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    Quote Originally Posted by nzoka View Post
    Will the included caller id feature also display the caller's name ( same as a landline ) instead of just the caller's number?


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    Quote Originally Posted by yuprules View Post
    Since you can use your "own analog phone" and plug it into the back of the device. I wonder if you can wire your house into the device instead of buying ONE DEVICE for every corded phone you have (or you'll have to go totally "cordless analog phones").
    Yes you can.

    Also does anyone know if this has a battery backup for power outages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Z24 View Post
    Maximum 2 Telephones...
    Quote Originally Posted by B407 View Post
    Yes you can.

    Also does anyone know if this has a battery backup for power outages?
    Now I've got two conflicting answers

    So, can we plug this into the main box where all the phone wires meet instead of just two phones in the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzoka View Post
    Will the included caller id feature also display the caller's name ( same as a landline ) instead of just the caller's number?
    Number only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Z24 View Post
    I think the current lineup of services from Fido is coming really close to what was visioned from Microcell people...

    Wireless from A to Z.

    From telephony to Data transmission.

    From mobility to mobility.

    I personally think then Fido is going in the right direction!
    Well, the iFido service I suppose could be compared to the flex data plan for laptops. But one thing Rogers has "hidden" is Fido's business services. Microcell targeted business and had a whole website http://fidobusiness.ca and nowadays the division still exists but is not advertised anywhere. (Just go to Rogers if you want incentive for a small business, they basically say).



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    3 hour Battery back up on device
    2 jacks for phone plug ins

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    what is a dryloop connection>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2c View Post
    what is a dryloop connection>?
    Opposite of a wet loop connection.
    It goes by a number of names: naked, dry line, unbundled, dedicated loop or standalone service. No matter what you call it or who your service provider is, dry loop DSL is a cost-efficient way for a household to get high-speed Internet service.

    Traditional DSL (or digital subscriber line) is typically bundled with a landline phone. That's because this type of broadband service transmits data over the same telephone wire as voice service. In fact, that's what makes DSL broadband--the ability to use a common wire for transmission of different types of data.
    Landline voice service uses the lower end of the spectrum, while the data packets the computer sends and requests utilize the higher frequencies. Bundling these two services together not only allow consumers to combine services and save some money, but also to take advantage of faster connection speeds. As the use of mobile phones and VoIP skyrocket, however, many people have begun to abandon landline phone service. That's where dry loop DSL comes in.
    Dry loop DSL works just like bundled DSL; it merely takes the landline out of the equation. Companies who offer standalone service offer consumers the opportunity to save some money by not paying for a voice service they won't be using. While homes or offices still pay for a phone line and need a wall-jack into which a modem can be plugged, the dedicated line is not associated with a phone number and will not provide a dial tone if a telephone is plugged in.

    The reason you don't hear that dial tone is because the actual wiring of the service is different. With traditional DSL service, the cable for a line is run from the phone switch to a splitter, more commonly known as a POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) splitter. The POTS splitter is what separates out the channels for voice and data transmission. Once separated, the cable runs back through the cable head and to the consumer, allowing for both phone and broadband service. Without the need for voice service, the phone cable doesn't need to be run through the POTS splitter. It's merely configured to be used for data transmission and run to the consumer. Thus, no dial tone and no landline service.
    Fido Home line replaces Hellus landline thereby requiring no Ridiculous charges for Phone service. This setup is guaranteed to save most if not all DSL subscribers money. Only weaknesses are possibly alarm systems needing phone line and immediate 911 locations. Cable and wireless solutions to replace dsl internet, dry loop and alarms in many markets. DSL is generally more stable but not as fast as the fastest Cable internet.

    I personally have Free Unlimited DSL High speed internet for Life and Unlimited Cable internet. Ontario and Quebec markets can benefit from these Wholeseller plans and I can offer you a free month. Conditions apply. PM if interested
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    Dont Forget to use your Fido Dollars to buy the box for $30. plus tax

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    I signed up via chat today and did buy the box with my FidoDollars. Here is some additional info they cut and pasted into the chat:

    Here are a few more things you should know regarding the Fido Wireless Home Phone service:

    - The Wireless Home Phone service is not compatible with home alarm systems, medical alerts systems or our Name Display service.
    - The device includes a back-up battery providing you with up to 3 hours of calling if you experience a power outage.
    - Up to two phones can be plugged in and used through the Wireless Home Phone device.
    - The service is voice-only, meaning it is not possible to use any text messages or data services with it.
    - A special Wireless Home Phone SIM card will be provided. Said SIM card can only be used with the Wireless Home Phone device. If you attempt to put the SIM card in another device than a Wireless Home Phone device, the SIM card will be burnt and cannot be used anymore after this.
    - If you get home internet through your current landline (such as dial-up or DSL), you might need to keep your landline service or check with your internet provider about dry loop options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuprules View Post
    Now I've got two conflicting answers

    So, can we plug this into the main box where all the phone wires meet instead of just two phones in the back?
    The device itself has two jacks that can support up to two telephones. However, if you wire one of the jacks into your home's demarc it will distribute the signal throughout your home's internal wiring and you can hook up as many phones as you want to any phone jack in your house.

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    I was going to suggest plugging in a cordless phone system that utilizes a corded phone base that links to other cordless phones. This way you can have multiple phones as cordless but you still have the corded base which will work with the backup battery in the event of a power outage. Problem solved 😀


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    Also in regards to the backup battery I am curious about one thing. 3 hours is a nice amount of time to have for such a system however power outages can last longer than that. Is there anyway to preserve the backup power? I would think that unplugging the phone would suffice but I could be wrong. Is there a power switch on it that can turn it off to preserve power?


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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman924 View Post
    Also in regards to the backup battery I am curious about one thing. 3 hours is a nice amount of time to have for such a system however power outages can last longer than that. Is there anyway to preserve the backup power? I would think that unplugging the phone would suffice but I could be wrong. Is there a power switch on it that can turn it off to preserve power?


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    Just plug it into a computer UPS? I would guess it should be able to run for a very long time on even a small one.

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