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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Dec-20 23:40:29
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Anyone got a VOIP adapter


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With the prospect of PSTN being turned off in 2025 has anyone got a VOIP adapter so they can use existing phone systems with VOIP. I have phones all over the house, a total of 6. 4 Dect and 2 on extensions. Wondering how this would work out when they turn off PSTN?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 27-Dec-20 01:21:00
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Re: Anyone got a VOIP adapter


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Why not move to full DECT now?

Get something like a Gigaset N300A IP. Feed your PSTN into it and set up several VOIP numbers. Then programme teh handsets to it and off you go. Rip out all the old wiring to tidy up.


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Dec-20 01:33:28
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Cost would be against the Gigaset. I already have very good Panasonic handsets with replaceable rechargeable batteries. Adapter cost about £40, Gigaset DECT station with 6 handsets £183. Plus most extensions wiring is under floorboards which would be a major operation. Thanks for the reply MHC.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Dec-20 06:42:37
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Re: Anyone got a VOIP adapter


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Just curious ....
I have phones all over the house, a total of 6. 4 Dect and 2 on extensions.
... how many get used ever/at all ?

The only person who ever calls the landline, is the mother in law, and even she is being weaned onto mobile calls. I hear people say this SO often (who’d have thought she rings them all 😄)

You have a multiple handset cordless .... you’ll have 4 years or so to decide how/if you want to feed this. Don’t worry so much.

Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Dec-20 08:04:45
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Good point, I hadn't thought of rationalising the phone count and I could use 2 of the dects in place of the extensions.

I cant do much as I have signed up for the TTB complete package for 2 years anyway so am in contract with both BB and phone.

I use the landline quite a lot and any relatives call me on the landline too although my regular caller my cousin is now getting the hang of mobiles. Ofcom is talking about a number for life and that is how I view my number, its kind of personal identity.

Main reason for the post was thinking ahead and to see if anyone else has already took the plunge into VOIP. Just a discussion post really Zarjaz.

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Standard User BranH
(learned) Sun 27-Dec-20 08:56:00
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Currently using a Grandstream HT801, once I got it running, I don't really think about it. Had a couple of issues setting it up as it came pre-provisioned, even though it was meant to be vanilla. Its using a Three unlimited data sim in a B535-232, and works fine. When I gave up on the slow ADSL, I dropped the landline as well and ported the number to SIPGATE basic.
It just works and phone quality fine.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Dec-20 09:03:09
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How did you connect your old phones to the adapter? I see they have RJ11 socket, did you just use a BT to RJ11 connector?

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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Dec-20 09:43:33
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I thought that DECT handset were compatible with nearly all DECT base stations, if your Panasonic base station doesn't have the ability to connect up VOIP lines then why not switch to a Gigaset base station and keep your existing handsets.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Dec-20 09:47:50
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I would love that to be true but looking at the blurb for the Gigaset there is a list of compatible handsets and they are all Gigaset. My Pansonic was built in the days of PSTN was the only option with a BT plug.

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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Dec-20 09:54:40
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In reply to a post by Banger:
I would love that to be true but looking at the blurb for the Gigaset there is a list of compatible handsets and they are all Gigaset. My Pansonic was built in the days of PSTN was the only option with a BT plug.
frown Thats a really shame. Is it worth posting the handset version in case someone knows something different.
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