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8 responses to “Tracfone To Launch Prepaid Verizon Home Phone Connect Service Later This Month”

  1. octavio

    Looks like the old concept of prepaid home phone has made a comeback. This venture could work out for both vzw and Carlitos Slim. I am glad to see that someone in vzw is using their brains, because that unlimited everything with data share wont sit well with customers specially when you have to cough up the price for service plus $40 per device.

  2. Casey

    If having this as a prepaid line gets rid of all the crazy fees I’ll have a home phone again.

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  4. Brian

    It appears Straight Talk is a exclusive Verizon business, but on the tv commercials they say the nations best carriers, meaning multiple carriers. Does straight talk also use Sprint and Cellular One signals?

  5. Jim

    It sounds like it will be cheap enough, but the only thing I don’t like is having to buy it from
    these ******’s at -mart….Wonder if there will be any taxes added on to this…..

  6. Randy

    I have Verizon home phone and DSL bundle service for about $65.00 a month. Will I be able to ditch Verizon’s phone line and keep DSL? I have 2 wires for telephone and 2 wires for DSL at outside box.

  7. mhcompserv

    I started using straight talk home service in April 2014. The service is mostly reliable. I do find the voice quality is not up to par with a landline or VoIP, which I was using prior. The voicemail system is poor, as the automated message I hear when picking up messages is very broken up. I have my wireless device in a basement and have two of the three lights for signal lit. I also have Verizon cell towers located within 3 miles. There is not much flexibility for the voicemail system. I have had difficulty adjusting the number of rings or simply turning it off in favor of using an answering machine in my basement. Just my experience so far. The fee of $15 monthly helps as this is nearly half of what I paid for VoIP from another phone service with a V. Their fees simply added 33% to their advertised monthly charge. I have not tried using this wireless device when I travel. I did buy a very standard corded phone to use when the power goes out. I also use a cell phone and this service allows me to use the call forward to my cell, without needing to give out the cell phone number.

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