BasicTalk Home Phone Device

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By: BasicTalk
Walmart #: 237396260
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  • $9.99 monthly service - First Month Free!
  • High-quality voice service
  • Unlimited domestic calling
  • 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:

    • $9.99 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
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 237396260
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    Customer Reviews | 514 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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    514 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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    Amazing deal!
    5/24/2013

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 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
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
    Switching from Vonage to Basic Talk was easy!!
    2/17/2014

    Customer review by flowerpetal50

    5.0 stars 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
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
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    So far so good!
    5/18/2013

    Customer review by onage

    5.0 stars by onage

    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
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Age:35 - 44
    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
    • 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 nogeekneeded2/10/2015
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    • your thinking of 30Mbp
      by greg21122/10/2015
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    • 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 BasicTalkPhone2/10/2015
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    • Yes, this will work with your current internet speed.
      by CommunityAnswer1/14/2015
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    • 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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    • 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 Raptozilla2/10/2015
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    • Pay no attention to this requirement. I have the same ATT service you have - and no problems with this unit.
      by Flack522/10/2015
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    by rcrump69 8/3/2014
    • No, you do not connect BasicTalk to your computer. 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/. There is also a “How To” video on BasicTalk.com and other helpful video tutorials on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/basictalkphone.
      by BasicTalkPhone1/20/2015
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    • To use BasicTalk, all you need is a high-speed internet connection, a router, and the BasicTalk box to get started. You will be assigned a number during the sign-up process. For installation instructions please refer to the installation instructions on our website - https://support.basictalk.com/app/center/technical/. There is also a “How To” video on BasicTalk.com and other helpful video tutorials on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/basictalkphone.
      by BasicTalkPhone1/20/2015
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    • It has to be connected to your router, and you need high-speed internet service to use it. It's VOIP (voice over internet protocol), just like Vonage. It doesn't specifically state that you NEED high speed, but speaking from experience, it will NOT work with those cheapo 1-2 mbps speeds
      by MaineDiane10/31/2014
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    • You must connect it to your computer.
      by CommunityAnswer3/3/2015
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