Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Something on your mind? Want to give us feedback on something in particular or everything in general? Tell us how we are doing!
Post Reply
bjast
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by bjast » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:16 pm

Costs and fees - future or otherwise - aside, are there any hardware downsides to moving from a ooma Hub to an ooma Telo?

User avatar
Aveamantium
Posts: 1352
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:28 pm
Location: Loveland, Colorado

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by Aveamantium » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:57 pm

The only hardware difference (negative) that I can think of would be that you can't use a scout with it. However, the new handsets will replace the need for a scout. Other than that it should be superior in every other way (from a hardware standpoint).
Go AVS!

User avatar
southsound
Posts: 3519
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:31 am
Location: Harstine Island, WA

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by southsound » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:20 pm

Scritly Speaking
Wazzzat? :P
ooma customer since February 2009
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
Lifetime Premier Member
Friends don't remember what Landline Integration was or why we did it.

bjast
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by bjast » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:40 am

southsound wrote:
Scritly Speaking
Wazzzat? :P
Ups! It's 'strictly' seriously missspelled ... :>)

User avatar
southsound
Posts: 3519
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:31 am
Location: Harstine Island, WA

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by southsound » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:54 am

bjast wrote:
southsound wrote:
Scritly Speaking
Wazzzat? :P
Ups! It's 'strictly' seriously missspelled ... :>)
Darn! I should have recognized it was an anagram. I'll bet if I had solved it without help someone would have given me a walnut brownie.
(Inside joke - WayneDSR is known on the forum for his wife's wonderful walnut brownies)

To add a little to what Aaron is saying about the scout not working with the Telo - some folks have need for a WIRED second line. With the hub/scout pair you can have both lines as hardwired. If you must have that second line available to a fax machine or other wired device, or if the distance you may be covering is beyond DECT 6.0 range this is your best choice. If you can satisfy your needs with a cordless solution, then the Telo is wonderful. The Telo does supply a wired connection for the first line to use with a fax or alarm system.
ooma customer since February 2009
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
Lifetime Premier Member
Friends don't remember what Landline Integration was or why we did it.

bjast
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by bjast » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:02 am

So, just to be clear, if I use the Telo solution, I can still use cordless phones in two locations - as long as my cordless handset currently talk to each other?

hpepper
Posts: 752
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:29 am
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by hpepper » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:06 am

Yes - you can plug your own cordless handsets into the ONE phone jack on the Telo. You could essentially plug two separate cordless phone sets into a splitter into the ONE Telo phone jack as well.
Last edited by hpepper on Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

bjast
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Re: Hardware Difference (Scritly Speaking)

Post by bjast » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:07 am

Thanks

Post Reply