Telstra T-Hub


Telstra calls it ‘reinventing the home phone’. Although it looks more like the national carrier is jumping on some lucrative, publicity-friendly bandwagons, the T-Hub is indeed a bold new direction.

The device pipes a traditional fixed-line phone service into your home and delivers Internet services over the same sort of applications you can see on most smartphones and which will be the lynchpin of the forthcoming iPad. The interface looks a lot like the industry standard established by Apple thanks to the iPhone — where icons on the T-Hub’s touch screen call up anything from weather reports and Yellow Pages searches to Twitter and Facebook.

In the last six months of 2009 Australians made 325 million fewer local calls as we abandoned fixed lines in favour of mobile plans or phone-over-internet services. The T-Hub could be part of Telstra’s plan to recover revenue lost as a result and drive more customers to use a home phone number again.

Like your mobile, the T-Hub lets you scroll through photo-assisted contacts to call or message them. Software updates and new services can be pushed down to the device, future proofing it as other internet services grow in popularity. It also offers the potential for multi-party conference calling, online data backups or the ability to log in to your account from any other T-Hub in the world, features we may see in the future.

The T-Hub will be available to purchase outright or on a fixed contract and is expected to be released soon.


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