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    Thumbs up Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone. $99 for Device, $15/30 a month.

    Heh, a wireless home phone device that isn't VOIP, but it connects to Straight Talk cellular towers.

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    Imagine a day when landline telephone systems with insulated wires, contracts, monthly bills and activation fees are obsolete. When cords, paperwork and late fees no longer tie you down. Thanks to the new Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone, the perfect no-contract wireless replacement for your landline telephone, that day is here.
    Looks pretty nifty for people who doesn't want VOIP and/or wants to spend a lot less on their home phone.

    Quicklink to the main site if you wish to order: http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/

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    Price for the unit is a bit high. $15/mo is reasonable though.

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    Unit price isn't to bad compared to Vonage and its required contract. Since all Wal-Mart's sell Vonage this was to compete.

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    It's a verizon cell phone. So you can bring it in the car and get good coverage. The adapter is 12 volts, so it would charge with the lighter outlet.

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    For Home phone, ooma is the much better alternative IMO.
    I bought an ooma device at the end of 2008, paid $140 back then and haven't paid a single cent ever since for domestic long distance. I am able to use a regular phone as well, just like with Vonage. I have wired the ooma device into the second line of my house wiring, so I am using my existing phone outlets throughout the house. One difference to ST and Vonage: that there is no contract (Vonage), and no monthly fee (both Vonage and ST).
    It works great!
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    This is a good option, tho, if you don't have high speed internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnlg View Post
    It's a verizon cell phone. So you can bring it in the car and get good coverage. The adapter is 12 volts, so it would charge with the lighter outlet.

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    I wonder if they will make an AT&T version. Verizon coverage at my home is spotty and it likely wouldn't qualify for a free signal booster device from Verizon, since the deal is through Straight Talk, not Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lg800g user View Post
    I wonder if they will make an AT&T version. Verizon coverage at my home is spotty and it likely wouldn't qualify for a free signal booster device from Verizon, since the deal is through Straight Talk, not Verizon.
    I too wondered this as Verizon's signal at my home is non existent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by richardho View Post
    This is a good option, tho, if you don't have high speed internet.
    Good point.

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    I'm new to this kind of phone service. Theoretically could you use dial up internet service with this? Just wanted to know, not going to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyrunr89 View Post
    I'm new to this kind of phone service. Theoretically could you use dial up internet service with this? Just wanted to know, not going to do it!
    So, you can use your 33.6 baud modem, install your AOL floppy disk software, and catch up on all the AOL (spam) emails you've missed since 1997?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyrunr89 View Post
    I'm new to this kind of phone service. Theoretically could you use dial up internet service with this? Just wanted to know, not going to do it!
    Well, it doesn't work for fax or other data services, so it might not work with dial-up internet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by underlord2 View Post
    Heh, a wireless home phone device that isn't VOIP, but it connects to Straight Talk cellular towers.
    Looks pretty nifty for people who doesn't want VOIP and/or wants to spend a lot less on their home phone.
    I'm not sure it's not VoIP. It could easily be a cellular data link for VoIP, sort of like the Verizon home internet service without a direct connection to the data input, and a simple front end (ala MagicJack and NetTalk). The data required for voice calls is rather low, and it may well be cheaper than cellular voice.

    The fact that fax machines and other data services don't work point to a VoIP service.

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    It feels like you're just plugging a cordless phone into what basically is a "cellphone" and when you dial out from the cordless, it bridges you to the cell tower so it's like it's a cellphone.

    That's the gist I'm getting from it, but that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyrunr89 View Post
    I'm new to this kind of phone service. Theoretically could you use dial up internet service with this? Just wanted to know, not going to do it!
    No. You cannot use fax or any modern on it.


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