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Topic # 12416 16-Mar-2007 09:26
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I previously had one line with two numbers and different ring tones with TC.

Now that I have switched to VFX, the two numbers one line was not a supported option.  So, I now end up with two lines, and two phones.

Is there some way I can reduce the number of phones on my desk?  Can I somehow plug both lines into a single phone?


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  Reply # 63910 16-Mar-2007 09:58
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Do a call forward always from one number to the Other




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  Reply # 63932 16-Mar-2007 11:43
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Do the ata's support distinctive ring at all? While the seperate socket for the number is great to replace faxability as its original use, several people I know use it to differentiate calls between members of the household, in one case so that the English only person doesnt answer calls from non English speakers and end up wasting both of their time.

For the OP, there are many 2 line phones available that will solve this problem.




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  Reply # 63935 16-Mar-2007 11:51
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Yes there is a distinctive ring service, but not available as a launched VFX service yet , more of these types of services will be launched in the future. 




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  Reply # 63937 16-Mar-2007 12:04
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How do these ip phones work?

Eg

" SPA941 VoIP Telephone for SIP
SIP IP Telephone with 2 line support upgradeable
to 4 lines - Suitable for use with SIP IP PBX or
with a broadband VoIP service"

If I were to get one of these, it would replace my SPA2102?
And if I needed an extension, I would have to get two of these phones??

Not that I am planning to do so immediately since each phone is $377 each Cry

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  Reply # 63940 16-Mar-2007 12:13
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I was refering to 2 line analog phones. I had one years ago that looked like some cheezy kids toy, but had 2 buttons for line 1 and 2 - and could conference between the 2, except everyone got really bad echo when doing that so I stuck to the telecom 3 way calling, but did use it to add a 4th person on the other line on occasion.

Theres a better looking one half way down the page here http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,8748,100492-201060,00.html?nv=tpd

Or you could always get a small pabx at home, there are often cheap featureless ones being sold on trademe, not sure how it would cope without disconnect supervision (not sure if the ata's can generate it)




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  Reply # 64989 26-Mar-2007 10:48
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Why do you just not get a Linksys SPA942 or 941? Both of these phones are supported on the vfx service.

The phones by default support 2 IP lines, expandable to 4 IP lines with the purchase of a license.

You set both [number/accounts] on the one phone, and away you go.

Fire me a PM if you want some and I can get you a price.




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  Reply # 64998 26-Mar-2007 12:23
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I presume with an IP phone, you then don't get QOS unless that is enabled on the router.


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  Reply # 65001 26-Mar-2007 12:57
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gchiu: I presume with an IP phone, you then don't get QOS unless that is enabled on the router.



To use QoS on a local network you only need a QoS capable device and QoS cabable switch. Obviously if you want QoS on your internet connection you need a router than can prioritise both inbound and outbound VoIP traffic to ensure this is given priority.




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  Reply # 65012 26-Mar-2007 13:50
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And to use one of these IP phones in a hotel?

You would have to bring a little switch with you, and connect it to the laptop?


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  Reply # 65079 26-Mar-2007 20:15
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sbiddle:
gchiu: I presume with an IP phone, you then don't get QOS unless that is enabled on the router.



To use QoS on a local network you only need a QoS capable device and QoS cabable switch. Obviously if you want QoS on your internet connection you need a router than can prioritise both inbound and outbound VoIP traffic to ensure this is given priority.



And QoS at the other end, little point in prioritising your inbound at the end of the pipe. You need a router with RED or similar functionality and hope your not doing too much other UDP traffic or actually properly manage this at the other end.

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