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  Reply # 1088987 15-Jul-2014 07:44
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nigelj: Unless I'm mistaken (going my posts in other threads):

* Vodafone
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... VoIP to the modem ATA rather than the Chorus/Network ONT ATA.


I can 100% confirm this one.

Blimmin genius the person who thought to run a copper pair along with the 'in-house' fibre so that legacy wiring and handsets can continue to be used.




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  Reply # 1088991 15-Jul-2014 07:52
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floydbloke: Blimmin genius the person who thought to run a copper pair along with the 'in-house' fibre so that legacy wiring and handsets can continue to be used.


Not sure if sarcasm is being used, or not...






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  Reply # 1088994 15-Jul-2014 08:01
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The person at Compass who I spoke to [online live chat] indicated that my existing phone jacks would still work if I switched to them.  Also their suggested modems do not have voice ports.  So I'm assuming that means ONT-as-ATA.

I'm also unhappy with Orcon's VoIP service, I've had to call them 3 times in the last 7 months due to incoming calls not ringing the phones.  Never had this issue with iTalk and a PAP2T behind NAT.

By them time my current 12 month contract runs out, more ISPs will have handovers in Whanganui and I will seriously look at switching.  Hopefully some of the new faster, cheaper wholesale plans will have tricked down into the retail space by then.

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  Reply # 1089000 15-Jul-2014 08:13
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freitasm:
floydbloke: Blimmin genius the person who thought to run a copper pair along with the 'in-house' fibre so that legacy wiring and handsets can continue to be used.


Not sure if sarcasm is being used, or not...




No sarcasm at all.  When I ordered my UFB  I figured where the ONT and router were going to go and was wondering how they would keep my existing analogue phones connected.  When the installer showed me the copper pair alongside the fibre to allow a connection back into the housewiring at the orignal copper demarc point I really did think that was very clever.




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freitasm: Oh copper inside, ....



Yeh, that's what I meant by in-house..wink




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  Reply # 1089476 15-Jul-2014 19:26
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steve98: What exactly is happening with your parents voice service that makes it seem unreliable?


Similar experience to other posters in this thread: Occasional phone not ringing, "orange light"/engaged tone. Reboot fixes it. Orcon advised to keep a diary of issues which of course was too much effort to do for them.

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jpfree:
steve98: What exactly is happening with your parents voice service that makes it seem unreliable?


Similar experience to other posters in this thread: Occasional phone not ringing, "orange light"/engaged tone. Reboot fixes it. Orcon advised to keep a diary of issues which of course was too much effort to do for them.


I have a mate who has orcon ADSL and used the genius for the phone.  She ended up having so much problems with it they put her back through the POTS system at the same price.

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  Reply # 1089943 16-Jul-2014 13:32
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Unfortunately I want to chip in to the "rag on Orcon for Genius voice" thread hijack. Cancelled my account when I was told the fix to losing dial tone every few days was to restart my modem every day ("restarting a modem every day is normal"!!!!).

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xontech: Unfortunately I want to chip in to the "rag on Orcon for Genius voice" thread hijack. Cancelled my account when I was told the fix to losing dial tone every few days was to restart my modem every day ("restarting a modem every day is normal"!!!!).


Does this mean that when you lost dial tone that you had no voice service at all, i.e. you couldn't receive incoming calls?  (If so, that is, as the kids say these days, an 'epic fail')




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  Reply # 1090250 16-Jul-2014 20:36
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xontech: Unfortunately I want to chip in to the "rag on Orcon for Genius voice" thread hijack. Cancelled my account when I was told the fix to losing dial tone every few days was to restart my modem every day ("restarting a modem every day is normal"!!!!).


Does this mean that when you lost dial tone that you had no voice service at all, i.e. you couldn't receive incoming calls?  (If so, that is, as the kids say these days, an 'epic fail')


Unfortunately yes. Before we worked out what was going on every few days we'd go to use the phone and it would be dead, then realise that we hadn't had any calls for days. Even if there could have been a way to be notified when it had gone down so we could restart the modem it would have almost been manageable. It was only the voice service that was flakey, Internet access was mostly stable. Switched to Telecom ADSL and its been rock solid (POTS phone of course).

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