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Home Phone Connect Query
Self | July 4, 2014 | self

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.

Thanks. Loving my FReeper FRiends. Happy Fourth of July.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: contract; dsl; internet; phone; phoneservice; verizon

1 posted on 07/04/2014 12:20:10 PM PDT by bboop
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To: bboop
The kids got me DSL recently. I haven't had a land line since I moved back into the old home place in 2007.

/johnny

2 posted on 07/04/2014 12:22:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bboop

No idea — but why don’t you ask Verizon? They are the ones who could tell you definitively.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 12:24:28 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: JRandomFreeper

land line should be land line telephone. Obviously there is a twisted pair for DSL to work.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bboop

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?


5 posted on 07/04/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Sounds like a VOIP phone service versus POTS.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/04/2014 12:28:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Is bboop wanting to add/connect a land line to existing DSL service?

HAPPY 4th Everybody!

7 posted on 07/04/2014 12:29:44 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS)???


8 posted on 07/04/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1
God Save King George!

I have no idea. Would a mind reader have 3 ex wives?

/johnny

9 posted on 07/04/2014 12:31:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

ROFLMAOPIMP!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 12:31:52 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Plain Old Telephone Service.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/04/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; bboop
As far as I know you just plug in a "filter box" in the split jack and the DSL keeps working and the phone shares with the DSL.

HAPPY 4th Everybody!

12 posted on 07/04/2014 12:39:32 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: bboop

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...

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/home-phone-connect?&zipRdr=y

Also:

“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. “

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/home-phone-connect


13 posted on 07/04/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
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...

That's why God made batteries, inverters, and in extremis, gensets.

/johnny

14 posted on 07/04/2014 12:42:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bboop

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.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 12:43:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: mabarker1
If you separate your DSL contract from your phone contract, the universe can implode. The company that runs the wires out to your house really want all of that business, and will get snippy about it.

It's a sociological problem, not a technical problem.

/johnny

16 posted on 07/04/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bboop

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.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bboop

Straight Talk Home Phone (Is NOT VoIP or landline)
$15 month unlimited North America or $30 month unlimited world-wide
http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/otherdevices/ShopHomePhones


18 posted on 07/04/2014 12:53:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: bboop

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:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/shop/shop-data-plans/more-everything.html


19 posted on 07/04/2014 12:56:39 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: bboop

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.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: bboop

I’m going to be moving soon and Ive found Comsumer Reports to be a good place to get unbiased information.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 1:12:30 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: bboop
We may start going retro at our house. We have been cell-only for several years now, and have cable just for internet service (we don't watch TV).

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.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 1:15:52 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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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.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 1:29:58 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: bboop

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.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 1:30:05 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 1:47:00 PM PDT by sheana
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To: B4Ranch

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.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 1:48:28 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: bboop

Magic Jack. See my post #25


27 posted on 07/04/2014 1:49:44 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

thanks


28 posted on 07/04/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

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.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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


30 posted on 07/04/2014 4:04:56 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: firebasecody
I literally cut the wire between the house and the pole back in 2007, as it was in my way when I was trying to back a moving truck onto my property.

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. ;)

/johnny

31 posted on 07/04/2014 4:10:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: firebasecody

tx


32 posted on 07/04/2014 4:54:04 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: JRandomFreeper
no if you want dsl for internet but no dial phone service...you can get what is called a "dry line" for dsl.. This is a twisted pair that has dsl service on it but no POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) on it
33 posted on 07/04/2014 6:21:06 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: B4Ranch; Disambiguator
I've converted many a personal phone like yours.

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 screws—tighten. Re-attach the plastic cover—you're done!

34 posted on 07/04/2014 6:38:31 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: tophat9000
When I say land line, I mean copper wire of some sort coming into a company demarc on the side of my house for any reason.

I was differentiating between the two, because there is a difference.

And then there is what people generally call a 'land-line'.

/johnny

35 posted on 07/04/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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