My new years resolution was to finally get off my chuff and go VOIP to save $$$$ after investigating it for a while.
I like the look of Xnet and they were quick to answer questions but I'd appreciate your spin on this.
I was looking at moving to a TP Link WR1043ND as I wanted to limit the kids bandwidth to 15GB each pm. However it doesnt have a VOIP connector input on back. (noting you can get a adaptor that would use up a port).
XNET recommend a SRP521 router which a lot of reviews say is over the hill and over priced.
Should I go with the TP Link or grit teeth and go with SRP521?????
Do you have any thoughts on the following answers provided to my questions?
I should say I am surprised that a android smartphone cant easily access the Xnet / WxC service via wifi.
- Are there smartphone apps that would allow personal cell phone to
answer / make home calls****
Yes. In order to use them you would need to be on our Open VFX service.
This means that you are using an unsupported device, or in this case
unsupported software, and we would send you the settings required to set
this up but would not be able to assist you with the setup on the
Helpdesk. This is opposed to the standard VFX service where the only
setup required is that you input a web address into the profile rule
section of your supported device, for example the SRP521, and the setup
- can any standard home answerphone be plugged into your approved router
Yes, anything that worked on a standard analog phone line will work on a
digital line with the exception of medical alert bracelets, sky
television and analog monitored alarms.
- can I cut my existing current phone wire, add a standard phone plug
and plug that into your approved router SRP521****
If by this you mean can you wire the SRP521 phone port into your house
internal wiring then yes. I could not supply you with any further
details unfortunately but an electrician would be able to help you with
- whats a typical GB usage of the average home phone****
We have 2 call quality codecs available, on the lower quality codec a 30
minute call would be 7mb, on the higher quality codec 10 minutes would
- Can your approved wireless router SRP521 manage bandwith allocation to
various connected devices****
The SRP521 does have QoS (quality of service) options which could be
used to prioritise bandwidth. There are no options to specifically
select how much data or line speed different connected devices would
get. This would be a question better directed towards Cisco, you could
try them or perhaps just check the manual for the device which should be
readily available online.
- Is your approved router SRP521 stable on the telstraclear network****
We have not tested this so could not confirm if this was the case. If
other routers work fine then we would expect the SRP521 to be the same,
it's a decent router.
- can alternative routers such as the TP Link WR1043ND be used****
Yes. Notably you would need a phone adapter (ATA) in addition to the
other router, for example a Cisco SRP122 ATA in addition to a TP Link
router could be used.
- Is your approved router SRP521 impacted by heat as I currently have it
located in the roof space for wider receiption.****
I would say all routers are impacted by heat, ideally you would not have
it in direct sunlight for extended periods and in a place with
reasonable ventilation. I would expect the total life time of any modem
or router could possibly be shorter for one that was running
consistently at a high temperature compared to one running at room