Land line phones are becoming a part of the past. More and more people are using their cell phones and discontinuing their land line service, both to save money and for the convenience a cell phone provides.
Security companies have had to adjust, as not long ago most home alarm systems were monitored through a land line phone. The solution is a cell phone primary. While it has been available for quite some time now, it was mainly used as a back up for businesses. Just a few years ago the equipment needed to monitor by cell phone was pretty expensive, costing over $850.00 just for the cell GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Spécial Mobile).
As with most technology the price of equipment tends to drop over time. The average price for a GSM cell unit is now around $250.00 (we offer it for $230.00), with monitoring for $29.99 per month. The extra cost in the monitoring is to cover the cell phone usage cost.
There is a less expensive option in the Oklahoma City area. There are many companies in the Oklahoma City area offering phone service. Both Cox Cable and ATT offer a measured line to their customers. These lines work great for the person that uses their cellphone most of the time and just need an inexpensive phone line for their alarm system. The pricing starts at around $7.00 to $9.00 dollars a month. There are other companies and programs available to customers on social security or government assistance, at less than $2.00 a month. We will monitor your system with a land line phone for just $19.99 per month.
So the in Oklahoma City area your total cost of land line phone and monitoring can be as low as $22.99 to $28.99 for both your phone and monitoring. Less than the $29.99 for cell monitoring and you have no up front cost ($230.00) for the cell GSM unit.