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 ?????????.
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.
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