BasicTalk Home Phone Device

Walmart # 237396260

BasicTalk Home Phone Device

Walmart # 237396260
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Enable convenient calling all over the country for a low monthly fee with the BasicTalk Home Phone Device. It is quick and easy to set up and connects to your internet router and your phone. After activation, this device offers high-quality VOIP phone service as well as caller ID, call waiting and other functions. You can even port over and retain your current number.

About This Item

  • $4.99 monthly service - First Month Free!
  • High-quality voice service
  • Unlimited domestic calling
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    Great Low Price Home Phone Service

    I haven't had a home phone in 7 years it was a wasted bill for me. The only reason why I decided to get another home phone was in case of an emergency my son could call 911 or the sitter could have something to talk without using all the minutes on his/her cell. This is still a wasted monthly expense because I may not even use it but it's good to have just in case. To be honest my cell is a wasted bill I hardly ever talk on it as well but if I need it it's there for me to use. Basic Talk only took me about 5-15 minutes to set up the dial tone is very clear I made a couple of test calls it was very clear all and all I'm very pleased with this product. I just wanted to add the good thing about this phone is that it's wireless when you move just unplug it set it back up at your new location re-enter your service address for 911 purpose then you're all set and the last thing if you have kids/teens or someone using your phone you could go online look at your account to see your phone log.

    What's not to like?

    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.

    Great Price and Great Value

    I bought this phone service to cover a gap in cell phone coverage. I really didn't have high expectations for the service because of the price. However, I was proven wrong. After I hooked up my first device, which I bought at a Wal-Mart store, I had to contact customer service about a problem. It took no time to connect to the chat service. The customer service representative was knowledgeable and professional. After that initial issue, the service has worked like a dream. All together, the service will cost me $11.76 a month. The only con I found was that the original device I bought could not be registered because it had been used and returned to the store. The customer service representative told me that once a device has been registered to an account, it can never be re-used. So before you buy the device in-store, use your cellphone and go to www.basictalk.com/activate and check to see if the device has been used before. I love this service!

    The calls are clear, but difficult using menu.

    I got this device when I was undecided on what cell phone (if any) to buy. So, for $10, it was totally worth it. Far better than magic jack which I have had for years. It just got too expensive, and their customer service was terrible. The setup was easy! Plug it into your modem, after you login and set up your account. You get a free month, too, which I had not expected, so that was great. The menu, once you setup your voice mail is frustrating. Even though it's set up, it says "Since this is your first time using the service, you'll need to setup your voice mail". Yikes! So, I learned to ignore it and push 1 to retrieve messages, but it is still annoying. I don't like having to pay $110 a year for such a tiny device, so I am rethinking the magic jack now. Though you pay more up front, at least you're done for a year, and they do give you specials - thought the price has doubled in the last 3 years. Would I buy this again? Yes, because the initial cost is low, and that is critical when you are in a pinch.

    Switching from Vonage to Basic Talk was easy!!

    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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