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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone

Question

why will the wireless home phone work in my zip code area and not the service plan cards ?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Connie
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'd get the box, and buy the card anyway. I think the cards are just on here wrong.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
wal101
answer 2
The message that it will not work in the zip code is evidently an error on the Walmart website. (I had the same descrepancy between the ST Home Phone and the Service Card for my zip). I purchased a $15 service plan from walmart.com and entered into my ST Home Phone reserve account and it updated the new service end date, just fine.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Redwood424
Question

can i use my phone on the road away from home, if i take the unit with me on the road?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Since this uses cellular towers (Verizon) you would have service where Verizon has good cell service. Being inside of a car could possibly diminish the power to and from the cellular towers. Placing the box on the back window ledge could possibly help with reception due to the antenna being able to get a good signal. A small adapter that plugs into your accessory outlet will allow you to plug in and not have to rely on the short life of the rechargeable straight talk home phone battery,
Using a simple plug in telephone will not use much power from the base unit so, you will in essence be using the phone like a portable cell phone. If there is reception, it will work. As with any phone company, Verizon is not available everywhere but, it is available almost everywhere....
answered 6 days ago
By
AnElectronicShopper
answer 2
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 3
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 5
yes you sure can. works great. If you are going on an extended trip, use a power inverter that plugs into your lighter socket and your home phone power line plugs into it. C an travel all around the country and still receive and make calls with your same local number.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 6
Yes, anywhere there is cell phone service.

Lorelero wrote in a Review 11/28/13:
Live in Houston, came to visit my daughter in Abilene for the week and brought it with me. I plugged it in and made calls with no problem. Love it. I don't think you'll be sorry if you buy it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does this service plan come with call waiting, call forwarding and voice mail

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
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answer 1
Just as stated in the description, yes, yes, yes...
answered 6 days ago
By
AnElectronicShopper
answer 2
Yes. The ST Home Phone has the following features:

"$15/30-Day Home Phone Unlimited* Nationwide Calling. Local and Long Distance Calling includes voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost."

Only disappointment is that Caller ID delivers the caller's number only, no name... so far. I'm hoping they add the name at some point in the future?

You have to set up voicemail for 1st use, then you access your voice mail messages with *86.

Call forwarding is activated by dialing *72 followed by the other tel. number. It's deactivated with *73.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
Yes, Yes, and Yes!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 4
Yes, it does:
http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
r0os
answer 5
Yes, the service plan includes: voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
gphiflava87
Question

Will this work with Directv?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Donna
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had Directv several times over the years. The last time I signed up I told them I didn't have a land line. Simple, I'd just have to call to request any pay-per-view I might want to watch.
answered 5 months ago
By
Paxplant
answer 2
No you will need a land line for your Directv and internet. Directv has new rules that you have to have a phone plugged into your DVR all the time. If enough people leave Directv maybe they will fix this. ( OK well I can't leave Directv because most of the time I love them lol) I saw in one of the ads that this service will not work with DVR so no it will not work with Directv. I also ask Directv and they said it wouldn't work. You can't plug a cell phone into your DVR.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 3
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 4
yes this is a self functioning unit it works off of cellular service
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
m6540
Question

will this work with an ALARM system

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
boyntonbaker
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
Not with mine.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 2
Doubtful.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 3
It does NOT work with my Ackerman Alarm System. Nor can I send/receive FAX's.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 4
"Equipment is not compatible with data services such as: home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems."

http://www.shopstraighttalk.com
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Celie4511
Question

Can I use the in-house hard wiring to connect all of my phones when disconnected from the phone company?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Rich
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
To reduce confusion from my multiple answers, I decided to combine them into ONE, as follows:

I took my ST Home Phone box downstairs where I have two unused house-wired tel. jacks in different rooms.

In one room, I connected the ST box to a house-wired jack.
In the other room, I connected a wired tel. to a house-wired jack.

On ST battery power only, I picked up the receiver on the wired phone and got a normal dial tone, then successfully made calls, one to my T-Mobile cell phone.

I think this means someone can do the following, as a minimum:

1. Connect the ST box to one house-wired jack and use all other house-wired jacks for wired telephones. For a wired system using existing house tel. wiring, this means you can connect the ST box ANYWHERE on a wired jack!

2. Or... Use both house-wired jacks AND a wireless system base, each plugged into one of the two tel. jacks in the back of the ST box... a combined wired/wireless system with phones EVERYWHERE!

3. OR... Don't connect to any existing house-wired jacks and use the ST box with only a wireless system like I have... 7 telephones with ONLY the base/answering machine connected to the box.

This means you should not let anyone mess around with your existing tel. wiring... that old 20th Century wiring may be useful for today's modern tel. equipment! -:)

Only two "odd" things I ran into when using house wiring:

1. No ringing when I called my cell phone while it was OFF... my call went directly to my cell phone voice mail. Once I turned my cell phone on, it rang normally. I guess you could say that's an "advantage" since it's a good way to know, in advance, if someone has their cell phone off or on at the time you make your call!?

2. When I ended my call to my cell phone, turning my cell phone off first gave me the bring-bring-bring tones like for a disconnected call. No problem, just an odd thing. Obviously, if I had hung up my phone connected to the ST box FIRST, I wouldn't hear those sounds. Duh!

Thanks for the great question... something I also had wondered about but never had a need to try!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
Corrected Answer:

My original Answer stated that I plugged the ST box into an existing tel. jack in my basement, then plugged a std wired tel. into one of the jacks on the back of the ST box, but then I realized that didn't test the in-house wiring.

So... I found a 2nd in-house jack and plugged my std wired tel. into a DIFFERENT jack in my house. This means the ST box is connected to one existing in-house jack and a std wired tel. into a 2nd in-house jack.

IT STILL WORKED!

I can only assume that other telephones plugged into other, existing in-house jacks would also be able to connect to the ST box, which is ALSO connected to one jack in the house's existing wired system.

The ST box is apparently receiving the signal from in-house jack(s) just like a wireless tel. system does thru its base unit.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
In my 1st Answer, I have an "odd" item #1 which said there was no "ringing" when I called my cell phone while it was OFF.

To clarify, that means there was no "audible" ringing like you normally hear, but the call WAS connected to my cell phone's Voice Mail system (apparently after the normal number of "silent" rings).

When I re-called my cell phone with it on, all was "normal," with audible ringing, etc.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 4
YES!

This was an interesting question, so I had to try it.

I took my ST Home Phone box downstairs where I had an open tel. jack, connected only within my house since I now have only Uverse internet, no tel. service connected to my home jacks.

Using only the battery power from the ST Home Phone box, I connected a tel. wire between the jack downstairs and one of the two tel, jacks in the back of the ST box. Then I connected a std telephone to the other jack in the ST box.

I got a normal dial tone and successfully made calls, even to my T-Mobile cell phone.

Only two "odd" things" I ran into:

1. No ringing when I called my cell phone while it was OFF. Once I turned my cell phone on, it rand normally. I guess you could say that's an "advantage" since it's a good way to know, in advance, if someone has their cell phone off or on at the time you make your call.

2. When I ended my call to my cell phone, turning my cell phone off first gave me the ring-ring-ring tones like for a disconnected call. No problem, just an odd thing. Obviously, if I had hung up my phone connected to the ST box FIRST, I wouldn't hear those sounds.

So... make sure no one messes with your internal wiring when you call the OLD (traditional) phone companies to disconnect service from them.

Thanks for the great question... something I also had wondered about but never had a need to try!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

i have a large home, how many phones can run off the box?

I only saw one phone on the video, I have four phones now
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
pat
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
The box has only two jacks on it, so only two phones could be connected to it, directly. As said before, if you have a wireless system connecting the phones, it can handle as many as your system can hold. (The only drain on the box is from the base station.)

If they are all connected by wall jacks, yes, you can operate them using the box (though I don't know how many) but make sure that the inside phone line has been disconnected from your former carrier before plugging the box into a wall jack.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
NormfromGA
answer 2
There is NO handset or telephone "registering" with the ST Home Phone required... you can use wireless or wired phones by just plugging one of the phones into the ST box.

With a wireless set (I have an 8-unit set), you just plug the base unit into the ST box and all the other units in the set are good to go. "Registering" only applies to a multi-unit wireless phone set, where each handset has to be registered to the BASE UNIT of the wireless set.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
You can connect all your home phones to it! As long as they are registered with the product!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Confess
answer 4
I'm not sure there's a "limit"... I have 8 wireless phones with my base unit plugged into the ST box. Plus I tested the 8-phone system with an additional two wired phones plugged into my existing wall jacks.

It will surely handle your four phones, and more.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

is it compatable with emergency medical systems

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
elmore11
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 2
no you need landline service.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
no you need a landline for emergency services to find you.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
Probably not since they say:

"Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone is not compatible with data services such as: fax machines, DVR services, credit card machines, medical alert services, or some home security systems."

Note the "data services" ref. If your med system doesn't operate as a data device, then call your med system service provider and ask if it works over a cell phone connection that must dial out to send a signal.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does this accept in comming calls

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
dolly
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
fmp768
answer 2
No problem with incoming calls. I have had problems making outgoing calls. About a third of the time, I get "your call cannot be completed as dialed". Generally the Verizon networks decides I did it right and puts the call through.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Driftwood150
answer 3
Absolutely; this function as your home phone and you will be able to call out and receive calls.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
marytc
Question

does straight talk request my social security number

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
thomas
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, they have no reason to need your social.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
I had been saying NO to this question but recently found our that they might ask for THE LAST FOUR DIGITS of your SS# IF YOU REQUEST PORTING OF YOUR OLD TEL. #.

This makes sense since they'll be asking your old tel. company to transfer your tel. number to them and the old tel. company might want some proof that you requested it?

So, ONLY THE LAST FOUR DIGITS AND THEN ONLY IF YOU REQUEST THEM TO PORT YOUR OLD TEL. # TO YOUR NEW ST HOME PHONE?
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No, Straight Talk will not request any of your personal information.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
oldfarmer71
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