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Topic # 112506 11-Dec-2012 13:38 Send private message

Just got set up with an Orcon Genius, certainly the most impressive ISP-provided router I have seen.

We are on the unlimited calling plan, which gives unlimited national calls, provided they are under 1 hour in length, but begins charging after 60 mins. Some extended calls with family are creeping over this limit, so I was wondering if there is a way to apply a call length limit in the VoIP config? There isn't an obvious checkbox in the router admin page, but I thought I would ask to see if there is a line of code that I can add to the config file or some such.

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  Reply # 730437 11-Dec-2012 13:43 Send private message

A VoIP device doesn't really have a way of determining call length.



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  Reply # 730440 11-Dec-2012 13:45 Send private message

use a clock or countdown timer on your mobile or something. Most smartphones have them. when the alamr goes off hang up before you hit 60 mins and redial.

low-tech solutions aren't always worse than hi-tech :D

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  Reply # 730445 11-Dec-2012 13:49 Send private message

Yeah, we have same issue, wife often goes over the 60mins :) I just throw things at her to remind her.






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  Reply # 730462 11-Dec-2012 14:05 Send private message

Cool, at least I can sleep easy knowing it can't be done!

Wouldn't be so bad if we had a more modern cordless phone with a timer on screen. Airborne reminders will have to suffice




Actually, might have a think about doing it electronically, perhaps by detecting the handset in use indicator in the cordless phone base station, driving a simple timer circuit, which then drives a relay that hangs up the phone line. Will wait and see how much of a problem it is on the first billing cycle and then revisit it.

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  Reply # 730599 11-Dec-2012 16:19 Send private message

Just hook onto the call with another handset and terminate the call. I am very brave at this distance!

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  Reply # 730881 11-Dec-2012 22:05 Send private message

tongue and cheek, i believe orcon can do what you are asking, at a network level. But why would they? as mentioned already out smart them with a number 8 wire approach.

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