If you have an old house that has both an external and internal interface block, sure. I just don't think that your scenario is the most common one. Of course, my years working for the telco in California can't compare with your experience in one house. I will defer to your advice.rbar wrote:All I'm suggesting is to not bother with going outside to the NID. Making your home active can be archived inside the home by removing the previous telcos pair and replace it with a pair from the ooma box. It would be the same process if someone was to switch from at&t and go to comcast.
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Rbar who is the controlling authority for installing home phone wiring and how it is connected to the various providers?rbar wrote:All I'm suggesting is to not bother with going outside to the NID. Making your home active can be archived inside the home by removing the previous telcos pair and replace it with a pair from the ooma box. It would be the same process if someone was to switch from at&t and go to comcast.
Is it the FCC, National Electrical code, State or local government code, or some other organization, if any?
But I suspect that nothing these days, can be done without someone's rules, codes or laws.
Knowing who the government controlling authority is and having access to their rules or code, would be very helpful when making in home phone wiring changes.
Are there new rules for installing phone services that are provided by VoIP provicers?
If anyone else reading this topic knows who the government or organization controlling authority is, and where these rules may be found on the Internet, add to the post thread.
Like lbmofo though, I'm confused about running a new wire to the NIB from the ooma? As the phone jacks in the house are all typically wired in parallel, plugging ooma's phone port into any wall jack in the house (with a pre-made cable you probably have in a drawer somewhere) connects the Telo to all the other jacks through the NIB using the existing wiring. Seems a much simpler "easier" way to go to me?
So am i right in assuming then that most Ooma users with a NID are connecting it to an unused jack in the home or installing a dual gang wall plate with jumpers between the jacks?
Within this thread: /viewtopic.php?t=13354alls989 wrote:how do i distribute ooma tele? My NID is the black one in the 1st pic.
You'll find this link http://voip.mi-telecom.org/
Look for "What about those old lightning protectors?"
Agreed!lbmofo wrote:Most people disconnect house wiring from telephone company at the NID and then just connect Ooma's phone port to a wall jack using a regular phone cord to distribute Ooma dialtone.
Agreed. The typical reason for going through the trouble is where the location of the Ooma box is not ideal and the preferred location already has a jack, example kitchen. Also option to place a fax machine.big al wrote:It is much easier to jus get cordless phones.