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# 209087 12-Mar-2017 11:26
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Hi All.
I have a Fritzbox with 3 Fritzfones setup. Do Fritzfones work with other modems for VOIP ? I have Googled it without success, maybe I'm not searching the correct wording but returns are not that clear.
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  # 1735158 12-Mar-2017 11:34
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Yes and no.

 

No you can't pair it with any other modem for VoIP. I'm not aware of any currently available on the market right now other than the Fritz!box that feature a built in DECT base station.

 

You can use a Fritz!fox with another DECT GAP compatible base station and the Fritz!fon FAQ and support website details how do to this. Something like the Gigaset DECT base stations ones used to work well. You will however lose all functionality of the Fritz!fox other than the ability to make and receive calls and will also lose G.722 support.  There would be very little reason to want to do this as it would deliver a sub optimal experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 1735163 12-Mar-2017 11:56
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Thanks sbiddle. What phones would I need then, to connect to the Modem that Voyager use, for example.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1735225 12-Mar-2017 12:59
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3puttssuck:

 

sbiddle:

 

Yes and no.

 

No you can't pair it with any other modem for VoIP. I'm not aware of any currently available on the market right now other than the Fritz!box that feature a built in DECT base station.

 

You can use a Fritz!fox with another DECT GAP compatible base station and the Fritz!fon FAQ and support website details how do to this. Something like the Gigaset DECT base stations ones used to work well. You will however lose all functionality of the Fritz!fox other than the ability to make and receive calls and will also lose G.722 support.  There would be very little reason to want to do this as it would deliver a sub optimal experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks sbiddle. What phones would I need then, to connect to the Modem that Voyager use, for example.

 

 

Since I have no idea what modem Voyager use or whether they supply a voice service over it I can't really answer that for you.

 

Theoretically you just need a DECT base station (either IP or analogue) that supports GAP so it can be paired with the phone. Whether you go IP or analogue is going to depend on how you plan to hook the phone to the VoIP provider.

 

Just be aware that not all DECT equipment is compatible, Uniden for example have historically never made GAP compatible DECT devices. Gigaset make great DECT hardware.

 

Naming brands or devices is very difficult as compatibility is not assured, and personally while what you're trying to do should theoretically work with any GAP device it's not a path I'd go down. Your Fritz!fox will end up being quite severely crippled.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 1735237 12-Mar-2017 13:22
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Thanks. I appreciate your help thus far. If I change ISP, I will ditch the Fritz set up by the looks of things.


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Why not just keep using the Fritzbox with Voyager? You can reconfigure it to work with Voyager directly, instead of their router.




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  # 1735275 12-Mar-2017 14:35
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ArcticSilver:

 

Why not just keep using the Fritzbox with Voyager? You can reconfigure it to work with Voyager directly, instead of their router.

 

 

According to their website, their voice service is only available with their modem.


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  # 1735325 12-Mar-2017 15:39
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3puttssuck:

 

 

 

According to their website, their voice service is only available with their modem.

 

 

 

 

I would give them a call and ask them directly, if you are able to configure your own VoIP gateway (provided you want to) as from a technical stand point there are no limitations there.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1735400 12-Mar-2017 20:09
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Forgive me if this is a dumb question but if you plug a line into the back of a fibre modem that says " Phone line" and then into a wall jack, does that then make all the phone jacks in the house live ? Then are you able to use a normal phone to make VOIP calls ?

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3puttssuck: Forgive me if this is a dumb question but if you plug a line into the back of a fibre modem that says " Phone line" and then into a wall jack, does that then make all the phone jacks in the house live ? Then are you able to use a normal phone to make VOIP calls ?

 

Yes, if you disconnect the wall sockets from the incoming copper first. Integrating the wiring like this is part of a normal UFB install if requested.

 

 




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  # 1744845 20-Mar-2017 21:17
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ArcticSilver:

 

3puttssuck:

 

 

 

According to their website, their voice service is only available with their modem.

 

 

 

 

I would give them a call and ask them directly, if you are able to configure your own VoIP gateway (provided you want to) as from a technical stand point there are no limitations there.

 

 

I called them and they won'y supply VOIP without using their modem.

 

I just now need to find a suitable DECT base unit with GAP to plug into their modem I guess. I really don't want to go out and buy new handsets when the fritzfon are perfectly good still.


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