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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

Will this work with Directv?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Donna
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 2
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 3
yes this is a self functioning unit it works off of cellular service
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
m6540
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, 1 month ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

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

asked 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
The ST Home Phone only works on the Verizon network.
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
r0os
answer 5
This home phone unit will work in your area and it runs off of Verizon.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
PennsylvaniaPrincess
Question

can you get caller id

asked 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
gphiflava87
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Louiesplace
Question

will this work with an ALARM system

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
boyntonbaker
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not with mine.
answered 11 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 2
Doubtful.
answered 11 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 3
It does NOT work with my Ackerman Alarm System. Nor can I send/receive FAX's.
answered 11 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, 6 months ago
By
Celie4511
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 1 year 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 ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I didn't.
answered 1 year 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 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 11 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
BrianTucson
Question

is it compatable with emergency medical systems

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

does straight talk request my social security number

asked 1 year ago
By
thomas
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, they have no reason to need your social.
answered 11 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 11 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No, Straight Talk will not request any of your personal information.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
no
answered 11 months ago
By
oldfarmer71
Question

Monthly charge options

Since I don't use credit cards or texting, is my only option to go to the store every 30 days and buy a new card?
asked 10 months ago
By
hemi
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, if you don't want to purchase online, then you will have to purchase Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone Plan at the store.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You can buy several cards at one time and put them in reserve. If you want to buy a six month supply of cards and put them in reserve, then you can. Then you would only have to refill every six months.
answered 10 months ago
By
DeeDee372
answer 3
No. You could also:

1. Give them your checking acct routing number (which is on every check you write, so It's not a secret) and they can do an ACH payment from that account every month. If you decide to stop the service, just call them and withdraw your routing number payment method.

2. Buy multiple Service Cards and place them in your RESERVE account at ST. That Reserve lets you put as many months on service in an account from which they withdraw each month until it's used up. Some people stock their Reserve for 3 months at a time, 6 months, etc. or as many as you feel comfortable doing. Just write your refill date on your calendar so you don't forget to buy some more cards. Once you decide you really like this new phone system, you might even stock up a year's worth!? This method keeps all personal info, like CC#, routing #, etc., out of the system altogether.
answered 10 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 4
I think you can do it online using a debit card, they will email you a code then you can enter that. Otherwise, you will have to go to the stroe, buy a card and then enter the code online.
answered 10 months ago
By
mikeytheb
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