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  Reply # 713841 7-Nov-2012 21:35 Send private message

Is battery backup (UPS) so much of an issue with cellphones readily available? (I am assuming that the cell tower backup systems would run as long as your own UPS).

I am on a UFB/voip system so I have given it some thought. I can readily put my modem/router onto my UPS but my ONT is 4 metres away through a wall so I would need to get another UPS.

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  Reply # 719096 18-Nov-2012 17:41 Send private message

linw: Is battery backup (UPS) so much of an issue with cellphones readily available? (I am assuming that the cell tower backup systems would run as long as your own UPS).


What do cell towers use for backup power? battery UPS? Generators? Both?

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  Reply # 719098 18-Nov-2012 17:50 Send private message

DarthKermit:
What do cell towers use for backup power? battery UPS? Generators? Both?


Depends on the tower but not many actually have a generator, which was discovered after the Christchurch earthquake.




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  Reply # 719112 18-Nov-2012 18:37 Send private message

underwatervrg:
3g: Can't recall if I posted this link earlier, but for those interested in details of the install that I got with Snap / Enable, I've recorded the details here:

http://halswellufb.blogspot.co.nz/

Everything went very smoothly. Only issue I've got is with DTMF tones - default setting (RTP + Inband) on the FritzBox works with the Snap voicemail, but fails with AirNZ/Telecom etc. Swap it to a setting (Inband) that works with the likes of AirNZ/Telecom is ok, but then can't access voicemail 8-(.
Not a big issue because admittedly I get all voicemail forwarded to my phone anyway.

Nigel H.


I have had the same issue with DTMF and the team told me to set to AUTO and its working for all now.


Tried this and it now works 8-). Suspect they changed something somewhere in the system because when I tried auto originally it didn't work.

But definitely working now - which is awesome.

Thanks for the tip.

Nigel H.

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  Reply # 719130 18-Nov-2012 19:35 Send private message

mikerussellnz: In your blog pictures I don't see any battery backup in either the outside or indoor parts?  I would have thought as part of the install for voice in emergency situations, it would have to have a battery backup somewhere? 


The external box (FTP Fibre terminal point or ETP in the 'copper telephony world') only has a fibre splice connection in it (no active components) so dosnt need a power supply. A UPS, in chorus's case @ present, is up to the service provider/end user to supply if they want one - just like you would have to keep your  ADSL modem running in the case of a power outage.   Dont forget VOIP services supplied by a ISP is just another use of your IP data service and not a direct replacement for POTS as we have been used too

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  Reply # 719131 18-Nov-2012 19:36 Send private message

mikerussellnz: In your blog pictures I don't see any battery backup in either the outside or indoor parts?  I would have thought as part of the install for voice in emergency situations, it would have to have a battery backup somewhere? 


The external box (FTP Fibre terminal point or ETP in the 'copper telephony world') only has a fibre splice connection in it (no active components) so dosnt need a power supply. A UPS, in chorus's case @ present, is up to the service provider/end user to supply if they want one - just like you would have to keep your  ADSL modem running in the case of a power outage.   Dont forget VOIP services supplied by a ISP is just another use of your IP data service and not a direct replacement for POTS as we have been used too

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