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I have high speed internet and router. How do I hook up phones in my living room, kitchen ,two bedrooms with only one basic talk box?
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BasicTalk BasicTalk Home Phone Device

The BasicTalk home phone device is an easy-to-use, low-priced VOIP home phone service.
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Questions & Answers for BasicTalk BasicTalk Home Phone Device

Question

will it

handle my home security attached to it like my land line? That is the only reason I have kept land line (too expensive) Iam trying to get away from Cincinnati Bell.
asked 11 months ago
By
Maggybee
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
No. This device plugs into a router or modem.
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
yes
answered 11 months ago
By
ldhuntus
Question

Can you keep your existing home phone number?

asked 11 months ago
By
John
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
Yes.
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
Yes, you can port your existing number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.
answered 11 months ago
By
BarbAlbr
Question

Signal ring number

Is it possible to have 2 different ringtones with different numbers (signal ring)?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CC
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
One device per phone number.
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
You need a device per phone number.
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
you have to have two of the basic talk boxes and a two line phone but yes you can do what you want
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
812aws003
Question

Is this product a regular phone with buttons

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
hope
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not a phone, it is a box that you put your phone line into and connect it to you internet vervice.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
alksdgnaleskignh
answer 2
you can use any kind of phone
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
karrfly
answer 3
No. This is a device that plugs into one of the Ethernet ports on your Cable or DSL modem's built in router, or to a router that you are using with your Cable or DSL modem. You then plug your phone into this device.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
HappyInMesa
Question

can i use my cordless phone

asked 11 months ago
By
barb
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. That is all I use. It works just like it did on A.T. & T.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jimhls
answer 2
Yes, I use mine with a cordless phone. Just plug the cordless phone base into the Basic Talk box and use as you normally would.
answered 11 months ago
By
fschipani
answer 3
Yes, cordless phones will work.
answered 11 months ago
By
Chesapeake3404
Question

what if all you have is a cell phone....will basic talk give you a home phone number?

what if all you have is a cell phone....will basic talk give you a home phone number?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
amy
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
This is a good option then. Go to the home page http://www.basictalk.com/ and scroll to the bottom. On the right you will see
AVAILABLE AREA CODES. See if they have your location available. Remember, this is important for 911 service.
answered 11 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
yes, you will be provided a number on sign up
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
onage
Question

does this connect to the house phone jack or a computer or does it stand alone?

We are also wondering if you know immediately if you can keep your old number.
asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
donna
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This device is known as a voice over the Internet protocol or VOIP system. This type of device uses your broadband Internet connection as a phone line. This device connects to your router through an Ethernet cable you then plug your phone into the box with a standard phone line.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You connect this to your router. It doesn't have to connect to a computer and the computer doesn't have to even be on. the phone jack can then plug into a regular phone or you can plug it into the wall allowing all the wired phones in the house to be used. If your prior carrier will cooperate, you can port your number.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
AustinRob
answer 3
It connects to the router. They do offer to transfer your old number and say that it can take days to do so.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

How many Erthnet ports does my ROUTER need?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Grandma2
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most routers have 4 ports. All you need is one unused port for Basic Talk, which means you can't have more than 3 computers plugged into the router.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Raptozilla
answer 2
This only requires one port.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
BasicTalk box only requires 1 port to plug into
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
FreebyrdNY
Question

What does VOIP mean ?

asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Bond
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
VOIP means Voice Over Internet Protocol.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Voice Over Internet Protocol.

Google it.
answered 3 months ago
By
arizonajack
answer 3
I think it means voice over internet protocol
answered 3 months ago
By
Ocampbell
Question

DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE INTERNET TO USE THIS PHONE? DOES IT TAKE THE INTERNET TO START SERVICES?

asked 10 months ago
By
NEEDTOKNOW1
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you must have a internet router with a spare port.
answered 10 months ago
By
luckynlife
answer 2
YES, you have to have internet services for this item to work!
answered 10 months ago
By
Greywolves
answer 3
YES
answered 10 months ago
By
Thiswastorture
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