Internode will begin a large-scale NBN fixed-line phone service trial in Willunga, South Australia.
Willunga is one of the first five mainland NBN trial sites announced in March. All sites are expected to be commercially launched by October.
Internode claims it is the first NBN UNI-V accredited ISP.
The NBN Network Termination Device (NTD), which is comparable to a standard cable or ADSL model, has UNI-D ports to carry data and UNI-V ports that deal with IP telephony services.
After the phone trial, Internode will offer phone services as part of a voice and data NBN bundle package. The ISP announced its NBN broadband prices back in July.
The advantage of an NBN fixed-line phone service is a battery backup function for power outages.
During the trial period, Internode welcomes customer feedback.
“Delivering an analogue-style phone service is the latest step along the NBN path for Internode, and means that customers will have even more choice,” Internode product manager, Jim Kellett, said in a statement. “As the first company accredited to deliver NBN’s UNI-V service, Internode is now taking it into the real world to see how well this service works with the range of equipment used by our customers.
“These will include older phone handsets and fax machines as well as monitored security systems.”