There is a certain voltage requirement for phones to work.. I believe a typical telephone line is about 50volts and when the phone rings it shoots up even higher.
So like Wayne pointed out when you plug the PHONE output on the hub into your phone jack in the wall, all the the other phone jacks are OOMA'd up as well.
Is the hub designed to take that kind of a load? (I have about 11 or more phone jacks)
Since I use cordless phones there really is no need for me to use every jack in my house.
Vonage worked fine... but again if the ATA died they usually replace it.
So just being cautious before I plug it in to the wall. My phones don't have "mechanical/bell" ringers.. but are powered through rj11
I don't remember offhand the ooma hubs REN limit.
not just cordless.. anything wireless.. no reception.. something to do with brick, steel, cementWayneDsr wrote:Why can't you use a cordless phone in the basement?
According to my reading, the hub really has no limit on ringer value, but in the back of the book under FCC Wants You to Know:
The REN number is limited to 5.0, but I think they are refering to a landline regulation.
Most new phones today have their own power supplies and there's no need to get their ringer power from the phone line.
You can add a cordless base in your basement and use those phones just in the basement. No matter how many phones you have on that one base, the ringer value is just that of the base, not total of each phone.