[clug] Residential VOIP discussion, was Skype on Ubuntu

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Tue Oct 4 02:56:24 GMT 2005

Hear hear.

There are universal service provisions and emergemncy call shitfights
between the telcos and the regularot on that exact issue - emergency
call provisions.


On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 09:02:57AM +1000, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 29 Sep 2005, at 17:44, Greg Castle wrote:
> >I'm in a good position to do this as I share my neighbour's ADSL over
> >802.11g so I don't need the phoneline.  Just wondering if any other
> >Clugger's have done the same and have some recommendations?
> If you're going to do away with the landline altogether, make sure  
> noone will ever need to use your phone to make emergency calls. A  
> good way of avoiding confusion is to use the PC exclusively, and  
> don't have anything that looks like a normal phone. This is one of  
> the nightmares I have regarding the TransACT service - I don't know  
> how much their network relies on the electricity supply.
> In this specific instance (using the neighbour's WiFi) you're also  
> dependent on the neighbour's equipment - if they have a power outage,  
> you have no phone. Unless your VoIP equipment is battery powered,  
> you'll end up with no service in the event of a power outage. You can  
> remedy this to some extent by using a UPS.
> Alex Satrapa             M: +61 4 0770 5332
> grail at goldweb.com.au     W: http://homepage.mac.com/alexsatrapa
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