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Topic # 13687 23-May-2007 18:47
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If I forward all calls from my Telecom line to my VFX line, will the correct CID be available on VFX even though my Telecom line has CID disabled?  That would be really useful if it works, anyone done this?




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  Reply # 71944 23-May-2007 19:02
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When I first diverted my Telecom line to VFX the CID was always just my Telecom number. I had Telecom activate permanent number CID suppression which achieved nothing. When I had Telecom turn CID on again suddenly the correct CIDs came through.Weird. Michael

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  Reply # 71947 23-May-2007 19:09
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Niel: If I forward all calls from my Telecom line to my VFX line, will the correct CID be available on VFX even though my Telecom line has CID disabled?  That would be really useful if it works, anyone done this?

Yes, I have done exactly that for a month or so earlier this year, prior to the advent of Number Portability.

The service we used was "Call Diversion Immediate" and CID came through perfectly even though we never had Caller ID enabled on our line. Caller ID is available on our local exchange though, if that has any relevance.

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  Reply # 71950 23-May-2007 19:15
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We are in an area in Pukekohe where Caller ID is not available and forwarded our telstraclear homeplan phone line (wholesale telecom line) using call diversion and it always just came up as our existing phone number. We had to wait until we ported our number....






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  Reply # 71984 23-May-2007 20:18
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Yes, it does depend on the exchange. Some older exchanges won't pass on the original CID, so send your own Telecom number CID instead. There are also some other issues with older exchange; e.g. if a second call comes through whilst your are already on the phone (from an incoming diverted call), the caller may get an engaged tone.




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  Reply # 72004 23-May-2007 22:14
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I am in Pakuranga on the first exchange that went ADSL2+, so no worries here about older exchanges.  But I'm sure this lively discussion will help others as well.  Thanks.




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  Reply # 72015 24-May-2007 00:16
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I remember when I first moved here and got a phone, and then wanted to get more services (hard to believe that telecom get away with charging more for them) - They refused to give me services like caller id and faxability because the exchange wouldn't support it.

They were only available to 482 numbers, and I had one that was something else...

Once _I_ had the idea of changing the number I could get those services. I don't know to this day if the other prefix for birkdale can get anything flash on their phones, but at the time it couldn't (I think its 483xxxx)




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  Reply # 72088 24-May-2007 16:23
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I used to have a Beachhaven 483xxxx number, a friend has it now, and no they still can't get caller ID etc.

For Call Minder, the caller gets "Thank you for calling, please hold the line" and a long delay before the VM kicks in.


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  Reply # 72098 24-May-2007 16:44
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aw: For Call Minder, the caller gets "Thank you for calling, please hold the line" and a long delay before the VM kicks in.

Yeah, we used to be on an ancient exchange like that before I snipped the line and went wireless...

No FaxAbility
No Caller ID
Very LONG delay before Call Minder kicked in

It's unbelievable that Telecom haven't replaced all those exchanges by now.  I guess they are just hoping to squeeze a few more k's out of them until NGN is rolled out...

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  Reply # 72104 24-May-2007 17:14
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It's unbelievable that Telecom haven't replaced all those exchanges by now.  I guess they are just hoping to squeeze a few more k's out of them until NGN is rolled out...


Ah but it is in their plan! Take the Titirangi exchange that I was on; that is due to be upgrade by end of year 2000 :)




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