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Topic # 150042 9-Jul-2014 16:44
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A nice quick question :)

My flat's looking at getting UFB but we're cheap and a pair of us still use landline phones.  One of these phones in particular is a fancypants steampunk-esque phone that she really wants to keep working.  One solution that we thought up for our single-phone-jack problem is to grab a double adapter and run an extension for the second phone.



However, I know precious little about the technology behind VOIP and the like.  Will these old things still work with the UFB modem?

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  Reply # 1085860 9-Jul-2014 16:46
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Yes, provided that your Voip adapter supports analogue phones and has that sort of socket.

If it is some sort of fancy pants Voip solution (e.g. Orcon Genius) with a built in cordless phones then I don't know the answer.



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  Reply # 1085865 9-Jul-2014 16:52
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Nah mate, just a simple old yellowed cordless phone and the above thing, nothing fancy tech-wise.  Thanks for the info. :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1085867 9-Jul-2014 16:58
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Your jack points wont work when you have UFB installed ( the Router gets pluged into the ONT and not a Jackpoint) - your old wireing for the jackpoints {known as Legacey Wireing} will not be used to deliver phone service unless your provider requests that it be converted to connect ooff the 'Phone' output of the router - then you can reuse the jackpoints for voice.



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  Reply # 1085870 9-Jul-2014 17:08
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InstallerUFB: Your jack points wont work when you have UFB installed ( the Router gets pluged into the ONT and not a Jackpoint) - your old wireing for the jackpoints {known as Legacey Wireing} will not be used to deliver phone service unless your provider requests that it be converted to connect ooff the 'Phone' output of the router - then you can reuse the jackpoints for voice.

Thanks for the info, but this topic isn't about connecting to the house wiring -- I'm just making sure I can run two bog-standard phones off of the modem's 'phone' output using a double adapter.

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  Reply # 1085896 9-Jul-2014 17:57
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duckInferno:
InstallerUFB: Your jack points wont work when you have UFB installed ( the Router gets pluged into the ONT and not a Jackpoint) - your old wireing for the jackpoints {known as Legacey Wireing} will not be used to deliver phone service unless your provider requests that it be converted to connect ooff the 'Phone' output of the router - then you can reuse the jackpoints for voice.

Thanks for the info, but this topic isn't about connecting to the house wiring -- I'm just making sure I can run two bog-standard phones off of the modem's 'phone' output using a double adapter.


Yes you can, but you're going to need more than just a BT double adapter since all RGW's (and the ONT) only use RJ11 for voice output. You'll either want a RJ11 voice splitter or a RJ11->BT socket lead.




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  Reply # 1085898 9-Jul-2014 18:02
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sbiddle: 
Yes you can, but you're going to need more than just a BT double adapter since all RGW's (and the ONT) only use RJ11 for voice output. You'll either want a RJ11 voice splitter or a RJ11->BT socket lead.



I know some of those words :D.  I get the gist though -- the modem wants RJ11 so adapt to that.  Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 1085900 9-Jul-2014 18:04
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Holy hell, that steam punk phone looks amazing. I like!




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  Reply # 1085901 9-Jul-2014 18:06
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DarthKermit: Holy hell, that steam punk phone looks amazing. I like!

It's pretty cool, though a few of the "metal" bits are just shiny plastic (looks obvious close up).

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  Reply # 1085920 9-Jul-2014 18:27
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duckInferno:
DarthKermit: Holy hell, that steam punk phone looks amazing. I like!

It's pretty cool, though a few of the "metal" bits are just shiny plastic (looks obvious close up).

Is it HD-Voice capable :) hehe




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  Reply # 1085962 9-Jul-2014 19:28
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duckInferno: Thanks for the info, but this topic isn't about connecting to the house wiring -- I'm just making sure I can run two bog-standard phones off of the modem's 'phone' output using a double adapter.


He is telling you you can easily use your existing house jackpots as the "double adapter", assuming you don't want your two landline phones in the same room that could be quite useful.

But yes to answer the question in the simplest way, the phone port off the modem will support more than one phone connected to it.




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  Reply # 1086022 9-Jul-2014 20:55
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If there is a bell in the fake vintage phone (its not steampunk as it has no brass gears on it) may cause problems. My spirit of st louus field phone
 

Freaks out my ATA into thinking the call is answered whenever it rings. Its fine on a PSTN line.




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  Reply # 1086058 9-Jul-2014 21:35
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duckInferno: Thanks for the info, but this topic isn't about connecting to the house wiring -- I'm just making sure I can run two bog-standard phones off of the modem's 'phone' output using a double adapter.


He is telling you you can easily use your existing house jackpots as the "double adapter", assuming you don't want your two landline phones in the same room that could be quite useful.

But yes to answer the question in the simplest way, the phone port off the modem will support more than one phone connected to it.

That'd be cool, but I wouldn't want to eff with the wiring of this rented house.  Unless there's an easy non-intrusive way? :O

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  Reply # 1086095 9-Jul-2014 22:36
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Its a standard part of a UFB install if requested. You are not effing with it, and its not your problem anyway as the next person will probably want it anyway since the copper wiring would just be disconnected doing nothing if it was not to be done.




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  Reply # 1086099 9-Jul-2014 22:38
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richms: Its a standard part of a UFB install if requested. You are not effing with it, and its not your problem anyway as the next person will probably want it anyway since the copper wiring would just be disconnected doing nothing if it was not to be done.

Wow, that's ideal then!  Thanks ^.^

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