[LINK] Naked ADSL and dumping the voiceline

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Nov 1 21:53:27 AEDT 2010

At 19:24 +1000 1/11/10, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>Perhaps this has been discussed before. I'm considering dumping the
>voice line, keeping the land line and adding VoiP to the mix.
>A few questions arise.

Great start, but please add some more questions:
-   what number(s) can you get for people to call you on?
-   what number(s) are displayable when you call someone?
-   can you keep any of the numbers associated with lines you dump?
     [Declaration:  I have one line purely for ADSL, two for voice,
     (but no mobile-phone) - 'bout time I rationalised, right?!!]

And, switching from the personal to the policy level:
-   what constraints on number-choice are inherent in technology?
-   what constraints on number-choice are reasonable transitional
     arrangements from POTS to whatever-we-call-the-next-future?
-   what should we be saying to ACMA's review?

>* what device can I then connect to the naked line to give my current
>    (simple residential) telephone equipment full POTS connectivity?
>* there obviously must be some POTS gateway/interface in the mix?
>* does the switch to naked ADSL affect my internet data connection,
>    modem or PC in any way?
>* do I pay anything for the naked line?
>* who maintains the naked line?
>* and the big question: would my only ongoing cost for VoiP then
>    be the bandwidth I use over the ADSL?
>i.e. this is a cost reduction exercise. Quite applicable to a move
>to FTTH if that ever happens where I live :)

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