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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

does it show caller ID

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
zeke
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
It shows only the calling tel # but, if you have a phone or system with a Phonebook where you store people you call often, it will deliver the names for those tel. $'s when they call. All other not in your phonebook will show only the number, which is a good sign you may not want to answer those calls.

Works especially well if you also enter a "special ring" for your friendlies, then you can tell right away that the call is one you prob. want to answer. -:)
answered 1 year ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
it shows only the number, does not show the name either incoming or outgoing, as a result I took it back, sometimes the name is more important than the number.
answered 1 year ago
By
M957
answer 3
The same as your cellphone. Shows phone number only not name.
answered 1 year ago
By
retiredpoleclimber
Question

will this work with my existing home network of phones?

I have 10+ phone jacks.
asked 9 months ago
By
timmac
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This item is designed to work with home phones.
answered 8 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

I have 3 phones in my home. Do I only have to plug one of them in the device for all three to work with it?

asked 10 months ago
By
Don
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
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 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I have a phone with 4 extensions, they work fine. The straight talk base allows me to plug in another phone with multiple extensions.... Maybe you can try that.
answered 10 months ago
By
JoeRegular
answer 3
If you have standard wired telephone sets, you can plug the ST box in one of the wall jacks and plug that phone into the back of the box. That makes all your existing home tel. wiring "hot" so you can use any wired telephone set in all your other jacks.

I have an 8-set wireless phone with answering machine (base) so I have phones everywhere, even in the bathroom, all with only the base unit plugged into the ST box.
answered 10 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

can you run credit card processing transactions with this phone?

asked 11 months ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight Talk Home Phone 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. One can do credit card processing transactions with this phone
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
no
answered 11 months ago
By
ed1FM
answer 3
I doubt it since this phone doesn't do any "data" functions like fax, internet, or most alarm systems require, but check with them to be sure.
answered 11 months ago
By
wajo2
Question

Can we use this device to hook up to the internet?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Jill
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wajo2
answer 2
No only phone use
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Skywarn1
answer 3
No, this is for voice calls only.

For cellular internet, you would want a Straight Talk hotspot that is currently selling for $79 which will provide an internet connection for devices that are wifi capable (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-WiFi-Mobile-HotSpot-3G/30824075
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does your current phone service need to be on

my home phone is so high. i am on a fixed income and cannot afforfd to pay the bill with all the hidden costs.
asked 10 months ago
By
powerjoe1
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Pertaining to fees and taxes, it will be location specific.

To give an example, I'm a snowbird and spend time in two states. If I order a refill card in one state, Walmart will charge both a "merchandise fee" (under a dollar) and sales tax at the rate corresponding to the shipping address.

However, if I order the service card in the other state (giving the shipping address of that state), there is no sales tax or any other fees charged (even though that state does have a sales tax, they do not require phone cards to be taxed).

Walmart will charge only charge taxes and fees that they are required to according to the jurisdiction that the shipping address reflects (even though the service cards are electronically delivered).

So, how many "extra" charges you will see will depend on your location or the location you give as the shipping address.

As an experiment, you might want to start an order for a service card and go through the checkout process to see what Walmart will charge ...and then abort the purchase. I just did that to check the two locations I mentioned to again confirm the difference.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
The service plan is $15 for 30 days for US calls. There is a 911 fee and taxes each time you purchase a recharge card at Walmart.
answered 10 months ago
By
PitufoGrunon
answer 3
If you want to port your current phone number over to straight talk...... Yes. If you don't mind a new straight talk phone number.... No.
answered 10 months ago
By
JoeRegular
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 ago
By
Dave
on Straight Talk 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 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 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 ago
By
wajo2
Question

CAN YOU USE MORE THAN ONE PHONE?

I HAVE THREE PHONES IN MY HOUSE, WILL I BE ABLE TO USE ALL THREE OF THESE PHONES?
asked 11 months ago
By
MABS
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use those 3 phones plus more if needed.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, you can use those three phones and add more if you want.

At your main phone location, you can plug a tel. cable from the ST box to that phone jack, plug the phone into the back of the ST box, and use that phone there, as before.

However, now all your existing tel. wiring is "hot" since it's connected to the ST box at that main phone location. Your existing phones plugged into home wiring will work as before.

I have an 8-phone wireless set connected to my ST box. You could also add a wireless phone base to the 2nd jack in the back of the ST box and put wireless handsets wherever you want... I've got one in the bathroom!
answered 11 months ago
By
wajo2
answer 3
Yes, you can use more than one phone. It has two places to plug in a phone. I have three working phones, four if you count the extension to my cordless phone. Two of them are plugged into the same jack where the house was already wired for phones. My husband figured out how to do it and it works.
answered 11 months ago
By
PinkIris
Question

i have two homes one in texas and one in nm can i move this product from place to place

asked 6 months ago
By
ben
on Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone will work anywhere that has Verizon wireless service coverage available.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I agree, think of it as you would your cell phone. It will work no matter where you travel in the U.S. where there is Verizon Wireless voice coverage (this uses Verizon towers).

Your phone number will remain the same. You can choose which area code and city location you want assigned to the unit and just as your cell phone, it will use that number no matter where it's physically located.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Yes.
answered 6 months ago
By
wajo2
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