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#77359 by mrudman
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:44 pm
What's the difference between the 2?

We're scheduled to be ported tomorrow, so setting everything up tonight so that when it switches over, we'll have phone service.

At this point, we will have our base phone plugged into the "phone" outlet, and our other 3 'branch-off' phones will work off of the base phone. But we always had a separate older corded phone in the basement also. What is the purpose of the "wall" phone outlet? Could our corded phone be plugged into that and work?

Thanks!
#77360 by lbmofo
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:03 pm
The wall port for Telo is used for landline integration configuration (plug in existing phone service to wall port and have Ooma use your existing phone number). All local outgoing calls including toll free and 911 and incoming calls will go through existing phone service.

With Hub, the wall port also communicates with Scouts.

You can disconnect your house wiring from the telephone company at the NIB and then feed your Ooma dialtone back into the house wiring so you can plug in a phone anywhere in the house.
#77681 by nn5i
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:10 pm
Stated rather more clearly (I hope), all of your telephone instruments, old or new, should be connected to the phone port, either directly or via the wires inside your walls. The wall port is only for connecting to the wired telephone network (Ma Bell, whom you probably fired). If you use the wires inside your wall to connect your instruments to the phone port, you must disconnect those wires from Ma Bell. The easiest place to do this is at the Network Interface, which is almost always mounted on an outside surface of your house. At this Network Interface, disconnect the wires that come from a telephone pole, or that come out of the ground.

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