A new low-cost wireless phone service has been launched for customers outside of the Rogers home phone territory.

Operating on the national Rogers wireless network, both consumers and small businesses will benefit in regions across Canada where Rogers home and small business landline services are not offered.

Starting at $9.99 per month (or $24.99/month for non-Rogers c
ustomers), the Wireless Home Phone service offers a traditional home or office phone service using existing fixed line telephones without the need for a landline or internet connection. The service includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail, caller ID, plus the option to add call waiting, conference calling, call forwarding, and international long distance packages.

The Wireless Home Phone device, which is an electrically powered adapter with an active SIM card, works by plug-in to an existing cordless or corded phone, and sells for a one-time fee of $29.99.

"This new service demonstrates how we continue to leverage investments made in our national wireless network to deliver innovative services that provide value to Canadians," said John Boynton , executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. "Our growing wireless base is always looking for what's next in mobile technology, and now customers outside of our home phone territory will be the first to access an affordable, wireless home phone service."

Discuss the new service further in Digital Home's Rogers Wireless forum .