrubs the Hub

Verizon scrubs the Hub
The Verizon Hub was supposed to be the telecommunications, uh...hub for your home. With VoIP and internet connectivity, you might consider it to be similar to a base station. In this day and age when a top of the line touchscreen handset could be purchased for $99 (lower in some cases), the Hub's $200 price tag plus $35 a month for service with a 2 year contract, appeared to be pricey for a home phone. Those who bought it also had some complaints about the lack of training that Verizon employees had on the device. And while the carrier might have thought that calling it the Hub would answer questions about the functionality of the phone, Big Red simply did not put a huge amount of money into the machine's marketing budget. The Hub did many of the same things that a Verizon cellphone does, except that it stayed at home. Most people have a device like that now. It's called a home computer. As for those who did purchase the phone, Verizon will continue to honor the terms of the contract that was signed.

Verizon Hub Review

source: Zatznotfunny

Verizon scrubs the Hub

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7 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

this was a cool device but it was too expensive, you cant charge more than most of the voip providers and expect to sell a ton

2. markemark

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 19, 2009

Yeah, that thing was junk. Felt cheaply made and you could find VOIP for cheaper.

3. MrTmo

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 20, 2009

Like Tmobile @Home... $10 bucks a month.. so much better.

4. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Suprised?? Any company with something like this would scrap it... then fire the execs who came up with it or approved it... lol!

5. iceman23

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

I have the att version and it is free per month with uverse i got mine for $75 because i got 25 bucks off.. No contract with mine!!!

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I honestly don't see the point of house phones anymore. If you have a cellphone that works well in your area, then what's the point?

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I have VOIP at home, $199 2 years prepaid I didn't get a cool phone like the hub, but it sure saves on cell time I also get free calling to Canada also I took my VOIP adapter with me last time I went outside of the USA and made free calls back to home just stopped by a internet cafe and asked if I could plug in my laptop (and plugged in my VOIP) one of the hotels we stayed at had free internet so we could just plug in there great for that European vacation

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