Even after they shut the dialtone off, there will be voltage present. The only other option would be to use the second line if you're apartment is wired for 2 lines. I'd open up one of your wall plates and see if 4 wires are connected to the phone jack. If so, you could purchase two 2 line adaptors, plug the WALL port of the hub into Line 2 of the adaptor and plug the WALL port of the scout into line 2 of the adaptor in another room. This will remove any voltage from line one. Scout should work fine like that.
2 line adaptors available ar Radio Shack or similar store.
Also, make sure your scout works. Place the hub and scout next to each other and connect them from the WALL port on the hub to the WALL port on the scout. If the scout works it will go blue right away.
Also now because my set up is cordless I'm not connected to a phone jack except the Jack from the Cordless base to the Ooma Hub that being the case do I still have to either:
1- Disconnect the pigtail to my apartment at the box or
2- Hope my apt has 2 line wiring & get the 2 line box at radioshack or
3- don't use the scout if the above don't work
Would my situation change if I bought the new Telo & its hub?
The Telo has a base unit like the ooma hub, but instead of a scout, it has a single wireless phone set.
Yes, because the Telo does not support a wired scout. Instead, Telo handsets will provide scout-like features in that they have direct access to voice mail, do not disturb, instant second line, etc. Therefore you don't need home wiring at all -- unless you have DSL which comes in on the home wiring. But once the broadband reaches the Telo base, you don't need a phoneline at all when you only use Telo handsets or your own cordless phone system hooked up to the phone jack of the Telo base.hhvision wrote:Would my situation change if I bought the new Telo & its hub?
So the real question is why you wanted to use the scout in your apartment now. If to gain access to VM, DND, instant second line, etc, then you can do it with the Telo and Telo handsets. You could not use existing wired phones or non-Telo cordless handsets except as a regular phone. (That is, using your own DECT 6 phone system attached to the Telo phone jack will allow you to use them to place and receive calls, but you could not control DND or have two concurrent calls using the instant second line, etc.)
If you wanted the scout to front-end a personal number for a fax machine for example, the Telo does not currently have that ability. Another use of the scout is to provide those features via a wired connection at a distance too large for cordless coverage. That may be less likely in an apartment installation.
Re-reading the original post, I see the primary motivation was to have the hub near the router and the scout in an office.
If phone wiring is an issue, there are at least a few alternatives:
1) Telo base in utility area and Telo handset(s) where you want them
2) Use powerline network adapters in utility area and office, then place hub or Telo base in office
3) Use WiFi bridge between utility area and office, then place hub or Telo base in office
4) Fish a minimum of CAT5 cable between utility area and office, then place hub or Teo base in office
I have WiFi between my Mac in the office and my router next to cable modem with the Hub hard wired in between the router & the Cable modem all in the utility area now how can use the WiFi as a bridge between utility area & the office & place the hub in the office.