|First use of TPG VoIP Service
||[Apr. 27th, 2008|05:31 pm]
I spoke with Trevor for 15 minutes and 25 seconds Saturday evening at a cost of 31.8 cents. Trevor mentioned "noise on the line" and I said I'd look into it - recording part of the conversation to see if I could (after the event) detect the noise Trevor mentioned. From my end Trevor's voice was clear although I sound like the Frankenstein Monster from Canvey Island. I believe it's the use of the VoIP phone from Dick Smith Electronics that is the main contributing factor. I notice that I had a "message" on my answering machine this evening - seemingly from a call I made to myself yesterday at 4pm. I meant to hang up but didn't so 28 seconds of what can only be described as "Sounds from Doctor Who" were on my POTS answering machine.
As I note I believe the noise originates from the "Dick Smith" USB phone which is actually a rebadged Yealink phone (http://www.yealink.com/en/index.asp) USB-P1K ( http://www.yealink.com/en/view.asp?ClassLayer=10 ) with the letters DSE where VOIP appear on the original phone.
There are options to help eradicate generated noise - including the use of ye olde Logitech headset.
If something I'm doing with this VoIP is sending "Doctor Who" type signals to my own phone a bit of testing with other configurations appears to be the way to go.
There again if anyone is in the market for telephone generated Doctor Who type noises I may have some for sale at some time in the future :-)