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The problem, however, is that the gizmo, a digital voice adaptor, only works with the BT hub which has been replaced by the Swedish-supplied Icotera hub.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

STEMO:
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.

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

Migalot:

--- 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:

https://tinyurl.com/5fbnxre5

Migalot:
Seems I need an RJ11>RJ11 cable.

https://help.brsk.co.uk/en/articles/6576977-how-to-connect-your-home-phone-to-the-brsk-icotera-router

More shopping.  ::)

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