Like all cordless phones the base station needs to be plugged into a phone jack that supplies dial tone. That phone jack is normally the phone jack on the wall in your house that's connected to the phone company.christyb wrote:At least one of the DECT phones needs to be plugged into the phone jack correct?atici wrote:Why does the question remain? Just get a DECT phone and place your ooma next to your cable modem and distribute the handsets where you need them. I think r2g's house / walls / phone type is the issue. I have this setup and it works very well. Granted, it wouldn't work multiple floors away but to give you an idea of coverage, I have the handset work in an adjacent (but different) apartment building about 150 yards away where my aunt lives.
r2g: Did you try DECT phones? The wireless jack you point out is not using DECT technology. DECT phones operate at 1.9Ghz which can permeate through walls quite well. They are also digital which extends its range even more.
That phone then needs to be plugged in to the Ooma, correct?
On the back of the ooma hub is a port marked "Phone" which acts like a phone jack and supplies dial tone.
So you only need to plug the base station of the cordless phone into the ooma hub. There is no need to plug the cordless phone or the ooma hub into a phone jack.