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I have had to give up a landline phone due to constant

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Hi, I have had to give up a landline phone due to constant gd calls from telemarketers, 5 to 10 calls per day. I have registered for the do not call list almost every month, even having to set up new emails/accounts because I exceed the maximum number
of times I can register the number. This does not seem to help. I live in an area with poor... Read full answer
Hi, I have had to give up a landline phone due to constant gd calls from telemarketers, 5 to 10 calls per day. I have registered for the do not call list almost every month, even having to set up new emails/accounts because I exceed the maximum number
of times I can register the number. This does not seem to help. I live in an area with poor cell phone reception but am considering using a cell phone as my main phone to try to stop this problem with telemarketers. To complicate the situation, I am hearing
impaired and need to use a landline type of phone in order to utilize an amplifier to help me hear on the phone. What I envision is using a mobile phone that can connect to a passive (not active) antenna which then connects somehow to my landline phone. This
system would allow me to h ear on the phone, avoid telemarketers and the antenna would hopefully provide usable reception. Please do not answer unless you have put thought into my question, considered all of the requirements and have a workable solution. I
strongly prefer to use T-Mobile as a phone carrier service. Thank you
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4/25/2015
Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan, Cell Phone Technician
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Hello. Thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is Michael. I can help you with your question. There are products that will take care of the landline handset with the mobile phone. For Example, Phonelabs makes a dock - http://bitli.es/5R6aPcIt would work well with T-Mobile. In fact, T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi calling. What this means is that if you get a T-Mobile phone that has Wi-Fi calling, when you are at home on your Wi-Fi Network, the signal for your T-Mobile phone will go over your WiFi connection - so you can use it regardless of whether or not there is a cell tower near you. And the call quality is fantastic. Still strictly a mobile phone/account, but potentially a huge benefit to using T-Mobile for you.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Thank you. The wifi calling would require a data plan correct? I would only be using the phone service. I like the dock n talk device, but I am not sure it this addresses the poor reception issue. I would like to use a t mobile phone connected to a passive antenna and also have the phone connected to the dock n talk. If this is possible, could you suggest a phone that will
-work on tmobile's network
-has a port for an external passive antenna
-will work properly with the dock n talk?Thank you
In the Wi-Fi calling with T-Mobile does not require a data plan. It is strictly related to voice. As long as the device you purchase is compatible with Wi-Fi calling, you will have access to Wi-Fi calling on the T-Mobile network.
If you decide for some reason that you do not want to use the Wi-Fi calling, you could use a passive repeater which, if you don't have a strong signal, T-Mobile will probably provide. If you purchase it on your own, you would have to be aware of what frequencies your local tower uses to make sure that you purchased the correct one. They are also fairly expensive to purchase. But in most cases if not all, T-Mobile will give you one if you need it to get reception in your home.
What phone you get will depend on how much of a geek you are basically. For example, I would get the Galaxy S6 edge, but if it's something you are just needing for the utility of having phone, then any T-Mobile phone with Wi-Fi calling capability would be sufficient.
There is another product they offer called personal cell spot. For Simple Choice post-paid customers, the Personal CellSpot is available at no additional cost.
T-Mobile has a wide array of Wi-Fi enabled phones. Here is a list of them
http://bitli.es/4VEjzA
Mike
Michael Hannigan
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Awesome, thank you
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