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Nomorobo now lists Cox as a carrier for their service. However, I subsequently signed up for Nomorobo only to find out that simultaneous ring is only available in a few select Cox markets. Any idea when simultaneous ring will be available in the Hampton Roads, VA market? Thanks.
Well, it's now July 3rd, 2018 and still no Nomorobo on Cox here in Hampton Roads. Meanwhile, the info on the Nomorobo website is misleading new potential Cox phone customers. Ironic, when one considers that Nomorobo came about, in part, because of spoofing. Go figure.
Yea, I think some people don't want to give up the old NIUs and it holding the whole system up. Stubborn people!
Please explain how the choice of some customers, as you allege, not to upgrade their phone configuration to modem inband, prevents Cox from offering simultaneous ring to everyone else? Thanks.
AFAIK the new system,Cox Voice(CV), is not backward compatible with the oldest phone system, Cox Digital Telephone Circuit Switch (CDT-CS). This isn't to be confused with Packet Switch (CDT-PS) technology that is used with the current technology. PS uses a modem(eMTA) inside the house, but CS uses the older analog NIU on the outside of houses. Some people with security systems don't want to give up the older NIU because of the rewiring and/or reconfiguration of the security system to work with the new technology. Cox doesn't want to turn on CV in a area until everyone is on a eMTA, otherwise their phone will stop working. I am not saying it totally dictates the turn over date, but IMO it has an effect.
My reason for saying "modem inband" was to signal to you my understanding of the topology and instead focus on the issue of implemenation and cutover timetables. How much of what you just said from the standpoint of rollout is based on speculaion vs actual fact?
You do know I am just a user like you right? BTW, what does "modem inband" mean? Do you mean embedded like the E in eMTA?
You appear to be passing along an educated guess as actual fact. It's confusing to me when you don't specify which it is; speculation vs fact. Modem inband was two words I simply threw together in an analogous manner to distinguish between the users who have the old NIU configuration and those whose phone service goes through the eMTA modem. Inband is a term I borrowed from signaling schemes whereby in-band signaling travels on the same medium as the information, while out-of-band signaling travels outside of the medium used for transmission of the actual information. In this case, the eMTA carries both voice and data. I can only surmise that if users on the old configuration are using a different carrier frequency on the Cox broadband, then Cox will be able to reclaim that bandwidth once everyone is moved over to the eMTA configuration.
Sorry, you lost me. What is your question exactly?
Are you asking is it fact that CV won't work with a NIU? If so, I can dig up some posts on DSLReports. I am 99% sure of that one, but only based on what other people have said.
Or are you asking if a eMTA using CV will use the same carrier freq. as a eMTA using current CDT-PS? That's a good question and I don't know. I suspect there is some redundancy since the transition is designed to be transparent. No modem change needed, and I have heard it won't even need new firmware. However I haven't heard much talk on the technical differences, so that would make good conversation.
But just to clarify, we are talking about 3 kind of technology; Oldest circuit switch, old packet switch, and new packet switch (CV).