Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


719 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted
Full Flavour

Topic # 114929 7-Mar-2013 19:11
Send private message

Who's doing the cheapest (POTS) phone lines?

No broadband attached.

I see Telecom do $40+GST for residential (with free local calling) or $51.95+GST for business.

Any other providers beating this?

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 776410 7-Mar-2013 19:20
Send private message

Not Pots but is a home line with a land line number that works over the mobile network

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone/wireless/



719 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted
Full Flavour

  Reply # 776427 7-Mar-2013 19:39
Send private message

Specifically after POTS so I can run Clothed VDSL over it.

26742 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6237

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 776431 7-Mar-2013 19:48
Send private message

Why not just Naked VDSL2?



719 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted
Full Flavour

  Reply # 776451 7-Mar-2013 20:09
Send private message

Have had clients wanting phone service.

Naked VDSL + VoIP (for the plans we have) is more expensive than Clothed VDSL + POTS Phone Service.

3888 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 163


  Reply # 776676 8-Mar-2013 09:41
Send private message

myfullflavour: Have had clients wanting phone service.

Naked VDSL + VoIP (for the plans we have) is more expensive than Clothed VDSL + POTS Phone Service.


Reading this made me wonder how we kill off this PSTN stuff?

I've just spent the week following the IPv6 debate and realised that I've got an ever growing number of technologies to support.

VoIP means you don't need to put filters or splitter in around the place.

Are you setting your customers up for when UFB hits town or just costing them more by being penny wise and pound poor?

These are questions I'm directing at myself right now.

I confess that 12 months ago I was running around looking at VoIP solutions to keep our fax going. 

Eventually I just accepted that I wasn't getting any help because what I really need to do was retune my attitude and accept that fax has gone the way of the telex.

How do we just kill off these old technologies so we're not supporting them for ever?

D




Promote New Zealand - Get yourself a .kiwi.nz domain name!!!

Check out mine - i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz - don@i.am.a.can.do.kiwi.nz




719 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 174

Trusted
Full Flavour

  Reply # 776681 8-Mar-2013 09:53
Send private message

DonGould: 

Reading this made me wonder how we kill off this PSTN stuff?

I've just spent the week following the IPv6 debate and realised that I've got an ever growing number of technologies to support.

VoIP means you don't need to put filters or splitter in around the place.



The problem is UFB is still years away for a good chunk of the population, meaning copper is here to stay (for now).

I'd love to provision VoIP for these particular customers (and push it wherever possible) but for the penny-counting user who only wants his free local calling, they can't justify spending an extra $120 / year to go Naked VDSL+VoIP.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44


OPPO brings advanced technology to the smartphone market with new device
Posted 24-Jul-2018 09:20


Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.