Ooma says that the you can locate your Ooma Linx up to 50 meters (about 164 feet) away from your Ooma Telo, and still receive good Wireless DECT reception.
Must have Ooma Premier:
There is a multitude of things you can do with the Linx registered (connected) to the Ooma Telo in place of the forth HD2 handset, or just registered (connected) to the Ooma Telo alone without any HD2 handsets, or add 1, 2, or 3, three HD2 handsets and 1 Linx device.
You can answer an inbound call with the Linx connected phone.
You can make an outbound call with the Linx connected phone.
If someone is calling in on the second Omma Telo assigned phone number, while someone else is taking using the first Ooma Telo assigned phone number, you can answer that call using the Ooma Linx connected phone.
You can join a call with the Linx connected phone (have to Flash Linx connected phone).
You can answer a second inbound call with the Linx connected phone.
You can make an outbound call with the Linx connected phone, while some one else is talking on a previously established call.
Depending on the phone that you have connected to the Ooma Linx, you can conference a call using the Ooma Linx.
I am posting just what I tried. There are probably many more ways and things you can do while making and receiving calls with the Ooma phone system and the Ooma Linx connected phone.
One Sub Firmware version is for the Old Telo handsets, and the other Sub Firmware Version is for the New HD2 handset(s) and the Ooma Linx device(s).
Only one Sub Firmware Version can be loaded in the Ooma Telo at one time.
For this reason, a mix of the Old Telo handsets and the New HD2 handset(s)/Ooma Linx(s), can't be used at the same time.
Dial *#*#301 switches to the old Ooma Telo handset firmware
Dial *#*#302 switches to the new HD2 Ooma Telo handset firmware
Dial *#*#191 to unregister 1st HD2 handset or Linx device
Dial *#*#192 to unregister 2nd HD2 handset or Linx device
Dial *#*#193 to unregister 3rd HD2 handset or Linx device
Dial *#*#194 to unregister 4th HD2 handset or Linx device
Dial *#*#199 to unregister all HD2 handsets or Linx devices
Usually if the Linx device is un-registered while it is powered and the status indication lights of the face of the Linx device is lit blue/blue, accessing Ooma Setup, DECT Settings page, and Clicking on the Remove button from the Sot where the Linx device is registered, will remove the registration from the Linx device (indicated by a flashing Amber light on the face of the Linx device) and the Ooma Telo.
But if the Linx device is unpowered or is malfunctioning, and the Ooma Setup DECT Settings Linx device is removed from the Slot indicated where it is install, the Linx device will still have to be powered, and a paper clip must be inserted in the tiny little reset hole, at the bottom of the Linx device, and held until the Linx Status Indication light turn flashing Amber, to clear it's registration, before the Ooma linx can be re-registered to the same Ooma Telo or another Ooma Telo.
The same is true if the paper clip Ooma Linx pin hole reset method is used to un-register the Ooma Linx, from the Ooma Telo that had the Ooma Linx registered. The Ooma Telo Ooma Setup will need to have the Ooma Linx un-registered from the Ooma Setup, DECT Settings page, from the Slot where the Ooma Linx was registered, either by the dial the phone method, or the clicking on the Remove button in the DECT Settings page, before the Ooma Linx or a HD2 handset can be registered to that slot.
No. The linx uses the same wireless protocols as the HD2 handset.Jerald wrote:Can you connect the Linx to the Telo if you are still using the original handset? I understand a new firmware update is needed for the HD2, but not clear on the Linx.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx