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#8265 by WayneDsr
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:24 am
As I said before, if you plug your PHONE output on the hub into your phone jack in the wall, you will get ooma dialtone on all phone jacks in your house. No need for a Scout. Once you separate ooma from your landline you can try this out.

#8580 by Neubiee
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:19 pm
Question regarding Wayne's comment --

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)
#8581 by WayneDsr
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:37 pm
You would need to add up the REN Value of the combined phones, as you would any phone service. Most new phones don't require the voltage of the older ones to ring because they're not actual mechanical ringers.
Since I use cordless phones there really is no need for me to use every jack in my house.

#8590 by Neubiee
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:13 pm
I understand.. but I can't use Cordless phones,cell phones, wifi in my basement "it's a dead zone"! Ever since ooma I have no phone service in the basement!

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
#8594 by WayneDsr
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:55 pm
So you have a black hole in your basement. Amazing.

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.


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