[kwlug-disc] OT: Roger's phone services

Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Sun Jul 18 21:09:38 EDT 2010


On Sunday, July 18, 2010 07:09:36 pm Lori Paniak wrote:
> Very true.  And the Rogers home phone system will have to deal with the
> same issues.  Unless there is PoRG6 I don't know about.

There is; it's how they power most of their line amps.  It's also how your 
satellite recevier powers the LNBF on the dish, and how my ATSC setup powers 
the low-noise amp at the antenna.  :-)

Being able to tap into their power system ... well that is another story.

> > For techno-geeks like ourselves I agree. But how much time did you devote
> > to learning VoIP and researching ITPS and products before you got
> > something working? I expect that a person who has no interest in knowing
> > how VoIP works will not tolerate the learning curve or will not
> > understand or tolerate the down-time. If any of our techno-geek
> > connections go down, it's not a big deal to us, we flip a few bits or
> > power-cycle something and it's back up. The non-geeks try nothing and
> > are all out of ideas.
> 
> Yes, it's not for everyone. The non-geeks have to pay for support.

Or at least have someone in the family or friend circles who can set it up.  
I've been mostly lucky in that these setups have been largely set-and-forget, 
short of hardware failure.

-A.




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