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    Land Line replacement Service

    Hi, all. I'm looking to dump my AT&T U-verse internet & landline VOIP phone service. I have 5 corded phones and will not use cordless units (due to potential health issues). What are my options to continue to use my landline system? Will the Straight Talk Home phone connect to the phone line system (I have good signal with Verizon)? What about T-Mobile LineLink (They are recently in my area)? I will not consider Ooma since I've heard they are shady in terms of making it very difficult to cancel service. Thanks for any help.

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    What potential health issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeyeacf View Post
    Hi, all. I'm looking to dump my AT&T U-verse internet & landline VOIP phone service. I have 5 corded phones and will not use cordless units (due to potential health issues). What are my options to continue to use my landline system? Will the Straight Talk Home phone connect to the phone line system (I have good signal with Verizon)? What about T-Mobile LineLink (They are recently in my area)? I will not consider Ooma since I've heard they are shady in terms of making it very difficult to cancel service. Thanks for any help.
    What you need is an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) of some sort. That is what your landline VOIP service used.

    If you have broadband Internet, like cable, a Polycom Obihai ATA would be the best. If so, let us know and we can explain the details. This is what I use. It works very well.

    Straight Talk Home Phone has a cellular ATA and unlimited talk service for $15 a month. The ATA device is ~$50. It uses the Verizon network. I have used one of these and it worked very well.

    https://www.straighttalk.com/all-pho...e-base-station

    Cell2jack ($28) links to a cellphone over Bluetooth between the device and phone. Analog phone lines or phones plug into the Cell2jack device. There is no cost to use the Cell2jack device. The cost is whatever you pay for the linked cell service. I have not tried this one.

    https://www.cell2jack.com/

    Any of these will connect to you home phone wiring to use your existing phones as long as they are not really old phones with electro-mechanical bells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    What potential health issues?
    Cordless phones and radiation:

    https://emfempowerment.com/cordless-...d%20depression.

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    To bobdevnul,

    Thanks. I will look into them once I figure a new internet service. I was going for T-Mobile home internet but didn't because they ask for social security number.

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    I think the same applies (but is under reported) to TVs, PCs, & Microwaves.

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    Are there Health issues in using cellphones? "Pressing a cellphone against your head is not entirely safe. A recent statistical analysis by the University of California, in Berkeley, said using a cellphone for 17 minutes per day, over ten years, increases the risk of developing cancerous brain tumors by 60%."

    I've been using both Cisco and OBi ATA's for a long time. They're working just fine with Callcentric and Localphone. But recently I also became aware of Cell2Jack. I liked this product so much that I posted an 18-minute review on YouTube. Search YouTube for "Tips Before Buying Cell2Jack". Hope it's helpful.

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    I've been using Ooma for 6 years now. Just the basic package. I've never had any problem with them. I talked to their CS to activate it, and never had a need to talk to them again. I can connect the device to the existing house phone wiring, allowing me to use traditional line phones throughout the building.
    It supports Fax and 911 service.
    I used to be wishy-washy, now I'm not so sure.

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    I use Google Voice with an OBI ATA to connect to my wired house phones.

    Sent from my Lenovo TB-X606F using Tapatalk

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    I have been using 1-VoIP for many years and have been very happy with it. Because I am off grid I can only get internet over satellite, and my internet comes over Viasat. The 1-VoIP equipment is plugged into the Viasat modem (or maybe it is plugged into a router which is, in turn, plugged into the modem). The phone line out of the 1-VoIP equipment goes to a connector feeding to wires connecting to the phones. I have 4 phones thus hard wired to the 1-VoIP equipment. I cannot promise that all corded phones will work with it, none of my phones use an external power source. I understand there can be issues if there are too many phones connected to it, but that problem involves driving the phones' ringers, and disconnecting excess ringers will resolve that. I have not found it necessary to disconnect ringers.

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