As a silver surfer, I have just changed my internet service provider from Tiscali to B.T., and I now know I should have done this a long time ago. Now that I am with B.T., my router has a telephone connection, which adds another telephone to my home. My question is:- Is this telephone connection compatible with many types of internet phone, or just B.T.'s phones. I 'e' mailed a few people selling internet phones on 'e' bay and asked them, but got NO replies from any of them. Would some kind person who knows about these B.T. routers be good enugh to advice me on what type of phone/connection to look for. Many thanks.
not knowing what router you have (tell us make n model well research it for ya) try your normal telephone first for a trial and error run,see if it works if it does u answered your own question plus it depends on what rj connector is used to plug into the router most of the time other phone sellers will sell the same model as bt ,i cant see them making a specific product for what your wanting as this would break alot of the fair market trading standards other companys will offer a similar product as all phones work on the bt network no matter who makes them as long as they are uk standard
That telephone connection is for making cheap calls via the internet. You can get a special BT phone which goes with your BT Home Hub, which is what I assume you have now. You can also connect an ordinary (Tone type) phone to that connection and use it for the cheaper calls - to connect an ordinary phone you will need to use the connection adapter provided with the BT Home Hub.
PS - if you use an ordinary phone via the provided adapter, pressing F5 (or possibly 5 on the number pad - can't remember which) toggles between making calls via Internet or normal calls via phone line.
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