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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

How many phones can be used on the device?

How many phones can be used on the device
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
bb
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have one phone hooked up to it an four other cordless wireless phones that wrk off the signal from that one phone that would be my answer
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
trastandy
answer 2
If i recall it has 2 direct line hook ups but if you have a corded/cordless with addtl headsets you can hook-up as many as you cordless set allows.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Msbeentheredonethat
Question

What additional fees are charged in addition to the $15 for national plan

Just wondering if this is truly just 15 dollars a month or 15 plus taxes, etc
asked 6 months ago
By
Modigliamo
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just bought my first card at WalMart and they added a 911 charge on to it!
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
By
Madisonvillian
answer 2
The answers given so far are generally correct. However, it really boils down to what your local jurisdiction requires or does not require Walmart/Straight Talk to collect.

For example, if you ordered the card on this page in Washington state, not only sales tax would be charged but also a $.95 tax/fee for "e911 fees, recycling and environmental disposal fees."

If you ordered this exact card from Walmart in the state of Nevada, as another example, Walmart would only charge $15 as Nevada does not require sales tax to be collected on phone cards/service and also does not require any other fees.

So, it will depend on not only what state you reside but also the local jurisdiction in that state --county, city, etc.-- on what they require Walmart/Straight Talk to collect.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
If you buy the refill card in a Walmart store, the only extra you pay on the $15 refill card is sales tax. In my area that amounts to about $1.35 extra (9% sales tax). There are no other taxes, surcharges, fees, etc. If you refill online, it is slightly more for some unknown reason. But for $16.35 a month for unlimited home phone, unlimited long distance, all running on reliable Verizon towers, it's a great deal- about 1/3 the cost of a landline.
answered 6 months ago
By
T680
answer 4
If you buy from Walmart or Walmart.com, the only additional charge is your normal sales tax. There aren't any hidden phone fees. You can check the actual price you will have to pay by adding a card to your cart and proceeding through the checkout process; you can cancel just before "payment".
answered 6 months ago
By
ligera15
answer 5
there are taxes involved. My bill is pretty much about $16.50 a month.
answered 6 months ago
By
AJnMyzMom
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, 5 months ago
By
eris
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes. It has battery backup.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SouthernReview
answer 2
yes you sure can take it anywhere..
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

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

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
Yes, Yes, and Yes!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
Yes, it does:
http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
answered 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
gphiflava87
Question

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

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Stretch
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
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, 3 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
The ST Home Phone only works on the Verizon network.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 3
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, 3 months ago
By
r0os
answer 4
This home phone unit will work in your area and it runs off of Verizon.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
PennsylvaniaPrincess
Question

Will this work with Directv?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Donna
on Straight Talk 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Crystalclear2012
answer 3
Because Direct TV uses a different frequency, it should not cause a problem.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Zhbs
answer 4
yes this is a self functioning unit it works off of cellular service
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
m6540
Question

will this work with an ALARM system

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
boyntonbaker
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not with mine.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 2
Doubtful.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
RetiredandUnimpressed
answer 3
It does NOT work with my Ackerman Alarm System. Nor can I send/receive FAX's.
answered 1 year, 3 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, 10 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, 7 months ago
By
Rich
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
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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, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

is it compatable with emergency medical systems

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
elmore11
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 2
no you need landline service.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Louiesplace
answer 3
no you need a landline for emergency services to find you.
answered 1 year, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
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