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BasicTalk Home Phone Device

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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.
BasicTalk Easy-to-Use VOIP Home Phone Service:
  • $4.99 per month service fee and first month free
  • High-quality voice service
  • Unlimited domestic calling
  • Home phone service features 911
  • Number porting
  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID and call waiting
  • Number for life
  • Battery not required
  • AC adapter included

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Specifications

Brand
BasicTalk
Model
HT701F
Features
No features description available
Manufacturer Part Number
HT701-VD
Condition
New
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.00 x 10.00 x 8.00 Inches

Customer Reviews

5 stars
410
4 stars
97
3 stars
18
2 stars
15
1 star
62

Top mentions

Most helpful positive review
5 customers found this helpful
Great alternate phone service
Went from $ 40.00 per month with no long distance to $12.00 per month with unlimited long distance. Porting my number was very easy and was done in less than a week. The only down side (if you can call it that) is that there is no phone support. everything is done on line. Have had no issues.
Most helpful negative review
19 customers found this helpful
Doesn't work with satellite internet service
Unfortunately, I got the device at home, activated a phone number and associated it with the device serial number, and continued to activate the service through StraightTalk only to find at that point that the device does not work if you have satellite internet service (I have a Verizon Jet Pack Mobile Hot Spot). It would have saved a lot of trouble if the description of the device on the Walmart website stated this serious limitation. It also would have saved Walmart from a returned item.
Most helpful positive review
5 customers found this helpful
Great alternate phone service
Went from $ 40.00 per month with no long distance to $12.00 per month with unlimited long distance. Porting my number was very easy and was done in less than a week. The only down side (if you can call it that) is that there is no phone support. everything is done on line. Have had no issues.
Most helpful negative review
19 customers found this helpful
Doesn't work with satellite internet service
Unfortunately, I got the device at home, activated a phone number and associated it with the device serial number, and continued to activate the service through StraightTalk only to find at that point that the device does not work if you have satellite internet service (I have a Verizon Jet Pack Mobile Hot Spot). It would have saved a lot of trouble if the description of the device on the Walmart website stated this serious limitation. It also would have saved Walmart from a returned item.
1-5 of 602 reviews

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!

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.

$36/month vs $10/month same phones

We've had digital phone service for years, but when the cost kept climbing it made sense to try BasicTalk. The box installed without problems and the phone number was switched within 7 days. The phone number switch was somewhat of a problem as we have a wireless whole house phone and no extra single phones. After install you have a temp phone number with BasicTalk. We were notified when the switch would occur but had to keep checking to see when it was switched. A single phone plugged into either would have made it easier. In retrospect , we should have kept an old phone or bought a cheap phone. We were notified by email after switch was made. I'm making the above comments for someone who has to be available without interruption. We are very happy with the unit and service. It works and today you can't expect much more than that. One added feature of BasicTalk is voice mail which kicks in after 10 rings. We have voice mail on our phone and use it. The good thing about the external mail is if internet service is down the external voice mail works.

Great

This is the best back up phone you can buy. Voicemail, accessable from anywhere on any phone, and is so much better than what i have been paying $20 mo for landline phone through windstream, and that was with no caller id or call waiting, or anything. I very rarely ever used it, and hated wasting $20 on a phone that the only callers were telemarketers and i had no caller i.d. so i hated it. Basic talk is the only way to go as long as you have high speed internet already and plan on keeping your internet provider. You can access your voicemail on the phone or even online too. Its Three times the product, and half the cost of my previous landline back up. My Advice: If you have a back up home phone line - do yourself a favor and get the payments cut in half and Buy the BASIC TALK! This is the first new tech product that actually does what it claims to do, and for less money. Great Product.

BasicTalk Home Phone Device beats Vonage

As a former user of Vonage VOIP service and paying a much higher price for the same service, switching to BasicTalk was easy and offers quality service at a much reduced price. I would recommend this service to all looking for an economical home phone service with VOIP.

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1-3 of 1358 questions
by questionmanMay 12, 2014


Last answer: August 21, 2014
1. 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 BasicTalkPhone
2. Yes, this will work with your current internet speed.
by CommunityAnswer
3. 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 nogeekneeded
4. Pay no attention to this requirement. I have the same ATT service you have - and no problems with this unit.
by Flack52
5. 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 Raptozilla
6. 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 Guido32
6 Answers
Last answer: August 21, 2014

by hollybNovember 4, 2013


Last answer: November 7, 2013
1. Yes, you can keep your current number as long as it is not disconnected for any reason.
by BarbAlbr
2. 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 ForceFieldOfLove
3. Yes
by ForceFieldOfLove
4. 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 ForceFieldOfLove
5. 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 Ibrew2
5 Answers
Last answer: November 7, 2013

by rcrump69August 3, 2014


Last answer: August 21, 2014
1. 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 BasicTalkPhone
2. 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 BasicTalkPhone
3. You must connect it to your computer.
by CommunityAnswer
4. 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 MaineDiane
4 Answers
Last answer: August 21, 2014

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