For those of you who haven't ditched the home phone.
More than 40 percent of Americans have made the switch to mobile-only phone service. And while it’s still a good idea to keep your landline for emergencies, it is a hassle to keep track of two phones for access to all your calls, messages, and contacts.
A new device called Voice Bridge routes your landline calls to up to five mobile devices so that you can stop toggling back and forth.
If you’re in range of your home Wi-Fi router, you can pick up landline calls on your smartphone; the companion app uses your address book to let you know who’s calling. If you’re away from home, the app notifies you of missed landline calls, allowing you to call back immediately from your smartphone using your landline number.
So far, Voice Bridge is only available for iOS, but an Android version is forthcoming. It’s a clever way to keep all your communication in one place—without cutting the cord completely.
Voice Bridge, $99 on Amazon.