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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, 4 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, 3 months ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 2
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 3
yes this is a self functioning unit it works off of cellular service
answered 1 year, 4 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 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

buying several cards at 1 time

asked 7 months ago
By
smoke
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
They have auto refill if you want to ensure the service remains active and that way you do not have to worry about buying more than one card. If you buy more than 1 card at a time, any additional cards would be added to your reserve to be used when your 30 days are up.
answered 7 months ago
By
mzjasmin
answer 2
Smoke, yes you may buy several cards at 1 time, I've done so.
answered 7 months ago
By
Therailroadretiree
answer 3
There are several options. Here are three:

1. Buy several cards from Walmart and then give all the codes to Straight Talk at one time where they will put them in your "reserve account" and will extend your "Service End Date" out to correspond with how many codes (or as Walmart calls them, a PIN) you put in your reserve.

2. Purchase service directly from Straight Talk for as many months as you'd like. You can do this online or over the phone. This method doesn't require transferring codes as you'd have to do when purchasing service cards from Walmart.

3. Enroll in Auto-Refill at Straight Talk where Straight Talk will automatically charge your credit or debit card each month for service in advance. This is the most convenient way to do it as you don't have to even think about having to pay each month or buy service cards. However, it does require you to give Straight Talk a credit or debit card number to keep on file and some don't like doing that.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
You can buy as many cards as you like because you can put them in reserve. So make sure that you have a reserve account so that all your cards are not for the same time period. In reserve, your time goes on as the one on there expires.
answered 7 months ago
By
DeeDee372
answer 5
Yes, you can buy multiple cards for service and refill your account one at a time each month, or you can add ALL the cards to your Reserve from which they'll "withdraw" each month's fee.

You can go online to your account (after you set it up) and do all kinds if stuff like Manage your Reserve Account. Or you can call them and have a CSR add them to your Reserve Account.
answered 7 months ago
By
wajo2
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, 7 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

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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 4
no, different signals
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Tammyjk
Question

what service plan is required

asked 6 months ago
By
runner
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works with $15 dollar unlimited nationwide calling plan or $30 unlimited nationwide and international calling plan from straighttalk.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You have the choice of two:

1. The Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone $15 Plan that offers unlimited nationwide calling,

OR

2. Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone $30 Plan that offers International Calling to over 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India and in other countries as well as unlimited nationwide calling.

Go here to see the features and order the $15 Plan (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Wireless-Home-Phone-15-Plan-Email-Delivery/22178410

Go here to see the features and order the $30 Plan (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Wireless-Home-Phone-30-Plan-Email-Delivery/22178408
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
STRAIGH TALK, NO OTHER
answered 6 months ago
By
CHAKA2014
answer 4
They have two plans: $15/mo. Nationwide and $30/mo. International.

You buy the monthly card for each at Walmart. You can refill each month with more cards one at a time or enter them in your Reserva and they'll withdraw the service $ each month. Or you can set up an auto-pay option with a CC or debit card.
answered 6 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

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

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 9 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
Yes, Yes, and Yes!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
Yes, it does:
http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
r0os
answer 4
Yes, the service plan 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
Question

can you get caller id

asked 1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
Louiesplace
Question

will this work with an ALARM system

asked 1 year, 3 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 11 months 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
wajo2
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