Ringing voltage is between 90 and 100 volts but not a lot of current so it still carries a "class C" wiring designation. But the bigger problem is if there is also dialtone or even talk battery on those lines. Then the systems do not play well together. Also, there could be a privacy issue. If the pair that serves your house is not disconnected at your network interface block then your phone line could reach other subscribers (depending on how well the telco's installation crew followed policy). Interferance can also be a problem. But none of this is as severe as backfeeding a generator to your powerline in a blackout. That can fry line crews working on the high voltage side of the line because the same transformer that can bring transmission voltage from 14.4 kilovolts to 120 V for your house can take the 120 V from your generator and turn it into 14.4 kilovolts!Franchise_24 wrote: On a side note, what *could* happen if I left my house wired to the street and hooked ooma to it so it would ring through the existing phone lines? How realistic is it that voltage goes through those lines?
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.