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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

Can you keep your existing home phone number?

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

how about long distance????

asked 11 months ago
By
bowincal
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Are long distance include with the service ?
answered 11 months ago
By
Audreyja59
answer 2
It works fine for anywhere in the United States.
answered 11 months ago
By
ErnieTheBear
answer 3
Long distance Internationals are very simple. Just go to 7-11 Store or any store you can get it andpick up a Long distance International phone Card ($5.00/$ 10.00 or
$ 20.00) follow instructions and you are set !! Enjoy !!
answered 11 months ago
By
Kokkeus
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
luckynlife
answer 2
YES, you have to have internet services for this item to work!
answered 1 year ago
By
Greywolves
answer 3
YES
answered 1 year ago
By
Thiswastorture
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 7 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

How many Erthnet ports does my ROUTER need?

asked 6 months 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 6 months ago
By
Raptozilla
answer 2
This only requires one port.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
BasicTalk box only requires 1 port to plug into
answered 6 months ago
By
FreebyrdNY
Question

Can any one tell me if I would have to have internet service in order to use this phone service.

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
hogrider63
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You cannot use this product without a high speed internet connection.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yep. The BasicTalk unit is a small box you plug in your Internet modem or router, and then you plug in your good ol' analog phone to the BasicTalk unit.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes, a high speed internet connection works best.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
bigjt
Question

What are the plans that you have for BasicTalk, can i call Canada?

asked 7 months ago
By
cb
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The BasicTalk plan allows you to call Canada, Peurto Rico, in addition to the USA.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
grampie
answer 3
US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Otherwise, I dont see why you couldnt use a calling card.
answered 7 months ago
By
grampie
Question

What does VOIP mean.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
firelady
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Voice Over Internet Protocol.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Arruia
answer 2
It means that your phone service run over the Internet.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 3
Voice over internet protacol
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bruceAtf
Question

what if i don't have a land line

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bj
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No problem, you will be assigned a new number during the sign-up process.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
You don't need a "land line" you just need to have a fast internet connection.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
AustinRob
answer 3
Then now you can! This is for land line service. This is not a cell phone and does not use cell signal. It requires a high speed digital internet connection (in other words cable or dsl not dial up) and that's it! You up the basic talk box to your computer or modem and then plug a home phone into it. This is not a typical landline or cell phone, it's what they call voip... basically a landline type of service that uses an internet connection instead of phone company lines.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
lovetosnap
Question

I plan to use BasicTalk in a very small town. Does the service extend to towns even if they are not in the list covered by the area code on the site?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
wanderingeyes
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Customers can have a phone number in any US state when using Basictalk, the area code is totally based on which you desire. (I.e. someone who lives in New York can pick a California number so their friends in California can reach them on a local number) If you want people in your local are to call you without having to pay long distance charges then you should pick an area code that is local to your area. If you particular area code is unavailable, chose on from a city that is local.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
As long as you have a broad band Internet connection (DSL or Cable Internet) you'll be fine. I'm using it in a very small town as well.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
realcommonman
answer 3
As long as you have high speed internet it will work , however you will only be able to get an area code listed
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
onage
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