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BCM50 analog station ports

BCM50 analog station ports

I purchased a used BCM50 to use at the family cottage. We don’t have a land line and the cell signal is poor. I figured I could use the BCM50 to connect a few analog phones in the cottage, dock and bunkies. It turns out this BCM50 does not have the 4 analog station ports enabled with keycodes. It has keycodes for 2 analog trunks (which I won’t use), 4 digital stations and 27 IP phones. I only got 1 digital phone set with the system and I was hoping to make this work without spending any more money. I saw a 4 port analog station keycode for sale online for $100 and then I would apparently need to spend another $75 to have it activated on the system. Do vendors still do activations on these systems if they are end of life ? Is there any way to get the 4 analog station ports enabled and kill the IP phones? I suspect the 27 IP phone licenses were more expensive than the 4 analog station ports anyway.
Does anyone have any suggestions ?

RE: BCM50 analog station ports

Yes we can still do codes and some of us even include activation's but we cannot solicit you here.

The IP sets should stay and not be killed.....this will also help if you need to resell in the near future.

Some stuff is also of a sensitive nature such as passwords etc not allow for discussion too.


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RE: BCM50 analog station ports

Maybe you could find some used ATA's online for cheaper.

RE: BCM50 analog station ports

You really would be best to follow the advice as given in the first reply.

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RE: BCM50 analog station ports

Buying 3 Nortel digital sets on eBay could be more cost effective than getting a keycode for analog ports.

RE: BCM50 analog station ports

If you need analog station connectivity, and passing CLID through to the analog end points is also a requirement, then spend the money on the additional licenses as external ATAs connected to digital station ports will not pass CLID.

RE: BCM50 analog station ports

Curly, does BCM recognize pulse dialing on GASI or GASM station modules? It can outpulse in rotary on GATI and GATM modules.

You seem to know Find Me Follow Me -- does it need explicit Virtual Terminal licenses?

RE: BCM50 analog station ports

The BCM should be fine on Tone or Pulse dialling and even Earth (Ground Start) Calling. I've used FMFM OK with the outgoing call being made on an analogue line.

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Nortel & Avaya Meridian 1 / Succession & BCM / Norstar Programmer

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