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EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

Is it correct that a person who is over 70 and with a medical condition, can have one analogue phone plugged into an ADSL wall phone socket to ensure they have 24 hour phone service in the event of a power failure?

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Level 23: Superhero

Re: EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

Hello
No ... for a number of reasons.
Its not true.
There hasn't been an analogue network for dome years.
Also... there's no physical way
to connect such a phone to a wall socket.
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Level 23: Superhero
Level 23: Superhero

Re: EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

Most modern medi alert alarms have a built in battery and dual sims for calls outs in emergencies. I would recommend discussing your needs with a medical alarm provider, as well as having your medical priority listed with Telstra on your landline and have a charged mobile phone handy.
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Level 21: Augmented

Re: EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

Well, if this is an ADSL connection, then I believe neither @ProfessorPhone nor @343GuiltySpark are fully correct.

If and only if this is ADSL (NOT NBN), then you can have the old fashioned phone that gets power through copper. However, this changes as soon as NBN comes and then @343GuiltySpark's advice is the best advice you can get.

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Level 23: Superhero

Re: EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

We have confusion of terminology !!
I took the OP to mean an analogue Mobile phone.
ForensicsGuru talks of a POTS phone, ie an ordinary old home phone.
Guilty spark mentions that medical alarm systems have 2 sims.
I am connected to the biggest home medical alarm provider, with 40,000 customers, and their latest system (3G) only has 1 sim (Telstra). Curiously, I did mention to their CEO it would be wise to have.
2 sims. In addition, their portable optional (mobile) separate mobile alarm, a miniature mobile, again only has 1 sim using 3G.
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Level 21: Augmented

Re: EMERGENCY ANALOGUE PHONE?

@ProfessorPhone,
the biggest problem of this type of boards is that people either a) do not read the original post in full, or b) respond to subsequent posts without reading the original post.
 
In this particular case, you clearly did the a). The original post clearly says "can have one analogue phone plugged into an ADSL wall phone socket", so it is hard to understand why you were thinking about "analogue mobile phone"... You don't plug analogue mobile phone to wall socket, do you?
 
@343GuiltySparkthen probably did b) or just wanted to provide overview of what's available and what will OP probably face as soon as NBN comes.
 
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