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When I recently finished my BT broadband contract (as I now have FTTP with the Swedish mob), I made the necessary phone call and the chap was very helpful. I have since received the usual bag to return the hub etc.

He asked me if there was anything else I could help with. I said that with the upcoming migration to digital landlines, will I be able to keep the same number? Of course, he said. I'll send you a gizmo into which you plug your existing home phone and away you go.

None the wiser of the technical ins-and-outs, I said "Great!".

The gizmo duly arrived and I have been receiving texts saying that they are setting up (and have now set up) my broadband presumably for the phone.

The problem, however, is that the gizmo, a digital voice adaptor, only works with the BT hub which has been replaced by the Swedish-supplied Icotera hub.

Methinks I was misled. >:( ::)

Same here, almost. My broadband contract with BT is up in December, so I phoned up to renew (Halo 3). Got it for a tenner cheaper (which will be swallowed up by the two rises over the 24 month contract). All ok. Then I looks at the order online, digital calling will be activated at the same time. Luckily, I do have the correct hub, with the green socket for the phone, but they weren't to know that.

Does it not just plug in to the LAN side of the router? Surely its just a VoIP adapter?


--- Quote from: TheBoy on 24 November 2023, 21:35:34 ---Does it not just plug in to the LAN side of the router? Surely its just a VoIP adapter?

--- End quote ---

No. It works on WiFi.

Picture here:

Seems I need an RJ11>RJ11 cable.

More shopping.  ::)


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