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Can I Get Home Phone Service with Satellite Internet?

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For many households, a dedicated home phone line is an essential investment, whether it serves as a shared communication line for the family, a resource in case of an emergency, or an alternative to a cell phone with a dead battery or spotty coverage. But between the high cost of traditional landlines and a wide range of unnecessary features, finding the right home phone provider can be a confusing task. The good news is, HughesNet offers an affordable, comprehensive home phone service delivered through satellite Internet to suit your needs.

Can I Get Home Phone Service with Satellite Internet?

Yes you can! HughesNet Voice delivers phone service optimized to work over your satellite Internet connection, providing affordable phone service where you live.

The Benefits of HughesNet Voice

From fantastic features to significant savings, there are plenty of reasons to choose HughesNet Voice as your phone service provider, in addition to your satellite Internet provider.

  • Features You’ll Actually Use: With HughesNet Voice, you get several FREE premium features, including Call Waiting, Caller ID, Outbound Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Block, Simultaneous Ring, and Enhanced Voicemail (accessible via dial-in and forwarded via email).
  • Unlimited Long-Distance: Access unlimited long-distance calling in the continental United States and Canada.
  • Optimized for Satellite Internet: HughesNet Voice is optimized to operate over a satellite Internet connection to power peak performance. 
  • Save with Satellite: HughesNet Voice is often cheaper than other landline services, with many customers saving up to 45% over traditional lines.

Let’s answer some of the most commonly asked questions about using satellite Internet for your home phone service.

Does VoIP Work with Satellite Internet?

Yes – HughesNet uses advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology to deliver a feature-rich phone service over your satellite connection. VoIP technology allows you to make and receive phone calls and video calls over an Internet connection instead of using a landline or cellular network. VoIP calls are handled by an Analog Telephone Adapter, a small device that connects to home phone lines and routes calls through your satellite modem and dish without using plan data. Thanks to VoIP, HughesNet subscribers can make all the calls they want without using their data, allowing for unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada!

Does Vonage Work with Satellite Internet?

Vonage, a cloud-based communications provider offering voice services, can function over a satellite Internet connection. However, HughesNet Voice customers already use a VoIP service, so Vonage is not needed for phone service, nor is it compatible with HughesNet Voice.

Will Wi-Fi Calling Work with Satellite?

Wi-Fi calling, a feature on modern smartphones that allows users to make calls over an Internet connection rather than a carrier network, can function if your smartphone is connected to your HughesNet service. However, in this scenario, you are not using HughesNet Voice; instead, you are using your satellite Internet service and consuming plan data. With HughesNet Voice, you use a landline phone to make calls over your Internet connection, without using any of your plan data.

Gain access to an affordable and feature-rich phone service no matter where you live. Experience the difference with HughesNet Voice and find the plan that’s right for you! 

* Free standard installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.