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#11965 by policechiefwiggum
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:20 pm
I'm interested in using just the Hub to have all my phones share one line. I have four phones in the house and don't want to have to buy a Scout for all of them. I have a few questions:

1. If I plug the Hub into a jack will it power the entire circuit?
2. Do I need to disconnect the land line where it enters the house (or does it matter?)
3. With this setup could I put a Scout on one of the phones and use it? Or is it an all-or-nothing setup where either all phones have an Ooma device or none do (other than the Hub)?

Thanks in advance...
#11968 by WayneDsr
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:26 pm
You can connect the PHONE port of the ooma hub to your wall jack and all phones in your house will be connected to the hub.

If you connect the WALL port of the ooma hub to the wall jack as well (splitter) you can place a Scout anywhere in the house and it will work.

If you do not have land line service or DSL, I would recommend disconnecting the landline at the telco box just to be safe.

#12946 by rvern
Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:23 pm
I still have a landline (need to keep active until my number is ported)... this doesn't seem to work for me.

I can use my phone in my basement okay when connected directly to the hub - via the "phone" jack. If I connect the hub's "phone" jack to the wall, the phone on my main floor just gets a odd busy signal...

Any thoughts on whether this connection setup is possible? Or do I just need to wait until my phone # is ported and I can then disconnect the landline?

ps. if it helps, I have Internet thru my cable service provider -- not DSL.


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