Today in Mobile

Engadget caught my eye this morning with this piece about a new service from Verizon that ties your home landline into the company’s wireless network. The offering, dubbed Home Phone Connect, is being trialed in New York and Connecticut and includes a base station bridging the gap between wireline and wireless. Subscribers pay $10 a month to tie the landline into a mobile family plan, or $20 a month for unlimited minutes. I’ve never been impressed with Verizon’s efforts to link mobile service to fixed-line connections (its Hub was a debacle), but I can see where this would appeal to users unwilling to cut the cord.