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Topic # 143338 11-Apr-2014 10:20
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It says on the telecom site.

Ultra Fibre® 100 comes with a landline and a phone number as well as your broadband. The landline connects you to the public phone network so you can make local, national, international and mobile calls from your home phone. Your home phone service runs on our standard copper wire network.

Does this mean that existing services like monitored alarms will still continue to work as per normal?




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  Reply # 1023283 11-Apr-2014 10:22
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Currently Voice services is provided over the PSTN service. But we are underway to migrate folks over to a Voice over Fibre solution. In that situation monitored alarms will still work, but you will need to get a UPS for your Chorus supplied ONT if you want it to still keep on working in a power cut.



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  Reply # 1023291 11-Apr-2014 10:36
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Thanks - how will the alarm still work?

Does the voice over fibre solution utilise the existing internal wiring within the house?




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  Reply # 1023321 11-Apr-2014 10:59
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Yes, it uses your internal house wiring.
We can't guarantee that all alarms etc will still work with it though.  I understand most will .....




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  Reply # 1023330 11-Apr-2014 11:20
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Dulouz: Thanks - how will the alarm still work?

Does the voice over fibre solution utilise the existing internal wiring within the house?


I've been involved in the VoF project and we have tested a number of alarms that worked without issue. There were some issues with certain low speed devices and how they interacted on the network. It is being worked through as much as we can as part of the launch to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

But that's not to say that all alarms will work, but the low speed devices that don't are certainly the minority.

Many alarm systems these days support Mobile alerting rather than over the PSTN or can be upgraded for minimal cost. Not being dependant on the copper is in many ways preferable since your local criminal may know to cut the PSTN first, which is a bit harder to do over Mobile.

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  Reply # 1023338 11-Apr-2014 11:29
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I got mobile and Ethernet modules for my alarm. PSTN is on the way out, deal with it properly rather than using a band aid IMHO.




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