dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
674
share rss forum feed


jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

ups time

Buy a ups problem solved.

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

1 recommendation

Better solution: Get a POTS line


jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR

1 recommendation

that will work too


Jerm

join:2000-04-10
Richland, WA
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to Crookshanks
said by Crookshanks:

Better solution: Get a POTS line

BACKLUCK USER - BUYS POTS FOR RELIABILITY - CORDLESS PHONE USELESS DURING POWER OUTAGE ANYWAY


buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
Premium
reply to jchambers28
Amen, I did that a year ago purchased a 550va ups it powers there Digital voice ata and my cordless phone for 24 hrs ( give or take ) if the power goes out.


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

1 recommendation

reply to jchambers28
said by jchambers28:

that will work too

Not in Verizon territory where FiOS is available. My POTS line died during Sandy and Verizon declined to fix it and instead moved me to fiber. Of course that battery lasted about 8 hours when the second storm hit a week later and we lost power again.
--
I support the right to keep and arm bears.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
reply to Crookshanks
said by Crookshanks:

Better solution: Get a POTS line

Except it is cheaper to bundle cable, phone, and Internet in a triple play. If I break the bundle, I end up paying twice as much. Around here, a landline through Verizon costs $65 per month once you factor in the taxes and fees. A triple play costs about $200 and includes the 50/10 Internet, home phone, and all the premiums along with AnyRoom DVR on three TVs.
--
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to Jerm
said by Jerm:

said by Crookshanks:

Better solution: Get a POTS line

BACKLUCK USER - BUYS POTS FOR RELIABILITY - CORDLESS PHONE USELESS DURING POWER OUTAGE ANYWAY

I have no problem with my cordless phones during a power outage. They are on a UPS that will supply power for over 20 hours. Just like my ONT is on a UPS that will supply power for over 16 hours before the ONT BBU kicks in.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to jchambers28
Plus a Generac generator to recharge the UPS and run other stuff in the house. Also, CDV is a total waste. It's just way overpriced VOIP.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
reply to aaronwt
said by aaronwt:

said by Jerm:

said by Crookshanks:

Better solution: Get a POTS line

BACKLUCK USER - BUYS POTS FOR RELIABILITY - CORDLESS PHONE USELESS DURING POWER OUTAGE ANYWAY

I have no problem with my cordless phones during a power outage. They are on a UPS that will supply power for over 20 hours. Just like my ONT is on a UPS that will supply power for over 16 hours before the ONT BBU kicks in.

My Panasonic cordless phone will function if there is a charged handset on the base when the power goes out. It came with three handsets. I think the cordless phone died before the EMTA died during the October 2011 snowstorm.
--
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to Jerm
Unless your cordless has a backup. I had an old cordless under Ameritech it had a back-up supply option in the base. Was the best phone ever. The great selling point was that it even talked.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·MegaPath
reply to IowaCowboy
Depends on who you're getting each from. I can get a basic phone line for around $10 before taxes. Bundling by the MSOs is mostly a ploy to get you to have all your services with them. Also your $200 per month bundle is high for most people, especially with 50/10 Internet. I can have bundles had for around $90 and at times lower.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
said by TBBroadband:

Depends on who you're getting each from. I can get a basic phone line for around $10 before taxes. Bundling by the MSOs is mostly a ploy to get you to have all your services with them. Also your $200 per month bundle is high for most people, especially with 50/10 Internet. I can have bundles had for around $90 and at times lower.

The $200 per month is for all three services (HSI, Phone, and TV) with Comcast and includes two HD boxes and the host DVR. I own the HSI and phone modems. I absolutely must have caller ID so if you buy a basic phone line, then the fee for caller ID will wipe out any savings. I will not answer the phone if it comes from a number or area code I don't recognize. Anything outside of Iowa/Maine/Massachusetts/Connecticut I generally don't answer and let them go to voicemail.

I get all the premium channels and the Sports Entertainment Package so the Xfinity Triple Play premier works for me and that includes the AnyRoom DVR.
--
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
reply to BiggA
said by BiggA:

Plus a Generac generator to recharge the UPS and run other stuff in the house. Also, CDV is a total waste. It's just way overpriced VOIP.

CDV does have better quality of service than traditional VoIP. First, CDV is facilities based VoIP so there are fewer points of failure. Second, Comcast has the infrastructure in place to ensure quality of service (the connection begins at the EMTA and ends at the CMTS, where it enters the PSTN).

Vonage and its cousins require the signal to travel over the public Internet (with many points of failure) to Vonage servers before it enters the PSTN. My alarm company says CDV is fine for alarms but they have had known failures with non facilities based VoIP providers.
--
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


syslock
Premium
join:2007-02-03
La La Land
Reviews:
·WOW Internet and..
reply to jchambers28
This will not do you any good.

If they don't have power on the pole and they have to
drive a truck out to power it, your still without phone.

I can remember many power outages and still be able
to connect with my laptop, modem, and pots line.

Oh and when Comcast does their line work between midnight
and 6am... No phone then either. No thanks.


backfeed
is giving feedback

join:2002-12-16
Peru, IN
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to jchambers28
said by jchambers28:

Buy a ups problem solved.

I did, in fact My network will run for an hour after a power outage, It does little good since the batteries in the node for my area last only about 7 minutes....
--
There are 10 types of people. Those who can read Binary and those who cannot.

Eek2121

join:2002-10-12
Newton, NJ
Reviews:
·FreedomPop
Our Verizon (now 4G, wow, Verizon really IS upgrading it's entire footprint... ) cell phone towers are on natural gas generators

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

Except it is cheaper to bundle cable, phone, and Internet in a triple play.

And you pay for that cost savings by having a product that relies on batteries during power outages, or which may not even work at all. Everything is relative.


David
I start new work on
Premium,VIP
join:2002-05-30
Granite City, IL
kudos:101
Reviews:
·DIRECTV
·AT&T Midwest
·magicjack.com
·Google Voice
reply to TBBroadband
best cordless phone that I had I felt was a sony spp-2010.

Had it for years, came with two batteries (sealed lead). If the power went out, the base unit would use the battery it was charging for power and the cordless used it's battery.

Only was a 47mhz cordless phone though. But as we progress in wi-fi signaling that cordless phone might not be much of a wi-fi threat these days as most wi-fi cards would be out of range.

I thought about buying another one of those if I ever found one again.
--
If you have a topic in the direct forum please reply to it or a post of mine, I get a notification when you do this.
Koetting Ford, Granite City, illinois... YOU'RE FIRED!!

XJakeX

join:2005-03-05
Coventry, RI
reply to n2jtx
said by n2jtx:

said by jchambers28:

that will work too

Not in Verizon territory where FiOS is available. My POTS line died during Sandy and Verizon declined to fix it and instead moved me to fiber. Of course that battery lasted about 8 hours when the second storm hit a week later and we lost power again.

I'm curious about this move to fiber. How did they accomplish that? I would think that fixing the copper line would be easier and quicker to do during an emergency situation than making the switch. Was fiber already on your street? Did they switch you back to POTS eventually?


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY
said by XJakeX:

said by n2jtx:

said by jchambers28:

that will work too

Not in Verizon territory where FiOS is available. My POTS line died during Sandy and Verizon declined to fix it and instead moved me to fiber. Of course that battery lasted about 8 hours when the second storm hit a week later and we lost power again.

I'm curious about this move to fiber. How did they accomplish that? I would think that fixing the copper line would be easier and quicker to do during an emergency situation than making the switch. Was fiber already on your street? Did they switch you back to POTS eventually?

They had been onto me to try and get me to move my copper line to fiber for quite some time but I there was nothing wrong with it so I ignored their pleas.

Verizon has been on a big push to retire their copper in areas covered by FiOS (lower Manhattan is having all the copper removed that was damaged by Sandy and replaced with fiber). The copper network is much more expensive to maintain and provision than the fiber network. My area was "wired" for FiOS back in 2009 so it was already available. All they did was run a fiber line from the tap to the house, install a transceiver on the outside of the house and a power supply in the basement. They connected the wiring in the NID to the fiber transceiver and provisioned my number to the fiber. The old copper lines are still connected to the house but they are dead. They will not be switching me back to POTS.
--
I support the right to keep and arm bears.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
I support a POTS sunset as long as those areas are passed by equal or better service (FiOS). Verizon is replacing a lot of their copper lines in Western Mass with copper.


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
Reviews:
·Millenicom
·HughesNet Satell..
·ooma
·Virgin Mobile Br..
reply to Crookshanks
people probably would if CROOKS like AT&T didn't want to charge $13 worth of taxes on a 9.95 regular telephone line.......

said by Crookshanks:

Better solution: Get a POTS line



Anon9940

@suddenlink.net
reply to Eek2121
I work for a cable company. Verizon cell towers in out area use our fiber for the back haul. So even on cell phone you're using the cable company...

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to IowaCowboy
Agreed. But it would have to be a fully passive system like FIOS with the same uptime requirements at the CO end, diesel on site, etc, so that if you had your own power source, it would work during a power outage. Not like cable, where there are active nodes so when the power goes out, cable is totally hopeless.