We have had an extremely successful Alpha and Beta and are ready, in the coming weeks, to offer Extend Home as an Open Beta. An Open Beta means we will make a limited quantity of Home Telephone Adapters available to order so that we can refine our setup process and understand support needs as we scale.
Our goal is to make this fully available to all our My Choice subscribers before the end of the year as we learn what additional feature needs there are and understand scale requirements.
As of 8/15/2019, Extend Home has moved to Open Beta. Please read the announcement here.
While you wait, here are some things to know about this exciting My Choice feature:
What is the Extend Home feature?
Extend Home is a feature that extends your My Choice line to any standard residential phone. All while utilizing the same phone number.
What features does it have?
- Unlimited Calling to the US and Canada
- Standard phone features:
- Caller ID Name (CNAM) - See the caller’s name on inbound calls.
- Call Waiting - Don’t miss incoming calls even if you are on another call.
- 3-way Calling - Talk to more than one person at a time.
- TDD & Emergency Calling - (711 & 911)
- Extend Home features:
- Shared voicemail - Since your cell phone and home phone share the same phone number, voicemails will be accessible from either device.
- Spam Protection - SPAM blocking settings in your Republic app protect both the cell phone and the home phone.
- Independent Calling - Cell phone and home phone can make calls at the same time, independently, and can even call each other. The home phone continues to work even if the cell phone is broken, misplaced or stolen.
Feedback from our Beta testers
We asked our Beta testers and over 70% of them said they would pay for this feature. Our plan has always been to offer this as a value add to our My Choice subscribers. Our goal is to make our service more and more valuable.
How much does this cost?
There will be no additional monthly charges, fees, or taxes to use this feature. You will need to purchase a specially programmed Home Phone Adapter, available only from Republic Wireless. The adapter will cost $49.00 plus taxes and shipping. Our 14-day money-back guarantee applies.
Why do we refer to this as a feature?
This is not a standalone product since it works in conjunction with a My Choice service line and extends it, through the Home Phone Adapter, to any standard residential phone.