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What is the best gateway equipment for linking my home phone lines into my public mobile services.

homephone
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Fancy voip gateway device ? Android software ? Bluetooth gateway? Skype Gateways?

Phone phone device with android software and ptsn ports? what apks? Computer modems?

 

What have you used to link voip and or skype and cell services with your old phone lines?

 

I have looked at many devices for this over many years. LMK what worked best for you!

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It takes a micro sim for this model

 


@homephone wrote:

I Found

ZTE Hub,Rocket Hub - MF275R_Unlocked

on kijiji will this work too?


 

 

Poogzley
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@homephone wrote:

I Found

ZTE Hub,Rocket Hub - MF275R_Unlocked

on kijiji will this work too?



Yes, it should work as long as it is unlocked, keep in mind you may need to login to the control panel and change the APN settings.

homephone
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

so there is a spot for the sim?

homephone
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

and I can still have the old land line ring and place calls on a simulated dialtone?

homephone
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Do these devices allow a disconnected landline to ring for incomming calls?

or are they for bridging to a landline homephone or both?

are bluetooth gateways really even worth trying for a more permanent situation?

what other hardware devices allow sim then can provide it via a voip softphone?

 

Poogzley
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@homephone wrote:

so there is a spot for the sim?


Yes, as previously mentioned a SIM card is required for the device to operate.Screen Shot 2019-09-04 at 8.52.12 PM.png

 

Poogzley
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@homephone wrote:

and I can still have the old land line ring and place calls on a simulated dialtone?


Yes this would be possible however you would need to have to sets of phones phone.

Set #1 would be connected to your original landline

Set #2 would be connected to your Rocket Hub Device

@homephone  I'll try to give a summary of the ZTE thing..hope it makes sense on the bottle lol.

 

For over 15 years had bell land line.. price kept going up n up..then Koodo came out with home phone...at time it was $50 for the ZTE box and $5 a month for 1 year.. I was able to port my 15 year old landline number to it so was very happy to pay $5 a month compared to close to $50..

 

After that I unlocked the device...and best offer was PM so I took out Koodo sim popped in PM sim and good to go with my landline number that's over 15 years old.

 

Have cordless phones connected to it (4) for whole house..works perfectly.

 

The one issue I have..is if power goes out. The ZTE has a back up power that last for like 12 hours so no problem there but the cordless phones is the problem as there is no backup power for the base unit so the phones don't work. 

 

I have to plug in an actual old phone to make calls when power goes out if I needed to use my land line (use cell but that just an example).

 

 

Poogzley
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@homephone wrote:

Do these devices allow a disconnected landline to ring for incomming calls?

 


Yes, if your household phone wiring has been disconnected from your landline service provider then it would be possible to have connected phones across your housering.


@homephone wrote:

or are they for bridging to a landline homephone or both?

 


These are intended to serve as a separate second line or as a land line replacement 


@homephone wrote:

are bluetooth gateways really even worth trying for a more permanent situation?


I would not recommend them


@homephone wrote:

what other hardware devices allow sim then can provide it via a voip softphone?


 If you would like a SIM to Voip you can use the Glocal Me SIM-BOX (mentioned previously) but other manufacturers/products do exist such as the "FANSONG Professional Triple SIM Card Adapter", "IKOS Dual SIM Box", "SIMORE E-clips Box". Please note I have not tested out these other products and can not guarantee that they will work with Public Mobile nor am I endorsing them.

Poogzley
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

@Jb456 wrote:

 

The one issue I have..is if power goes out. The ZTE has a back up power that last for like 12 hours so no problem there but the cordless phones is the problem as there is no backup power for the base unit so the phones don't work. 

 


@Jb456 What model are you using? My ZTE MF279T Rocket Hub lasts about 48 hours on standby when useing battery power.

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