Dial tone sound

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Dial tone sound

Post by ibrich71 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:38 pm

Just installed the Telo the other day.

When I hit the TALK button on my cordless phone to get dial tone, I hear the 4 tone chime (very faint) and what I think sounds like a ground hum rather than a normal dial tone sound from a legacy service provider. Is the Ooma dial tone suppose to sound like this?

The tone breaks as soon as I hit a number and there's no hum on the calls. Calls complete fine and sound fine.


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Re: Dial tone sound

Post by murphy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Once the chime completes it is a normal dialtone.
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Re: Dial tone sound

Post by lbmofo » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:15 pm

Ooma dialtone.

To change to regular dialtone, you can go here https://my.ooma.com/phone_numbers click on Telo, change mode to fax machine.

In this mode, you are only changing the dialtone; fax mode activates only when fax is detected.
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