BasicTalk Home Phone Device
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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
- Caller ID and Call Waiting
- Number for Life
- Battery not required AC adapter included
|Battery Type:||Does Not Contain a Battery|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||3.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||11.0 x 10.0 x 8.0|
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- 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 nogeekneeded10/2/2015Was this answer helpful? (16) (3)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 BasicTalkPhone10/5/2015Was this answer helpful? (19) (4)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes, this will work with your current internet speed.by CommunityAnswer9/21/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (2)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 Guido321/14/2015Was this answer helpful? (11) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 Raptozilla8/21/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (4)Was this answer helpful?
- Pay no attention to this requirement. I have the same ATT service you have - and no problems with this unit.by Flack524/4/2015Was this answer helpful? (10) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 Ibrew210/16/2015Was this answer helpful? (11) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 ForceFieldOfLove10/18/2015Was this answer helpful? (29) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- Yesby ForceFieldOfLove9/18/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- 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 ForceFieldOfLove10/16/2015Was this answer helpful? (17) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- Yes, you can keep your current number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.by BarbAlbr10/16/2015Was this answer helpful? (18) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Why are you asking the retailer for the warranty information? Please go to the Basic Talk website to find this information out. I bought mine at Walmart, and then logged on to the website to register the item.by ForceFieldOfLove8/14/2015Was this answer helpful? (7) (2)Was this answer helpful?
- Go to Basic Talk dot com for their warranty.by ForceFieldOfLove4/3/2015Was this answer helpful? (2) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Did you go to Basic Talk for that information? Walmart is just the retailer.by ForceFieldOfLove8/14/2015Was this answer helpful? (0) (1)Was this answer helpful?
- We will provide a limited warranty on the BasicTalk Box only for manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year from your order date. This limited warranty does not apply to any defect or failure other than a manufacturing defect. To read more, please see our Terms of Service, under Limited Warranty from BasicTalk: http://bit.ly/BTtermsby BasicTalkPhone10/8/2015Was this answer helpful? (6) (0)Was this answer helpful?