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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

Have phones can this cover

Do i need to buy multiple basic talk home devices if i want to have more than one phone connected i would like to at least three phones connected like, one in the living room, my bedroom, and maybe my kitchen
asked 1 year ago
By
PepsiLuv
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use multiple phones with one BasicTalk device. While you can only use one phone line with your BasicTalk account, you can use multiple phones with the service, although not more than 5. There are several options for how to set this up; for more information please see the Support section on our website: http://bit.ly/16bvrg8
answered 1 year ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
If you only want one number, I would recommend getingt an expandable cordless system.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sunshine091682
answer 3
Go to your customer service box outside the house...open it, and unplug the line (leave it unplugged) and close the box. Plug the phone cord into the Basic Talk box, and the other end of the phone cord to the closest wall phone jack...this will then energize every wall phone jack in your house (just like you are used to).
answered 1 year ago
By
Chesapeake3404
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
AFRTS
answer 3
I do believe you work up to 5 phones, works great with long distance calling
answered 1 year ago
By
Greywolves
Question

can i tranfer my number to basictalk?

asked 11 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
No.
answered 10 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 10 months ago
By
ANDEisaMOM
Question

Can you keep your existing home phone number?

asked 9 months ago
By
John
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 9 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
Yes.
answered 9 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
Yes, you can port your existing number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.
answered 9 months ago
By
BarbAlbr
Question

can i use my cordless phone

asked 9 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 8 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 9 months ago
By
fschipani
answer 3
Yes, cordless phones will work.
answered 9 months ago
By
Chesapeake3404
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, 2 months 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
By
Fennig
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes because they initiated the call.
answered 9 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 9 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
By
amy
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 9 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 9 months ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
yes, you will be provided a number on sign up
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
onage
Question

will all the landline phones in the house work or just one by computer?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Kat
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is possible to hook up the BasicTalk box to your homes internal wiring to 'light up' the other phone jacks in your house. Just make sure your internal wiring is disconnected from the phone companies wiring (VERY important!), the junction box for this is usually located outside near the electric meter in most single family houses, in a condo or apartment it could be in a different area. It is VERY important to make sure your wiring is still not connected to the phone companies wiring, if not you could ruin your BasicTalk box and the warranty would not cover this. If your not sure about this either have a friend who is sure/ professional electrician hook this up or do not attempt.

Additionally make sure to abide by the 5 RINGING phone limit, multiple cordless phone systems with 2 or more phones (ringing or not) working off 1 base unit count as 1 ringing phone under this formula. You can have as many non-ringing WIRED phones as you want (literally!).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Waxmuseum
answer 2
The only phone service you'll have is on the one that's connected directly to the BasicTalk router. The other phone outlets in your house won't work. To have phone service in multiple rooms, purchase a multi-phone system that has a single base station (which would be connected to BasicTalk) and satellite phones that take a wireless signal from the base station. Walmart sells several that are relatively inexpensive (my local store, for instance, has one with 3 phones that goes for about $40).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Flack52
answer 3
To use BasicTalk phone service you need a high-speed internet connection, a router, and the BasicTalk box to get started. For installation instructions please refer to the installation instructions on our website - https://support.basictalk.com/app/center/technical/. You can use multiple phones with the service, although not more than 5. For more information please see the Support section on our website, https://support.basictalk.com/app/center/technical/
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
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