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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.
Not available in Virginia so we still get 10's of irritating robo calls daily. I'm poised to just drop Cox's Digital Phone Service given that the "service" has become quite a nuisance-- frankly, the company isn't all that tech savvy either, rather backward on the tech front to be blunt.
drewmcdan1 said:I have the phone interface inside my house. There is no box on the side of my house for Cox phone service.
The "box" (aka Network Interface Unit, Telephone Network Interface, System Network Interface, Telephone Network Box) has to be outside your house. It's the demarcation point (dividing line) between you and Cox. Meaning, Cox is responsible for everything up to and including the interface and you own everything within your house. If its underground cable gets severed, Cox fixes it; if a wall jack in your house gets damaged, you fix it.
If it was inside your house, your home wiring would be part of the public switched telephone network.
@drewmcdan1 is describing how the wiring inside his/her home interfaces with Cox strictly for phone service. In his/her case, like mine, it is through an eMTA modem. Non-eMTA phone service terminates at an interface unit on the outside of the home as described by Becky. This is usually separate from the termination point for cable bringing video and internet to the premises. It feels like Cox is holding up all eMTA customers until their non-eMTA neighbors are cut-over to eMTA service.
You may be connected via an eMTA now, but converting to packet-switching sounds like a 3-step process. 1) install eMTA, 2) schedule a field technician to configure your demarc and 3) wait for Cox to switchover your market. Until then, your voice service is still circuit-switched.
If you installed an eMTA during this process, it begs a question: is your eMTA creating voice packets? If not, it's probably defaulting to circuit-switch telephone service. If your eMTA is creating voice packets, there must be a gateway routing them on only a dedicated connection. The gateway is either a Session Engine or a Signaling Gateway.
My point was that @drewmcdan1 correctly indicated that his/her phone service was on the eMTA packet-switching service to the premises and not on the old analog service to the premises. How the PSTN handles the call is beyond the purview of the present discussion.
Rob H. said:correctly indicated that his/her phone service was on the eMTA packet-switching service to the premises
As you repeatedly compared to your service, how did you know it was a packet-switch service? Cox was re-engineering your voice from circuit- to packet-switch (Cox Voice). Nomo requires SimRing...SimRing requires CV...CV is packet-switch.
From your month-to-month rants about Nomo, you assumed it should work because you installed an eMTA. However, it didn't work and you couldn't fathom why. Now it's available to you so next you'll complain how it doesn't block your calls. I'm looking forward to those rants.
There you go again, making false claims about my understanding. I never said that because I have an eMTA, things should magically start working. My point was the same as @drewmcdan1, I already have an eMTA, therefore, we are waiting for migration over on the Cox end. If Nomorobo doesn't block a call that is a telemarketer, it simply means that number isn't in the Nomorobo database. In fact, number spoofing has become so prevalent, it makes Nomorobo less effective.
When I speak of packet-switching I'm referring to data packets (voice) at Layer 2; switching vs routing. Not exactly the same as VOIP packets routing on Layer 3. Get it now?
You may have the last word because you continue to be disingenuous, making this discussion pointless and frankly sophomoric. Good day.