But when someone calls my original "main" Ooma number, will it ring at both my hub and my scout?
I would prefer to have one number ring both, and the other number ring only the scout, with a differentiated ring. This seems like the best solution for having a second number in my home at the moment. Is this the way it works? Is it possible?
I've had this question from day one when reading about the second line and how you can assign it to ring at a scout. But this question isn't really addressed anywhere.
WHat you are looking to do is a VIRTUAL number for the Hub (you can add a secondary number to the Hub)
However, keep in mind the scout will remain independent from your setup. (will not ring if the Hub rings)
-someone correct me if I am wrong..but I am pretty sure thats how it works.
If you setup the shared device approach, you can still have them differentiated with distinct ring patterns.
jairoserna wrote:I am not clear about the difference between a second line with its own number and a "virtual" second line with only one number. A second number requires you to sign for the "Premiere service". How about the "virtual" second line, where you can place calls while someone is on the phone. Do you need to sign for "Premiere" service to use this feature?
Virtual number is...a Virtual Number.
You have a secondary number that people call and it rings your normal number -(basically a second TELEPHONE NUMBER). This is useful for say you live in CA, but have relatives in NY.. so you get yourself a NY virtual number and your relatives can call the NY number (as local to them), and it gets forwarded to your main line.
To use the second Scout feature, (ring phone while somone is talking), yes you need to be Ooma Premiere for that service. ---This is the same or also known as; "call hunting"