Skip to comments.Home Phone Connect Query
Posted on 07/04/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by bboop
Does anybody have Verizon Home Phone Connect, and if you do, how do you like it? and do you find it useful? We are concerned that if we get it, our Verizon DSL might be impacted. It would be great to cut our home landline contract, but we're worried about losing the DSL.
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No idea — but why don’t you ask Verizon? They are the ones who could tell you definitively.
land line should be land line telephone. Obviously there is a twisted pair for DSL to work.
I don’t understand Your question. Is this about how to connect wire to make land line work or some change in Your Service Contract?
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I have no idea. Would a mind reader have 3 ex wives?
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You really should do some research and as I said ASK VERIZON.
I just checked on the Internet and found that “Verizon Home Phone Connect” is basically having ONLY wireless phone service. But in those, if you use that to access the internet, they will limit how much internet data you can download and they can charge you quite a lot for it.
Not to mention, if there is a power outage that lasts a while and you won’t have a phone or internet or anything else...
“NOTE: Home Phone Connect may not be compatible with certain home security systems. Please check with your home security system provider to confirm the compatibility requirements of your home security system. Home Phone Connect is not compatible with fax machines, DVR services, credit card machines, medical alert services or some High Speed or DSL Internet services. Please contact your service provider to determine if Internet service is available as a standalone offering. “
That's why God made batteries, inverters, and in extremis, gensets.
There’s really no need to cling to landlines here in 2014. In my household, everybody just carries around a cellphone. No telemarketers, I only pick up my cellphone if somebody from my address book is calling me. Otherwise it goes straight to voicemail.
It's a sociological problem, not a technical problem.
I have it all on verison, I can’t say I’ve had any
trouble with the phone service, although I am thinking
of dropping the phone service and just having my cell.
I wish I had DSL, where I am the download speed is not
very good and sometimes disconnects, they tell me I need
a special receiver for my hotspot for $250.
I feel like I pay for 4g but I’m not getting it.
May switch to something else later.
Straight Talk Home Phone (Is NOT VoIP or landline)
$15 month unlimited North America or $30 month unlimited world-wide
DSL goes via your phone line.
If you drop your landline, your DSL will have to go through your wireless phone and you will pay for the data accessed on internet.
Here are some prices:
If you have internet, you can obtain a device such as “Net Talk.”
They will arrange for your old landline number to be ported to their device, and you will now have phone service over the internet. VOIP, or voice over internet provider, is the name.
My Net Talk device cost under $50. They now have a wireless version. They charge about $35 per year for the service.
I used to spend over $35 for minimal use of the old land line number.
There are several VOIP options, many costing far more.
I’m going to be moving soon and Ive found Comsumer Reports to be a good place to get unbiased information.
We recently came into possession of an old rotary Western Electric Mod. 500 that appears to be in working condition, and want to hook it up to something.
Ours is the same color as the one in the picture.
Look inside the phone jack, locate the red and green wires that are part of the jack. Connect the red and green wires on the phone cord and connect them under the red and green wired screws of the jack. You should have dial tone.
Thanks for all your feedback. Husband has talked to Verizon, been to Verizon shop, and researched endlessly online on all of this. I suggested FR feedback as a way to get a reality check from Real Folks using it, vs advertising, etc. Thanks so much.
Hubby is a retired firefighter with friends all over the place now. He didn’t want to get rid of the landline because they don’t have his cell number and occasionally someone will call. So we did the next best thing.....Magic Jack. Kept the home phone number for $30 or $40 bucks per year and we don’t answer it. It is in our office and goes straight to a Magic Jack voicemail...but we get the message so he can return calls.
Best of both worlds.
Thanks. I’ll have to get some cord, as this phone came from a demolition site, and they cut it off flush against the housing. It’s old enough so there is not an RJ-11 jack on the phone itself.
Magic Jack. See my post #25
I would hesitate cutting the copper tel lines coming into your house. The old Ma Bells are trying to do away with copper all together, and prolly will do such between fiber and wireless. No sense in hurrying up the procedure. Call me old fashioned, but I find the old dial tone, a real tone over copper, re-assuring. Yes, I am an old fart. Former network engineer even.
Yes, if they put on the home at all y9u can not go back.
We live in a town home development. I wanted to go back to DSL and they siad I could not so I used my Tracfone to call.
I pretended I was the calling for lady who lives 35 ft away in another town house.
When it came time to make the appointment for the service they caught on to what I was attempting to do And said yes if I lived 35 feet away I could get DSL, but if OI really lived 35 feet away at my current location I and could but could not (go back).
So I dropped it and never paid the remaining balance on the Fios and said if they made an issue of it I would transcribe the recording of the phone contacts.
Two months later got a letter of apology from some VP fopr any “errors” in the billing... and they never came after me again about it.
Now using my roommates internet and am using that to also get free phone through Google and obi! I
When the kids got me DSL, ATT had to re-run the wires for the twisted pair. They didn't put them across the driveway this time. ;)
Flip the phone over, remove the screws that hold the plastic cover on. Look for the terminals to which the old red and green wires attach. Find any modern (oval) cord, and "tease-out" the red and green wires yourself, as there are other, un-needed wires within the cord. Slide the new red and green wires under the same screwstighten. Re-attach the plastic coveryou're done!
I was differentiating between the two, because there is a difference.
And then there is what people generally call a 'land-line'.
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