At Xplornet, we strive to provide you with the best possible experience while using your Xplornet services. As part of our commitment to offer you the most up-to-date service available, we will be upgrading our Home Phone network between November 17, 2016 and November 21, 2016.

Some of the changes you will see with this upgrade include:

  • 911 services will now include an account time zone and improved access speed
  • New three-digit abbreviated dialing telephone number functionality (also known as N11):
    • 211 – Provincial government information services
    • 311 – Local municipal government information services (non-emergency)
    • 511 – Road conditions / traffic advisory
  • Star codes:
    • Instead of requesting how many rings occur before voice mail, 4 rings will be the default
    • *55 – call trace is now available
      • This feature allows you to request an auto-trace of the phone number of the last person that called, and to flag it if it’s unwanted or harassing call
  • MyXplornet will contain more details in the Call History section
  • Our Customer Care team will use all upgrades to service your account quicker and more efficiently

Network Upgrade Details


  • November 17 at 12:00am ET to November 21 at 1:00am ET


During the maintenance:

  • Throughout most of this period you will be able to make and receive phone calls, however there will be a 4-hour period on November 20th between 3:00am and 7:00am ET where all services and functionality will not be available
  • Changes made via your telephone handset (star codes) may not save
  • Access to your Home Phone functions at will not be available
  • You will not lose any saved voice mail messages, however it could take up to 24 hours to access voice mail messages following the completion


After the maintenance:

  • The new software download will take up to 30 minutes to configure prior to restoring full functionality
  • If the Home Phone Hub is in use as the download begins, the update will not start until the call has concluded. If the Home Phone Hub is offline during the maintenance period, the updates will begin the next time the phone is connected

What you’ll find here

What to expect as part of upcoming Xplornet Home Phone maintenance