Telstra has launched the T-Hub, a home phone that works like a mobile phone by combining the features of telephony, information and entertainment.
Telstra has launched its home media solution, the T-Hub, a new generation of home phone that works like a mobile phone by combining the features of telephony, information and entertainment.
According to Telstra Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Kate McKenzie, the T-Hub features an 18-centimetre touch screen that enables users to make and receive phone calls and text messages, visit Internet sites, play music and radio stations, organise family activities, and view the latest news, sport and weather.
“Making a phone call on the T-Hub is simple with an easy to search address book and click-to-call. The hands-free phone on the touch panel makes it easy to multi-task in the kitchen. The cordless handset also enables a seamless transition to a more private conversation. Voice messages are displayed on the touch panel and can easily be selected to hear the message”, she says.
“T-Hub also has mobile phone-like applications and features such as one-touch access to BigPond and Sensis services as well as popular internet sites such as Facebook and YouTube. Customers can send a friend a message on Facebook before heading out the door or enjoy unmetered access to BigPond news, weather and sport over breakfast without having to boot-up a computer”.
The T-Hub phone is designed to plug into a standard home telephone socket and links to a BigPond broadband service accessed by a home Wi-Fi modem.
From 20 April, T-Hub will be available from most T-life stores, Telstra Licensed stores, selected dealers, online and over the phone.