Home Phone Connect, LineLink, or Wireless Home Phone

We currently use a "Sprint Home Phone Connect" device for my mother, who has dementia and is unable to utilize a cell phone.  As I understand it, the Sprint Home Phone Connect devices are discontinued and the frequency they use will soon be disconnected.  It appears that we will need to find a new device, but it's not clear to me what devices (if any) exist that will remain connected when all of the old networks are decommissioned.  I've been spending some time researching other devices but it's unclear whether any of them are on a modern network.  Could anyone (at Ting or in the community) please help me with selecting a new BYOD device that will allow me to plug in a landline phone -- and still work in the next few years?

Options seem to include: Verizon Wireless Home Phone (T2000 or LVP2, although LVP2 seems to lack caller ID?!) or T-Mobile LineLink.

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  • Have you found a solution to this. There are Verizon Wireless Home Phone T2000s available for sale, but it's not clear they can be activated for 4g LTE.

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  • No... I just sent the message to Ting support directly and if they provide any insight, I'll update it here.  Meanwhile, I am exploring using a Wifi based solution.  It's not the same thing, but it might work in my particular circumstance.

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  • Update 2: This device works as expected. Data use was only for the first time activation of the v1 sim. It has not used data since then.

    I have finally figured this out to use a used Verizon T2000 (Novatel).

    The Ting activation system lists the EMEI of these devices as a MIFI device and wont let you port a phone number to it so activate a new device fails. Here's the work around.

    1.Buy a used T2000 Device with an EMEI that passes the check my device test.

    2.Get a new V1 sim from Ting. You may have to ask Ting Tech Support to send you one.

    3.Put the sim in any Verizon network compatible phone and activate it on your Ting account.

    4. After the sim is fully activated on that phone transfer the sim to the T2000.

    That's it. Mine is working great.

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  • What is a "V1 sim card?" Will the regular GSM sim cards Ting sends work?

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  • Those are the SIM cards that use the Verizon network. They're not the normal ones they send by default; you need to specifically request them from an agent.

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  • I was using the Sprint home phone connect 4 and replaced it with the ZTE WF723CA that can be used on the gsm (Tmobile) network.  It's 4g lte volte ready and has worked well so far.  Bought it from Ebay last year (another Ting user told me about it) and it looks like they have some available.   

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