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#61129 10-May-2010 14:19
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I am looking to buy a corded, 2-line phone (ie. 2 incoming lines) & it seems none are available in NZ.  This type of phone is common & cheap in the US, and is also available in Australia (albeit not cheap).

I have a recollection (possibly faulty) that an AU-NZ agreement a few years ago mandated cross recognition of each others Telepermit's (& other standards) as part of the harmonisation of standards between the two countries.

Certainly the 1998 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement most goods sold in one country can be sold in the other without having to meet any further sales-related requirements (http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Media-and-publications/Publications/Trade-matters/0-cer.php).  However, I thought there was a more recent agreement related to standards harmonisation.

After being told by a sales person at TeleEXPRESS (= Telecom) that they do not sell any corded 2-line phone, I asked about the AU-NZ telepermit issue.  They were adament there is no cross recognition.

Is anyone able to confirm whether or not there is cross recognition Telepermit's?

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We currently have a couple of Uniden cordless 2-line phones (again not cheap), but the call quality is often poor + my personal preference is to have a corded phone.  Also keen to have a 'non-powered' phone, particularly given the drama of two recent power cuts in Wellington.




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  #328509 10-May-2010 14:32
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DS248: I am looking to buy a corded, 2-line phone (ie. 2 incoming lines) & it seems none are available in NZ.  This type of phone is common & cheap in the US, and is also available in Australia (albeit not cheap).

I have a recollection (possibly faulty) that an AU-NZ agreement a few years ago mandated cross recognition of each others Telepermit's (& other standards) as part of the harmonisation of standards between the two countries.

Certainly the 1998 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement most goods sold in one country can be sold in the other without having to meet any further sales-related requirements (http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Media-and-publications/Publications/Trade-matters/0-cer.php).  However, I thought there was a more recent agreement related to standards harmonisation.

After being told by a sales person at TeleEXPRESS (= Telecom) that they do not sell any corded 2-line phone, I asked about the AU-NZ telepermit issue.  They were adament there is no cross recognition.

Is anyone able to confirm whether or not there is cross recognition Telepermit's?

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We currently have a couple of Uniden cordless 2-line phones (again not cheap), but the call quality is often poor + my personal preference is to have a corded phone.  Also keen to have a 'non-powered' phone, particularly given the drama of two recent power cuts in Wellington.





AFAIK: CER mandates equilency in government imposed standards, Telepermit is a private Telecom standard ( yeah yeah I know it is a quasi national standard), but CER places no requirement on Telecom or any other private company to recognise Australia standards.

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  #328526 10-May-2010 15:13
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When we were bringing across Voice-over-IP gear (3 years back) to NZ from Australia, we had to have all the gear retested here.  The only bonus was the testing documentation from Australia saved the NZ testers a lot of time, bringing down the cost for us.

 
 
 
 


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  #328532 10-May-2010 15:26
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There is no such standard for Telepermits that I am aware of. I do believe that for some DECT handsets that the CE tick is acceptable in place of testing for some criteria.

Even IP phones have NZ Telepermit ticks.

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