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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone

Question

can i use it as a fax line

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
cat
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Instructions say's NO...
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AnElectronicShopper
answer 2
No. Here's what Straight Talk says on that:

"Equipment is not compatible with data services such as: home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems."
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
Unfortunately, no. Not by using a traditional fax machine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will I be able to fax with Straight Talk?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Chester
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No. Here's what Straight Talk says on that:

"Equipment is not compatible with data services such as: home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems."
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
The literature say's NO...
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AnElectronicShopper
answer 3
No.

You'll have to use one of the PC fax apps available, like email with attachments.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can I get internet service with this set up?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
flowergirl
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Not thru Straight Talk as far as I know. I went to this service when I shut off all of my cable company services due to cost increases. The model you're looking at runs without any internet connection needed at all. If you do want internet service too I'd search the web for companies that provide that service in my area.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
lawmira01
answer 2
Unfortunately, no ...not through the cellular signal itself.

This is for voice service only using the Verizon Wireless network and will not have access to their data network at all.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
No internet service.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

I have Mediacom internet and my phone service is through them. My queston is will my number be transfered or do I have to go online with straightalk

this number was transferred from my landline to internet phone service and I would like to keep the same number for straight talk so how would I do this
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Marcel
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
We had previously ported our landline to our cable provider for internet phone service and then ported it to the straight talk. It is part of the set-up process on whether you want to keep your number or get a new one. Our online activation froze so we had to call straighttalk directly and they completed the porting process for us. It took about a week for the number to transfer over. DO NOT cancel your existing phone service until the number has been successfully ported over. Straight talk will tell you how to check to see if the number was successfully switched and an approximation of what date it will be done. We completed the process about 3 weeks ago.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
hc123
answer 2
I wanted to go to a plan where no internet service was needed at all which is why I chose the Straight Talk Wireless Home System. My old number was ported through Straight talk with no problems and within the 2 day time frame they gave me. If in doubt, I would contact straight talk directly and confirm the porting won't be a problem.
StraightTalkHomePhone.com or 1-800-299-7784 should get your answer.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
lawmira01
answer 3
All tel. numbers are transferable since we've been paying monthly for that feature... it's one of the fees.

If concerned, check with ST first.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

do I need a box for every room that has a phone?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
jummper
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No, you don't. You may connect two corded phones to this device. If you have a cordless phone with additional extension phones associated with it; connect the main base to the device and place the extra sets in the room(s) desired.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
skeew
answer 2
Additional info (see my 1st Answer):

If using home wiring, after you plug a tel. cable from the ST Home Phone box to one of your existing tel. jacks, any phone on one of those jacks in another room will be "hot" (able to make and receive calls).

So as to not "waste" one of your jacks with just the ST box plugged into it, you can also plug a wired handset into the OTHER tel. port on the box so that same jack allows you to make and receive calls where the box is plugged in, but also makes all the other jacks in your house "hot" for additional wired handsets.

All this applies to the wiring for a single line (one tel. number you had before). If you have a 2nd wired line, it prob. won't work for that line also since they are usually wired separately. However, if you're handy, you might be able to combine lines in the tel. box on your house if it doesn't add too much resistance to the wiring system... try it and see, if this applies to you.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No! It's an ingenious device.

You only need to plug the ST box into power and one wired outlet or one wireless telephone device into the ST box.

If you plug tel. cord from the box into one of your existing wired jacks in your house, that makes your existing tel. wiring system "hot (so to speak) and any other tel. handsets plugged into other house jacks can make and receive calls.

You can also use a wireless tel. system. I have an 8-handset wireless system with the base unit (answering machine and 1 handset) plugged into the ST box and that base unit communicates with the other 7 remote handsets for a whole-house solution... we even have a handset in the bathroom... comes in very handy at times!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

will this phone work off 12 volt automotive power supply?

I have the house phone system and I see that this system use's an inverter from 110 AC to 12 v DC will this unit work by plugging into a power supply in the car like the same as a cell phone??
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Dave
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Not every Answer given on weekends makes it through the Walmart system, so this may be a repeat.

Yes, it should work since it just needs 110VAC converted to 12VDC. You need the same end fitting as the one packed with the ST box (same diameter) and same 500mA output.

The box also has a battery for up to 2 hours talk time or 36 hours standby time.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
Most every answer given on weekend gets lost in Walmart system, so this may be a repeat.

You should be able to use the ST Home Phone on any outlet that can uses a 12V converter like the ST converter, which is 500mA. The plug also has to be the same size (not sure of the dimeter but should be readily available)

It also has a battery that lasts for 2 hours talk time and 36 hours standby time.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
It needs power at 12V 500mA to work, so if you can get a car plug that supplies that power, with the same size plug that fits the ST home phone box, with the same + or - wiring, it should work fine. It should also work using the on-board battery, which has a 2-hour talk time and 35-hour standby time... as long as there's cell phone access wherever you're at.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Why do I need to give my social security number?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jude
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
In my first Answer, I said you did NOT have to give ST your SS #.

That's still true, meaning not the ENTIRE SS#. ST says you might have to give them the LAST FOUR DIGITS of your SS# if you want to port your old tel. number to your new ST home phone. That's used as an I.D. when they make the porting request to your old tel. supplier so they can verify it's your account... sort of how you might have to verify it's you, and not someone else, when you call them.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
I think this might be used to verify your account with your former phone company, if you are having a number ported/account closed. The last four digits of the SSN are used as an account PIN by some companies.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ligera15
answer 3
You SHOULD NOT give your SS # to ST!

In fact, if you go to Walmart and buy a box and service card, you shouldn't even have to talk to anyone at ST where someone might ask for that info.

If ST is asking for your SS#, I would suspect a scam... they don't need that info. Even if you sign up for Auto-Pay, you only have to give them your credit or debit card number... that's it!

DO NOT GIVE ST YOUR SS #!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Do I need to cancel my exsisting landline company?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
j
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
If you want to keep your landline phone number, do not cancel the service before activating the Straight Talk account. If you do want to transfer the number (called "porting"), you should select the "activate account with other number" option, Straight Talk will handle the cancelling for you.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ligera15
answer 2
Most every answer given on the weekend gets lost in the Walmart system so this may be a repeat.

You don't need to if you want to keep it also, but most people do AFTER they get theor ST Home Phone up and running and their tel. number ported (if they want to keep that number).
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
No, your number can be ported directly to STW Home Phone.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
PortingOptions
Question

what do i need to make this home phone service this work i have no type of internet

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Bea
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Internet is not required. All you need is an electric outlet and s regular phone to plug into it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
oldfarmer71
answer 2
You don't have to have internet for this service to work. You don't even have to have phone jacks. After you purchase the device, set it by a window, plug into electrical outlet, plug your home phone into the back of the device, activate your service, get phone number or have your old number ported to the device. Then be sure to get $15.00 card each month to continue service. Love this service! My calls are very clear too. For the first day my calls had a few seconds lang, but now they are great. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Bamadelight
answer 3
The ST Home Phone does not need internet. It's like a "cell phone in a box."
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Does this have GPS location built in, for emergency use?

I noticed the Verizon home connect has a GPS locator in the device, for use of emergency personnel. I don't see any mention of it on here, but it was located in a tiny spot on Verizon's website for their product. JUST HOPEFUL :) THANKS!!
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
daoustaj1
on Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Your Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone unit is embedded with a GPS chipset that transmits its location. Since the unit is designed for indoor use.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I think my 1st Answer gave the wrong model # of the ST Home Phone Box.

It's FT226C, not FT2260.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
It should work since the box is the exact same box used for the Verizon Home Connect service, a Huawei FT2260.

The manual says 911 service works with that box.

Manual is here:

http://www.huaweideviceusa.com/products/features?id=72
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wajo2
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