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.




84 posts

Master Geek


# 183798 30-Oct-2015 13:26
Send private message

Hi there,

Based in Christchurch.  Spark is phasing out copper for voice and moving us to 100% fibre. We already have fibre for data so just need to get the voice line set up. 

The one thing I haven't been able to determine (despite calls) is how the new fibre phone connects to the ONT.    Our ONT is at one end of the house away from the main living area so we'd like to have phone's working at the other end of the house.  

Does the fibre phone Spark sends out have to plug directly into the ONT?  

It is an IP phone? Can we just plug it into the existing home ethernet network anywhere?

If not, how do we get phone to the other end of the (long) house?

Thanks!



Create new topic
2373 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1416998 30-Oct-2015 13:39
Send private message

ATA on ONT designed for existing analog phones. If you want to use IP phones then design your own solution.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


1496 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1417001 30-Oct-2015 13:42
Send private message

I'm in a Chorus area but with the same setup.  Last month the tech visited and strung a length of Cat6 cable under the house, with one end connected to a dedicated port in the ONT, and the other connected to a phone socket in the living room with a normal phone.

If you wanted to use an existing home ethernet socket as your new phone location the tech could probably patch it to that instead.

 
 
 
 


8220 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1417135 30-Oct-2015 16:21
3 people support this post
Send private message

Last weekend at my Tauranga place I opened up the demark box  and cut away the old street cable and ran a BT to RJ11 patch cable from the ONT to the old BT jack that is daisy chained around the house..  Works fine..




Regards,

Old3eyes




84 posts

Master Geek


  # 1417260 30-Oct-2015 18:29
Send private message

Thanks everyone - much appreciated!

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.