Rogers Communications has launched a home and small business phone solution that operates on its national cellular network. The Rogers Wireless Home Phone service for consumers and the Rogers Wireless Business Phone is available in regions across Canada where Rogers’ residential (cable network-based) and business landline (cable and some PSTN) services are not available. Pitching the new wireless telephone service as a low-budget option to replace fixed line services provided by other operators in areas outside its fixed telephony footprint, Rogers has set an ‘introductory’ price of CAD9.99 (USD9.68) per month for new and existing Rogers wireless customers, while those signing up can use any fixed line telephone, although they need to purchase an adapter device (incorporating a SIM card) for a one-off fee of CAD29.99 to connect calls over the Rogers wireless network. Subscribers can also keep an existing phone number. The service includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, voicemail and caller ID, while customers can also subscribe to additional value-added services (VAS) including call waiting, conference calling, call forwarding, and international long-distance packages. The basic monthly tariff for non-Rogers wireless customers is CAD24.99 per month.