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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Lucent Partner II Reply with quote Back to top

Hi all,
I am a newbie and just ordered Vonage for my home. Now I am wondering of it makes sense for my office. We currently have a Lucent Partner II System. We have a T1 on which we split our phone service as well as our internet access. I assume that the T1 is divided between the phone lines and Internet access. Since our Internet speeds do not seem much better than DSL I also assume that the five phone lines probably take up a portion of the bandwidth even when not uin use. So if I can move the lines to Vonage I should improve my Internet service. The question is that we use a Lucent Partner II system for our phone service. How do I coonnect this system to the T1 phone lines? Or am I just out of luck?

Thanks for any help you can offer. I am not a techie. I know the service may not be 100%, but our T1 is very solid for up time and the phones are not required 100% of the time in the event of a failure. We can survive a couple of hours of down time.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've played with the larger AT&T phone systems (Definity), but never played around with the small business ones. They might use a punch-down block or amphenol connector to get lines into them. If it's a smaller system, it might use regular RJ-11's to get the lines into it. If so, you'd connect up the Vonage adapters to the internet, then run the phone cable between the Vonage adapter and your Partner II's line inputs.If it's a punchdown or amphenol connector, it's slightly more difficult, but it's easy if you know what you're doing... If you don't, I wouldn't advise messing with it. Punch-down blocks can have all sorts of fun things running across them and crossing or shorting the wrong terminals can fry lots of expensive stuff.

As far as the T1 itself, the Vonage adapters would connect to the internet side of it, so you might have to get the T1 line re-provisioned to give you more data bandwidth & reduce the number of voice channels. Overall, it's very do-able and I have put my RTP300 on an older Toshiba key system without any issues. I'll be trying it on a Samsung, Panasonic, NEC, and AT&T Definity at the end of this month or next month, but not anticipating too many problems. Might have to adjust a few line settings, but nothing major.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:35 am    Post subject: Partner II Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply. In fact it uses the RJ11 or RJ45 connectors so it should be pretty easy. If this works then we should be able to drop the current voice channels on the T1 and that would give us full T1 bandwidth. I would assume 4 voice lines and a fax line on the T1 should have a less significant effect on the T1 speed than "carving out" the five channels as we currently do. This being the case I might try adding one Vonage business line as a test to see how it works with the Partner II system. If that works then I can convert the remaining channels back to the T1 and add Vonage line for the balance. I need to speak to the T1 provider and see if my theory on the existing voice channels is true. Thanks again for the help.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I would suggest keeping one voice channel on the T1 as an emergency backup line, possibly the primary incoming line. As we've seen in the past two weeks, Vonage's infrastructure needs improvement in the redundancy department, but otherwise I'd go for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Partner II Reply with quote Back to top

Gregr wrote:
Thanks for the reply. In fact it uses the RJ11 or RJ45 connectors so it should be pretty easy. If this works then we should be able to drop the current voice channels on the T1 and that would give us full T1 bandwidth. I would assume 4 voice lines and a fax line on the T1 should have a less significant effect on the T1 speed than "carving out" the five channels as we currently do. This being the case I might try adding one Vonage business line as a test to see how it works with the Partner II system. If that works then I can convert the remaining channels back to the T1 and add Vonage line for the balance. I need to speak to the T1 provider and see if my theory on the existing voice channels is true. Thanks again for the help.


I'm very familiar with the Partner systems (now sold by Avaya).

You'r right, they have simple RJ11 interfaces. Just a few important tips - I don't know what your current config or capacity is, but make sure you get yourself enough lines (and not too many lines) and also make sure you call Vonage and get a hunt group set up. These systems work best when the provider gives you a hunt.

Also, perhaps you should switch over to a full Data DS1 (T-1). I like Vonage TPA's idea to have a backup line, but it depends on the reliability of the DS1. I see DS1 (data, voice) and PRIs drop all the time like flies even though they are supposedly beefier and more rock solid circuits.

I would recommend converting to a full data DS1 (check pricing from other providers), ordering one POTS line through the local telco (with no features, no LD, just cheap) and fill the rest with Vonage hunting lines.

My guess is you would end up spending a little less cash every month, have clearer calls, and have more bandwidth. Remember if you aren't on the phone, your full 1.5 will be available for bandwidth (up & down).

Check pricing first though as it varies per region.

I swear, one of these days I'm going to start selling Avaya Partner ACS & Vonage service for the ultimate small business combo.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:11 am    Post subject: Partner II and Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the tips. I will check with my provider today and find out about the cost for a full DS1 line. Therein may lie the rub, because I bet he has carved out pieces of the T1 for others in the building to reduce the price as I recall the T1 is pretty cheap.

The lines have been very solid since they were installed in April. We lost all communications one morning after a lightning strike in early may, but the building lost all lines sine the strike went right into the building and fried the panel in the basement. Typical Verizon installation with poor or non-existent ground!

Thanks again for the help. I ill keep the forum posted on my progress ads I am certain I am not the only one with this idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Partner II Reply with quote Back to top

Now I have a question regard the Partner II system since I see some people in this thread are familiar w/it.

From what I've read on the net so far on dozens of websites, it looks like the Partner II does NOT do Voip. Everything is analog from the system to the user picking up their phone to make a all.

In my office, we have 2 T1's - one for data, one for voice. For the voice side, coming off the T1 line, we have a punch-down block setup ready to take the exisitng phone lines from a phone closet that we have from SBC. But I'm still not getting it about this Partner system II.

Check out this ad:
http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/ele/93168248.html

What do you guys think? worth $1k? My whole thing is in our office, we're going to do VoIP...IP enabled phones and all. I really don't think this system supports it. Any comments?
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