Voice Services Via The Internet
The simple answer is no! but there are a few considerations you should know about.
With the NBN roll out all voice services ie. phone calls are provided over the internet.
This is good for quality as the signals are digital rather than analogue, but the down side is that if there is a power outage your normal phone services will stop working until the power has been restored. However you should be able to use your mobile still.
Let’s face it most of now-a-days will have a mobile phone.
In most cases your extisting analogue phone will still work when you are connected to the NBN system. The only change is that the connection will be via the ports in your new modem. Depending on your NBN supplier and the equipment they provide.
If you still have the need for a “Home Phone” as well as a mobile phone you should check out the Panasonic Digital Cordless phone which is also VoIP compatable.
Depending on your age and I’d hate to affend you but if you remember the old telephone handsets such as the rotary phones (I’m sure you don’t use these anymore?) these will not be compatible with the new NBN networks along with some of the alarm systems and personal response/ emergency system. You should also check whether or not your fax works too.
The other option is to go with a VoIP phone. VoIP – Voice Over Internet protocol
Your VoIP phones will plug into the data port of your modem or NBN “box”. If you choose this option it’s standard that the service provider will provide you with a VoIP phone.
Do You Need A Phone Line To get NBN?
As I said earlier every house hold has a mobile phone and so you have to ask the question do you really need a land line any more? There are so many more benefits from the NBN system and in 2021 you don’t even need a phone line to receive NBN.
Data allowances on mobile phone plans are always increasing and becoming a fundamental need for most people.
The old phone lines were provided to you down copper phone lines which also was to accommadate the ADSL connection, however the NBN network relies on a separate cable (if you have it installed on your subdivision – this is what I design as a profession).
NBN can also come via satellite to your home in rural locations.
Eventually all the “old” copper cable will be decommissioned and so you will have no choice but to start using the new NBN systems.
Once the switch has been made in your area and you still want a land line, there is no problems with this at all. You will need to purchase a digital phone or use the one provided by your NBN supplier, or use a VoIP phone.
VoIP is a digital phone service that is provided through your NBN service, again as I said before it’s important to note that, unlike landlines, if you have a power outage you will not be able to use a phone.
When deciding want you want make sure you choose a plan and a provider that includes a VoIP service.
Start Your NBN/ Telstra Application Now!
From concept through to connection, it takes at least 6 months to get your communication service connected so you need to act as soon as possible.