My area has recently been migrated from landline to IP telephony which seems to work well with one exception. My received calls report 10-20 daily calls from "no number". There is no call made (no ringing) and no message left, just a report that "no number" called and a time. OFCOM state it should be addressed to the provider and the Telephone preference service state they can do nothing with marketing or computer generated calls. This did not happen until switched to IP telephony and has been daily since (coincidentally - I think not). This appears to be a man-in-the-middle network attack and is therefore worrying (as well as filling my recent calls with rubbish). Virgin media say they cannot see these calls, yet their system records it on my recent calls log. Anyone else having this problem or have a resolution?
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Sorry to see you are having issues with our landline service.
Is it just no number calls you want to block?
If you can elaborate, we would love to help.
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Just out of interest we’ve had Truespeed installed at work - very impressed - we chose 300mb option and we get 300mb downloads and uploads - ie not throttled.
Anyway they’ve installed VoIP but they have a small box called Grandstream in between the router and the phone. I wonder if this is something Virgin need to look into?? Does this filter errors that are showing up on our phones? When I get to work Monday I’ll try and update with model etc but looking online it looks like a ht801 from memory. Just a thought
The Grandstream is an ATA ( Analogue Telephone Adaptor ). Similar functionality is built into a Hub 3/4/5 hence the TEL 1 & 2 sockets.
We have a Cisco ATA for our telephone lines one line for the home phone and a second line for the house alarm.
In the ATA devices are 2 settings for Direct IP calls. One to disable making a Direct IP call and one to disable accepting a Direct IP call.
Two clicks, this is how easy it is to prevent Ghost calls. See my post #401 in this thread for more details.
Virgin Media are not looking at ATAs, they wish to operate an over priced & closed VOIP system where the home user enjoys none of the technical or price advantages of a real VOIP platform.
Removing phone lines from an ISP bundle has been once of the best moves we made.
With migration to VoIP (digital voice) they should allow us more features since they would be no such thing as line rental if it's coming through internet connection, at least give more features.
Hello to anyone in the VM Forum Team / Mod Team,
On Saturday 1st April I posted 2 messages on this thread, message number 693 and 699 both on page 70 and got response. Please can anyone in the VM Forum Team / Mod Team look at those 2 messages and give me a response.