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BasicTalk BasicTalk Home Phone Device

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Questions & Answers for BasicTalk BasicTalk Home Phone Device

Question

how many phones will this unit work once connected to router? also does this unit work well with long distance calls?

asked 11 months ago
By
djpatte
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use up to 5 phones with a single BasicTalk line. With BasicTalk you get unlimited calling within the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico (Reasonable Use Policy applies), but outbound international calling is not available, although incoming calls from anywhere in the world will be completed to your BasicTalk line. You can learn more at http://BasicTalk.com.
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
THIS UNIT WORKS AS A GATEWAY TO YOUR INTERNET FOR VOIP SERVICE. THE NUMBER OF PHONES IS NOT LIMITED.

Other factors such as your wireless phone or the number of jacks in your home will limit the number of phones you use... but, that can be expanded by adding jacks or wireless phone systems.

GO TO www.BasicTalk.com for complete details.
answered 10 months ago
By
AFRTS
answer 3
I do believe you work up to 5 phones, works great with long distance calling
answered 11 months ago
By
Greywolves
Question

can i tranfer my number to basictalk?

asked 10 months ago
By
steve
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, most existing numbers can be transferred to BasicTalk when you start your service. To determine if your number is transferable go to: http://bit.ly/14Ws8n2
answered 9 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
Yes, if your present company let's you. Basic Talk questionnaire
has a place where you can ask if your no# will port.
answered 9 months ago
By
ReallyBummedOut
answer 3
Yes you can transfer your number, but be prepared wait some while your number port, transfers.

Hope this helps.
answered 9 months ago
By
DivaDigger
Question

any problem from cable company?

right now we have bright house phone/internet/tv has anyone here tried just turning off the cable phonr service and still be able to have cable internet service,and port home phone number also to basic talk?
asked 9 months ago
By
batt42
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
To use BasicTalk you need a high-speed Internet connection. For other questions regarding your Internet service, please check with your provider.
answered 9 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
No.
answered 9 months ago
By
smiil
answer 3
You need internet service for Basic Talk. If you have a bundle deal you can change your service to include cable & internet only unless you're bound by a contract. Check with your service company.
answered 9 months ago
By
ANDEisaMOM
Question

Can you keep your existing home phone number?

asked 8 months ago
By
John
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
Yes.
answered 8 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
Yes, you can port your existing number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.
answered 8 months ago
By
BarbAlbr
Question

can i use my cordless phone

asked 8 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 7 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 8 months ago
By
fschipani
answer 3
Yes, cordless phones will work.
answered 8 months ago
By
Chesapeake3404
Question

doesit hook up to hughes internet?

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
shae
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hughesnet is known to provide high-speed satellite internet. It is not recommended to use Satellite internet with a VoIP phone service such as BasicTalk due to latency issues. Satellite internet is sending the internet/data signals back and forth to a satellite dish orbiting the Earth; because of this, if there is a storm or interference due to the distance of the signal it can result in impacts to the call quality on the BasicTalk phone. (such as static or choppy audio).

BasicTalk has no contract or commitment, you can certainly use our service with a new number for as long as you’d like and then begin a number transfer at a later time. Just keep in mind, in order to transfer your phone number from another provider to BasicTalk the phone number has to be ‘Active’. If you cancel the phone number with the other provider it is no longer transferable.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
I could but a bad idea. Satellite internet has a very high latency (time it takes from your end to the actual internet network) and there would be long delays. For example, when watching the news on television and they are asking a reporter a question who is on a satellite feed, notice how long it takes for the reporter to finish hearing the question and respond? Same thing. Basically it takes a long time to go from your home, to a satellite and back to earth to the control center and vice versa. Hope this helps.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
jwko
answer 3
This does work with Hughes net.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE INTERNET service

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
madukes7156
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, to use BasicTalk, you need a high-speed Internet connection with a minimum speed of 30kbps.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
Yes, you need Internet to use this device.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
yes you have to
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
ACTION01
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, 1 month ago
By
wanderingeyes
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
onage
Question

Will my family in Indiana get charged long distance calling me here in Florida since it's connected through my internet and not a phone jack?

I just wanted to make sure my family won't get charged long distance calling me down here to Florida from Indiana since this service is technically hooked up through my internet connection and not a phone jack
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Fennig
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes because they initiated the call.
answered 8 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
The only way would be if your family got Basic Talk. Any outbound calls YOU make are free in the USA and to Canada and Puerto Rico.
answered 8 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
If your family in Indiana has BasicTalk there will not be long distance charges when they call you. BasicTalk includes unlimited calling throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. BasicTalk requires a working internet connection to function. While phone jacks can be used with BasicTalk to hook up wireless phones, BasicTalk does not offer support for that option.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
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, 1 month ago
By
amy
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
yes, you will be provided a number on sign up
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
onage
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