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NBN Home phone line

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I am about to install a Smart Modem Gen 2 and have the NBN connected. Instead of plugging in a single phone handset, can I connect it to my wall socket and thereby connect my current hardwired phones into the this line? I guess my incoming Telstra phone line will be disconnected when the NBN is connected. My connection will be HFC.

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Re: NBN Home phone line

If you have NBN HFC you can connect the phone socket of the modem to an existing wall socket providing the the incoming cable from the street is first disconnected. You can only connect a maximum of three hard wired handsets or wireless phone bases.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: NBN Home phone line

If you have NBN HFC you can connect the phone socket of the modem to an existing wall socket providing the the incoming cable from the street is first disconnected. You can only connect a maximum of three hard wired handsets or wireless phone bases.

tEODor
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Re: NBN Home phone line

Many thanks for the info - I'll give it a whirl.

Cheers

Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: NBN Home phone line

Just to clarify my answer the street cable has to be physically disconnected at point it connects internal house wiring. It might not work and could damage the modem if the phone line has been only disconnected in the exchange and not also were the cable connects to the house wiring.

tEODor
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Re: NBN Home phone line

Thanks for the advice.  I'll make sure it's physically disconnected.

All the best.

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