We are due to get FTTP in the next few weeks and looking at options. I believe I can replace my landline with Digital Voice line. Some questions-
1- what does it cost?
2- Can i keep my current number?
3. Can i still use my analogue phones?
Are you an existing customer upgrading to FTTP or are you a new customer and if so who is current provider?
There seems to be a lot of hysteria about Digital Voice, bear in mind that a corded phone connected to your old copper line will continue to work in the event of a power cut whereas with DV your SH2 will turn off and so will your landline
I'm aware of the power issue with digital Voice but I have a mobile so not a major concern. Main concern is I have multiple phones on extensions and a fax machine (I know!) that I need to consider as well.
Really mainly considering it for savings in cost (assuming there is no cost!) otherwise I probably would continue with the copper but not with my current provider as they won't do voice without BroadBand and they don't do fttp.
I'm afraid I'm serious. It's one of the ways I communicate with my 88 year old deaf mother. She can text but for longer messages she faxes me. Working on facetime to sign but proving a challenge!
If you get digital voice the the hub acts as dect base station and your phone socket no longer works-for calls so neither will your extensions. I think that may also rule out your old fax machine
Is it really dect? I assumed it would be over WiFi but that was just an assumption.
I thought I saw that there was a phone socket on the back of the router but not sure if I misread that (hence my question).
Its DECT and you have to use the Smart Hub 2. It has a phone socket on the back, to plug in a normal phone.
If you want to use a different router, then it would be best to keep your copper landline connection.
I doubt very much that a fax machine would work over Digital Voice, owing to the way that calls are carried over the IP network. So you need to keep your copper landline.