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Is it ready to use already? Is the SIM card as been already have load?
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Can you send pictures in a text?
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How can a phone purchased from Walmart not work in my area when the exact same model purchased from Verizon will?
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is this the same thing as a no-contract phone? If so, what is the difference between it and straight talk?
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S and just purchased the S3. I noticed my SIM card doesn't fit. Do I need to purchase one?
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Does the Straight Talk Unlimited plan offer call forwarding from your cell phone to another phone line, for example my landline at my house?

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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, 9 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, 8 months ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 2
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 3
yes this is a self functioning unit it works off of cellular service
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
m6540
Question

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

asked 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
The ST Home Phone only works on the Verizon network.
answered 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
r0os
answer 5
This home phone unit will work in your area and it runs off of Verizon.
answered 2 years 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
Internet access is not available. For more details, you can visit:
http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
answered 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
no, different signals
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Tammyjk
Question

can you get caller id

asked 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
gphiflava87
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Louiesplace
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, 3 months ago
By
pat
on Straight Talk 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, 2 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

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

asked 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I didn't.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

WILL MY FAX MACHINE WORK WITH THIS PRODUCT.

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
FRANKLIN
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Fax will not work with this device.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DonnyInCA
answer 2
NO
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
oldlucky
answer 3
NO
answered 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

does straight talk request my social security number

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

How long does the battery last during a power outage? Also curious about the current rating of the power supply. Thanks

asked 10 months ago
By
Rob
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is up to 36 hours in stand bye and 2 hours of talk time.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
AS LONG AS A CELL PHONE
answered 10 months ago
By
ChuckfromAL
answer 3
IT WILL LAST A WHILE. ROB THINK OF IT THIS A WAY. IT IS BASICALLY A CELL PHONE THAT YOU HOOK HOME PHONES TOO. ALSO, IF YOU EVER HAD A REGULAR HOME PHONE YOU CAN STILL DIAL 911 ON A PHONE THAT'S TURNED OFF. I LIKE IT BETTER THAN MY MAGIC JACK MY MOM HAS IT. WORKS GOO RUNS OFF OF VERIZON TOWERS IF YOU DON'T HAVE VERIZON NOW (YES I KNOW THIS IS THROUGH WALMART) BUT GO TO THAT SITE PLUG IN YOUR ADDRESS AND IT WILL SHOW YOU THE STRENGTH OF THE PHONE AND DATA (data is more of a true cell phone) ONE GOOD THING IF YOU GO ON VACATION YOU CAN TAKE IT IF YOU HAVE POWER. TO KEEP IT UPDATED MOST WANT TELL YOU DIAL *22890 AND THEN DIAL *22891 GOODLUCK
answered 10 months ago
By
ChuckfromAL
answer 4
Up to 36 hours standby time and up to 2 hours talk time.
answered 10 months ago
By
wajo2
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