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Straight Talk Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone

This Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone provides you with the features you need and even calls 411. No high-speed Internet or landline is required with this Straight Talk Home Phone, and it is compatible with your existing corded or cordless phone. With this Straight Home Phone, you can also keep your current number or get a new one. This Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone is a portable wireless device and service plans are sold separately.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone

Question

I have Magic Jack service, can this number be ported over?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Kfoxwor
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, find out if the straight talk service can work for the service location. some areas have no usable signal.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 2
Any current (as in paid up) phone number should be able to be ported to this device. More information can be found at www.straighttalkhomephone.com.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
daveontheroad
Question

what service does it work on in the 60096 area code?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Stretch
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It only works on the CDMA system. Verizon is CDMA.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BOSSC351
answer 2
ST Home phone is only on the Verizon network. If you get Verizon signal in you zip code, then it will work for you. You can go to walmart.com and pull up the ST Home phone system, enter your zip code and it will tell you if it works in your zip.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
The ST Home Phone only works on the Verizon network.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 4
According to some reviews I've read, StraightTalk uses different cell towers in different areas and they try to keep that a secret. This question might not be answerable.

To at least see if it will work in your area, you can use the tool on this walmart website.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
r0os
answer 5
This home phone unit will work in your area and it runs off of Verizon.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PennsylvaniaPrincess
Question

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

asked 10 months ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 10 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 10 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
yes
answered 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

is internet access available for wireless connections?

access to internet is this available, how much to use phone for a whole month with internet access if availble?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
royce
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No internet access is available from the ST Home Phone base.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
Internet access is not available. For more details, you can visit:
http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
r0os
answer 3
There is no internet service with this device as it works from cell towers. They also state that you can't hook up your computer with a phone line and use dialup as it will not work.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
no, different signals
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Tammyjk
Question

can you get caller id

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ak
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
ST Home phone has caller ID. The incoming phone number is displayed on your home phone receiver, if it has caller ID capabilities. If you want the name of the caller, it's just like your cell phone and will display the caller name and number if you have programmed the contact info into your home phone, if it has that capability. Most cordless home phones have contact programming capabilities now.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
It includes caller ID, although I read another review that says the caller ID includes number only, not name. So, it is caller ID like a cell phone. Basically, it is a cell phone that you plug your landline handset into.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
r0os
answer 3
Yes, Local and Long Distance Calling includes voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
gphiflava87
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Louiesplace
Question

will this work with an ALARM system

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
boyntonbaker
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not with mine.
answered 8 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 2
Doubtful.
answered 8 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 3
It does NOT work with my Ackerman Alarm System. Nor can I send/receive FAX's.
answered 8 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 1 year, 3 months 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 ago
By
Rich
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
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 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 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 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 ago
By
wajo2
Question

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

asked 9 months ago
By
Karen
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
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 9 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I didn't.
answered 9 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 9 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 11 months ago
By
pat
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
wajo2
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 8 months ago
By
cpic
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
By
BrianTucson
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