Using a cellular carrier to provide service to regular phones in the home. A small base station is placed in the best location in the home to receive cellular signals, and an ordinary analog phone is plugged into the RJ-11 telephone jack. Very often, a cordless phone base station is connected so that multiple handsets may be used throughout the house. See multihandset cordless
A Wireless Home Phone
The AT&T base station (left) picks up digital cellular signals and converts them to analog for any standard analog phone, and vice versa. The base station also generates a dial tone.