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Topic # 183798 30-Oct-2015 13:26
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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!



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  Reply # 1416998 30-Oct-2015 13:39
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ATA on ONT designed for existing analog phones. If you want to use IP phones then design your own solution.




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  Reply # 1417001 30-Oct-2015 13:42
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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.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1417135 30-Oct-2015 16:21
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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..




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  Reply # 1417260 30-Oct-2015 18:29
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Thanks everyone - much appreciated!

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