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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 does the unit work where cell reception is poor

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
arst1000
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can still get good reception in a bad cell reception area.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I barley can use a android straight talk cell phone under my metal roof in a low signal area, But this straight talk land line unit works well, no loss signal even during bad weather,( yet) I have a one light signal. I set it by an outer wall. No problems.
answered 1 year ago
By
1stbillsfoxylady
answer 3
Many people report good reception in problem areas, but no way to tell a specific person how it will work in their locale.

Enter your zip code in the red box at top of this page to get an idea.

Walmart has a 15-day return policy on the phone, but the first month's service card is not refundable.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can you send and receive faxes with this system?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
George
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, this system only provides Voicemail, caller-ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The device manual states that the device does not support incoming nor outgoing fax service. I have not tested this.
answered 1 year ago
By
pcguy1
answer 3
No fax with this ST phone.

You'd have to use one of the PC/internet services, or do it yourself with email and attachments.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

Do you get or can you get internet service with this phone service?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
AJnana
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Straight talk wireless offers mobile broadband, mobile hotspots, and data plans through the Wireless Home Phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
NO.
answered 1 year ago
By
1stbillsfoxylady
answer 3
No. This is a portable home phone for voice communication only.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

How does it work in different area codes?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Ron
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
It will work the same in any area code. It runs off of cell towers.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Ron, since this is a cellular-based unit, it's similar to your cell phone when you travel to another area code. In other words, it's seamless. It will pick up a signal from the nearest Verizon Wireless cell tower and provide you with service just as if you had a Verizon cell phone.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
It will work the same in any area code. The important thing is if you have cell phone service in your area, which you can check by entering your ZIP code in the red box at the top of this page.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
Question

will this work with my existing home network of phones?

I have 10+ phone jacks.
asked 1 year ago
By
timmac
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
This item is designed to work with home phones.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I am not sure what you mean. It is a wireless phone so it just needs to be plugged in and activated. It has 2 phone jacks so you can plug in 2 phones. They can be corded or cordless phone. The phone jacks in your walls are not needed with this device.
answered 1 year ago
By
LoveToBlog
answer 3
Yes. If you plug a tel. cord from one of the two jacks in the back of the ST box to one of your existing wired jacks, it makes all your house jacks "hot" so they can all answer or place calls from the ST box.

This assumes all your existing home tel. wiring remains intact.
answered 1 year ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can I set my phone up with a new number then several days/weeks later decide to port my ATT land line number to my ST phone?

asked 1 year ago
By
Frankie
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
As long as you still have the other number, then yes it can be changed.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Welcome to my world!

I tried ST to see how it worked before I ported my number.
Once you activated the unit you'll need to wait until your current 'subscription' expires before porting a new number to it.
answered 1 year ago
By
Bayotle
answer 3
Yes. Just keep your AT&T service and number until you decide whether you like the ST home phone or not. That way, you won't lose your existing (old) number and can port it over any time you want.

Theoretically, you could keep both services indefinitely that way... paying for both of course... I'm sure they won't complain. -:)
answered 1 year ago
By
wajo2
Question

will Straight talk phones work with a fax machine and the home phone ?

asked 1 year ago
By
Mikey
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
This device is not compatible with fax machines.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
NO. VOICE ONLY I BELIEVE
answered 1 year ago
By
thefishfearme
answer 3
No, the ST box is for voice communication only.

For fax, you can use email with attachments or one of the online PC-based fax services (search Google).
answered 1 year ago
By
wajo2
Question

I don't understand just how this works

1. If you buy this do you have to keep buying cards every month?
2. Does this replace your landline entirely?
3. It runs off a Verizon signal & only them?
4. Do you need a phone with it?
5. I live in the country-is this going to work in the county?
Sorry I'm totally confused
asked 1 year ago
By
Toni1953
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Toni1953, there ARE service "cards" for this. Walmart sells them in the store and online. As I stated previously, there are many ways you can pay for service aside from buying a card every month.

There is NO bill. This is PREPAID service and you are responsible for making arrangements to pay at least 30-days in advance. Straight Talk will send you reminders by e-mail but will NOT send you a bill as you NEVER owe them anything. This is non-contracted service.

Again, you have the option of going on "Auto-Refill" where Straight Talk will charge your credit card or debit your debit card each month for the next 30-days of service should you choose to elect that option of paying in advance for your service.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
You do not buy cards for this. You will receive a monthly bill for its use. You may actually have this in addition to your land line, if desired, or you can use this to replace your land line. This is served by Verizon only. You will need a phone with this. You will have to ask Verizon if you have a specific concern about its viability in your location.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
1. Toni1953, the simplest way to look at it is that you have to pay at least 30-days in advance for service. However, there are several ways to avoid having to buy cards every month. The first is to enroll in Straight Talk's "Auto-Refill" where your credit or debit card is charged automatically each month for the next 30-days of service. You do not have to do remember to do anything if choosing this option. Another option is to put service in your "reserve" account. You can put as much service in reserve as you wish. Example, if you want to buy six months worth of service all at once, you can do that ...or seven months, or a year's worth of service, etc.

2. Yes, it is intended to replace your landline home phone service.

3. Yes, it only uses Verizon Wireless voice coverage ...there is no roaming so it is exclusively using Verizon cell towers.

4. Yes, you need to plug a normal home phone into the device. Whatever phone you are using now as your landline phone should work. A cordless system will also work so you can have cordless "extensions" in multiple rooms in the house.

5. Verizon Wireless has good coverage in rural areas so the chances of you being within Verizon Wireless coverage is good. What cell phone carrier do you use? If Verizon, this will use the same tower ...or the nearest tower. You can use the Verizon street-level coverage map to see if you are within the coverage area (copy-and-paste):

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

After putting in your address, choose the "Prepaid" button as this will show "native" Verizon voice coverage, then click on the "Refresh Map" button. If you are in the purple-shaded area, the Straight Talk Home Phone should work at your location.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it come with a monthly card in box raffaela

asked 1 year ago
By
raffaela
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The service plans are sold separately.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. I juist pluged it into the wall socket. And followed the directions. You can have national or international calls. $16.76 for national and I think $23.00 for the other one. You call every month on the same day and you can use a charge card or a staight talk minutes card. And you can use more than one phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
girlstogirls
answer 3
No. Service plans (cards) are sold separately. They're hung up next to the phones if you buy from Walmart.
answered 1 year 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
grillhead
answer 2
You can suspend service.
answered 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
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