Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Topic # 10522 27-Nov-2006 12:03
Send private message

Here at home we have TCL providing our landline. I find myself continuosly annoyed at the fact that when your in a call and the other party disconnects that there is NO tone indicated they have done so. It actually sounds like someone is still there only not talking.
Does anyone else have this issue?

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59173 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10411

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 53802 27-Nov-2006 12:05
Send private message

No, I haven't noticed this. But must try... Trying...

Yes, it happens here too...






Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 53803 27-Nov-2006 12:07
Send private message

So let me get this straight....

You are talking, and people just hang up on you without saying anything?

Does this happen to you often?

Your issue may very well lie outside of TCLs control James...




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


 
 
 
 




871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 53804 27-Nov-2006 12:10
Send private message

LIES!
It happened just now, got a "reminder call" about a WOF - It's IMPOSSIBLE to tell that they have hung up!
I feel a call to TCL coming on..


4706 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  Reply # 53806 27-Nov-2006 12:12
Send private message

People don't hang up on me :-)

But what I do like about TCL phone service (courtesy I think of the Nortel switches they use) is that if you don't hang up the phone properly, a loud repeating tone emits from the headset to remind you. I don't recall the Telecom phones doing that

Slightly off topic, given the versatility of the Nortel DMS100 boxes, I wish TCL offer a service to block incoming calls which have no caller ID (or to ask the caller to provide a number). It would go a long way to blocking off those pesty sales people who often call with caller ID blocked lines. I would pay for that service (I already pay for callerID)




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


BDFL - Memuneh
59173 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10411

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 53807 27-Nov-2006 12:14
Send private message

True... I think the loud tone comes after two or three minutes. I forgot about that.








871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 53809 27-Nov-2006 12:17
Send private message

Yes I've experienced this tone Tongue out
But I still want one to say when a call has ENDED! Or is this just a conspiracy to keep our phones off hook so we make less calls and they can just make money off line rental? ..

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 53810 27-Nov-2006 12:23
Send private message

I also am a little concerned that you have people hanging up on you without saying something like.. "ok see ya".

One thing  I wish they would do is provide a signal to say that you have a message waiting. It is possible my phone supports it but Telstra do not. I don't know if Telecom do.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64



871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 53812 27-Nov-2006 12:37
Send private message

Ok really, people say goodbye .. you just can't tell if they actually hung up or not Yell

These tones we do get here:

  • Message tone
  • The dial-a-number-now tone
  • Phone off hook tone (described above)

We just don't get a hang up tone Cry


25669 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5414

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 53813 27-Nov-2006 12:38
Send private message

The Nortel gear doesnt have a regular Telecom disconnect tone, merely silence with the loud tone after a while so you know your phone is off the hook.


It also took TCL years to work out how to do Clear Forward/Answer Reversal on their switch. Because most PSTN hardware will detect the TCNZ disconnect tone as a disconnect the line would be hung up by most PBX's or answerphones. Because TCL didn't have this the phone couldn't detect the disconnect. If you're a TCL business customer you can now get this provisioned on your line, if you're a residential customer you're just out of luck..:-)

The Nortel switches TCL have are awesome, it's just a shame they use about 1% of the functionality they have!

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 53814 27-Nov-2006 12:40
Send private message

Does anyone though? I know that if you lose signal on your cell it does not tell you (which can be very annoying if you carry on talking).







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64



871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 53817 27-Nov-2006 12:56
Send private message

Wha? I hate to tell you but your phone just sucks...

4242 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 139

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 53818 27-Nov-2006 12:59
Send private message

JAMMAN2110: Wha? I hate to tell you but your phone just sucks...

What about yours? I thought that was the whole point of this thread?

Actually I do find that to be a pain. Mobile calls ends either because of a hang up or loss of reception but theres nothing to alert you the call has ended.



871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 53845 27-Nov-2006 16:33
Send private message

My families landline sucks.. I barely use it Tongue out
My awesome cellular commication device (aka phone) alerts you when calls end.. for whatever reason..

4706 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted

  Reply # 53873 27-Nov-2006 20:10
Send private message

sbiddle: ...

The Nortel switches TCL have are awesome, it's just a shame they use about 1% of the functionality they have!


Reinforcing my point above. The DMS100 are very capable switches so putting in blocking calls with no callerID should be easy. We should find a way to make our voice heard. From distant memory the primary switches used in the US were either AT&T 5AESS or Nortel DMS100's - both equally capable switches. Where as Telecom NZ used some pretty old gear ( can't remember now but used to know folks who worked on their development that had to bludgeoned to provide advanced services!)




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 




871 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 53874 27-Nov-2006 20:12
Send private message

We will be in contact with TCL tommorow. Cool
May our patience while on hold be with us! Yell

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.