By the way, both of the "Test Jacks" have "regular" black phone jacks inserted into them.
What needs to be disconnected? What needs to be spliced together (if anything?)
By the way, not being an expert here, I'm calling the (White/Blue) and the (Blue/White) wires that have been snipped those names because it seems like there's more "White" on the (White/Blue) wire and more "Blue" on the (Blue/White) wire.
Either way, they both have blue and white on the plastic part of those two wires.
Now I'm double checking. Once I pull the modular plugs from the test jacks and verify I have no dial tone throughout the house (I don't have DSL,)
THEN I can then (safely) hook up Ooma to one of my indoor wall jacks without worrying about ruining the Ooma unit?
I do have land line service right now from my local phone company.
So early today, I went out and unplugged the two plugs. To my surprise, I'm still getting a dial tone from my local phone company.
"Without a picture, can't really tell you definitively. On the left green do you have white orange connected?"
No. The White/Orange is connected to the Red connection on the left.
When you look at my drawing and look at the Red connection on the left, above it I indicate "This red connection has a Orange/White wire connected to it.)
"Don't understand what you mean by wires snipped."
On the right Green connection, there's also a wire connected to it that's White/Blue in color. However, that White/Blue wire is only about 1/2 inch or less and was cut or snipped with what looks like a wire cutter. Another words, that White/Blue wire connected to the right Green goes nowhere and is not connecting to anything.
The same thing about the Blue/White wire connected on the Red connection on the right.
By the way, I looked again at the Blue/White wire on the right, (that's connected to the Red wire) and it seems more like a solid Blue wire. However like above, that "Blue" wire is less than a 1/2 inch and is cut or snipped with a wire cutter and does not connect to anything.
"Do you have 1 wire bunch going into the house or multiple?"
Unfortunately, I do not know. That's something beyond me since I don't know what to look for. I have no idea what to look for when it comes to wire bunches going into the house.
"If you have just one, getting all the wires off of terminals would be safer. If you have more than 1 wire bunch, once the wires are off terminals, need to connect the wires that were connected together on the terminal together using butt splice connectors."
Also unfortunately, that's beyond me. I might have to call the phone company and have them do that for me.
It's too bad pulling out the two "Test Jack" phone cords didn't result with a No Dial Tone results. I guess that would have been too simple.
There's four screws.
The two on the left have green plastic caps on them.
The two on the right have red plastic caps on them.
While looking at the drawing, you can see what colored wires are attached to those colored screws.
This time however, there are four phone jacks. The two in the middle have phone jacks connected to them.
For the heck of it, I unplugged both jacks and my dial tone went away. The jack 2nd from the top is the one supplying the ring tone.
The 3rd jack from the top does not provide a dial tone.
Even though I was able to eliminate the dial tone by removing the phone jacks, I plugged them back in to wait for your response.
If removing those two plugs is all that is needed to remove the dial tone (and of course verifying again there's no dial tone from inside the house,) would it then be safe to hook up Ooma to a inside wall phone jack?
I would disconnect both plugs and wrap them with scotch tape so it would be harder for others to make mistake and plug them back in.