I am surprised that there are so many negative comments about BasicTalk. I've had BasicTalk for over two and a half years now and I have never had any problems with it. I got BasicTalk because I have a TracFone that you pay as you go and BasicTalk serves my long-distance issues for me. I was also surprised to know that you could go on the website and listen to your voicemails, I didn't know that feature existed.
To make a long story short, BasicTalk is really a good thing to have. I have recommended this phone service to many people and they like it. Every time I go on a trip out of town or to visit relatives that don't have a landline phone I usually take my BasicTalk with me and I plug it into their internet service, and I'm able to talk freely with no interruptions, so this is a good thing to have.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Where do you buy your BasicTalk box? Can I use my cell phone number as my BasicTalk number? Thanks.