"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by mariepr, March 03, 2017, 11:16:18 PM
Quote from: mariepr on March 04, 2017, 10:43:40 AMIt might be fun to call customer service just to jerk their chain. "What kind of legacy equipment?" "Eight Western Electric telephones ranging from 1903 to 1933. Four of them with rotary dials. Plus an electro-mechanical tea bell auxiliary ringer."
Quote from: unbeldi on March 04, 2017, 11:15:16 AMAre you living in your own house or in an apartment or condo building in Manhattan ?.....
Quote from: andy1702 on March 05, 2017, 03:33:08 AMI don't think that is jerking their chain. It's actually a legitimate enquiry. You're a customer who happens to use older equipment. This equipment has worked ok for many years and you want to carry on using it. They should be required to maintain their service.If they don't maintain their service it's a bit like if oil companies suddenly put something in gasoline which required you to go and buy a new car.Personally I'm future-proofed anyway because everything is behind a PABX which puts out tones to the outside world. This is also connected to C*net VOIP lines which work so well I use C*net wherever possible.
Quote from: mariepr on March 06, 2017, 01:04:56 AMWell, if there would be no way my legacy phones would work there would be no advantage for me to stay with Verizon. The problem with going with a cable company is that there are no internet only packages, just television/internet bundles. Fortunately I don't have to do anything next week or next month. It's good to have knowledge of the options.
Quote from: mariepr on March 06, 2017, 12:58:48 AMI thought I posted a reply last night but I don't see it here. Anyway, I live in a coop apartment so preparing the basement utility room for the fiber transition is the building management's headache. I've already contacted the property manager and asked where they are on this. My letter from Verizon states that the voice service will work the same way it's just that DSL cannot be sent over fiber. So I'm thinking of going with fiber from the CO/copper building wiring for voice. For internet I might go with FIOS internet but most definitely NOT the FIOS voice. That's all digital and legacy equipment won't work on that. When reading through there site I found an interesting piece of information regarding FIOS voice. What should one do if there's no dial tone on the digital phone? The answer? Check that it's plugged into AC, and/or check that the battery is charged! How ironic that their most advanced voice service is.....Local Battery!