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# 37102 7-Jul-2009 16:14
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Hello
With the beginning of the new broadband plan I like to port one of our numbers to 2talk. For this I'm looking for hardware phone options. It will be the family phone, so need to be cordless and be connected direct to the phone/internet jack.
Any suggestions for reasonably priced options are very much appreciated.
Are there any pitfalls?
note: I won't be able to reply till coming weekend(skiing.........)Cool
Thanks

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  # 232120 7-Jul-2009 16:40
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I intend to go on Adventure.

 
 
 
 


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  # 232141 7-Jul-2009 17:19
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The only half resonably price VoIP cordless phone that I know off is the Snom M3 (though there are some wifi options - but not the best way to go).
Alternatively - and ATA (e.g. Linksys SPA2102) + standard cordless phone.




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  # 232156 7-Jul-2009 18:12
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Yeah, there's been a few threads on this.

The snom m3 is a good DECT/VoIP solution, the Polycom Spectralink 8002 is a good WiFi solution or use an ATA (usually a Linksys PAP2T, SPA2102 or SPA3102) with an old analog cordless.

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  # 232289 8-Jul-2009 09:24
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When you port your number remember that any attached services will be dropped, such as faxability, distinctive ring numbers, and most importantly, and broadband internet.




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  # 234267 12-Jul-2009 06:04
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Good morning
Thanks for all the replies. I made a picture of the existing and proposed setup(http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/0tprIZ4Lb8nQlbXkmloVOQ?feat=directlink). Wireless router is in the office area and so I would need some sort of connection(interface) fo a standard phone in the home. The home internet access is via office broadband(wireless). To this date I have a HandyTone 482  which I have bought for the office to try 2talk. Can I use the HandyTone482 for the home phone once it has been setup?
Have I explained this clear enough?
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  # 236192 16-Jul-2009 16:55
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hads: Yeah, there's been a few threads on this.

The snom m3 is a good DECT/VoIP solution, the Polycom Spectralink 8002 is a good WiFi solution or use an ATA (usually a Linksys PAP2T, SPA2102 or SPA3102) with an old analog cordless.
hads


Aren't Polycom lousy with warranty ?   My understanding is that with any warranty issues the phone has to be shipped by the distributor back to the manufacturer for repair or replacement and it may take months.

Someone no doubt will correct me if I'm wrong....

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  # 236326 17-Jul-2009 01:16
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nate: When you port your number remember that any attached services will be dropped, such as faxability, distinctive ring numbers, and most importantly, and broadband internet.



I though you can just have a broadband connection without a phone line these days? Don't the telcos call that 'naked broadband'

I am with TelstraClear and about to ditch the phone line and go wth voip with 2talk so if anyone has any thoughts on this now would be good, ha ha that's the telstraClear tagline, I crack myself up!

May also ring telstra to confirm.

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  # 236349 17-Jul-2009 09:09
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If you have a TelstraClear cable modem connection, as opposed to an TelstraClear ADSL connection, then yes you can select a broadband-only plan from them. These start at the $54.95 for their HighSpeed 10G plan. (At home I use the next plan up - the LightSpeed 20G - just because I like the idea of having a 10Mbps download speed!)
http://telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/plans.cfm

I use 2Talk VoIP over my TC broadband connection, and it works fine.




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  # 236383 17-Jul-2009 10:26
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mossie: I though you can just have a broadband connection without a phone line these days? Don't the telcos call that 'naked broadband'


Correct. You can have a broadband connection without a phone line now, however, don't port your phone number over without converting to naked broadband at the same time.



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  # 236391 17-Jul-2009 10:37
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nate
If our address has two numbers I could keep one number with the broadband/phone supplyer. Have a full up/down (e.g. Adventure of Telec...)with enough GB on that line. I do hope that this would work on our rural property.
I could then port the other number to, say, 2talk. Is that right?

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  # 236534 17-Jul-2009 19:19
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mossie:
nate: When you port your number remember that any attached services will be dropped, such as faxability, distinctive ring numbers, and most importantly, and broadband internet.



I though you can just have a broadband connection without a phone line these days? Don't the telcos call that 'naked broadband'

I am with TelstraClear and about to ditch the phone line and go wth voip with 2talk so if anyone has any thoughts on this now would be good, ha ha that's the telstraClear tagline, I crack myself up!

May also ring telstra to confirm.

To be clear, there is no such thing as naked broadband but a couple of ways to get your broadband without phone, so you need to use VoIP either way.

1. Naked ADSL is a broadband line without phone, but still uses the same line and ADSL router. You can use a wireless ADSL router to make a local wifi network if you need it.

2. Wireless broadband does not use any line, therefore no phone line at all. Both Wired country and Woosh provide totally different grades of wireless to your house (not sure about Telstra), and you would use a different type of router for each (GSM2 compared to Ethernet) and again get a wifi version if you need it.

The VoIP device never plugs into phone jackpoints unless you can patch the VoIP "FXS" output through to a phone jackpoint, since jackpoints are usually wired to Telecom. If you want to plug in a fax then you need the ATA, so you would probably plug an analogue phone into that as well.




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  # 236535 17-Jul-2009 19:24
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Noig: nate
If our address has two numbers I could keep one number with the broadband/phone supplyer. Have a full up/down (e.g. Adventure of Telec...)with enough GB on that line. I do hope that this would work on our rural property.
I could then port the other number to, say, 2talk. Is that right?

Why not keep the phone line with the ADSL connection and just use VoIP for your second phone? Naked ADSL broadband will cost more for a rural connection anyway. So be careful to port the phone number that does NOT have broadband on it




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  # 236807 19-Jul-2009 06:51
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Webwat
"Why not keep the phone line with the ADSL connection and just use VoIP for your second phone? Naked ADSL broadband will cost more for a rural connection anyway. So be careful to port the phone number that does NOT have broadband on it"
Thanks! That will be what I'm going to do.
So I hope to get a better Router/modem from T.. first(voip capable) with the change of plan and then go ahead with it.

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