The Verizon Hub reinvents the home phone system that’s been centered on your kitchen counter for years. The Verizon Hub uses your existing broadband connection, and it’s quick to get it up and running. It will work with any open broadband connection from virtually any broadband provider – telecommunications or cable – anywhere in the United States.
Out of the box, the Verizon Hub will have all the calling features users expect from the most advanced home phones, plus visual voicemail and robust contact list management. Verizon Wireless has also added exciting messaging options, including text message calendar alerts and audible turn-by-turn directions delivered to Verizon Wireless phones from the Verizon Hub – with just a few simple taps on the screen.
Information will be at a family’s fingertips, literally from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with clear icons on the Verizon Hub. Families will start and end their days with nuggets of customized information from the Verizon Hub:
-Check local traffic and weather in the morning before leaving the house
-Update your calendar and automatically receive a text when an appointment changes or as a reminder not to be late
-Get directions to the new site when the location for soccer practice is moved
-Find the number of the new pizza parlor to order a pie
-Preview the trailers from an upcoming movie that you might want to take the family to over the weekend, then purchase tickets using the Verizon Hub
Think of it as a smartphone for your home. The cost will be $200 and the release date is yet to be announced.