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Old 09-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Straight Talk HOME Phone Service

Just stumbled across it, right here...

The long and short of it is this is a new device being released on September 21, 2012 operating on "one of America's best networks" (it's presumed by the small map displayed and a quick zip code search, this particular device makes use of the Verizon Wireless network to carry calls).

Seems what this is, is a cellular-powered "hub" for the home (where you can attach all your usual home phones), only costing the user $99 for the device, and a monthly bill of $15 (unlimited domestic calling) or $30 (unlimited international calling to many countries). Unlike Vonage and Ooma, this device does not require the use of high-speed internet, or a router.

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I saw this and am interested too because I pay $50 a month for local and long distance on my home phone through verizon. It says you can keep your phone number,which would be nice so I don't have to change it so many places.

I am strongly leaning towards giving it a try.
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If StraightTalk provided home internet service, I'd be all set
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It sounds good, but I have a great price for the same amount for my home phone already with unlimited use of long distance. I pay 65 for my internet and home phone. But if you get it would love to hear how it is working out.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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I already have Ooma so I won't be switching.

BUT, I have had Straight Talk for 6 weeks for my cell phone service and so far I am very happy with it.

Now if I could just go on a rant about Sprint.....

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Originally Posted by DawnM View Post
I already have Ooma so I won't be switching.

BUT, I have had Straight Talk for 6 weeks for my cell phone service and so far I am very happy with it.

Now if I could just go on a rant about Sprint.....
How are you liking Ooma? How do you think it would compare to S.T. new home service? Looks interesting.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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Straight Talk vs Ooma

I had Vonnage running off my Cox cable modem. The quality was always horrible so I ditched Vonnage and went back to ATT so I could 'hear a pin drop'. So, can I assume the Ooma call quality will be equally poor
using the same internet connection?

On the other hand, I get great reception from Verizon wireless here making Straight Talk a 'contender'.

Ooma costs $229 (including the wireless adapter) vs $99 hardware cost for ST. So figuring $15/month for ST and $4/mo for Ooma , ST starts costing more than Ooma.....cheaper but bad quality? You get what you pay for?
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I like that it has GPS which enables emergency personnel to identfy your location and also has a battery backup in case of a power outage.
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