Friday, January 25, 2013

Straight Talk Tutorial – How to Set Up Your Wireless Home Phone

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Get ready to cut your home phone bill in half! The simplicity provided by the Straight Talk Wireless Home Phone enables you to make both nationwide and international calls for only $30 a month.

Ready to get your phone up and running?  We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step below, and Laura provides great guidance in this video tutorial. Let’s do this!  


Step 1: Open that box up!
See, that wasn’t so hard. Inside you’ll find the following items:

                ·         Home phone unit
                ·         Antenna
                ·         Rechargeable battery
                ·         Power adapter
                ·         Service guide
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      If you purchased the phone online you should also have your service plan

Step 2: Install the battery
Turn over your home phone unit, remove the battery cover and connect the connection cable into the battery port. Place the cover back on and you’re in business.

The battery you just installed is a rechargeable backup that allows you to make and receive calls in the event of a power outage. It will be fully charged in about three and a half hours.

Step 3: Install the antenna
Align the antenna with the port on the back of the wireless home phone unit. It’s critical that the antenna is installed correctly in order to obtain optimal signal strength. After about two dozen rotations the connection should be secure. Resort to the signal strength indicators on the unit. If nothing is lit up, there’s a good chance the antenna is not installed correctly. Rinse and repeat until your signal indicator is glowing.

Step 4: Give it some juice
Insert the power adapter plug into the DC input port into the back of the wireless home phone unit and then plug the power adapter into the wall. Presto – the unit will turn on automatically. You’ll know you’re in business because the power indicator will turn blue. Want to turn it off? Just hold down the power button for one second.   

Step 5: Connect a telephone
Cord or cordless? It doesn’t matter! You can plug in up to two ports for you corded phones, or the base unit of your cordless phone. You’ll be able to use your cordless phones in and around your home.

Step 6: Activating the Service
You’re almost there so keep it up! To activate your service, visit StraightTalkHomePhone.com or call 1.800.299.7784 (from another phone). Have your serial number and service plan or credit card available. Once activated, dial *22890 from one of your connected phones in order to program it.

Step 7: Call away!
You’re ready to go!

 Want more info? Visit StraightTalkHomePhone.com

8 comments:

  1. Why did you remove your ATT Compatible SIM card from the sim shop? This was what I was planning on using once I got my new phone ;(

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  2. When will you guys have att compatible micro simcard?

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  3. Why can't I get anyone who knows what they are doing to address my issues? I've called customer service five times now and was told to go to Walmart to exchange my phone and they told me they cannot exchange the phone that was purchased online just 3 days ago?

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    1. BEFORE USING STRAIGHT TALK VISIT THESE PEOPLE "COMPLAINT HAS BEEN ISSUED MADE SPECIFIC TO MY PROBLEM" IF YOU CAN'T GET SATISFACTION I SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME, THEY ARE THERE TO HELP YOU!! THANK YOU, MESSAGE ME IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP.
      FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection - Consumer Information
      www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
      The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.

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  4. BEFORE USING STRAIGHT TALK VISIT THESE PEOPLE "COMPLAINT HAS BEEN ISSUED MADE SPECIFIC TO MY PROBLEM" IF YOU CAN'T GET SATISFACTION I SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME, THEY ARE THERE TO HELP YOU!! THANK YOU, MESSAGE ME IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP.
    FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection - Consumer Information
    www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
    The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.

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  5. BEFORE USING STRAIGHT TALK VISIT THESE PEOPLE "COMPLAINT HAS BEEN ISSUED MADE SPECIFIC TO MY PROBLEM" IF YOU CAN'T GET SATISFACTION I SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME, THEY ARE THERE TO HELP YOU!! THANK YOU, MESSAGE ME IF YOU NEED FURTHER HELP.
    FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection - Consumer Information
    www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
    The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.

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  6. how do i get internet service thru this phone or wifi, is it possible to access the internet thru the straight talk wireless home phone

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  7. I have clicked on the Gmail icon and it goes to a screen ADD A GOOGLE ACCOUNT below that it says Existing or New. (I go have a Gmail account on the internet) I have tried both new and existing and it keeps scrolling never going any further that that page where it scrolls or is searching for ??? I have even left it searching all night while I slept and when I got up next morning it was still searching? Can anyone please help and let me know if I am doing something wrong or what do I need to do further.

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano
http://www.fiercewireless.com

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.