Home Distribution

Need extra help installing your Ooma Hub or Telo system? Let us know.
Post Reply
General_T
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Home Distribution

Post by General_T » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:29 pm

Hi,

Just installed Ooma today.

From what I have read IOT have all my other phones in the house (toal of 4 phone on a single line) powered with a dial tone, I have to plug the Ooma phone cable directly into a wall jack. I tried this and it seems to work.

My problem is that this leaves me without a phone where the Ooma is plugged in. How do I get a phone where the Ooma is? Do I use a splitter at the jack on the wall where the Ooma phone cable is plugged into? Or do I have to run another dedicated phone line IOT put a phone besode the Ooma?


Thanks

User avatar
southsound
Posts: 3519
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:31 am
Location: Harstine Island, WA

Re: Home Distribution

Post by southsound » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:38 pm

A single line splitter will work just fine. You can plug in into the ooma or the wall - either will be great. Make sure it is a single line splitter - if it says L1 L2 on it, then it is to bring two lines into a single jack and will NOT work.

Don't forget to disconnect your home's wiring from the Network Interface Box that is probably outside your home. This isolates your home wiring from the telco and will prevent lots of problems. Usually this involves nothing more than just unplugging the little wire inside that box. The box will have two segments - one that is for the utility and one for the customer. The little plug will be on the customer side.

Welcome to ooma and to the forum! :P
ooma customer since February 2009
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
Lifetime Premier Member
Friends don't remember what Landline Integration was or why we did it.

General_T
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:18 pm

Re: Home Distribution

Post by General_T » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi,

Thank You for the quick reply. Will try the splitter and hopefully all goes well.


Cheers

tadpolesuv
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:26 am

Re: Home Distribution

Post by tadpolesuv » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:05 pm

Sorry to jump on this thread but I was wondering where I could get more infomration about disconnecting the land line in the junction box.

User avatar
lbmofo
Posts: 9337
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:37 pm
Location: Greater Seattle
Contact:

Re: Home Distribution

Post by lbmofo » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:10 pm

tadpolesuv wrote:Sorry to jump on this thread but I was wondering where I could get more infomration about disconnecting the land line in the junction box.
Here is a quick and dirty post about it. In the post, there is a link that would lead you to a comprehensive study of this subject. /viewtopic.php?t=14843#p103582
Customer Since: 3/13/10
Hardware: Telo & Hub
Service: Premier 12/06/10
Verizon Port: 3/15/10 - 4/02/10
Internet: 100 Mbps/10 Mbps
Setup: SB6141/R6700/Ooma
MainStreetSHARES Ebates: get Ca$h Back when you shop online!!

Image

Post Reply