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# 66689 21-Aug-2010 19:20
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can i have more then one phone with the same number eg an IP phone plus a software phone on my laptop? Im looking at the xnet fusion service.

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  # 370787 21-Aug-2010 19:59
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Not at the same time. If you have multiple SIP devices with the same registation details the last device to register will receive inbound calls although both will be able to make outbound calls.


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  # 370790 21-Aug-2010 20:08
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Can definately do this with 2talk http://blog.2talk.co.nz/onenumber.html

 
 
 
 


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  # 370792 21-Aug-2010 20:13
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2talk supports it using a rather nifty hack to get around the SIP limitation - you can't register multiple devices with the same registration.

2talk let you register multiple accounts (unique for each device) registered back to the same number and in the background does a ring all simultaneously ringing each account when an incoming call comes in.

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  # 370915 22-Aug-2010 09:55
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That's a nifty little work round on 2Talk. May help me out at home so I can add anther IP fone in the lounge..




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  # 372326 24-Aug-2010 18:59
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would i be able to have two phones and just log the lounge one out when im in the study log that on in?

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  # 372332 24-Aug-2010 19:07
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Not something we have a lot of call for, we do have this in our product suite but just not presently offered.




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  # 372342 24-Aug-2010 19:36
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Could be useful for people that e.g. work 4 days a week at the office and 1 day a week at home.




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  # 372851 25-Aug-2010 20:34
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I though the idea of IP phones was you could log out and just go over to another desk and log back in hence was hoping to do the same at home. I wonder home long before we see some portable handsets at affordable prices. There is one on trademe for $300 -second hand-still a bit steep

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  # 372854 25-Aug-2010 20:44
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johnhb67: I though the idea of IP phones was you could log out and just go over to another desk and log back in hence was hoping to do the same at home. I wonder home long before we see some portable handsets at affordable prices. There is one on trademe for $300 -second hand-still a bit steep


The feature you refer to is called "hotdesk" and is easily done with plenty of phones on the market. The issue you face is that it's a feature of PBX systems, not a feature of individual handsets.

If you're after DECT SIP handsets there are plenty of well priced options available. You can pick up low cost Siemens Gigaset 580IP handsets for around the NZ$120 - $150 mark brand new. If you want high end DECT handsets you can easily pay upwards of $400 for Snom's and around $500+ for Polycom WiFi handsets.

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  # 841001 21-Jun-2013 12:58
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maverick: Not something we have a lot of call for, we do have this in our product suite but just not presently offered.


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  # 841020 21-Jun-2013 13:29
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I think as more and more people move to VoIP to replace their home phone there will be more of a call for this.

The other simple and cheap option is to buy an ATA and an analogue DECT cordless with multiple handsets, or a SIP-DECT device as sbiddle has mentioned also with multiple handsets.




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  # 841033 21-Jun-2013 14:14
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ajobbins: I think as more and more people move to VoIP to replace their home phone there will be more of a call for this.

The other simple and cheap option is to buy an ATA and an analogue DECT cordless with multiple handsets, or a SIP-DECT device as sbiddle has mentioned also with multiple handsets.


I do find it amusing at times that the collective investment in SIP and Voice has failed to produce a simple party-line capability.

I have a single analogue line at home, with one PSTN number. I have 3 phones and an alarm connected to it. I can use whatever phone I have to hand to make or receive a call.

Even SKYPE manages to deliver this concept.

Until you're in the game of supplying services to customers and helping them communicate better, you just don't get how important some of the most simplest of things are - and how unwilling people can be to give them up

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  # 841063 21-Jun-2013 14:35
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Seems amazing to me that it's not a standard feature. Both providers I have used, 2talk (yuk) and Conversant (OK) provide this, and to not provide this would be a deal breaker for me.

Seems like a very fundamental thing to want.

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  # 841078 21-Jun-2013 14:45
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I don't see it as a big deal really. Most home situations you will just wire the ATA back in to the jacks if you want your phones to ring. The majority of people just aren't going to use soft phones on their cell's, ip desk phones etc.

The 2Talk one number feature is handy but I am yet to find a customer who actually needs to use it - I would rather sell them IP DECT phones or just do some good old fashioned wiring.

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  # 841107 21-Jun-2013 15:09
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Good points Chaps, and Antonios your right in some of those comments for some people its the little things that they have which are the most important.

The main reason why this was not a major push for us to add our residential services is that there was not a lot of call for it, under our platform IN this is classed in a different service set (licence feature)as you would also well know Antonios and really is not classed as a residential type offering, this is more an SME / business type function and had generally being packaged as such.

Its kinda funny in some ways as its rather easy technically to do and we have had what is called shared line call appearance for 10 years with our platform, internally we use it and I use on multiple devices but I use it more for business, it has a lot of functionality and can be combined with the Mobile phone / Tablet apps that I have which combine Voice/ Video / Contacts and messaging in the one app using the same number as my work phone but really its not a residential type offering at this stage because of some of the extra costs involved.

All good points though guys




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