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what carrier does this phone use ? at&t or Verizon
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Exactly which service provider does this phone use? I would like to purchase this phone, but only Verizon and At&t get clear signal where I live. S
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Is there another name for this phone as there are no reviews on this phone yet I was trying to look it up on-line?

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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

can you connect a fax to this also?

asked 7 months ago
By
deb
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No, you cannot fax with this service.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. It states that in their pamphlet. I want to warn you the customer service is very bad.
answered 6 months ago
By
GNOMEME
answer 3
No. Email with attachments works better.
answered 6 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

how many phones can be used in home?

asked 6 months ago
By
Geo
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It can take 2 direct lines, but if you use cordless sets then it can handle all the sets.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
it has two phone lines on the back of the unit. if you buy cordless phones you can add as many as you like.
answered 6 months ago
By
rick37841
answer 3
Just about as many as you want.

I have an 8-handset wireless system attached to my ST box plus, for testing, I also connected a tel. cable to the 2nd jack ion the back of the box to one of my existing wired phone jacks in the wall and it allowed me to ALSO connect as many wired telephones to the existing wall jack.

The cable from box to one wired jack made ALL wired jacks "hot" for any other telephone in the other wired jacks.
answered 6 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

We spend approximately 5 months a year away from our primary home. With this service can it be put into vacation (snow bird) status?

By this I mean hold our phone number in a suspended state and turn on when we return home.
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
egleonard
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
If I were you, I'd just take the unit along to your vacation home and use it there. The unit is completely portable, and as long as there is Verizon wireless service available at your vacation place, you can just keep on using it like you were at home.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
grillhead
answer 2
You can suspend service.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
egleonard, I asked this of Straight Talk some time ago and this is how it was explained to me:

You obviously can suspend service since you are prepaying for it and there are no charges to stop nor re-activate service. However, Straight Talk told me that they offer no provision to hold or "park" a phone number. They explained that once service lapses over 30-days, your phone number is forfeited.

There are several independent services that offer a "park" service for phone numbers for a few dollars a month. Of course you would have to port in and out multiple times a year as you'd have to port out of Straight Talk to a parking provider, then port back, etc.

Some carriers and providers will offer vacation suspend but usually for not more than 90-days. I believe Virgin Mobile allows for longer periods of suspension on cell phone plans but at a pretty steep price (last time I checked). But at the time I checked with Straight Talk, they did not have a phone number park feature or vacation suspend.

Please check with them, however, to see if this has changed.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do I just buy the black box at $69.88 and plug it up? Then what? What are the steps I need to follow?

asked 2 months ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Cindy, I apologize for the responses so far not being helpful.

Those two links I gave in my initial response, should be all you need for easy set up instructions.

The video by Straight Talk gives a good overview of the procedure. The second link will give you the step-by-step written instructions included in the packaging that will walk you through each step.

One thing I forgot to mention is that you will have to purchase service ($15) either from Walmart or directly from Straight Talk in order for the activation to be completed entirely. You can purchase that service at the time of activation if you wish.

Again, I'm sorry for not being more helpful. Post again if you have any specific questions about the set up or how the device functions.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
After you buy the Straight Talk phone, you need to buy a plan that suits you then.
answered 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Cindy, I'll give you two links. The first is a very helpful video tutorial from Straight Talk on how to set it up. The second is the Services Guide that comes with the unit that will give you step-by-step instructions on set up. You can preview both ahead of time if you'd like. Both will give very good directions on setup (copy-and-paste):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLqEGMPzzXY

http://img.deviceanywhere.com/tracfone/pub/30000/docs/SG%20EN.pdf

.
answered 2 months ago
By
richardarr
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My question do you need a credit card to purchase this phone plan.

asked 3 weeks ago
By
ED
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
There are actually several ways to purchase service with no credit card.

As mentioned, you can pay cash at a Walmart store.

You can also use a debit card at a Walmart store, online at Walmart.com, online at Straight Talk, or over the phone with Straight Talk.

You can also use a Walmart gift card, PayPal or a pre-loaded Visa or Matercard gift card at Walmart either at the store or online.

And finally, you can actually purchase service directly through Straight Talk by sending them a check through the mail.
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
no, in store cash, online debit etc.
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
By
kapper24
answer 3
No, they have plan cards for sale at your local store
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
By
trock59
Question

does homephone have gps locator like cellphones?

asked 2 months ago
By
mac
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
It has a locator for 911 service.
answered 2 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
mac, I'm assuming you're asking about GPS as it pertains to an emergency call?

This is from the Services Guide for this device:

"Your Home Phone device is embedded with a GPS chipset that transmits its location. Since the unit is designed for use in indoor environments, please be prepared to provide your location inside the premises to public service personnel in an emergency situation. For optimal GPS signal strength, your Home Phone device should be located near a window or other opening at all times."

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To view the Services Guide that is enclosed within the packaging for this device, you can see it here in a PDF (copy-and-paste):

http://img.deviceanywhere.com/tracfone/pub/30000/docs/SG%20EN.pdf

.
answered 2 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
The person you are calling is likely to see the city you are calling from on their caller ID, but it does not have what it commonly referred to as GPS.
answered 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

With Straight talk home phone service can you recieve collect calls?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Ron
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No, you cannot receive collect calls on this prepaid service. You would need a landline phone service or postpaid contract cell service for collect calls.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
By
T680
answer 2
As with most prepaid cell based services, you cannot receive collect calls. You would need a landline phone or post paid cell phone.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
By
T680
answer 3
SURE ,, IT IS JUST LIKE A REG (MA BELL) LINE
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Narcoossee
Question

So, can i take this phone with me anywhere and make calls on it as long as the battery is powered up ?

If i plug this up to my power inverter in my truck, can I just take it with me like a cell phone ?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
shotoshine
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you really don't need the inverter. You can get a 12v charger cord plug it into your truck power point and the back of the unit, just like a cell phone charger cord. Remember, though, you'll need to take a corded home type phone with you to plug into the system, also.
Could get kind of bulky, altogether.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
answer 2
Yes, it should work wherever there is Verizon service. It will actually work several hours from the battery. I think it is 2 hr. talk time, but more for standby.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SouthernReview
Question

Can the Verizon Home Connect equipment be used if I switch to Straight Talk, or do I need to buy the Straight Talk Home Phone equipment?

Am currently using Verizon Home Connect as my home phone.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Maggie
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. New equipment must be purchased.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BOSSC351
answer 2
The ST Home phone equipment needs to be purchased for this service.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Redwood424
Question

Does this system work with a fax machine?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ray
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
bluegreen0725
answer 2
Ray, I had the same question about fax capability. I found this review stating that it does not work for fax. I guess I won't be getting one until that becomes available.

The product itself is good, but the customer service from straight talk is awfull. I transfered my old number to the straight talk device. It took a few days, and when they notified me the service had been activated I could not recieve or make calls. I was getting a busy signal, so I called the customer service. I waited on the phone for over an hour. Then when the rep came on the line it took him another 30 minutes to get his computer to open his tools to help me. After being on the phone for 2 hours my problem was resolved. It works perfect for all the calls you want to make, but you can not use a fax machine using this device.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Cokeorcoffee
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