[Mpls-pm] [OT] Connectivity in Minneapolis
sieglerc at comcast.net
Thu Mar 31 12:00:50 PST 2005
Ken Williams wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2005, at 10:51 AM, Chris Siegler wrote:
>> Ken Williams wrote:
>>> On Mar 30, 2005, at 1:31 AM, Chris Siegler wrote:
>>>> Try SunRocket for your VOIP. They have a yearly plan for $199
>>>> (~$17/month) and will refund your unused months if you cancel.
>>> SunRocket looks pretty good. Thanks for the tip.
>>>> There's also a promo for a free 2 handset phone if you use promo
>>>> code SRAUD3. That expires 3/31/05.
>>> What does a "2-handset phone" mean? Can't I just plug the thingy
>>> they'll send me into the main incoming phone line for the house, and
>>> then use our regular phones throughout the house?
>> Nope. If you want more than one phone you'll need to hook up a
>> wireless phone with expandable handsets. You can't just plug it into
>> the wall jack.
> According to http://www.sunrocket.com/help/faqs/install/ it *can* be
> done, but they try to make it sound scary:
> * Can I use the inside wiring in my house to power multiple phones
> with SunRocket service?
> It is possible to disconnect your traditional phone service and then
> connect the gizmo to your inside wiring. However, this can be
> potentially hazardous to your equipment and to your home's inside wiring
> and possibly expensive to fix. You need to make sure the phone company
> has completely disconnected from your home before connecting your modem
> and the gizmo to your inside wiring. To avoid unwanted repair costs,
> SunRocket recommends contacting a licensed wiring technician to install
> this type of solution.
> I'm not quite sure why I'd need the "phone company" to disconnect the
> wiring, it seems straightforward enough to just do it right where it
> enters the house. The telephone wiring in the house is completely
> disjoint from any other wiring and only has a single point of entry, AFAIK.
Looks like it isn't that hard after all.
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