Work at Home Phone Jobs Not Requiring a Land Line

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Looking for a phone job from home that doesn’t require a land line? You are not alone. So many of us are now relying on cell phones or Voip as our primary means of communication. Still, lots of WAH companies require that a land line be in place.

I’ve done some searching around and found a few places that do not require a land line, although you’ll notice they’re primarily all outbound calling. Please keep in mind that not all of these companies will necessarily be hiring right now. Also, be sure to verify before applying that you definitely don’t need a land line because the companies listed might change their technical requirements at any time.

NextWave@Home

NextWave@Home is a company similar to OnPoint Advocacy. No calls are made from a land line or a cell phone. You use their cloud-based software platform for making the calls.

OnPoint Advocacy

OnPoint, similar to NextWave mentioned above, also has their own system that you use for making the calls, so you don’t need to worry about a land line.

InteliChek

Intelichek allows you to use any sort of phone for making the calls, it does not have to be a land line. You work at home doing phone mystery shopping for this company.

Pierce-Eislen

In addition to no problem with background noise, Pierce-Eislen is also OK with the use of any sort of phone for making the calls. You can use a cell phone, land line, or VOIP, whatever you have. You will have to call long distance though. This company hires you to call apartment complexes posing as an interested party and ask questions. It’s seasonal work — they only hire a few times per year and the work only lasts for four to six weeks.

Virtual Office VA Staffing

With Virtual Office VA Staffing, you can use either a land line or a cell phone as long as the call quality is good. If you have a USB headset, you can also make calls with Google Voice. Please note that you *may* need a real estate license to do this work depending on the state you live in. Be sure to research your state’s real estate laws to find out for sure if it would be required.

Parameds

Parameds allows you to use Skype or Google Voice for the calls. Working for this company involves medical records data retrieval/underwriting, and the calls are outbound.

Acanac

Acanac allows you to use Voip for the phone support position.

Maritz Research

I contacted Maritz Research, and they responded saying that they definitely prefer a land line, but they do have some workers using Skype, Google Voice, and cell phones that have clear, stable connections and unlimited minutes. They don’t want workers using Magic Jack because it isn’t compatible with their automatic dialer.

TelCare Retention Services

TelCare provides a Voip service for you, but you do need to have a Windows-based computer, high speed internet, and a quiet place to work. This company hires people to do phone customer service satisfaction surveys (training is in Florida).

NexRep/Stewart Response

Sales agents for NexRep do not use land lines. The calls are routed through a computer.

Perception Strategies

You do not have to use a land line to make healthcare mystery shopping calls for Perception Strategies. Any type of phone is fine, and they let me know that actually most of their workers use cell phones to place the calls.

Cloud10

The research I’ve done indicates that Cloud10 does not require a land line to do the work. They hire people for customer service, sales, tech support and more from home. A Voip system may be used to do the calls.

Teletech

At Teletech, you can use either a land line or another type of Voip/digital phone as long as it does not connect to the internet in any way. So Skype, Magic Jack, Google Voice, etc. would be out, but another type of phone that doesn’t connect to your internet is OK.

TeleNetwork

To work for TeleNetwork, you install a soft phone onto your computer, so no land line is needed.

XACT Telesolutions

XACT does not require that their employees a land line. They actually use a type of Voip software for calls. This company hires people for inbound customer care, support, and outbound lead sales.

Lifebushido

Lifebushido hires work at home virtual assistants. You can use any type of phone, including Voip, a land line, or a cell phone as long as your call quality is good.

SupportSpace

SupportSpace hires you as an independent contractor to provide virtual tech support for a nationwide retail chain. You can use either a land line or Skype here. It’s also possible to provide some assistance via chat.

Convergys

I could not get a response from Convergys to confirm that they do not require a land line, but people who have worked for them claim one is not needed.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

This company does not appear to require a land line as it is not listed anywhere in their tech requirements. Enterprise typically hires in specific US states. You can check here to see what openings are currently available.

Support.com

Support hires remote tech support agents. They do not require a land line. All calls go through a USB headset. Pay is $11 and hour and up depending on your role. Some prior experience in tech support may be required. Go here for more details.

Generation Sales Group 

Work at home doing cold calling. Pays $12 an hour and you have to commit to 20 hours per week. Calls are routed through your computer to a USB headset. Go here to apply.

Marketlink

Outbound calling. Hires across the US. Pay is base plus commission. You do not need a land line phone. Go here to apply at Marketlink.

Windy City Call Center

Hires home-based call center reps in CO, IN, IL, and GA. Pay is $9 an hour. You have to be able to install software that allows you to take calls through your computer. Go here to apply at Windy City Call Center.

ABC Financial

This company hires people to take inbound calls regarding health club and gym memberships. No land line is needed. They send you all the equipment you need to do the work. Go here to read more about ABC Financial.

Sitel

Sitel used to require a land line, but a reader commented below that she was just hired by them and was told that none of their projects require a land line now. Go here to read more about Sitel.

Sutherland

One of my readers let me know in the comments that Sutherland is another company offering home-based jobs where no land line is needed. Go here to read my full review of Sutherland.

Helios Media

Helios is a telemarketing job from home. They do not require a land line. The calls go through your computer/internet connection. Go here to read my review of Helios Media.

Why a Land line Might Be a Good Investment

Getting a land line may still be a good idea. It’s possible to get them pretty cheap with no features now, and you should also be able to write the cost of it off on your taxes as a work/business expense. If you find a work at home job that seems ideal for you but requires a land line, try checking around to see how much one would actually cost you before total dismissing the idea of working for that company.

If you know of other companies not requiring a land line that I didn’t mention, please comment below! Thanks.


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie Nelson August 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I can’t believe how quickly things change around here. When I first started working at home (5 years ago), services like Skype were still so unpredictable no one would allow them. Today, you may never notice the difference in service between voip and a land line.

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2 Miranda August 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Yes!! It is completely crazy!!

Another perk to not needing a landline phone is that you do not have to spend a lot of money finding a wired telephone that accepts your headset. I thought that part would be easy and cheap but I was wrong! Most landline wired phones do not accept headsets…

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3 Debra August 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Yes times have changed because I love my Obitalk device. You cant tell if own landland or voip…Its wonderful and no phone bills, cant get any better than that…….

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4 April March 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

Very Informative. Thanks for Sharing.

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5 Jess August 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

I actually use Skype right now to make phone calls for business and stuff. Mostly because I can’t keep track of my cell phone anymore. My kids keep getting a hold of it and loosing it. When I worked for OnPoint their system was really easy!

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6 Monica September 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

This is very helpful Anna! Thanks for taking the time to do the research for this.

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7 Anna September 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

You are welcome, Monica!

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8 Tintin October 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Is there anybody who worked in Lifebushido?

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9 lea October 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Thanks for the information on Work at Home Phone Jobs Not Requiring a Land Line I need to find a job fast and I do not have a land line only a cell phone I never knew there was so many choices out there.

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10 Kirstie December 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I work for Convergys and you do need to have a phone to log in the the Convergys desktop everyday. It can be a cell phone, but it has to be a separate phone outside of your computer.

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11 Paula July 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

Does anyone know a good home company that allows satellite Internet (wild
Blue) and pref Mac. Land line is ok as we don’t get cell around here either.

I have been researching and many of the reputable companies want dsl.
Thanks

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12 Aire July 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

I wish Pleio would allow me to apply, but I only have a cell phone and Wifi . Hopefully, another company with a focused program will have work available soon.

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13 Kassie August 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

You may want to add Sitel to this list. I was just hired today and she told me that none of their projects require a landline now.

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14 Anna T August 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thank you for this info, Kassie!

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15 Trisha September 7, 2013 at 8:44 am

I was going through your list and Convergys does in fact require a land line and if you are working for certain clients, you will need to have the clients service. (ex-if client is Satellite provider, you need to have that service if it is technical support for client).

Currently, Sitel does not require phone line and will provide the phone and other equipment once hired and onboarding is completed.

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16 Anna T September 7, 2013 at 8:47 am

Thanks, Trisha. I have had multiple people tell me that Convergys does not require a land line. Maybe it depends on the client?

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17 sheri September 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Does anyone know of any WAH positions available to Californians? So many of them don’t hire workers from California?

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18 juli November 15, 2013 at 12:35 am

Just to let you know sutherland does not require a landline to work for them.

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19 Anna T November 15, 2013 at 6:33 am

Thanks for sharing!

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20 Shafi November 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

Is there any opening for Indians, I had checked most of the websites you mentioned above but they all have opening around US only, please provide if there is any home based job vacancy available for Indians..

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21 ellianna26 January 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Do any of these positions work on a brand new laptop? Or is a desktop required for every one?

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22 Anna T January 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Probably most of them will require a desktop. I don’t see too many WAH phone support type jobs where a laptop is OK. The ones that are not phone support (like Pierce Eislen and Onpoint, Nextwave, etc.) *might* be OK with just a laptop.

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23 Khyla March 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I can give an update on Parameds. I worked there from November 2012 to July 2013. They now require your calls to be recorded and the software that allows that is not available for Mac (or at least it wasn’t as of July 2013). Also I believe (not 100% sure) but most of their WAH positions have been moved to a call center in NY. According to the email we received, that’s why a lot of us were let go. I only know of a few people who still have their WAH position and they have been there for awhile.

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24 Melissa Rodriguez March 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

Metaverse doesn’t require a landline phone.

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25 Anna T March 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

Thanks, Melissa!

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