Giveaway: BasicTalk box plus one year of unlimited phone service!
You may have heard mutterings about BasicTalk, a brainchild of VoIP provider Vonage.
BasicTalk launched a few weeks ago, but i was lucky enough to be privy to an advance media subscription and have ben playing with it for a while — it’s a great concept, it offers residential VoIP service for $9.99 per month — that’s for unlimited calls in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and you can continue using your existing phone number.
(Way cheaper than any landline you may currently own, and it has perks I bet that landline doesn’t have.)
It offers unlimited calling throughout the U.S. with no upfront costs, no contract, no hidden fees, no renewal charges, no cost to keep an existing home phone number and no compromises on quality, but is distinctly separate from the landline you may have had in the old days. Regular phone service has dedicated, self-powered wires that run from the telephone company into your home. (Sound archaic? Maybe, but in the next tropical storm it’d be the most reliable means of communication you could imagine.) ”Regular” telephone functions even when the power is out and has reliable 911 service, you can’t say that about digital.
VOIP telephone service such as BasicTalk use the internet instead of dedicated phone company wires. Because BasicTalk is dependent on your internet service connection and quality, voice quality can vary, service will be unavailable any time your internet is down, and unless you have backup power on all of your internet equipment (DSL/Cable modem, router, & BasicTalk device) it does not operate when the power is out.
The service can be purchased online at BasicTalk.com or at participating Walmart stores and provides voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and 911 emergency service.
Sound amazing? I’m sort of loving it right now! And I have a BasicTalk box (and a year of service) to give away to one VERY lucky reader.
- To enter, follow @BasicTalkPhone and @AlyWalansky on Twitter
- RT this giveaway
- Comment below about why I should choose you and comment (topically, not just the word “comment”!) on any two other entries I’ve made this month.
- Extra credit: Become BasicTalk’s fan on www.facebook.com/BasicTalk.com and subscribe on YouTube by visitingwww.youtube.com/BasicTalkPhone
- Deadline to enter is June 20. Good luck!
BasicTalk provided product for this review and giveaway as part of the BasicTalk blog ambassador program. My review is an honest opinion based on my own experience and has not been reviewed or edited by BasicTalk.