-dry loop dsl.
-dsl->modem->ooma hub (cur. phone #...1234)->phone set
To be able to use the same phone set with ooma (dial and receive local & long distance calls) and the intercom(receive only) and for the new land line to be a backup in case of power outage. All this using my phone set.
I'll be grateful if anyone can help me figure out how to achieve this w/o using a separate phone set (very inconvenient). And w/o subscribing for ooma premier.
Does the intercom system require a separate line or could it be on the same line that your phones (connected to the Hub) are currently using?
In your mind would it work to use a splitter off your Hub to run one phone cord to your phone system and another to the intercom?
So, simply my goal is to have the same setup I had before with the convenience of one phone set for both.
I personally don't care about this new basic land line except for that purpose (the intercom). But later I thought about its positive side effects of having a dial tone during power outage and better DSL price. But again these two things were not my objectives so don't confuse them with my primary objective (the intercom).
Many people use their Ooma Hub and Scout to power the phone lines in their homes. That is what I do. My hub is stashed away in a network rack. I plug any phone into any phone jack in the house. Just like a regular phone line. You could try the same but it partly depends on what it going on with your current phone line even if it's disconnected. Do you have a Soft Dial Tone on your line? Connect a phone to your landline even though it is disconnected, do you hear a dial tone? If not, there is a very good chance you can use a splitter from the Phone port on your Ooma Hub, connect one to your phone system, and another into any phone line jack in your home to power the phone line that is connected to the intercom system. I cannot guarantee this will work, but there is a good chance that it will.
Do you know if you have access to your phone box? As a home owner I do have access but sometimes apartment complexes do not provide access to that. If you do have access to it, you can disconnect the wires to your apartment to ensure your Ooma Hub will not conflict with anything.
Hopefully someone else with experience in this situation will jump in to share their experience to give you more ideas.