Two wired phones out of hub

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W-Boyle
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Two wired phones out of hub

Post by W-Boyle » Tue May 11, 2010 12:21 pm

I am wondering if I can coonect line one and two out of the phone jack and not have a wireless device and still have two lines. In other words hook up a two line phone to the unit like my phone at the office. My home is wired for two seperate lines.

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Re: Two wired phones out of hub

Post by southsound » Tue May 11, 2010 2:50 pm

Although you said "hub" since you spoke of a wireless device, I believe you really meant "Telo." The reason I bring this up is that there is a different answer depending on which ooma system you have.

Telo (black) has only one PHONE port that can only feed ONE conversation. The WALL jack is not used to connect telephones and the PHONE port is wired for a single pair. If you have more than one number, you can answer either number from the connected phone and you can force caller ID for any of your numbers. If you want more than one conversation at a time, you must have a Telo proprietary handset. You can make said handset a personal device and assign a number to only ring on that handset.

Hub (white) has access as above - but if you have Premier and use a scout (the pair is called the ooma core system) then you can feed line 1 from the hub and line 2 from the scout. Many folks keep them stacked on their desk to save room and have the PHONE outputs drive a 2-line phone system as you propose.

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W-Boyle
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Re: Two wired phones out of hub

Post by W-Boyle » Tue May 11, 2010 3:40 pm

Thank you have answered my question. That is what I thought. I have the later black box. I am calling right now to change my log on.

Bill

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