Distributing Ooma to all telephone jacks

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Overview

You can use your Ooma Telo to distribute dial tone to all of the phone jacks in your home, allowing you to use phones in different rooms with Ooma, as shown in the diagram below.

 
In order to set up your Ooma as a whole-home solution, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
  • You do not have a landline physically connected to your home
  • You still have a landline connected, but your house is wired for two phone lines
Important: You can't set up Ooma to distribute a dialtone to all of your phone jacks if your only phone line is still hooked up to your old phone company!

 


I do not have a landline connected to my home

If your home is not connected to a landline, you can distribute your Ooma signal to all of the phone jacks in your house. You will need to set up your Ooma Telo as depicted in the diagram below:

 

Note: The cable connecting the Ooma Telo to your wall jack should be plugged into the PHONE port of the Telo - not the WALL port!

WARNING: You must make sure that your landline has been physically disconnected from your in-home wiring. This means you must unplug the connection from your phone company at the junction box on the outside of your home. If the landline is still connected (even if the service has been cancelled) and you attempt to distribute dialtone as described above, you may damage your Ooma Telo and void your warranty.


My landline is still connected, but my house is wired for two phone lines

If your home is wired for two phone lines and one of the lines is not in use, you may use the unused line to distribute your Ooma connection to all of the phone jacks in your house as shown in the diagram below.

Important: You must confirm that your house is wired for two phone lines and that one of the lines is not being used before hooking your Ooma Telo up in the way described below. Failure to do so may result in damage to your device, and an increased risk of fire.

 

Note: If your Telo unit was manufactured after April 2011, do not support landline integration and do not have a WALL port.

Important: If both phone lines are wired into a single physical jack in each room, (meaning that you don't have two phone jacks, one for line 1 and one for line 2), you must use a two-line splitter to connect your Ooma Telo to the second line. Note that you need to use a two-line splitter not a duplex splitter (which is used to connects two devices to the SAME line).