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Redcatcher70

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Posted: 02/11/14 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Several months ago I posted about dropping our land line with AT&T and going with Straight Talk (Walmart) home phone service so we could keep our old home phone number.
After talking to AT&T (which is also our DSL provider), we would lose our DSL service also, drop one and lose all sort of thing. In our area, DSL service is limited and expensive. I was informed that we could sign up with AT&T Uverse and keep our DSL. After scratching my head and asking several dumb questions about why not just leave my DSL like it was and just drop the home land line, I called AT&T Uverse and signed up. They sent me a new router box which included Wi Fi function, that STILL plugs into my home phone jack!
I then called Straight Talk and they converted my land line home phone number over to their cell based home unit and I just plugged my home phone units into their box. Everything works!!!!!!!
I now have updated equipment, losing my old Netgear Wi Fi box, same DSL speed at the same price as the old AT&T DSL. We are saving about $40.00 a month using Straight Talk compared to AT&T land line, and all the equipment is working fine.


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Posted: 02/11/14 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you call/access 911 with the StraightTalk home service?


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Posted: 02/11/14 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can ask AT&T for a "Dry Line" this is a phone line with no dial tone, You can not make calls to anyone but the DSL works.. I did that for about a year before I dumped them and went full time.. NOTE: They will lie to you.


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Posted: 02/11/14 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ms. Mama, yes you can but you will be asked your physical location as explained to me by the Straight Talk people. I don't think I will try to call 9-1-1 to try it though. As with most cell phones, 9-1-1 will ask you for a location or address when you call using a cell device.

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YOu should always be prepared to give your location when calling 9-1-1 no matter what kind of phone you are using.. Sometimes strange things happen.

But that said, By federal law if the 9-1-1 center is "Enhanced" they have your location when they pick up the call... Alas, there is that big IF in there. (Provided you are using CELL and not VoIP which some smart phones (mine) can do)>

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