Frank Peelo wrote:
> > > Given the extortionate price of ISDN right now - let alone the
> > >
> > It's not just price - read about the lead times some of the people on this
> > got. I *really* can't understand that. I can't understand why eircom take
> > months to install an ISDN line, and why, why, WHY anyone in their right
> > would wait three or four months for it? To be ROBBED!?
>> Thing about unbundling the local loop, is there enough loop there to be
> unbundled? I wanted to get a second phone line last year, so I could my
> modem while people are talking. Eventually they got back to me to say that
> they couldn't send someone out to connect me up, because there wasn't enough
> wire in the ground where I live (I'm in Dublin 15) to give me a second line.
> (This is an ordinary phone line I'm talking about here.) They were going to
> put in more copper everywhere, but it takes time and the earliest I could
> expect to have them come up my road would be 6 months, so I cancelled
> assuming that something better would be available by then. As far as I know
> they haven't got around to us yet.
>> Anyway, when the local infrastructure is eventually opened to competition,
> will we find that it's in such a state that it isn't actually capable of
> much more than it's doing already?
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Has anyone here heard of Phone Doubler...?
It's an Ericsson product which allows you to get incomming calls and make
outgoing calls while you are online. It is basically a software package on the
PC and a H323 gateway in the exchange.
I know it's available for Windoze but I don't know about Linux....
No more need for a second line, simply divert your phone to the H323 gateway (I
and when a phone comes in for you the H323 gateway contacts the client software
on your PC and the call can be accessed via your soundcard.
(I can find out more about this if needed)
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