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  Reply # 1897807 8-Nov-2017 20:44
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sbiddle:

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Thanks for the info Steve & Johnny99. I was clearly given incorrect information by Vodafone. So I guess that unless our internet is upgraded then our whole community will receive less than satisfactory quality speech.

 

 

That assumption is about as far from the truth as you can get.

 

Quality of a VoIP call is identical to that of analogue - it uses the very same G.711 codec as existing TDM voice calls and you'll have the very same MOS scores in a well engineered network.

 

There are already large numbers of people using Chorus PSTN emilation via the ISAM-V cards who would be completely oblivious to the fact they're on VoIP not a NEAX.

 

 

 

 

I would of thought the codecs were different or just a long copper line degrades the voice call.

 

Example being I changed my parents over from POTS to Spark Wireless which uses VoIP over LTE, they were very quick to say the sound qual of calls big time improved.

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  Reply # 1897825 8-Nov-2017 20:59
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Possibly less static or interference than that of a copper line, I’m sure it’s still only G711 or G729, could be wrong @sbiddle will know for sure

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1897873 8-Nov-2017 22:02
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I would like to ditch our landline altogether, but I think VoLTE is the key for us.

 

 

@colinuu Why is VoLTE they key for you? 3G does HD voice as it is now

 

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We trialled the phone over RBI internet connection. So the connection drops back to 3G with each voice call (a nuisance if you're working the internet at the time), with associated delays in call establishment, and then doesn't always return to 4G afterwards. And our experience has been mixed in terms of the voice quality. It seems that voice over 4G would be the answer...


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  Reply # 1897937 9-Nov-2017 07:23
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nzbsgfan: It probably is over 10years old Steve.
Might be worth getting a new install with a better monitoring plan I’m thinking

 

It is also worth noting here that the original plans for the NEAX shutdowns were to have most customers migrated to VoIP by around 2009 and that got pushed back to 2013-2014 and now it's subsequently pushed back further.

 

Alarm companies have been milking it for a long time selling antequated hardware and focusing on cheap analogue monitoring. Pioneers like alarmnz were pushing the IP world 10+ years ago. Even as late as 2-3 years ago there were major alarm monitoring companies that still didn't support IP based connectivity.

 

If you're happy paying for monitoring for at least a couple of years your best bet may be to approach somebody offering deals for a term contract - you can probably get a free modern panel fitted in return which won't mean any up front cost.

 

 

 

 


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I see that they going still charge additional cost for likes of caller id call minder call waiting . All these on voip are just click mouse items that server generates. $12.95 for those items is rip off . I know of other providers doing same that they included at no charge in most case and the voice message service has push to email feature I bet vodafones doesn't.


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  Reply # 1898631 10-Nov-2017 09:04
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I see that they going still charge additional cost for likes of caller id call minder call waiting . All these on voip are just click mouse items that server generates. $12.95 for those items is rip off . I know of other providers doing same that they included at no charge in most case and the voice message service has push to email feature I bet vodafones doesn't.

 

 

One of the reasons I am staying on POTS if vfone push the point 2talk here I come. And I note 2talk supply voicemail and other free features as part of the deal.


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  Reply # 1898691 10-Nov-2017 10:05
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sbiddle:

 

nzbsgfan: It probably is over 10years old Steve.
Might be worth getting a new install with a better monitoring plan I’m thinking

 

It is also worth noting here that the original plans for the NEAX shutdowns were to have most customers migrated to VoIP by around 2009 and that got pushed back to 2013-2014 and now it's subsequently pushed back further.

 

Alarm companies have been milking it for a long time selling antequated hardware and focusing on cheap analogue monitoring. Pioneers like alarmnz were pushing the IP world 10+ years ago. Even as late as 2-3 years ago there were major alarm monitoring companies that still didn't support IP based connectivity.

 

If you're happy paying for monitoring for at least a couple of years your best bet may be to approach somebody offering deals for a term contract - you can probably get a free modern panel fitted in return which won't mean any up front cost.

 

 

Aside from alarmnz, who else is there in wellington and christchurch - that is good - that offer services for residential monitoring?





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