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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 08-May-19 11:25:51
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Some more detail from Jurassic Fibre -

Our current plans are to start building the network in the forth quarter of 2019 targeting Exmouth and reaching it by year end. In terms of Exmouth itself, we currently expect to build at a rate of 1000-2000 premises a month with service being offered as soon as the network in a one area is tested. Overall it will take 12-18 months to complete.

In terms of when the network will reach you, that really depends on where you are located and on the initial assessment of interest across the area. So for example if we were approached by a number of residents of a specific area in all probability we would look to prioritise building the network in that part of town at an earlier part of the cycle.


There will be more detail from Jurassic on the Exmouth build in a couple of months. smile
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 26-Aug-19 10:21:22
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An update on Jurassic Fibre ...

Phase 1 rollout map here.

Customer interest registration form here.

List of public presentations/meet-ups where you can chat to Jurassic Fibre in person here.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Nov-19 18:12:33
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Pictures of the start of running fibre to Exmouth -

https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/11975792468...


https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/11975490248...


https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/11979114485...


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 22-Nov-19 20:07:23
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Let’s hope that farmer doesn’t plough right to the edge of his field .... that’s be Exmouth plunged into an Internet abyss.

Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 22-Nov-19 21:06:11
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Ploughs don't go very deep ...
Standard User jabuzzard
(committed) Fri 22-Nov-19 22:37:36
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Probably didn't read that they used a chain trencher and just looked at the picture saw the small amount of spoil and assumed the trench was relatively shallow. In reality was probably in the region of ~50cm deep and 5cm wide. So you could easily put some 40mm ducting at the bottom of that which could easily take some duct grade fibre. I was looking at some this morning left behind by contractors in one of the data centres at work (they are all lazy like that end up with 20m of cable/fibre on the end of a drum and they just dump it all in patch rooms and data centres). Anyway about the diameter of your pinky for 24 single mode cores according to the writing on the side. That is a lot and I mean a lot of bandwidth.
Standard User Peterdevon
(newbie) Sat 23-Nov-19 06:46:38
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Exmouth has just got G.fast too!
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 23-Nov-19 16:36:29
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Only parts of it have.
Standard User IranianGiraffe
(experienced) Wed 27-Nov-19 11:36:35
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Some say the river Exe is made completely from my tears from living in Exminster looking across the river and seeing the 1gb fibre network going down lol.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Nov-19 15:43:53
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First customer connected -

https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/11997124199...

smile
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Nov-19 15:48:04
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Maybe they'll look at Exminister after Phase 1? Their data centre is based in Sowton industrial estate.
Standard User mpellatt
(member) Sat 30-Nov-19 16:20:53
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And G.Fast isn't full fibre so we don't count covering those areas as "overbuild" smile
Standard User mpellatt
(member) Sat 30-Nov-19 16:25:30
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We'll definitely be publicising our Phase 2 plans as soon as they're firmed up!!
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-Dec-19 16:06:08
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Video of "moleplough" cable laying -

We are using a 'Moleplough' dig method as part of our network build, which offers minimal disruption and disturbance to the land and the ground conditions. This method is also preferred by many landowners as it minimises risks and up to 1km can be done a day!

https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/12018713394...
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Wed 04-Dec-19 12:17:34
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I would be interested to hear about your Phase 2 plans.
I think we're included in them, so any news would be great.
Standard User sheephouse
(member) Fri 06-Dec-19 10:59:22
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That moleplough looks great, but why only 1km a day - at that speed it looks as it could cover more than that (ground conditions allowing).
Standard User celad2001
(learned) Fri 06-Dec-19 11:56:18
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WELL I HOPE YOU ARE INCLUDED , We live in brixington area southwest of dinan way and after expressing an interest have been told we are not going to be included in the coverage area at all??? it looked like the phase 1 map coverage was along dinan way and towards the town but not so...maybe jurassic isnt going to be a universal network maybe they will just be choosing selected profitable areas inside their maps,??we will have to wait for openreach i guess.
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Fri 06-Dec-19 12:21:43
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I emailed but didn't hear back, so I sent a Facebook message to their team.
They came back with:

"Hi, thank you for your message.
At the moment your address is within our second phase build which will commence September 2020.
Have you registered interest on our website so we can keep you informed of our progress?"

No concrete dates, just a start date for Exmouth in general I take it.
At a guess I would say it's going to be mid-late 2021 by the time they get to us, fingers crossed for earlier though.

That is odd, I also assumed they were covering all of Exmouth, especially Dinan.
It's got to be more cost effective to lay fibre around there than other parts of Exmoth.
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Wed 15-Jan-20 12:14:28
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https://twitter.com/jurassicfibre/status/12173859968...

This tweet talks about Phase 2 updates given out yesterday.
Is there any news that can be shared on this?
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 18-Jan-20 15:16:58
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All I've been told about phase 2 is that the build commences mid 2020.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 22-Jan-20 14:06:02
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I have been given new information - that Phase 1 will cover only Bapton Lane & Close in Exmouth, and I have also been provided with a price list. Their full build plans run over six years.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 07-Feb-20 20:18:23
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There seems to be some confusion over pricing. The PDF flyer I received gave the following products and prices -

SmartHome50 - £35/month + installation, for a 50/10 service
SmartHome150 - £50/month + installation, for a 150/30 service
SmartHome500 - £70/month + installation, for a 500/100 service
SmartHome1000 - £100/month + installation, for a 1000/200 service

Price list

All prices inc VAT

However someone who visited one of their events stated these figures were mentioned -

30 down 10 up = £35
100 down 20 up = £50
300 down 50 up = £70
1000 down 200 up = £100

Obviously these are slower speeds at higher prices in most cases, 30/10 for £35 looks particularly uncompetitive - much slower and more expensive than a typical 80/20 FTTC connection.

Can anyone from Jurassic clarify their product line-up and pricing?
Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Fri 07-Feb-20 20:28:40
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Can anyone from Jurassic clarify their product line-up and pricing?
Perhaps easier to e-mail them, the address is on the flyer.
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Wed 12-Feb-20 12:19:02
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I've started to see a number of Jurassic Fibre vans driving around Exmouth recently.
Some of those have been near the phone exchange in town, so they've almost certainly started adding their own kit to the exchange.
The rollout can't be too far away now.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Feb-20 19:56:30
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Interesting, or maybe not as I've been told my address is Phase 2 or 3.frown Knowing my luck I won't get coverage under Jurassic and of course Openreach aren't going to waste money on a duplicate fibre network for Exmouth. I'm on Pound Lane which is in the centre of Exmouth, if there are question marks over Pound Lane what else might not get covered?

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Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Thu 20-Feb-20 09:31:09
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I guess they're still trying to sort out their exact roll out, but I think we'll start to see some more comms from them soon. Hopefully where they're planning on rolling out and when.
I've had a look on roadworks.org for any updates and have found two for JF:

https://i.imgur.com/FyYQtfs.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3iUSzla.jpg

Work has started near Withycombe Rugby Club and the other near Kings garden centre.I would hazard a guess, that this is the prep work to bring the main fibre backbone into the town. I think I remember them saying they were coming down the A376 with it.

With the other providers, Virgin are likely a no go and BT seem to only be going with G.fast here.
So lets hope for a near 100% roll out from JF.
I'm starting to look forward to having FTTP finally.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 24-Feb-20 21:39:47
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So after an e-mail exchange with Jurassic it seems I'm in the Phase 2 build. Jurassic will be back in Exmouth Q3(June-August) with a possible connection towards the end of the year.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 24-Feb-20 21:46:51
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New website with Jurassic Fibre packages ...
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Tue 25-Feb-20 11:35:55
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That sounds pretty promising.
I'm still thinking early next year to be connected up, though.

Their new site is a big improvement, the Bristol design team did a good job of it.
I've noticed they mention an availability checker on their site to be launched soon:
https://jurassic-fibre.com/can-i-get-jurassic-fibre

What’s more: for those of you who would like a better idea of when we’ll be near you, check back on this page soon to use our availability checker, which will tell you with more certainty how soon we’ll be joining you.


It might be a good way to see their actual roll out plans in the near future.
Standard User jparnell82
(regular) Fri 28-Feb-20 20:11:18
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FTTP from openreach is now available in my area of Exmouth. I'm off Hulham Road end of Dinan Way. Can now order Full Fibre 250 from BT.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 29-Feb-20 01:04:37
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No plans for Openreach FTTP in my part of Exmouth according to their checker ... I know they are officially targeting Budleigh Salterton.
Standard User jparnell82
(regular) Sat 29-Feb-20 07:19:54
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I was really surprised when I found its available where I am. It's not been publicised on any of their rollout plans as far as I can see.

Jurassic fibre costs look expensive. How do they compare with other ISPs other than BT?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Feb-20 10:14:46
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Layout of the Openreach looks more like a Community Fibre project intervention. No way of knowing if it is, but is on our checker now and maps by end of weekend.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User jparnell82
(regular) Sun 01-Mar-20 12:13:58
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Interesting...well thanks to whoever in the community has arranged this!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-Mar-20 10:33:50
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Once someone sees availability can they prod me, and will see if can get the footprint figured out.

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Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Thu 23-Apr-20 09:20:44
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I’ve seen lots of JF vans parked up all around us, over the last few weeks.
I spotted them pulling fibre between BT chambers in the ground and starting work in our street today.
I’m still hopeful for a go live date in the next few months.

Edited by mrbaba (Thu 23-Apr-20 14:24:07)

Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Sun 26-Apr-20 13:50:05
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They've got their network OLT installed in Exmouth now:
jurassicfibre
We are a step closer to providing over 14,000 homes and businesses in Exmouth with ultrafast fibre broadband, with the light up of our Optical Line Terminal in the town. Service available later this summer! To register your interest, please visit: www.jurassic-fibre.com #broadband #Exmouth #internet #localprovider


They're still aiming for a Summer roll out at the moment, can't wait.
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Mon 01-Jun-20 11:59:51
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I've been seeing lots of roadwork activity around Exmouth in the last 2-4 weeks.
They seem to be getting on with it pretty quickly from what I can see.

I've also noticed they've just put up a new promotion on their website:

In reference to jurassic-fibre.com/:
First month FREE, with a 21 day guarantee*

Join us now and enjoy your first month free of charge. If you’re not happy with the service within 21 days of receiving it, let us know. If our team can’t solve your problem, we’ll remove our service and you’ll owe us nothing.

This offer is available to new subscribers until 31st August 2020.


The last bit got hold of my interest, end of August is when it's up.
Which leads me to think they'll be going live before the end of August, maybe end of July/early August?
Standard User jparnell82
(regular) Mon 01-Jun-20 12:44:28
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I received an email from Jurassic fibre last Tuesday that their service is now available in Shakespeare way
Standard User threelegs
(member) Mon 01-Jun-20 15:07:26
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i dont think the take up will be very high at those prices
Standard User celad2001
(learned) Mon 01-Jun-20 15:16:13
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looks like they are taking the easy places to serve, new and existing overhead lines (marlpool hill) and newer estates without blocked ducts, my estate has phone lines buried in the pavements smile so i cant imagine we will get fibre.anytime soon , and ever by jurassic.
25m and falling...
Standard User jparnell82
(regular) Mon 01-Jun-20 21:01:26
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Once someone sees availability can they prod me, and will see if can get the footprint figured out.


I've been emailed to say Jurassic is available to me
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Tue 02-Jun-20 10:45:26
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That’s good news, they’re making good progress around here.
I’ve heard August is our areas go live date.

The prices may be a touch higher than some other FTTP providers, but for a reliable and fast connection, that’s available locally, I feel it’s worth the price they’re asking.
Headline speeds aren’t everything (latency, jitter and reliability all comes into it too).

Pretty sure we’ll be going for their 500mbps package.
Which tier is everyone else thinking?
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 04-Jun-20 17:30:17
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[re: threelegs] [link to this post]
 
50/10 for £35/month is definitely poor value for most consumers - for £35/month you've got to be at least competitive with 80/20 FTTC. Still it's currently irrelevant for me because I'm outside the Phase 1 Exmouth rollout by about 100m ... I'm a bit of a pessimist and will be somewhat surprised if I ever get it.
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Thu 02-Jul-20 22:15:57
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JF have reshuffled their prices and offerings.
Most tiers offer better deals than before:
https://i.imgur.com/CnltRCP.jpg

Edited by mrbaba (Thu 02-Jul-20 22:16:14)

Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 04-Jul-20 09:43:03
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Much better pricing to compete with FTTC, maybe the 30/10 bottom tier is designed to make customers select the 100/20 £35 tier?
Standard User mrbaba
(newbie) Wed 08-Jul-20 11:49:01
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Agreed, at the new prcing, I would imagine a lot more will be tempted.

I would hazard a guess that the average household would move over when they're having issues with their current internet and look/ask others what their other options might be.

Either way, it's a good change to kick off their largest roll out so far.

I've also seen August or September-October time frames floated around, as dates for availibilty, I'm hoping for the former than the latter.

It would be great to hear anyones feedback once they've gone live, as I've seen a few in the Town are able to be installed already.
Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Sat 25-Jul-20 19:36:40
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I'm in Exmouth close to the Quay and had my fibre installed about 10 days ago.

I initially ordered the £35 50/10 package, but within two days that had improved to 100/20 and I actually get about 120/25. I assumed that there would be a speed increase in the fullness of time which is why I picked the cheapest package, and I obviously chose the right moment to order.

They supplied a Huawei router which strangely for the time being, you have no direct admin access to change any settings, but you can call support and they can change the settings from the mother ship. (Bit spooky). They are developing an app though which should be ready September/October time and then changes to the router can be made from that. The installers did say they were looking into another brand of router, but didn't say which.

The guys who installed the fibre also said they had been very busy installing in places like Aylesbear and Farringdon which up to now had little or no internet connectivity, so the rural areas appear to be the most enthusiastic at the moment.

So no complaints at all so far, well it's only been a few days, but I was just keen to support a local business and I will be leaving Plusnet at the end of the month who in all fairness have been fine, and I'm now grappling with porting my home number over to a voip service.
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 26-Jul-20 00:01:36
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Do they allow you to use your own router?

I could never subscribe to a broadband service that was locked to a router that I had to call support to make changes to.

Do you happen to know the model of the Huawei? Should be written on a sticker on the rear of the unit.
It might be an ONT/router which would explain why it's locked down.
Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Sun 26-Jul-20 12:43:55
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I don't honestly know if they would allow you use your own router; my own Asus router was not suitable anyway, but I would just call them to find out.

I get the impression that this is early days in their evolution and perhaps they are trying to do something a little different with the app to change router settings, but I appreciate that this could turn out to be a bit limited in it's scope and may put some people off.

The model of router supplied is an EchoLife HG8245W5-8T. GPON Terminal.

Edited by audiodud (Sun 26-Jul-20 12:56:06)

Standard User mrbaba
(learned) Mon 27-Jul-20 11:26:09
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Thanks for the update, good news on the over provisioning.

The other provider is likely to be Nokia.

I have heard they'll let you use bridge mode, which sort of turns their Huawei box into a modem and lets you connect your own router up via PPPoE/ethernet cable.

That would get round any of the lack of web admin access issue, but will be capped to about 930-940mbps.

There's also been mention of them offering a Unifi mesh option at install, if your house isn't getting great signal. So that's likely using a similar setup.

Edited by mrbaba (Mon 27-Jul-20 11:27:24)

Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Mon 27-Jul-20 12:55:17
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[re: mrbaba] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by mrbaba:
I have heard they'll let you use bridge mode, which sort of turns their Huawei box into a modem and lets you connect your own router up via PPPoE/ethernet cable.

There's also been mention of them offering a Unifi mesh option at install, if your house isn't getting great signal. So that's likely using a similar setup.


I now remember that they tentatively suggested I could plug my router into theirs' with the arrangement you describe above when I questioned them about the use of my own router.

They didn't offer any mesh system at the time of install, but my new higher speed, up from about 35Mbps with Plusnet, did highlight the shortcomings of the powerline set-up I was using around the house, so I went out and bought a BT Whole Home Wifi.

Unlike some "mesh" systems, your first node is not a replacement for your router, it merely connects by ethernet to the router and acts as the first link in the chain. You then add two more of the "dish-like" nodes around the house to complete the coverage and in fact at that point, you could turn off the WiFi in the router as the Whole Home WiFi performs all WiFi duties, including a guest network should you need this facility. So with this setup, I achieve around 700Mbps around the house, I think. I've never been quite sure of the best way to measure this.

There is a BT app which in theory helps with the set-up and placing of the nodes, but in practice, a quirk of it actually hindered things and I had to "trick" it into finishing the process. Apart from that, the app is useful and works pretty well for configuring some settings and also shows you what is connected to which node.
Standard User mrbaba
(learned) Tue 28-Jul-20 14:13:56
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Your Mesh setup sounds great.
We’re running some Unifi access points and router, hence why I’m interested in finding out any info on using your own router.

How’re you finding the connection? Nice and stable?
Have you run any speed tests? Is the speed constant throughout the day?
I’ve heard the installers are very good, which is great to hear.
Now just to wait until they’re live for us.
Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Tue 28-Jul-20 14:59:18
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Internet speed appears to be pretty consistent throughout the day which in reality is usually about 120/23, so a generous amount of over provision on Jurassics' part.

In the next couple of days, I hope to finish the transfer of my phone number from Plusnet to Sipgate so then I have no need for a phone line, but there could be some technical hurdles on Jurassics' side. The router they provide does have a couple of RJ11 phone sockets which I thought implied that it could handle the Sipgate settings from within the router. Unfortunately, this is not so but I believe in the future Jurassic will offer their own VoIP service and I suppose then, the sockets on the router will come into their own.

So I told them that I was purchasing an "Analogue Telephone Adaptor" which sits between the router and the telephone. I gave Jurassic the details of which model, Grandstream HT802, and Sipgate provide the appropriate settings to put into the ATA. Support at Jurassic were not even sure if this would work either which is somewhat strange as many people these days swap over to voip using this method, so I don't know what is different about Jurassic in this respect. I could use a dedicated voip phone which would plug straight into the router, but they are quite expensive especially if you need a few cordless phones around the house, thus using my current analogue phones are certainly a cheaper option.

I'll post again when this is completed; successfully or not.
Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Thu 30-Jul-20 16:02:51
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Re: Exmouth 1Gb Fibre Network(New website with packages)


[re: audiodud] [link to this post]
 
Just a quick update to say I managed to configure Grandstream ATA, albeit with a couple of attempts, and my analogue cordless phone is now working with my Voip provider, Sipgate.

There are a fair few settings that need to be entered into the Grandstream, and there are probably twice as many actual settings available that don't need to be addressed and somewhat confuse the process, but ultimately there were no further problems regarding the Jurassic Fibre supplied router which their support implied there might be.
Standard User Highland76
(member) Thu 30-Jul-20 16:38:18
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I have the Grandstream HT 801 (single port ATA) and I only had to change 3-4 fields in the settings to get Sipgate working. Took less than 2 mins to set it up.

BT Business FTTP 330/50 -- Netgear RAX200
Standard User audiodud
(newbie) Thu 30-Jul-20 17:02:32
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I suspect your speed of entering the settings is merely proof of your greater IT expertise. This is my first step into Voip land and I barely understand what any of these settings mean. I just counted fourteen settings from the information on the Sipgate website that either needed just checking or changing, and as I mentioned, I didn't get things working the first time around, and, I've just noticed another setting that I've entered incorrectly, so I'll change that in a minute.
Standard User mrbaba
(learned) Thu 30-Jul-20 21:28:22
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Well done on sorting out your VOIP setup.

Like buses, Exmouth is also on BT’s FTTP rural rollout list - https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/8797-openreach-a...

Within the next 3 years they should be rolling out fibre as well as Jurassic.
Always good to have some competition and choice around.
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