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New feedback from BT regarding dial tone in UK
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 Posted: Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 01:14 pm
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I attended a meeting at the British Telecom Tower in London where it was announced that the dial tone within the UK by 2020 will no longer be available due to the National Upgrade to a fibre infrastructure upgrade. I assume that means that all calls will be Voice over IP.Does anyone know if Comfort have investigated this and do we know if this will effect our present installs ?????????.:shock:



 Posted: Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 02:05 pm
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Seems a very strange announcement. Dial tone is what you hear when you pickup the handset and can either be locally generated or generated by the ITSP. If it's completely off then there is no way to determine if the phone is dead or just not playing any tones. Going fibre should have no effect on the user experience.



 Posted: Wednesday Jun 13th, 2018 02:18 pm
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Perhaps they mean that the telephone network will be using fibre optic cables to every home?



 Posted: Thursday Jun 14th, 2018 09:02 am
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Even VoIP lines provide a dial tone, I find it hard to see why andial tine would he removed in Any event?



 Posted: Thursday Jun 14th, 2018 12:32 pm
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Our  experience is that there may be problems dialing  out on digital lines with analog phone adaptors. Not so much for Voice, but if dialing to Central Monitoring Stations (Alarm receivers) due to the latency and delays in the digital networks.
The UCM/GSM4 (3G) performs better for dial to CMS.
In any case if they really remove the wired land lines, the GSM module is a good aletrnative and not very expensive. And in many new homes, there may not be a land line



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