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Sunday, August 5, 2012

netTalk Review and Giveaway

Winner of and Laptop Editors’ Choice awards, and officially designated “Business-Ready” by PCWorld, the netTALK DUO is a revolutionary VoIP telephone device and digital phone service. The tiny netTALK DUO enables free nationwide calls to any phone in Canada and the U.S. from anywhere in the world, as well as low-cost, flat-rate international calling plans and a variety of other features, detailed at No computer is necessary to make calls using the netTALK DUO, as it simply plugs directly into a modem (or computer).  The netTALK DUO WiFi is the next step in the evolution of the netTALK DUO, by operating from any WiFi connection.

netTALK offers the following calling plans for the netTALK DUO and netTALK DUO WiFi (prices do not include tax):

Basic Call Plan: Free calling to U.S. and Canada; one full year included FREE with netTALK DUO and just $29.95 for each additional year (plus taxes)

North America Add-On: Unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico as low as $5.80 per month  (plus taxes)

International Add-On: Calling to 60+ countries, including China, India, Brazil, UK, France, and more for as low as $10 per month (plus taxes)

The netTALK DUO is available in the U.S. via netTALK’s website; at over 1,000 Walmart Supercenters nationwide, at Target and at a variety of other national retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

suggested retail price of $74.95.

My review

I was given a NetTalk to try in exchange for an honest review. It was shipped and arrived quickly. I'm pretty tech savvy so set-up was easy enough. There was an issue with registering my 911 address but I've since learned that that probably had something to do with using Chrome. I emailed my contact and customer support fixed the problem quickly. It took about 5 more minutes after that to set it the rest of the way up. I didn't even try to port our old number because we were ready for a new phone number anyways, so I can't speak to that aspect of it. We were able to pick the area code and exchange that we wanted for the new phone number. We live in a rural, mountainous area so our internet can be a little glitchy and that seems to affect the Nettalk some. When all my lights are lit up the service works as good as my previous service did without having the bill every month. We are moving next summer so the portability of the NetTalk will be nice, we will be able to keep this number long enough for family and friends to get a new number from us.


  1. I had phone service through Windstream. We pay $60 a month for internet and phone. This would save us and since we are disabled, it will save us a lot!

  2. We only have our cell phones. We cut our land line out to save money, but I'm willing to give it a try again for a free year :)

  3. I use one for a fax line- it works great!

  4. sounds great!! thanks for the review

  5. I don't have home phone service now, but would love to.

  6. I have home phone and a cell phone

  7. We have as a family a home phone and 3 cell phones all from bell.The only reason we have kept the ome phone is for long distance and incoming calls.

  8. We have T-Mobile cells as well as digital home phone. Thbundled was cheaper with phone bundled thanks!

  9. We have the regular old landline service but we were actually thinking of disconnecting it because its just costing us money for nothing.

  10. time

  11. We do not have a landline, only have cell service now. Thanks!

  12. 7No landline, just Verizon cell phones.

  13. I have vonage, it's good but this might be better :)