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

Question

Can this work with a fax machine

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Patty
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. It's basically a cell phone with a base unit that produces a dial tone.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
The website says no. You could get maxemail to take in incoming faxes and send them to you as emails.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
wal101
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, 7 months ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
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, 7 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 5
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, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Will this work with Directv?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Donna
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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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 4 months, 1 week 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, 1 month ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 3
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 2 years, 1 month 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

is it compatable with emergency medical systems

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
elmore11
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 2
no you need landline service.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
no you need a landline for emergency services to find you.
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does this accept in comming calls

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
dolly
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
marytc
Question

Do you realy have to give straight talk your social security number to install the home phone.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Karen
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
My first Answer was not complete.

IF your ask ST to port your old number to this ST Home Phone, they will probably ask for the LAST FOUR DIGITS of your SS#.

That's used as an I.D. when they make the porting request to your old tel. supplier so they can verify it's your account... sort of how you might have to verify it's you, and not someone else, when you call them.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
No. All Straight Talk service is pre-paid with no contracts involved and you are paying in ADVANCE for service. Therefore, there is no need for a credit check nor does Straight Talk care anything about your financial or personal situation. You can terminate service at any time without any penalty or owing Straight Talk any money.

This is opposed to your traditional home phone service or contracted cellular service where they are billing you for service you've already used. Therefore, many of those companies will want to do a credit check because they want to know that you will pay the bill they issue to you. When they do a credit check or check your credit worthiness, they usually need your social security number.

Again, Straight Talk doesn't care because there is no credit involved nor bills to pay. as you are pre-paying or paying in advance for service.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I didn't.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 4
Absolutely not!

If someone asks for that, ask to speak to their supervisor.

Do not give anyone at ST your SS #.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

WILL MY FAX MACHINE WORK WITH THIS PRODUCT.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
FRANKLIN
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
Fax will not work with this device.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DonnyInCA
answer 2
NO
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
oldlucky
answer 3
NO
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 4
No.

You'll have to use a PC-based app... search Google. Apparently it works like email with attachments???
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does straight talk request my social security number

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
thomas
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
No, they have no reason to need your social.
answered 1 year, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No, Straight Talk will not request any of your personal information.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
oldfarmer71
Question

external antenna

Has anyone used an external antenna with ST home phone? Did it help the signal? I want to try an external but I'm having trouble matching the connector.

I have one solid blue light and I would like to get 2 blue lights.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
cpic
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
call wilson electronics. an external would help. maybe even radio shack could help. take the device with you. if you are in a hopeless area with bad verizon signal to start with then the answer is an external will not help.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
answer 2
I think this company can provide an external antenna for the ST Home Phone (Huawei H226C);

http://www.alternativewireless.com/cellular-antennas/mobile-signal-booster/huawei-modem-signal-boosters/huawei-h226c-signal-boosters.html
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
try putting it nearer to window in room or different area in home and see if signal is better.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
LIAM608
answer 4
Have you tried setting it up near a window? Then get a cordless phone so you can use it anywhere in you living space.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
BrianTucson
Question

can I port my old number after I try out Straight Talk

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Ken
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes. You will have to call Tracfone and follow the procedure. It will take about 3 days.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
gupta
answer 2
The number you have must be current with your current provider.
If you would like to test it first, and then port you current number Yes you can do this
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Pat2
answer 3
Yes, that's the way to do it: buy the box and try it before asking ST to port your old number to it. You should keep your landline or other service until this is done and you confirm that your old number works when calling it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 4
We got our old number ported in about 3 days, no problem. There's a form you fill out online and they take care of the whole thing, including deleting your old number's account with the old co. You don't need to do a thing, except fill out the form.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
GeneMead
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