The phone line ported today and tomorrow I'll call ATT and cancel both of my landlines. This evening, I ventured out to the junction box where the lines come in and found THIS!
- two landlines
- there was an alarm but it is replaced with a wireless system
- house apparently had multiple phones for a home business at one time
Obviously, it's the large black cable that is carrying the lines into the house.
Should I disconnect everything tied to the large box on the upper left?
What about these two phone plugs on the right? Would disconnecting those be enough to remove the ATT lines from the home system, as that appears to be the location where all of the house lines are tied in.
Seriously, when I saw this I wondered if the easiest thing to do wasn't to just take a pair of wire cutters to the big black cable!
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
OK...I'll give that a try. Lines are still working and I can test them to see if they are disconnected.
Good idea on the note!
Thanks...any other suggestions/warnings would be appreciated.
No, a big NO, NO.Seriously, when I saw this I wondered if the easiest thing to do wasn't to just take a pair of wire cutters to the big black cable!
As the above poster said, you just need to unplug the two little short plugs from the test jacks in the 2nd pic., If you want to feed the ooma dial tone to the house wiring, it's essential that the bundle of color wires on the right is kept intact.
It's done. Simple. Just unplugged the two lines from the jacks as advised by bhlonewolf and left a note inside.
Once I had checked that the two lines were well and truly dead, I connected the system to the Ooma Phone jack and had dial-tone all through the house.