What is Digital Home Phone?
Digital Home Phone works pretty much the same as a landline, except instead of relying on phone wiring, it allows you to chat with your friends and family through your internet connection. VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol technology works by transferring audio signals into digital signals and vice versa.
All packages include the following features you’d typically have to pay an arm or a leg for:
Digital Home Phone Packages
Choose from 3 affordable plan options that can help you stay in touch with
friends and family, no matter where they may be.
Only making local calls? Get unlimited calling anywhere in Canada so that you can stay chatty, coast to coast.
Canada & USA
Unlimited calling across Canada and the 48 contiguous states to keep you connected with your friends and family stateside.
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Why enter a phone number?
By entering the country code and the first 6 digits of the phone number, our system can identify the per-minute rate for international calls to any destination. This rate calculation takes into account many factors such as the country, carrier, and area. We do not record this information.
Charges may apply for toll, special services and calls outside of your plans calling area.
Our Digital Home Phone plans are for residential use and subject to a fair-use policy of 3,000 minutes per month.
Why go with Start.ca Digital Home Phone?
Why not get all the benefits of a traditional home phone, and then some, all for less money?
The emergency 911 service provided with our Digital Home Phone plans differ in a number of ways from the traditional 911 service available with most traditional phone lines. For more information about the differences and limitations please see www.start.ca/services/digital-phone/about911
We're here to answer your questions.
Check out our frequently asked questions and contact us if you still need help.
How do voicemails work?
Voicemails are stored as MP3 files with a limit of 160 minutes of space. Voicemails can be accessed through a remote service, delivered directly to your email inbox, or both. Voicemails older than one year will be automatically removed from the system.
Will I lose my Digital Home Phone connection if the hydro goes out?
If the hydro goes out, unfortunately yes, you will lose your Digital Home Phone connection. Unlike some landlines which pull power from the telephone wiring, Digital Home Phone does require a power source.
Do you need to have Start.ca internet to sign up for Digital Home Phone?
The short answer is nope, you can sign up for Digital Home Phone with no need for Start.ca internet service. That being said, we do highly recommend that you take a look at our awesome internet packages anyway.
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