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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
3404 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1217229 18-Jan-2015 23:35
Send private message

coffeebaron: Approx. where are you? I.E. road / near (don't post exact address). Looks like a mix of RBI DSL and DSL1 around the place, so your speeds may not be good for consistent VoIP.



If voip is not an option, then it would be possible still.
1) Get a line from 2talk cost ~$10 per month
2) Enable simultaneous ring, with the landline phone number enabled after 3 seconds.
3) Connect an old telecom Caller ID unit to the voip ATA

When a call comes in, the caller ID unit will display the CLID from the voip ATA, but if you pick up on the landline you can handle the call without needing to transport the audio over voip.

My parents do this - in a roundabout way.
The PABX in their house doesnt forward the trunk incoming CLID through to extensions. So they have one of the old telecom units wired up to the trunk line before it goes into the pabx. It sits in the lounge where they can easily see it before picking up the phone.

The cost of the forwarded calls from the 2talk line to the landline are pretty much free - I think they have a fair usage policy of 2000 minutes a month which is alot of incoming calls.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




5545 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1217338 19-Jan-2015 09:47
Send private message

I have checked the OP's address and looks like they are 4-5km from the cabinet - thus the low sync speeds. However the good news is cabinet appears to be a RBI upgraded cabinet, so should not be suffering from congestion. I.E. although "low" sync speed, it should be consistent for VoIP.
Things that will help:
- master filter install to get the most out of the connection; maybe a bit more sync speed + reduced errors & variation
- ideally go with the same provider for VoIP + Broadband for better QoS; e.g. WorldxChange.
- recommend interleaving on
- may also require a more "robust" xDSL profile






Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


 
 
 
 


2674 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1217356 19-Jan-2015 10:05
Send private message

richms: Ages back when I got a phone on at home I was connected to the 483xxxx birkdale exchange, which is old and crap. I then called to get caller ID an was told I couldnt have it. Weird. Neighbours have it.

Anyway, they could move me to the other exchange in the same building but I would have to get a new phone number. 482xxxx one was good to go for caller ID. It was all telecoms fault at the time, and their not replacing 25+ year old technology because they like holding onto museum pieces.

Best option is to go with an unbundled telco if there are any in your exchange. Its hard to find exactly who is in what exchange without asking them, but try call plus and see if they have anything in there.

IMO a landine without caller ID is pretty useless since you cant block anonymous calls on your phone. Would be a non issue if spark would do it on their side but they wont.


Lol.. we're not in China where you'd probably get hundreds of anonymous calls asking for sales, and spam etc...

Just thinking about it, I haven't had many anonymous calls over the year in 2014!




1 | 2 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.