09-16-2006, 12:41 AM
| | Re: number porting
"BKM" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The 'next generation networks' (NGN's) promise a more
> flexible environment being based entirely upon IP which
> makes the concept of telephone numbers redundant.
How will you dial them from a normal phone then..? What I like about the
current way of doing things is it's fully backwards-compatible, assuming
the right bits of equipment. For example, one of my hobbies is collecting
and restoring old telephones. I have some wired to a small exchange down
in the garage, there are tie lines from this to the main PABX in the
house, which performs pulse-to-DTMF conversion, I can dial out on my VoIP
accounts using an old 1930's rotary dial phone, amongst others..!