AT&T dials into island’s home phone market

AT&T de Puerto Rico is looking to take a bite out of the island’s residential telephone market with the introduction of its new wireless home phone service. With monthly rate plans that include unlimited talk on the island and the U.S. mainland, the carrier is looking to take on Claro de Puerto Rico’s landline division.

It is also re-introducing a service similar to the one once offered by Centennial de Puerto Rico, which AT&T acquired in November 2009.

Through its wireless home phone service AT&T will allow customers to keep their current phone number and existing home telephones, which must be plugged into a wireless base unit to work.

“You can use your home phone anywhere you have a strong cellular signal and available electrical outlet. Set it up in the kitchen, bedroom — or take it with you on vacation. It’s your call,” AT&T said.

Plans start at $9.99 a month if an existing AT&T customer adds the line to their FamilyTalk plan or $19.99 a month for unlimited local and nationwide calling for new customers.

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