Device lets UK cellphone customers forward calls on the cheap

Marc Perton
M. Perton|04.14.05

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Marc Perton
April 14th, 2005
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While many of us tend to use our cellphones as our primary number, which means we're always available (yes, we know that's sometimes not such a good thing), there are still some people who have a home or business landline number that they give out, meaning callers often get hit with voicemail. Burnside Telecom in the UK has come up with a solution for at least some customers, in the form of the Desktop Mobile Pathfinder, a box that connects to your landline and holds your cellphone's SIM card. If a call comes in and you don't answer, it automatically forwards it to the cellphone (we're not quite sure how the cellphone operates without its SIM card, but we assume Burnside has a way to address this). According to Burnside, the Pathfinder can save some customers up to 60% over British Telecom's call-forwarding fees. We'd still prefer something like Cingular's FastForward cradle, which forwards calls in the opposite direction, from cellphone to landline.

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