T-Mobile USA to stop selling landline service

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — T-Mobile USA says it will stop selling its home Internet phone service, ending a near two-year attempt to enter the landline market.

The cellular carrier said Thursday that it will “soon” discontinue new sales of the AtHome calling service because of changing customer needs. The service costs $10 to $15 per month for T-Mobile wireless subscribers, who plug their home phones into an adapter that shuttles calls through a home broadband connection. T-Mobile says it will continue to support current subscribers.

In October, Verizon Wireless ended sales of a similar product, the Hub, after less than a year on the market. The market for landline phone service is rapidly shrinking, as consumers rely increasingly on their cell phones.