Broadband & caller display

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tibboh, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Has anyone who is on the BT system who has caller display and has since upgraded to Broadband had any issues.. I have 2 caller display units (both BT CD30's) and both of them are not working correctly since conversion - bit weird that both would go down at the same time? Then again, I might just be paranoid!!
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Never went for the whole caller display thing. I'd give BT a call and see if it's possibly a known issue (not that DSL should affect the caller ID being sent over the phone line.. but BT are quite screwy :D)
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    We have got broadband and caller display and we have no problems. Just check with BT as Dave says.
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Do you have filters on all the phones and caller ID boxes?
     
  5. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    sometimes(in the states) when people put dsl in it effects their phone lines...at Radio Shack(in the states) or any electronics store sells filters that make sure the phone gets the phone signal and the dsl gets the dsl signal
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah, you need to do that on every phone socket (that is going to be in use). I completely forgot about filters :D well remembered you two :)
     
  7. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Doh - just checked the cordless phones, and their caller displays work fine - so it looks like the prob with the remote units is at my end (probably dump them, as there is no real need now). Many thanks for replies
     
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    hehe, my ISP supplies the filters, when I need more I just call or go online and order more.

    btw, I kno with my dsl if I have more then 5 phones connected my internet speed drops to like 10kbps, weird!
     
  9. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Although I had filters fitted to all phone lines, they were 'cheap' ones bought from PC World - just remembered that I had 3 freebie BT ones supllied with AOL modem (unused as I have a wireless router). Stuck a couple of the BT filters in and problem solved (plus the slight crackling heard intermittently on phone line). Just goes to show you get what u paid for (will not slag off BT for at least a couple of weeks now).
     
  10. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    B.T. also do need slagging off. as a PLC they have not done that much in the past years to enable all exchanges for broadband services available for every household in the country.

    I have 4 filters connected to one socket via a splitter, they are the retail filters about the came with my zoom adsl modem.

    Not always the filters it's usually you local exchange using sub-standard connection tools.
     
  11. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    Yup Lee, they are sloppy little tinkers - though I do believe that they are going to enable all exchanges in UK without having to wait for the desired amount of 'hits' (although how long that will take is anyone's guess).

    But I must admit their filters did the trick where others failed - so I will not be slagging them off again - until at least Friday!! (wife just signed up for 1-tel, so that will probably put their noses out, he he).
     
  12. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Well those other Telecom companies make you sign a contract, when you don't use the phone for enough outbound calls, they get narky and moan and whine. Then they say they are withdrawling your service, stick with B.T., shop around their deals and find one that suits better. You will be back with B.T. by xmas.