BasicTalk Home Phone Device

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  • $4.99 monthly service - First Month Free!
  • High-quality voice service
  • Unlimited domestic calling
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    About this item

    The BasicTalk home phone device is an easy-to-use, low-priced VOIP home phone service.

    About this item

    The BasicTalk home phone device is an easy-to-use, low-priced VOIP home phone service.


    BasicTalk is an easy-to-use, low priced VOIP home phone service:

    • $4.99 per month service fee-First Month Free!
    • High-quality voice service
    • Unlimited domestic calling
    • Features 911
    • Number porting
    • Voicemail
    • Caller ID and Call Waiting
    • Number for Life
    • Battery not required AC adapter included

    Specifications

    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: HT701F
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.0 x 10.0 x 8.0
    Walmart No.: 237396260
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    Customer Reviews | 562 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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    5/24/2013

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 5/24/2013 by An anonymous customer
    by An anonymous customer

    I had majicJack for about 2 years. The quality of majicJack has really deteriorated over that time. Many dropped calls and people not being able to get in touch with me. Moreover, their customer support is non-existent, so the issues could not be resolved. A few days ago I got fed up with majicJack and I decided to try Basictalk. Since it has no contract, I had nothing to really lose. And what a difference! The setup was extremely simple, the calls now are crystal clear, has all the features you will ever need (911, voicemail, caller id, call waiting), has an actual customer support and all of that for 10 bucks a month (with taxes and fees it's about $12.70/month for me). And on top of that, no start-up costs whatsoever! Al in all, I highly recommend.

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    An anonymous customer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Switching from Vonage to Basic Talk was easy!!
    2/17/2014

    Customer review by flowerpetal50

    5.0 stars 2/17/2014 by flowerpetal50
    by flowerpetal50

    I didn't know what to expect from Basic Talk after ordering it online and for only $9.88 on sale. The next day, my honey and I picked up the order at the service desk with no long wait...and quickly. After getting home, he installed (just plug it in as instructed) it and within just a few minutes, there was dial tone. So easy to register online and we had the choice of keeping the old number or getting a new one...so we picked a new number and start fresh (so no unwanted calls...if you know what I mean...LOL). It's been about 2 weeks now, and no problems whatsoever! I also cancelled service with Vonage and I won't miss paying the $37.00 monthly payment. The representative was trying hard to keep me as a customer and tried to offer me a good deal for staying. I declined after having attempted to reduce my phone bill previously. Anyone looking to save money on basic phone service, switch over to Basic Talk and you'll have no regrets!

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    flowerpetal50
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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    So far so good!
    5/18/2013

    Customer review by onage

    5.0 stars 5/18/2013 by onage
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    Easy setup and working within minutes. Had a couple of minor connection issues at the very beginning but now I am getting clear calls with no issues.

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    onage
    Colorado
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    Far more than I expected for under $10.00
    6/2/2013

    Customer review by tsg1000

    5.0 stars 6/2/2013 by tsg1000
    by tsg1000

    I bought this on a whim. I honestly thought it would prove itself a small piece of nothing. Boy was I wrong. It worked right away –perfectly. I used the online set up to get a new telephone number, but, after making a few calls, it was obvious that the call quality is massively better that what I had with an ATT landline. That same night, I requested to have my home number ported to the device. –that’s right, you can first try it out with a new number they give you and, if you like the service, you can then select to port your number. Because the device must be plugged into the modem, I had to rethink how I would set up my cordless phones in the house, but a 25ft phone cord took care of that. I chose not to use the included voice mail and instead opted to have it connected to my old answering machine. Everything works as it did. Only, …the call quality is better. This is a keeper.

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    tsg1000
    Columbia, SC
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    What's not to like?
    10/17/2013

    Customer review by Prairiehawk

    5.0 stars 10/17/2013 by Prairiehawk
    by Prairiehawk

    I decided to purchase the BasicTalk box after reading many positive reviews on walmart.com. I calculated that the monthly price would be less even though I was getting discounted phone service from my cable company. Installation went smoothly. I only have a couple of small complaints, one is that the first month's service - supposed to be free - in fact cost me $1.50 for the E911 fee, not covered by the free offer. I was not told in advance that I would be debited the $1.50, but then it may have been in one of the screens I clicked through. Another small complaint is that the temporary phone number I was assigned was not local to my city. This might have been a showstopper except that I was porting my real phone number so it didn't matter. The port took six days, including a weekend. Calls are clearer than they were with my cable company. There's really no downside to BasicTalk, but I advise reading the signup screens carefully and if a local phone number is important to you, you might be disappointed.

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    Prairiehawk
    West Fargo, ND
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    I saw where a minimum of 30kbps is needed for this to work? I have 5 mbps with att.net. Is that fast enough for this to work? Will this work with exede satellite internet service?
    by questionman 5/12/2014
    6 answers
    • A. Please keep in mind dialup Internet @ maximum speed runs at 56 Kbps, so yes you will be just fine with your AT&T Net Speed. I use WISP (wireless internet service provider) and it works great @ 1.5 Mbps up and down with ping of 9 ms. As for Excede (WILDBLUE) satellite Internet it will not work with any VoIP except one Excede (WILDBLUE) offers that they **claim will work only with their system. Furthermore, no satellite Internet service will work with any VOIP; due to amount of time (lag/ping) it takes from the dish on your roof to send/receive data to the satellite orbiting approximately 25,000 miles above the Earth. Normally satellite Internet has a lag/ping time of 900-1300 ms whereas cable/dsl has approximately 50 ms lag time. In addition, ALL satellite ISPs either have a daily download limit or monthly download limit . It is called their Fair Access Policy (FAP) and should you "excede" download limit your speeds are reduced to slower than dialup for approx. 48 hours. In addition satellite Internet is a shared network, so during peak hour usage you so called high speed satellite Net slows to a crawl usually not much faster than dialup. There are currently 100s of online complaints against Excede (WILDBLUE.) As a former satellite Internet customer/victim I recommend if possible to avoid satellite Internet! I reside in a rural area and thankfully WISP is available. Wireless Internet Service Providers have towers in many rural areas now. The wireless signal is sent via radio frequency to an antenna mounted on your roof. It has a lower ping/lag time than cable Internet or DSL and there is *no download limit at all!
      by nogeekneeded8/26/2015
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    • A. To use BasicTalk service you need a high-speed Internet connection with a minimum speed of 30kbps, such as cable or DSL, from an Internet Service Provider (ISP). BasicTalk does not supply Internet service. You must arrange for Internet service from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in your area. Please note, BasicTalk does not recommend or support using satellite or wireless Internet technology.
      by BasicTalkPhone6/17/2015
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    • A. Yes, this will work with your current internet speed.
      by CommunityAnswer6/3/2015
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    • A. Yes 5 mbps is plenty fast enough I have a 1 mbps connection to the internet and it works flawlessly, please remember that a fast dial-up connection was 54 kbps. In regards to satellite as long as connection is active I believe it should work but you would have to check with the provider.
      by Guido321/14/2015
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    • A. 5 MB/S actually works out to 500 KB/S (actual speed) downstream, and 77 KB/S (actual speed) upstream, so yes, you have plenty of speed. I have the same with AT&T.
      by Raptozilla8/21/2015
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    • A. Pay no attention to this requirement. I have the same ATT service you have - and no problems with this unit.
      by Flack524/4/2015
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    by hollyb 11/4/2013
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    • A. Yes and No. If you need to keep your current number, go to the Basic Talk web site. They have an app that checks if your current number is portable. In my case it was not. I switched to Basic Talk anyway and got a new number. Was a bit of a hassle to inform everyone I cared about of the number change.
      by Ibrew28/19/2015
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    • A. Yes. A typical number transfer takes 7 to 10 business days to complete starting from the time you complete and submit the Number Transfer Authorization (NTA). If there are any issues, BasicTalk will email you using the contact information you have on file. You can check the status of your number transfer by signing in to your Online Account and clicking on "Existing Phone Number Transfer Status".
      by ForceFieldOfLove7/18/2015
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    • A. Yes
      by ForceFieldOfLove1/14/2015
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    • A. Yes, you can port your number over. In order to do this, the number has to be active, so wait till it completes before disconnecting service. Remember, if there is a power outage, the device will not work.
      by ForceFieldOfLove7/31/2015
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    • A. Yes, you can keep your current number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.
      by BarbAlbr1/14/2015
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    by mikeg 9/29/2013
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    • A. Free. A typical number transfer takes 7 to 10 business days to complete starting from the time you complete and submit the Number Transfer Authorization (NTA). If there are any issues, BasicTalk will email you using the contact information you have on file. You can check the status of your number transfer by signing in to your Online Account and clicking on "Existing Phone Number Transfer Status".
      by ForceFieldOfLove7/12/2015
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    • A. A typical number transfer takes 7 to 10 business days to complete starting from the time you complete and submit the Number Transfer Authorization (NTA). If there are any issues, BasicTalk will email you using the contact information you have on file. You can check the status of your number transfer by signing in to your Online Account and clicking on "Existing Phone Number Transfer Status".
      by ForceFieldOfLove7/12/2015
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    • A. If you meant to say does Basic Talk port the AT&T number - yes. A typical number transfer takes 7 to 10 business days to complete starting from the time you complete and submit the Number Transfer Authorization (NTA). If there are any issues, BasicTalk will email you using the contact information you have on file. You can check the status of your number transfer by signing in to your Online Account and clicking on "Existing Phone Number Transfer Status".
      by ForceFieldOfLove7/12/2015
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    • A. Basic Talk will port the number for you at no extra cost. It may take 7 to 10 days to port. They will email you if there is any problems porting your number.
      by Pat26/11/2015
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