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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:28 PM

I must've gotten FiOS 5 or 6 years ago. The installation includes a battery back-up unit for the phone, with a rechargeable battery inside, in case of a blackout or power outage, I guess. 

 

I never use my home phone any more. The other day, the back up unit started sending a signal, indicating that it's time to replace the rechargeable battery in the back-up unit. Of course, Verizon charges like $40 for it.

 

I don't need this back-up, and I'd like to just disconnect the whole damn thing.

 

Everything else should work just fine, right?



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:46 PM

You can replace the old one. Battery costs about ten bucks.

If your system is a few years old, you could use a new high capacity router, too. Archer makes a good one
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

Thanks, Paul.  Instead of replacing the old battery, I just disconnected it (the battery) from the unit - which actually supplies the power to the ONT. I should probably take it to a recycling center.