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replaced our land line - saving $20 a month
on March 28, 2017
we have kept a land line for years to use a 'spam' phone so that all of the junk offers, scams and robocalls were directed directly to the answering machine. However, the cost of the land line was getting too expensive. This box let me re-purpose an old iphone 5s to be our new land line. So far, it is working great. We were able to add this line (just unlimited talk, no data) to the iphone 5s for about $10 a month so the net savings is close to 20 each month. At that rate, the xlink should pay for itself (including the cost of the iphone sim) within 4 months.
I do want to note that in our situation, we just park the cell phone right next to the xlink box since, so we don't have to worry about pairing and un-pairing every time we leave the house. The old phones still work and it is passing through the caller id so we can answer a call if we recognize the caller. We were also able to set the ring length of the answering machine as well as the voice mail on the phone so that the answering machine gets the unanswered calls.
Pairing the xlink the first time was painless - just make sure that you are not connected to the outside line before hooking it up, then hold in one of the blue buttons until it starts flashing, and finally go into the bluetooth settings on your phone and enter the pairing code. Since we aren't moving the phone around a lot, I can't really comment on how well it re-pairs when returning home. In addition, our iphone is always only a few inches away from the xlink - no problems so far with the signal.