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Topic # 240184 24-Aug-2018 22:56
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Will an Australian land line/corded telephone work in NZ?


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  Reply # 2078863 24-Aug-2018 23:16
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If it is a rotary dial phone, the numbers will be in the wrong order. Should be fine if it uses tone dialing.





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  Reply # 2078879 25-Aug-2018 07:19
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Yes it will work. It can't legally be plugged into the Chorus network though since it won't have a Telepermit

 

 


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  Reply # 2078906 25-Aug-2018 09:55
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sbiddle:

 

Yes it will work. It can't legally be plugged into the Chorus network though since it won't have a Telepermit

 

 

 

 

Yeah right. PTC is a con these days.   The whole thing is a Spark money gathering service these days.  Before I left NEC  we had to get all out digital PBX systems with VOIP PTCd  just so we could sell them to Spark.   Cost thousands .  Thank goodness that NEC AU did all the testing for us.  Just because two devices have PTC doesn't mean that they will work  together.  Found this out with fax machines back in the 1990s.





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  Reply # 2078913 25-Aug-2018 10:39
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You'll also need to replace the actual plug, as Australian phones do not plug into the same RJ45 point as NZ phones do.




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  Reply # 2078916 25-Aug-2018 10:45
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Oz phones now have RJ45 plugs …. the recent NBN initiative required them to be that.  

 

Adapters for those funny three-pronged wall sockets are now fitted when NBN installed.


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  Reply # 2078944 25-Aug-2018 11:38
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Rickles:

 

Oz phones now have RJ45 plugs …. the recent NBN initiative required them to be that.  

 

Adapters for those funny three-pronged wall sockets are now fitted when NBN installed.

 

 

Australian phones come with RJ12 which is the same as most NZ phones these days. They started switching away from the old 600 series connectors in the early 2000s so RJ12 sockets in homes or offices were very common.

 

 




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  Reply # 2078949 25-Aug-2018 11:49
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Mea culpa … RJ12 indeed is what I am looking at here in Oz undecided


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  Reply # 2078962 25-Aug-2018 12:40
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Rickles:

 

Oz phones now have RJ45 plugs …. the recent NBN initiative required them to be that.  

 

Adapters for those funny three-pronged wall sockets are now fitted when NBN installed.

 

 

Heh, fun fact I actually don't have any telephone jack points. Which given no telco but Telstra actually provisions UNI-V ports anyway, is not really all that big a deal (I just connected a Cisco IP phone to my network).


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  Reply # 2078980 25-Aug-2018 13:24
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If you don't mind me asking? Why do you want to use an Australian phone in nz?

Is it an interesting model or have a particular feature?



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  Reply # 2079138 25-Aug-2018 18:55
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     >If you don't mind me asking? Why do you want to use an Australian phone in nz?  Is it an interesting model or have a particular feature?<

 

Umm, just sold my mother's home and Telstra don't want it back … thought it would do for the spare room in NZ (Model T100 is quite sleek and light)


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