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Straight Talk Offering HOME PHONE for $15/month Starting 09/21! *UNLIMITED LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE!*

hq12ngochoi 334 September 11, 2012 at 08:29 PM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Straight Talk Deals
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Hello SlickDealers:

I didn't see this posted, BUT, I'm sharing because I think this is great for those who just can't let a home phone go and still want pre-paid convenience!

ClickMe! [straighttalk.com]

I know some of you are going to Thumbs Down this deal because of the upfront cost -- but it's worth sharing with someone in my opinion.

I don't have a link to proof-- but I believe this will run on Verizon's network. Verizon has a device that looks just like this but in their flavor AND with a 2 year contract.

You buy the "Wireless" Home Phone gateway for $99.99 and is $15/ for 30 days of UNLIMITED home phone service for local and long distance!

If it really runs off Verizon, you could use this service wherever Verizon works in your area as a home based market. Its compatible with your existing home phone (Corded and Cordless) and for $15 monthly, you can't go wrong if you're trying to keep a home phone WITHOUT broadband internet!

OR, pay $30 a month and get UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL calls to a set list of countries!

Please share your feedback. It's available starting 09/21/2012. look around

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#31
Quote from Totalfixation View Post :
I guess for the most part if you can power it from your car you can make car phone too. shake head

There shold be some way to take it in the car with you. This is great for $15 a month I would take it everywhere.
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#32
Doesn't make sense why this deal is rated "popular". Ooma + cell phone covers all sorts of calling needs. If you absolutely want a home phone that's not ooma, don't cell phone providers already have an option similar to this? I guess I could be wrong but the bottom line is... spending 100 bucks upfront AND 15 bucks monthly (plus tax?) is no way a good deal for home phone.
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#33
How's this compare to Sprint's Phone Connect? [sprint.com] Free device with 2 yr contract and $20/month......
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#34
So you mean to tell me there are other people besides those on house arrest that use home phones!? Wink
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#35
Quote from itzlikedat View Post :
use google , free in USA and Canada

I agree. Got an Obihai [amazon.com]and have never looked back. Crystal clear sound and unlimited calling in the USA and Canada. Want international you just add to your google wallet. Works amazingly. Actually, swapped it on the wife and she had no idea I had cut the phone. For those with home alarm you can get cellular backups to connect now, you don't have to have a landline anymore for most companies. I think it's just one of those old things people just have been using for so long they just never think about what's changed. It's like how people still don't use Amazon but would rather go to a physical store. Why? They just prefer it I guess
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#36
I checked for international service and it is similar to a calling card for anyone that is wondering. You dial the access number first then number you want to call. Details here for your country of interest:

http://www.straighttalk.com/unlim...ernational
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#37
Quote from coolpillow View Post :
People still pay for home phone?
You can't send a fax over a mobile phone.

There's scan then email/e-fax, but it's more involved for a single page, and tedious for multiple page documents.
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#38
Quote from kris259 View Post :
we do... keep the number we have had forever as a home phone number... and also our home alarm is routed through the home phone line... so I think for some people in some situations it might be worth it...
your kidding right? You really have a standard telephone line going to your house? That's really interesting.
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#39
My personal experience with this company was a nightmare. They double billed my credit card every single month, when I called to get it fixed, they'd cut my service off trying to fix it, requiring me to go borrow a friends' phone to get them to turn it back on (after I waited 24 hours). 3 months in a row, the same issue each month. Oh yeah, and Bangladesh call centers suck. (Apparently, India labor costs too much! lol)


STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS CRAP COMPANY!
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Quote from aceyx View Post :
You can't send a fax over a mobile phone.

There's scan then email/e-fax, but it's more involved for a single page, and tedious for multiple page documents.
I can send a fax over my Obi... I actually had to fax something to my bank.. LOL. They didn't get it, I couldn't really prove I sent it.. LOL I don't fax anymore. One company I did contract work Required a fax, I emailed them. I got paid. Scanning and email is so much easier then dealing with faxes and telephone numbers.
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#41
Quote from Bspencerco View Post :
My personal experience with this company was a nightmare. They double billed my credit card every single month, when I called to get it fixed, they'd cut my service off trying to fix it, requiring me to go borrow a friends' phone to get them to turn it back on (after I waited 24 hours). 3 months in a row, the same issue each month. Oh yeah, and Bangladesh call centers suck. (Apparently, India labor costs too much! lol)


STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS CRAP COMPANY!
I got completely screwed by their TracPhone, will never use this company again. Lots of people don't know that TracPhone, Net10, Straight talk and a few others are all one company with different names.
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#42
I still use a home phone Smilie a lot of times these cell phones lose service,have drop calls, and don't work on cloudy days
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#43
I still need fax and fax machine. Scanning and emailing takes too long. Landline with local company is still only way i know of.
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Quote from Bspencerco View Post :
My personal experience with this company was a nightmare. They double billed my credit card every single month, when I called to get it fixed, they'd cut my service off trying to fix it, requiring me to go borrow a friends' phone to get them to turn it back on (after I waited 24 hours). 3 months in a row, the same issue each month. Oh yeah, and Bangladesh call centers suck. (Apparently, India labor costs too much! lol)
I called ST to update my CC after the CC Company replaced my old number. They added the new card to the account, but didn't switch the billing to it, so they tried to charge my old card, that didn't work, so they cut my service off. After a few calls to them and long wait times, they turned me back on. About 24 hours later, I realized why I still wasn't getting calls - THEY GAVE ME A NEW PHONE NUMBER! It took yet some more calls to get them turn my old number back on. After having that number for years, that was a real panic moment that I might have lost my # for good.

For this deal though - it does look like it could be a good replacement for landline. I still have POTS. My cordless phones stay a lot cooler than my cell phone does during long calls, and the speaker phone sounds better Smilie
My POTS service is plain old copper from the CO. A lot more reliable than my cable internet service that I would be using if I had MagicJack etc.
It's very comforting to know my phone service is backed-up by a room full of batteries at the CO!
Of course this landline replacement service is only as good as the cell service is at your location, and the backup capabilities of your serving cell site.(Does that cell site have a generator? Not all do).
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#45
Quote from magnovox00 View Post :
I still need fax and fax machine. Scanning and emailing takes too long. Landline with local company is still only way i know of.
googlevoice + obi100 works perfectly and only costs $35 on a slickdeal. Regular price is still only $45 I think.

I use mine for both fax & phone. Its great but the uptime is far from 100% Despite what all the people have said in this thread, googlevoice has problems very regularly but its usually resolved quickly. Since its free there are no support #s to call, etc. I can't complain, its great 97% of the day, but I have had to wait up to 30 minutes to make a call / fax so keep that in mind if time is money.
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