[clug] Residential VOIP discussion, was Skype on Ubuntu

David Symons david.symons at liberatedcomputing.net
Wed Oct 5 23:35:55 GMT 2005

On 06/10/05 09:19, Neil Pickford wrote:

> The POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) pairs TransACT supply bypass 
> the local network node and are terminated at a bigger super node that 
> implements the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) function WITH 
> full battery backup like a normal telephone service.

... which matches our experience.  When household or neighbourhood 
electricity supply is interrupted our TransACT phone line continues to 
work.  Something of the scale of the January 2003 bushfire aftermath is 
another matter.

Cheers, Dave.

David Symons
Canberra, Australia


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