I am running an OOMA Telo, using the DECT 6.0 Home distribution system to get dialtone to all of my phones. I have disconnected my old landline and all seems to be working properly.
However, we have a Doorbell FON (http://homeintercomsystems.getshopped.c ... y-dp-28it/) which I have attempted to wire into the patch panel Line 1 (Blue/White Pair). It appears that since Ooma does not provide a standard "Dial Tone", that the system will not work. It simply tries to dial and will not hang up, leaving the phone "off the hook" when you attempt to use it.
I've searched the forums here and for Doorbell FON and have not seen this topic addressed. Does anyone have any experience with this, or can you point me to a thread if there is a discussion on this topic?
I'll bet you installed it wrong. The correct installation would be a modular cable from Ooma's PHONE socket to the LINE IN socket on the FON, and a separate modular cable from the FON's LINE OUT socket to your DECT 6.0 base unit and any other telephone instruments. Connect nothing to Ooma's WALL socket.
Is that what you did? I'd bet much that it isn't.
You need to run the Ooma phone jack direct to the place where your land line used to feed the house and connect it in just like the land line was connected.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
It was fairly simple once I figured it out with the generous help of the posters above---
1. First I took a regular telephone Cable (Cat 3/RJ11 male on both sides). I connected the male end into the OOMA Telo PHONE port on one end, and then cut the other end of the cable to reveal one red and one black wire (line 1 pair).
2. I opened up the wall jack closest to the Ooma and selected the Orange/white pair (unused in my house, may be used for line 2 in your house - so you might want to select a different pair). I then spliced the RJ11 "free end" into the orange pair.
3. Went out to the telephone panel, selected that orange pair. (I have all of my ports labeled in the garage, if you don't you may need a tone tester like the FOX and HOUND (see http://www.elexp.com/tst_fox.htm) to find the Ooma dial tone generated by the Telo and wired that directly into the Doorbell FON slot marked "FROM TELEPHONE COMPANY".
4. Tested phones, doorbell chime, and all work just as they did when I had a regular Verizon Landline.