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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

What is Basic Talk total cost in Zip Code 32732

asked 10 months ago
By
swift
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
BasicTalk service is $9.99/month plus state and local taxes and government fees. Here is a link to our Taxes and Fees by State page for Florida: http://bit.ly/12fXDMH
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
My understanding is that it is $9.99, anything more than that is going to be taxes and LOCAL fees that Basic Talk has no control over.
answered 10 months ago
By
realcommonman
answer 3
$12.37 a month Total
answered 10 months ago
By
onage
Question

am i able to still use my dial up internet provider

asked 10 months ago
By
john
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you'll need a high-speed internet connection such as cable or broadband.
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
If you have a dial up modem the answer would be yes because the BasicTalk unit works off of a port on your router. If you only have a modem w/telephone connection from cable company you will need to get a router. You can buy them anyplace that sells electronic equipment and they are as low as 30 bucks. Hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
By
lefty585
answer 3
For Voice Over Internet Protocol you will need to have either DSL or Cable Broadband connection. I don't think there is enough bandwidth on a dial up connection. If it does work over dial-up, it may be broken or choppy sounding.
answered 10 months ago
By
realcommonman
Question

do i need to have internet connection?

asked 10 months ago
By
blue
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you do need high-speed Internet service to use BasicTalk.
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 2
YES, this is VOIP, it plugs directly into a router via a provided Ethernet cable, it does not go near your computer. As long as your router is turned on and you have an active internet connection you'll be talking.
answered 10 months ago
By
realcommonman
answer 3
Yes, you require an high speed internet connection
answered 10 months ago
By
onage
Question

does this product include long distance coverage

asked 10 months ago
By
ladonna66
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Canada and Puerto Rico are covered as part of the unlimited calling area by this product.
answered 10 months ago
By
lefty585
answer 2
BasicTalk offers nationwide calling throughout the U.S. as well as to Canada and Puerto Rico; outbound international calling is not offered with the BasicTalk calling plan beyond Canada and Puerto Rico
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
answer 3
Unlimited domestic calling means anyplace in the USA. Not sure if Canada is covered.
answered 10 months ago
By
lefty585
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 10 months ago
By
Fennig
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes because they initiated the call.
answered 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 1 week 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 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
Question

Will you ever offer caller id blocking

asked 10 months ago
By
sam
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
Keep checking with Basic Talk, not the retailers. Thank you.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
Keep checking with the manufacturer, not the retailer please. Basic Talk dot com.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
Caller ID Blocking is not offered it at this time.
answered 10 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
Question

How many phones will work with this system? Will your house alarm work with this?

asked 10 months ago
By
myTom
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
5 if all the same number and no to the alarm.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
Alarm - no.
If phones are same number, then they recommend no more than five.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
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. BasicTalk does not support a house alarm feature.
answered 9 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 10 months ago
By
amy
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
yes, you will be provided a number on sign up
answered 10 months ago
By
onage
Question

can you use a hotspot?

asked 10 months ago
By
Tina
on BasicTalk Home Phone Device
3 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 2
This is not a wi-fi device. It plugs into a high speed modem or DSL router. Sorry.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ForceFieldOfLove
answer 3
No, you cannot use a hotspot as BasicTalk cannot operate using a wireless signal and must be physically connected to a router. You must have a high-speed internet connection for BasicTalk to work.
answered 9 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
Question

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

asked 9 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
BasicTalkPhone
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