Verizon’s Home Phone Connect service just went live, and allows you to connect your home phone to Verizon’s wireless network. It uses a base station that merges your landline phone and Verizon’s cellular network. For $19.99/month, you get unlimited calling, or for $9.99/month, you can add your home landline to your existing wireless family plan. Pretty good deal, and the good news is that it doesn’t use your existing broadband connection. The service was trialed in New York and Connecticut previously, but it looks like general availability starts now.