netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP.

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How much do you pay each month in phone bills? Wouldn’t it be nice to cut those bills down to size? If you have a landline; we know just the way to help you remove that phone bill completely but still retain a home phone! Switching to VoIP has never been easier than with the NetTalk Duo WiFi.

Why switch to netTalk Duo WiFi VOIP

netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP.

When we lived in Kansas the Husband and I had both cell phones and we had a landline in our home because you couldn’t get internet without a landline phone. Our landline phone was almost never used. Basically it sat there costing us a pretty penny. So when we moved to Idaho and got cable internet; we figured why have a landline? It’s not worth the $60/month. Sure they say the phone service is only $29; but once they are finished with taxes and hidden fees we were really paying $60 just for a phone we didn’t use.

netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP.

But what if you love your landline you ask me? Well; no worries. When you switch to netTalk Duo WiFi; you still can use your landline phone. You will still have a phone based in your home. You will simply be able to save a lot of money. But I’ll get into that in a minute. First I want to talk to those who are like us.

We have cell phones; so why do we need a home phone? Why use NetTalk? Just recently I realized not having a home phone could cause a little bit of a problem.  J. is now old enough to be getting phone calls from friends from school. I don’t want him using up all my minutes or racking up long and expensive phone calls on my cell phone.  He also is supposed to be learning about phone etiquette in Scouts. And we realized both boys need to have a phone backup in case there is an emergency, or they get home early and Mommy or Daddy are not home. They need a way to get ahold of us. They need to be able to call an emergency number if there is an emergency. We need a home phone.

But I didn’t want to go back to paying $60/month for a phone we would rarely use. So the solution is quite simple. A VoIP (Voice over IP). Basically it is a phone that uses your internet as a service provider. There are no hidden fees. No extra taxes.  The price you see when you sign up is the exact price you will pay. And nothing more! Then you have unlimited calling abilities.

A Closer look at NetTalk Duo WiFi

So why netTalk? Well; because they have a great service program. The NetTalk Duo Wifi device lets you replace your typical landline with the VoIP technology. The only requirement is that you need high speed internet and a telephone in which to place and receive phone calls. You can choose a phone number or keep your own. Once you are set up you can begin calling anywhere in the USA and Canada, all for free! Plus free calls to any netTalk user.  What else do you get with NetTalk Duo? The duo Wifi VoIP also offers you:

  • Call Blocking (block annoying calls)
  • NEW Call ID Blocking (protect your privacy)
  • One year of service included
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Choose a phone number or keep your own
  • Free local and long distance calling to the U.S. and Canada
  • Live technical support, 7 days a week
  • Flat-rate, ultra low-cost international call plans
  • Free DUO-to-DUO-calls anywhere in the world
  • Plugs directly into your router or computer
  • Landline goes anywhere there is Internet ( don’t need to change your phone number if you move)
  • 411 directory assistance
  • Call waiting / caller ID / call forwarding
  • 3-way calling / conference calling
  • Visual voicemail
  • Enhanced 911
  • Fax-friendly
  • …and more!

netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP

Are you excited yet? I know I was after reading all that. And even better is how affordable it is versus your typical landline. So all you landline lovers are you ready to hear price differences? The NetTalk Duo Wifi is only $64.95 plus tax. That is the unit and account. It also includes a full year of service. So just think; $64.95 for a full years worth of phone service! Big difference right? Oh, but it gets even better. Each year of service after the initial year is only $29.95 a year. So lets see; do I want to pay $60 a month or $64 the first year and only $30 each year after that? To me the answer is fairly clear.

But what about the NetTalk Duo Wifi Service?

The NetTalk duo is small, sleek and does not intrude upon your office or living area. I really like how small it is. It is also very easy to set up.  The box will have a temporary username and password you will use to activate your NetTalk Duo wifi unit. You will then create your account. Once your account is live; simply hook up the device according to the instructions. There are 3 different ways you can connect your Netalk duo device.

netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP

Once all the wires are connected, it will take just a few minutes for it update and acknowledge that the unit has been activated. The light on the unit will flash between red and green. Once it is complete and ready to use the light will turn green and your phone will give a little ring. Like I said, very simple set up.

A lot of the quality of your phone call will depend entirely on your internet provider. That’s not something we can blame on NetTalk. If you have a faster speed; then your delay time will be less, and reception better. If you are downloading or uploading large quantities of files/data; then that will also affect your phone quality. But with the typical high speed internet and normal internet use, our phone calls came through loud and clear.

The only time I noticed any distortion in the phone call is the other day when I was talking to the husband on his cell phone. There was a little static in the phone call which sounded a bit off. When I checked the computer I realized it had started running an auto update and was downloading a lot of updates. So it was good to know that even when I am running updates the upset in my phone call isn’t as bad as my Mother-in-law’s phone with another VoIP service. You can’t hardly do anything on a computer without causing big problems in the phone call at her house.

netTALK Duo WiFi Replace your expensive landline with VOIP.

As for customer service; They do have the 24/7 support line in case you experience any problems. During our set up we ended up with a little glitch. I could receive phone calls, but I couldn’t call out. I checked their site and read their technical tips. They were very informative and answered a lot of questions I had. But still didn’t address the problem. I submitted a ticket and I had an answer within an hour. The device was fixed and working properly.

My kid’s friends are now able to give them a call whenever they want! And it doesn’t cost me a penny! My kids can now call their friends. Or their grandparents! We now have the security of knowing we have a home phone if there is an emergency in our  home. My kids will be able to use it to call for help.

And here is one of my favorite features. Now when I lose my cell phone; I can just give it a call from my NetTalk home phone! I’ll be able to hear the ring and figure out where Jade hid it, or where it fell out of my pocket. (Both happen all too often. Usually it falls out of my pocket and then Jade takes it and hides it.)  I no longer have to run to Facebook and ask someone on my status to please call my cell because I can’t find it. /shamefulfacepalmtoforehead.  (and if you can read that; ten points to you!)

The Drawbacks of the netTalk Duo Wifi

Like any product there will be a few drawbacks. The netTalk is no exception. But the list is very short.

  • Possible lag or disruption if you are running a large program on the internet, streaming videos, downloading, uploading files or photos.
  • No service without power. Due to needing the internet, when the power goes out; so does your phone. I guess as long as you have a Cell phone back up; you should be just fine in a power outage.

Other than those two concerns, I’m absolutely in love with our netTalk Duo wifi. It is sleek, small, and saves us a lot of money, plus great features and excellent service!

neTalk Duo WiFi

You can order your own NetTalk Duo Wifi VoIP device from the NetTalk website and many electronic retail stores. Also be sure to like them on Facebook and Twitter!

Also be sure to visit our netTalk Duo WiFi Giveaway  from 12/21/12  until 1/4/13  to win your own neTalk Duo WiFi!  The giveaway will be open to US and Canada residents! And a quick hint; the first entry is to comment on this post, so be sure to leave a comment before heading over there so you don’t have to return. (Saying, “thanks for the giveaway” is not a valid comment entry for the giveaway)

 

 

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About Amber Edwards

Amber is the owner & Editor of JadeLouise Designs located in South Eastern Idaho. She is a stay at home mom to 3 kids; Jonathan (10) Talmage (8) and Jade (4), 1 dog and 1 cat. She loves to read, creating crafts, baking, shopping, traveling, and being a Mom and homemaker. She loves her family, and is passionate about sharing how to help families design a more family friendly lifestyle.

85 comments

  1. i have this but i havnt started using it im glad to see someone writing about how they like it

  2. I’m in a similar situation with needing my phone in order to get the internet. The service in my area is changing so new options are going to be open to us, but it’s so confusing and such a pain trying to figure out what things will really cost in the end (as you mention). So this is kind of an intriguing product for me. First ‘ve heard of it. Thanks!

  3. I would love to try this. It would save me so much money.

  4. I would love to try this!

  5. I have been looking into getting a house phone, since my son is getting older but still not old enough for a cell and I would like for him to have a way to call someone in the case of an emergency. I have been looking at VOIP phones as a cheaper alternative but I am still a little leary, what if there was a power outage? But the more I think about it the more I think that I would lke to give it a try, if for anything a way for him to become acquainted with having a phone in the house. Thank You for the opportunity to win one of these products, I think that I would like to try it.

  6. Awesome! I would love to try this netTALK Duo WiFi because it looks very convenient and it’s a money saver product!
    Thank You for the review

  7. Would love to try this! Hate paying a landline bill.

  8. My husband and I recently discussed whether or not we should get a land line, this seems like a great service! Thanks for the review!

  9. I think this sounds like a good service. We don’t have a home phone currently, but we sure would like one. I like that they have a 30 day money back guarantee. It makes it easier to purchase knowing that if it doesn’t work for you that it can be returned.
    Michelle

  10. i have always wanted to try this. what a great way to save money!

  11. I like that it has all of the features like call blocking, and is much smaller than the modem i have to use now. I currently get home service through the cable company and it is the pits, I would love to switch to this!

  12. This would be great for my parents who don’t like cell phones and pay a lot for a land line

  13. michelle gilliland mcafee

    I had never heard about this product. We have een looking at something to save some money. We don’t use our landline much but, like you need it for the kids. I think this would be awesome. We have the cheapest service but as you said with taxes and this and that it’s way more than what I want to pay. Definetely checking this out. Thanks for the info.

  14. this is great, i dont have a landline so an affordable way to do so would rock and i love the idea of having call blocking!! thats amazing!

  15. I have always been curious about VOIP services but I wasn’t sure whether I would benefit from one. Your review has pointed out a lot of pros to having a Duo even though I have a cell phone. Thanks!

  16. What a great way to have a phone service without the expensive cost. Plus it looks simple enough to set up myself and would be nice to have a house phone besides just a cell phone.

  17. As a long-time NetTalk DUO (non-WiFi) user, I cannot recommend the service highly enough! Reliable, affordable – a huge value!!! At this point, I’m interested in the flexibility and versatility that the WiFi model would provide and anticipated that I would continue to receive the same incredible phone service I’m receiving today with my DUO. After researching many VOIP options and trying quite a few, we opted for NetTalk because there is literally no better value in VOIP than this company. Excellent customer service, fantastic dependability, great price! What more can I say? We love NetTalk and highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to their current landline solution.

  18. I only have a cell phone, but I’m looking into getting a home phone for emergencies. Many companies charge to much for service. I would love to try this service.

  19. This sounds really good! I would love to try this! I too want to have a phone at home for my kids! This sounds like an awesome price-much cheaper than I am paying now! Thank-you for such an excellent and thorough review! I really appreciate it!!

  20. i love the savings of voip, i plan to switch to it this year because i do not even use my landline anymore

  21. I’m canceling my regular landline service and switching to netTalk Duo, it’s such a great price!

  22. this looks great! i dont have alandline, because it is sospendy!

  23. i like that you can pick the plan based on your choice and budget

  24. This is a great idea… We’ve got a landline (we use for internet) and cellphones, but service is really awful in our house… I love having an alternative like this!

  25. This is a much easier and cheaper solution than getting an extra cell phone for a kid being at home alone or spending much needed money on a landline. I have a landline right now that’s included in my cable service, but I really could use that extra money by getting a product like this. I wasn’t aware that there was one available.

  26. This would be perfect for my house. We don’t have a land line and there are times I miss it, especially those long talks with my mom :)

  27. We currently have Vonage and would love to find another option We pay $15/month so this is much cheaper and sounds very similar!
    momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  28. We have been meaning to get rid of our land line, but are somewhat reluctant. I was looking at services like this, what I like is that you get to keep your same number, I always thought that you would lose your original number. What I don’t like is that if the electricity or internet is out then you are out of a phone. With hurricane season in this area causing power and internet outages I will have to weigh out the pros and cons.

  29. This looks amazing. We cancelled our landline but our cell service is really bad in the house, looking for an alternative.

  30. I’m canceling my regular landline service and switching to netTalk Duo, it’s such a great price!

  31. Paul T/Pauline T

    I love that it has the same capability as landline services without the expensive cost. This would be great since we need a landline services for our house —– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  32. This would be a great gift for my mother-in-law who just retired and is living on a fixed income now. She is looking for ways to save money, this would be perfect for her!

  33. Love that you dont have to change service if you move…those things can be a pain!

  34. I really like your review. Glad you showed the cons rather than just the pros. You voiced some of the same concerns that I had about Net Duo and giving up a land line, and in doing so answered my question on whether or not in can be used while you have a land line.

  35. I love the features of this. My husband and I both have cell phones, but no landline. This would work for us!

  36. this is agreat idea and would save me a bundle.

  37. it’s an interesting alternative to conventional landline phones

  38. I like this idea but the only drawback is that it doesn’t work when the power goes out but if you have a phone that connects for those times you are still saving money. I would love to try this because we hardly use the landline but we love to have a home phone in case of emergencies such as my daughters school calling.

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  39. This is really cool. I would love to have one. When we had a landline the only people who used it were telemarketers.

  40. I’d love to have this because I hate being totally reliant on cell phones…in an emergency, I want the kids to be able to just pick up a home phone and use it… no hunting for a cell!

  41. thanks for the giveaway i love that this device is smaller and more convinient

  42. This would save a fortune over the course of a year! I would get rid of my standard landline altogether!

  43. love that it has all the features of a regular landline phone

  44. I like the fact that the device is small and sleek. I am impressed that it has the major phone features and that it comes with a full year of service.

  45. I would love to win one of these. I reied to buy one a few months ago and was unable to locate one. My cell phone service is not good in our home. My elderly mother lives with us and we need a nother option. Right now I’m having to pay $20. a month. I could really use that money on other things, (like milk)!

  46. This seems like a good replacement for regular ($$$) phone service for many people. I have a cell so losing service without power wouldn’t be a big deal. The only reason I might not get would be I’m not sure if this product offers caller ID itself.

  47. I love this idea! You hit a hot button with me about the land line phone charges. I have been looking for ways to avoid that. Great review — thorough, and I like that you added the drawbacks. Thanks!

  48. Looks like a great product! I have been interested in getting a landline since we bought our home last month. This looks like a good option.

  49. I do not even have a landline, so this could be a really useful thing for me.

  50. I like that it I can replace my landline phone and use only the internet as a service provider and make calls anywhere to the USA and Canada without long distance charges. I’m really considering this because it will save me money by eliminating a landline phone bill and I already pay for internet services.

  51. This is great! I cancelled our phone service for the same reasons. This sounds like an excellent option.

  52. As a drawback, you mentioned no service without power. The fact is that most people would use a cordless phone, like the one you picture, with this device. Those don’t work without electricity, either. So even if you were using a traditional landline for service, you’d have the same problem. I love this idea and love that it can run on WiFi.

  53. Great giveaway

  54. i want this!

  55. This is really neat! We only have cell phones due to cost of phone bill.I like that it is small.

  56. I have been thinking about getting this for our teenage son. He’s a typical teenager that stays on the phone or is texting 24/5 so he has to have unlimited talk & text which is almost $50 a month. He only gets phone minutes when he does chores and pays most of the bill himself. So I had been looking into netTalk for him to cut down his phone minutes. I’m worried about how it will slow down our internet though. But for the price it would be worth a try. Thanks!

  57. This would be awesome for my household. I’ve been thinking about getting a phone like that for awhile. I wonder if they have a PC connection for the handicapped.

  58. This is really neat! We only have cell phones due to cost of phone service. His would be great to have!

  59. i like that there are 3 different ways to connect the device

  60. I liked the review. The photos seemed realistic and I liked that you talked about the drawbacks. The no power thing is kind of a big deal. We live in the country and have terrible service with cells.

  61. this is a pretty cool product. I could have totally used it when I lost internet during hurricane sandy. I had to go to an alternate location for two weeks to get work done!

  62. Sounds a lot like magicjack, both great moneysavers!

  63. As with many people, I have been thinking of dropping my landline service. One of the things that has been stopping me is the need for a fax line, but this might take care of that.

  64. I keep toying with dropping my landline. Might be time with something like this.

  65. This sounds great. I have used Net10 cell phones and never had a problem. Would love to try this out.

  66. I’ve been looking into landline options and comparing it to nettalk I would save a couple hundreds of dollars each year. I used to pay around $35 a month for a landline phone with not even half the features this service offers. Thanks for sharing! This is definitely a service I’d like to look into.

  67. This is a great deal!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  68. this should save a lot of money. thanks

  69. this looks perfect to lower phone expenses. are calls free to Canada cell phones also?

  70. I’ve always been a bit hesitant to give up the land line… just because of the 911 service with young children. I’ve had a number of people assure me that they can determine you location… Other then that the device looks fantastic! The price is awesome.

  71. I don’t think I would give up my landline because every time we have a big storm over here we lose power, and without a landline, I’d feel cut off from the world. The wifi service on the other hand looks like something I can use. I’m definitely looking into it.

  72. my fiance and i have cell phones and my older 2 kids will have smart phones but with only texting. we have a landline phone for the older boys to make and receive phone calls from their buddies. our landline is actually free right now because we have a bundle. but after however many months we will start getting charged for it. this sounds like a better plan for us than getting charged so much! thank you for the informative review!

  73. this is fabulous and would work great in our farming family… gotta have one

  74. THANK YOU FOR THE GIVE AWAY THE netTalk Duo Wifi IS A GREAT PRODUCT

  75. Wow, this is really neat. We only have cell phones and I’ve been going back and forth with decision about getting a land line now that our kids are getting older. The biggest thing holding me back was price. I didn’t want to pay for something that barely got used. This seems like the perfect alternative! I also love that you don’t have to change your phone number.

  76. Sounds like a really nice product, we do have a normal land line here. And it’s so small, which is great, large stuff is way too much clutter.

  77. We currently do not have a home phone here in the house. We all have cell phones, but after reading the reasons why you say YOU need a home phone I now realize that I should also have one! Some of those things I never thought about. My son is going to be old enough to start talking on the phone and I definitely don’t want him using my minutes up!!!

  78. This is such a cool gadget! Mu husband would love it.

  79. Thorough review! I love the compact size!

  80. This looks like a great device to save money with! I currently use Vonage, and love their service, but this would make a great gift for my MIL who pays too much for her phone!

  81. My husband would like this:)

  82. This is something that is very useful! We have a land line and cell but this looks so helpful!!

  83. I have both a landline and a cell phone (which I very rarely use!!)–I will look into this but the bundle I have with my current carrier is not too bad–yet–for what I get. I will be looking into this for future consideration if the need arises.

  84. I like that it is small. Something like this is not in our plan right now, but we would like to save some money this next year, so I might be looking into this.

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