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Question

CAN WE FAX WITH THIS

We haven't purchased Straight Talk just yet and need info.
We don't fax much and not a business but like to fax when it's necessary. Thank you.
James
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JAMES
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No-this is a phone, no fax.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No fax with this ST phone.
You'd have to use one of the PC/internet services, which are really like email with attachments.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
The Straight Talk Home Phone will not support the traditional fax machine setup.

You would have to use non-traditional alternatives or the ones that are internet based such as (copy-and-paste):

http://www.efax.com/Free-Trial?VID=38867

or

http://faxzero.com/

...just to name a couple. I'm sure you'll get other suggestions too. But again, you won't be able to use a traditional fax machine to simply plug into the back of the Straight Talk Home Phone unit.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this work with my adt alarm system montoring

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
me
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this will work with your ADT alarm system as long as it uses a cellular dialer. ADT can install the additional device if your system doesn't already use one.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. Not familiar with ADT, but you might ask them if they are like several other companies and can use your cell phone instead (if you have one... and there'll be a extra charge).
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
GeneMead
answer 3
From ST FAQs:

Is Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone compatible with my home security system?

Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone may not be compatible with certain home security systems. Please check with your system provider to confirm the compatibility requirements.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

I have magic jack plus can I transfer that number to straight talk home

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Rocky
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight Talk allows you to keep your existing phone number, however it is recommended to contact your Magic Jack representative to make sure that service will allow you to transfer your current number.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You should be able to port your number to straight talk home.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Buggs1325
answer 3
Rocky, from what I've heard from others and read on the internet, Magic Jack intentionally makes it difficult to port a number away from them. However, they are required by FCC portability rules to release the number if all conditions are met.

What you need to do is to find your account number on your original Magic Jack invoice and have the password to your account available. You will need these two things regardless where you are porting your number to be it Straight Talk or some other provider. If you did not keep your original invoice or do not know your account number, that is where Magic Jack makes it difficult for you to retrieve it from them. You may have to jump through a lot of hoops or get a lot of run-around.

If you can't supply your new provider (Straight Talk, Vonage, etc.) with the account number and the password to your account, it will be almost impossible to port your number away from Magic Jack.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Reception

If I don't get good cell phone reception at my house will this work as home phone?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Nanatalk
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
What you will need is to be in an area where there is good Verizon Wireless coverage. You may have weak cell phone coverage for another carrier but as long as you have Verizon coverage, the Straight Talk Home Phone should work fine. If not, then correct, this will not work. Verizon has relatively good coverage in rural areas so you may be in a Verizon area.

You can check if your exact address is in the Verizon native coverage area by going to the Verizon interactive coverage map and inserting your address. Copy-and-paste this link:

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

Check the "Prepaid" button after you've inserted your address and then click on the "Refresh Map" button. If your location is in the purple-shaded area, the Straight Talk Home Phone will work. You have to be in the purple-shaded area otherwise it will NOT work.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
This device runs off of Verizon towers. To check the coverage in your are, enter your zip code on the product page.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Since your bad cell reception could be due to the carrier and cell phone, there's no way to know for sure if ST would be better except to try it.

Use the box at the top of this page to check first. Enter your zip code and it will let you know in advance if it "should" work.

Luckily, Walmart has a 15-day return policy on this unit.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

does it have caller id and call waiting

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
cliff
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
ST plans have local and long distance calling, voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost.

The caller ID is only the number, no name, but we get names from our phonebook entries. WE use those names plus a distinctive ring for to identify, without looking, that the caller is someone we want to answer the phone for.

Not sure if ST will ever upgrade the caller ID to include all names, but if so, it can be done with an upload to each ST box.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
No. You get through your telephones and answering systems only. This only provides the wireless system to use a home telephone.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Buggs1325
answer 3
Yes, it has voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding and 411.

For more information, go to their website (copy-and-paste):

http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/shop.php
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Activating voice mail

If I activate my voice mail, how will this effect my answering machine? Witch one will answer first. How many rings does the unit allow before it takes a message?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Dave
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
IF you decide to use their voicemail (I did), I'd disable your answering machine to avoid conflict. I think the default is 5 rings.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
GeneMead
answer 2
Dave, as long as you set your answering machine to answer in fewer rings than the Straight Talk Home Phone's voicemail system, then you will be able to use your own answering machine if that's your preference. Both should have adjustability. I can't remember the default for the Straight Talk Home Phone voicemail (Verizon-based) but from what I recall, it can be adjusted. Hopefully somebody can chime in on the default setting.

I never set my voicemail up when I had the Straight Talk Home Phone (I no longer have it) as i wanted to use my own answering system. One of the reasons was that I wanted to be able to "save" some messages and with the voicemail provided by Verizon, you will lose saved messages after a set period of time if you do not "recycle" them to the save-queue ...just as you would if using a cell phone voicemail system.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I've got a cordless answering system (8 handsets) which I set to answer in 4 rings. It takes messages when we're not on the phone but, when we are, the ST voice mail system takes the call and the VM light on the box blinks to indicate a ST voice mail.

Dial *86 to set up and get messages.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

can two separate phones be connected to device?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Betty
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this is able to connect to 2 phones.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, it has two phone jacks on the back.

I could not get their system to do anything except charge my credit card for the access fee (fortunately I only ordered the $15 card), which is non-refundable even though I could never use the system.

Good Luck
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
mikeytheb
answer 3
Yes, it has two jacks in the back for 2 separate phones.

You could have the base unit of a wireless set (I have an 8-set unit) and a std corded phone in the other jack, or you could connect a tel. cord to one of your existing wired jacks in your house and use corded phones at every jack in the house.

Lots of options.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can two diferents land phone numbers will work with this device?

I have two land lines in home and I was wonder if this device will work
with both numbers or Do I need a second one?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
RC
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product works for one phone line
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I think you can only get one number per device.

I could not get their system to do anything except charge my credit card for the access fee (fortunately I only ordered the $15 card), which is non-refundable even though I could never use the system.

Good Luck
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
mikeytheb
answer 3
WHEN I GOT THIS STRAIGHT TALK SERVICE I PORTED MY LAND LINE, BUT I STILL HAVE MY CELLPHONE
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
RAZOR450
Question

Does this product work without internet service and without a router?

I do not have a router nor do I have internet service. I need a product that does not use either.

Thank you
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
lightower
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone does not require high-speed internet or a landline to work.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This is very likely what you need. Caution, I could not get service set up and I found tech support to be virtually non-existant. However, if you can get it going, this is what you are looking for. This device uses cellular telephone coverage in your local area - so it's a cell phone for home use that you can connect your regular land line telephone to. The basic service is unlimited talk for $15 per month, great deal, IF you can get it to work for you. Good luck.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
mikeytheb
answer 3
You dont have to have internet service. You connect your phone directly to the straight talk box.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
TC146
Question

Buying for a different zip code

I would like to purchase to Straight Talk Home Phone for my Daughter who lives in a different state. I would also like to pay the monthly fee. Is it possible to do so by paying from my bank account?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
aznetcowboy
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can pay for this directly from your bank account. When you set it up you can use the auto-refill option so the payment comes directly out of your bank account.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes just use your debit card
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
TC146
answer 3
Yes, should be no problem. Only thing is logistics of activating.

You have to buy a ST box to get its serial number, etc. and dial a special number noted in the instructions to get the phone programmed so ST knows you have the phone.

You'd also need to know if she wants her old landline ported or not. (The phone starts with a temp. number ST assigns.)

If you buy the phone in her area and set it up there, should be simple. If you want to buy it at your locale and surprise her with it, you'd probably have to call them and have them set it up with your CC for monthly auto-pay.

Probably other ways to do it but none should be too difficult?
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wajo2
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