All good apart from issue with phone line - the line is active, have a dial tone and can make and receive calls. But.
On receipt of an inbound call the handset will not ring. Have connected the phone to a BT Openreach socket and phone rings normally on receipt of a call. Have tested with 2 other handsets and same result each time.
What has VOIP got to do with things. That is something businesses use and is not for home phones.
It really is a very simple question. Why do my phones work perfectly when connected to BT but fail to work when connected to your Virgin media hub.
The absence of ringing can sometimes be due to the phone equipment requiring a ringing capacitor in the adapter from the back of the hub.
Do you happen to have an old ADSL microfilter adapter anywhere at home from your previous broadband supplier?
If you have one, leave the VM adapter in the back of the hub, then plug in the ADSL microfilter, then plug in the phone to the phone socket on the ADSL microfilter. There have been some mentions on the forums of this being a workaround fix to get the ringing to work.
(Since you have tried a couple of phones, the above might be a long shot but, if you happen to have an old ADSL adapter, you could try it).
Hi goslow - well that proves that Longshots do pay off sometimes. Did as you suggested and "Voila" - phone now rings when incoming call arrives.
Glad it worked. The default adapter supplied by VM does not have the ringing capacitor as most phones now do not require this.
You can get the adapters for the VM connection which also have a ringing capacitor built inside (should you wish to refine the working daisy-chain of adapters back down to one again for future use).
The required VM adapter is a "RJ11 plug to BT phone socket". They are obtainable online for just a few pounds. Just make sure the sales info. mentions "with ringing capacitor" in the description. Hopefully that should work in the same way and ring the phone but in a slightly neater-looking arrangement than the double adapter workaround.