Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone

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Straight Talk Huawei H226C Prepaid Wireless Home Phone
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  • All the features you need at no extra cost, even calls to 411
  • Portable wireless device
  • No high-speed internet or landline required
  • About this item

    The Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone provides you with unlimited calling from your home phone.

    About this item

    The Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone provides you with unlimited calling from your home phone.


    Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone:

    • Service plans are sold separately
    • All the features you need at no extra cost, even calls to 411
    • Portable wireless device
    • No high-speed internet or landline required
    • Compatible with your existing corded or cordless phone
    • Keep your current number or get a new one
    • Works with $15 Unlimited Nationwide Calling Service Plan or $30 Unlimited Nationwide and International Calling Plan

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    Specifications

    Service Carrier: Straight Talk
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Model No.: H226C
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 8.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 1.5 x 7.0 x 5.0
    Walmart No.: 551011379
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    International Calling to over 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India and in other countries
    International Calling to over 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India and in other countries
    No contracts, no bills and no credit checks
    No contracts, no bills and no credit checks
    Nationwide 24/7/365 service
    Nationwide 24/7/365 service
    Low monthly cost and no hidden fees
    Low monthly cost and no hidden fees
    No long distance or roaming charges
    No long distance or roaming charges
    Unlimited nationwide voicemail, caller ID, 3 way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, 911 and 411
    Unlimited nationwide voicemail, caller ID, 3 way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, 911 and 411
    Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone $15 Plan (Email Delivery)
     
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    Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone $30 Plan (Email Delivery)
     
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    Customer Reviews | 726 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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    good way to save money
    2/11/2013

    Customer review by Gougednomore

    5.0 stars 2/11/2013 by Gougednomore
    by Gougednomore

    Living in a very rural area had doubts as to whether or not I'd get reception. Set up next to window as recommended, no signal. Lifted device up about 18 in and noticed the blue device lights indicated strong signal, cool! Solution was to mount 18 inches above desk next to window for very strong signal. Second potential problem: my old phone company. Originally had planned on porting existing number, and my phone company refused to let Straight talk folks have permission to port my number, even though I still had existing landline account active and had given permission for this change of service. Called Straight talk folks helpline, and asked if going with a new number would allow a work around to get activated, they said "yes". So, unwilling to allow my soon to be cancelled very expensive landline company to further impede my attempt to get a new method of landline up and running, chose to go with a new phone number. The cordial folks at straight talk spent about a half hour changing the nature of my new account to go with new number rather than further attempting to port old number, and activated my new phone and number while on the phone with them. Voila, new phone number, new phone service up and running, in spite of former landline company trying to prevent this. Old phone company was charging me 27.95 for landline, and another 25 dollars on top of that in subscriber charges, surcharge charges, surcharge recovery charges, taxes, and other charges disguised to appear to be some sort of federal charges. Straight talk is 15 dollars a month, and 1.55 extra to cover ALL actual federal charges, taxes, state taxes, 911 service charges, and recovery charges. So, why did my old phone company charge 24 dollars more for what cost them 1.55? MMMMMMNnnn. Old phone company "gave" me 30 min of long distance "free" for around 50 dollars a month, 600.00+ a year, and straight talk costs 16.55 a month for unlimited long distance, local and includes all federal and state taxes and charges. 198.60 for a year compared to 600.00 plus a year, I like the unlimited calling for 198.60 a year better. Yes, could've gone with voip for cheaper, but since my old landline company is my dsl server and the only one available in the area, if that went down there would be no way to make any calls, emergency or otherwise. I went with Straight talk to have a phone (have no cell phone) for occasional calls w/no worries about astronomical long distance charges, and to have communications available in the event of no dsl service. This system is not dependent on having an internet connection, and is to replace a landline. My landline service jacked up my service another 20 dollars last month without notice or apparent reason, and that was my inspiration to finally dump my phone service with them. They got too greedy, and tried to make the billing charges appear as if they were "federal" charges, which they weren't, only .68 cents of the extra 20 plus in charges were actual federal taxes/charges. Very pleased with this alternative. And if Straight talk doesn't work in your area, you can return it at your local Walmart for refund. So, no risk. Great way to stop being gouged by your local telephone company.

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    Gougednomore
    Minnesota
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
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    Top 250 contributor
    Great alternative to VOIP
    2/1/2013

    Customer review by gphiflava87

    5.0 stars 2/1/2013 by gphiflava87
    by gphiflava87

    I have had this home phone service since it came out at the end of October. I have to say that I absolutely love having a phone that provides everything I need for $15 plus tax (it runs off the Verizon network). I also went ahead and bought one for my grandma. She was paying over $70/month for basic phone service (which didn't include long distance calls or voicemail). Setup took less then 15 minutes and we were up and running. If you're thinking of buying this, you definitely should!

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    gphiflava87
    Tulsa, OK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Top 250 contributor
    So far, so good...
    2/11/2013

    Customer review by NormfromGA

    4.0 stars 2/11/2013 by NormfromGA
    by NormfromGA

    In interest of full disclosure, I have only been using this for less than a day, but I thought I would share a couple of things that I hadn't seen mentioned elsewhere. 1. This system has really free 411 service. Yes, you have to listen to a couple of short "words from our sponsors", but the system seems able to find numbers pretty well, and will connect the call for you, if you wish. And you don't have to punch in a ten-digit toll free number to do it; just "411." If you live in a household where nobody writes down numbers, or can never seem to find a phone directory, this can save dozens of bucks per month all by itself. 2. Also, if one hopes to port their old phone number, but would still like to get all their calls through this system in the interim, one may be able to put a feature of their old system to good use: call forwarding. Often this feature is thrown in the features package, along with caller-ID and three-way calling, but it may have never been used. Now you can set your old call forwarding to transfer all your calls to your new, temporary number, and people will be able to contact you on your new system without being aware of it. Of course, once your old system is disconnected, calls won't be forwarded, but, with luck, calls to your old number will be connected to your new system directly. Like I said, I have just hook the system up, but so far, all my calls to my old number are arriving in my new system OK. It is what it says it is, a wireless home phone system. If you have any questions about whether it will meet your requirements, do what you do for any other WalMart purchase: buy it, try it, and REMEMBER TO KEEP THE RECEIPT!

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    NormfromGA
    Georga
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 500 contributor
    Great choice for home phone
    2/7/2013

    Customer review by NCnoUserName

    5.0 stars 2/7/2013 by NCnoUserName
    by NCnoUserName

    Even though this is sold by Straight Talk, the service is provided by Verizon. I have had Straight Talk cell phones, on the Verizon network, for years now with no problems. It was easy to set up and easy to port my old phone number on Straight Talk's website. This was a great option to replace my parents old expensive home phone service. This service is half the price of AT&T basic home phone service and includes voicemail, and caller id. My only complaint with Straight Talk is waiting on hold for half an hour for customer service if you need them. The AC adapter converts to 12 VDC, so you could even get a cord for your car and make yourself a good old fashion car phone.

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    NCnoUserName
    Iron Station, NC
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Top 1000 contributor
    great replacement for landline
    6/18/2014

    Customer review by Tonithetigeress

    5.0 stars 6/18/2014 by Tonithetigeress
    by Tonithetigeress

    I had AT&T for landline. Paid $40 a mo. & only had caller ID, call waiting - NO long distance. I was sick & tired of paying all that money for so little benefits. So I researched the straight talk home phone & decided to try it. If it doesn't work all you are out is the $15 prepaid card (you can return the phone box). It works GREAT! I absolutely love this home phone. It works with my phones, I have the same number and I can call long distance anytime I want. My old line stayed active until straight phone transferred it which only took 2 days. It was easy to sign up online and to activate all you have to do is call them and it took maybe one minute. I am amazed it was all so easy. The only thing I would caution people about is the signal, If you don't have good reception for a cell phone in your house this probably won't work either as it runs off the Verizon signal. Otherwise it is definitely worth the money. I am saving $25 a month with this.

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    Tonithetigeress
    Northeast WI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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    by eris 12/7/2013
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    • A. Since this uses cellular towers (Verizon) you would have service where Verizon has good cell service. Being inside of a car could possibly diminish the power to and from the cellular towers. Placing the box on the back window ledge could possibly help with reception due to the antenna being able to get a good signal. A small adapter that plugs into your accessory outlet will allow you to plug in and not have to rely on the short life of the rechargeable straight talk home phone battery, Using a simple plug in telephone will not use much power from the base unit so, you will in essence be using the phone like a portable cell phone. If there is reception, it will work. As with any phone company, Verizon is not available everywhere but, it is available almost everywhere....
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    • A. Yes. It has battery backup.
      by SouthernReview8/23/2015
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    • A. yes you sure can take it anywhere..
      by Louiesplace8/11/2015
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    • A. yes
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    • A. yes you sure can. works great. If you are going on an extended trip, use a power inverter that plugs into your lighter socket and your home phone power line plugs into it. C an travel all around the country and still receive and make calls with your same local number.
      by Louiesplace9/1/2015
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    • A. Yes, anywhere there is cell phone service. Lorelero wrote in a Review 11/28/13: Live in Houston, came to visit my daughter in Abilene for the week and brought it with me. I plugged it in and made calls with no problem. Love it. I don't think you'll be sorry if you buy it.
      by wajo28/24/2015
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    • A. Just as stated in the description, yes, yes, yes...
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    • A. Yes. The ST Home Phone has the following features: "$15/30-Day Home Phone Unlimited* Nationwide Calling. Local and Long Distance Calling includes voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost." Only disappointment is that Caller ID delivers the caller's number only, no name... so far. I'm hoping they add the name at some point in the future? You have to set up voicemail for 1st use, then you access your voice mail messages with *86. Call forwarding is activated by dialing *72 followed by the other tel. number. It's deactivated with *73.
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    • A. Yes, Yes, and Yes!
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    • A. Yes, it does: http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com/
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    • A. Yes, the service plan includes: voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, E911 and 411 at no extra cost
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