Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Home, Where Straight Talk’s Heart Is

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Imagine a day when landline telephone systems with insulated wires, contracts, monthly bills and activation fees are obsolete. When cords, paperwork and late fees no longer tie you down. Thanks to the new Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone, the perfect no-contract wireless replacement for your landline telephone, that day is here.

Straight Talk is introducing a new member to our wireless family: the Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone! The package includes a home phone unit, antenna, rechargeable backup battery, power adapter, services guide and activation card. They all work together to keep your current phone up and running independent of any cable or Internet sync up. While many home phone products on the market require a PC, high-speed internet or landline connection, Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone does not.  

How does it work? Just plug your existing corded or cordless phone into the Home Phone device, activate your service and stay connected with your friends and family. Additional features include:
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • No loss of current phone number
  • Rechargeable backup battery for making and receiving calls in case of a power outage*
  • Voicemail, caller ID, 3-way calling, call waiting/forwarding and 411 calls at no extra cost
  • 24/7 customer care support
Buy a Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone today and cut your home phone bill in half.

Straight Talk Wireless Home Phones are available for purchase at http://www.straighttalkhomephone.com and will be sold in Walmart stores starting mid-October, 2012.

*As long as the backup battery is charged and the telephone (not included) that is plugged into the Home Phone device does not require a power source.


  1. Most cell phone carriers will not support reception in homes and buildings, only outside (even though most areas have reception in buildings). Yet, you're selling a cell device specifically for inside the home. How are you going to handle reception issues for this device?

    1. It probably has better reception than a cell phone since it has an external antenna and it gets it's power from a wall outlet, which would allow the device to have increased sensitivity, since battery time is not an issue. My wife and I both have BYOD Straight Talk cell phones and neither one of us have had indoor reception issues, at home or work.

    2. Since the device is powered by Verizon Wireless and that carrier has sold an identical service on its network for over two years, it stands to reason that the idea works effectively enough for this type of equipment to work with minimal issues.

    3. the home phone works waaaaaay better than the cell phones they have, my mom stay in the country and her phone works great, but my cell phone won't and they are both straight talk, one is just the landline.

  2. It's a prepaid version of the Home Phone Connect service offered by Verizon Wireless. In the two years that the service has been available, no customers have reported indoor coverage issues when following directions during setup. You imply that carriers don't explicitly support indoor reception. Judging by the availability of indoor cell service repeaters from the three major carriers, your assertion is incorrect.

  3. I love the way you wrote this article. This is wonderful. I do hope you intend to write more of these types of articles. Thank you for this interesting content!Mobile Home Dealers

  4. Can I get Internet service over this phone line?

      Equipment is not compatible with data services such as: home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems.

  5. Yeah LoraLee, I agree with you! Can I use my ST home phone to get internet? That would be totally awesome if I could...

      Equipment is not compatible with data services such as: home security systems, fax machines, DVR services, credit card images, or medical alert systems. (Data services = internet)

  6. When will the Samsung s3 be in Walmart store; especially in daville, va. Can it receive the larger battery, ex. 4500 or 5000 mha.

  7. I am looking forward to purchasing this.i am also concerned does it work for internet.but great idea ..tired of those damn bills

  8. Dose this streight talk home phone have a wireless router built in so you can get wifi in your home, for laptops and tablets.

  9. i would love to have internet service in my home but not with a home phone.

  10. I have had a ST cell phone for 3 years. Love it. Never had a problem even once.
    I just wish I could use it for internet with my laptop some how.

  11. When id straight talk going to have internet like the home phone home internet would be great....

  12. I went to bell on Robson street and they do cell and home and internet. It's nice having one carrier for all three things.

  13. I love my straight talk home phone.I've had it now for about six months and no problems what so ever.Best thing about the monthly bill is,there's not one,and compare tax on a $15.00 service card to the taxes on a reg.phone carrier,well,you got to love it,I know I sure do.Now if I could get Internet service with it,that would be awesome.From dannyd091866@yahoo.com. Crest view,Fl

  14. My new phone will not activate. Im so frustrated, it has been two days and i don't want to make a youtube video and show the incompetence of your tech support. I will give it one more try, Straighttalk people call me on my phone 6414208724

  15. I wish they would step this up and have a home internet option with this device. I live in a place without a cable or dsl option.

  16. I bought the ST home phone for the unlimited international calling. I can call some family in Lima Peru and some I can't call in the same city. Why is that? I get a message saying "the destination is not available" but its in Lima where I can call other numbers. Can someone tell my why?

  17. I wish yall could offer internet services. I pay 66.67 for internet service and can't do nothing because im afraid to run out of megabytes or whatever they call it. I can see myself paying 45.00 for unlimited internet use that would be awesome.

  18. Is there a better frequency than others for the cordless phones that hook up to the unit.


Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

Read the full article here.