Questions & Answers About Wireless Home
Q: How Does a Wireless Home
your existing corded or cordless telephone into the Wireless Home Phone
base unit, plug the base unit into a power outlet, turn on the base
unit, and you’re ready to make or receive calls. Your calls connect
through the wireless network.
Would I Want a Wireless Home Phone?
best reason is to save money. A Wireless Home Phone costs
about $10 to $20 per month...far cheaper than a wired telephone.
You get Long Distance, Voice Mail and all the convenient Calling
Features at no additional cost. It's portable...you
can use the same phone base unit in almost any location including
places where phones aren't normally found. There are more good reasons on
& Cons page.
I Use My Existing Home Phone Number?
you can transfer your home number and even use your existing
telephones. If you have DSL Internet and a home phone, please check
with your Internet provider first before transferring your phone number
to avoid any disruption in service. The Wireless Home Phone may not be
compatible with your DVR or satellite TV system – please check with
I Make & Receive Calls During a Power Outage?
your Wireless Home Phone lets you stay in touch, even if you lose
power. The Wireless Home Phone device is equipped with a battery
allowing for approximately 25
hours of standby time and
3 hours of talk time. As long as your home telephone doesn’t
require an electrical outlet, you’ll be able to make or receive calls.
the Wireless Home Phone Call 911?
calls are routed based on the wireless network’s automatic location
technology, but you may have to provide your location address to
the Wireless Home Phone Require a Computer or a Broadband Internet
The Wireless Home Phone doesn’t require an Internet connection to make
or receive calls.
I Pay the Same Way I Pay the Phone Company?
A: In some
cases, yes, but more common is to charge your bill to a credit or debit
card. Most, if not all services, allow you to automatically
charge your bill to your credit/debit card each month. Some
services also offer the option to buy prepaid cards and refill the
Wireless Home Phone as you would a Prepaid cellular account.
Difference Between a "Cordless" Phone and a "Wireless" Phone?
A: While the 2
terms actually mean the same thing, a "Wireless" phone refers to a
phone that communicates with a cellular network and is meant to be used
in any location where there is cellular coverage. A
"Cordless" phone refers to a phone that communicates with a nearby base
unit that is plugged into a telephone network and a power socket, and
is meant to be used within a short radius of the base unit, normally
within a single building. These "Cordless" and "Wireless" phones also
use different frequency channels.
a Wireless Home Phone Portable?
no telephone wall jack is required, you can use your Wireless Home
Phone anywhere you have a usable cellular signal and available power
outlet. Set it up in the kitchen, bedroom — or even take it with you to
a vacation home or in an RV. Roaming off your carrier's
network or outside the country is not available.
My Wireless Home Phone Work with a Fax Machine or Home Alarm System?
Home Phone is a voice-only service and isn’t normally compatible with
services requiring data including fax machines, alarm systems, credit
card machines, satellite billing, medical alert systems, or dialup
Internet service. You can
use some of these devices with the Internet connection of the Home
Phone + Internet version of the Wireless Home base unit.
I Access the Internet with My Wireless Home Phone?
some models of Wireless Home Phones include Internet access, usually at
4G LTE speeds. You connect with your computer or other
devices through a plug or wi-fi connection provided by the Wireless
Home Phone + Internet device.
the Wireless Home Phone + Internet Unit Completely Wireless?
both your telephone and your Internet connection use the nearby
wireless network and can connect with your devices with Wi-Fi.
the Difference Between Wireless Home Phone with Internet and Fixed
Wireless Internet and Wireless Home Phone & Internet
provide Internet access. Fixed Wireless Internet includes an
outdoor antenna that is professionally mounted on or near the exterior
of your home or business to provide a strong signal for better
connectivity, while Wireless Home Phone & Internet uses a small
desktop device that you can install yourself since there is no outdoor
antenna. Wireless Home Phone & Internet is a portable
service, whereas Fixed Wireless Internet is
not. Fixed Wireless Internet is only available in select
(typically rural) areas, while Wireless Home Phone & Internet
is available throughout each network's wireless
footprint. Fixed Wireless Internet provides typical
Internet download speeds of 10Mbps or more, while Wireless Home Phone
& Internet provides the highest speed available to it,
typically in the range of 5-12Mbps.