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#13673 by christyb
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:14 pm
I want to keep my landline to have a reliable way to dial 9-1-1.

The main cable box for where I live is on a corner of a major thoroughfare which is involved in several accidents a year resulting in cable outages.

My cell phone works about 7% of the time in my house so that isn't an option either!

I guess my other choice is to port my number to the Ooma (set up as described above) and get another landline with a new phone number to have as a way to call 9-1-1.

On another note, I just got my Google Voice invite yesterday so my head is swimming with telephone possibilities and necessities!!

Thanks for all the help everyone.
#13678 by christyb
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:24 pm
I did want to add that I initially did set it up with a wireless jack and it worked - well it kind of worked!

I got the Ooma dial tone and could make calls as long as they were outside of my area of my local area code and not toll free numbers either.

I was also unable to receive calls. People called but my phone didn't ring, they didn't show up on the call log and they went to voicemail (landline - I had set up the landline's voicemail to kick in before Ooma's).

So the wireless jack solution isn't all bad - just gotta figure out why it didn't work completely. Well, I'm not going to figure it out but it is interesting!
#13680 by southsound
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:25 pm
#42566 by tweaks
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:40 am
I have my Airport Extreme in one room and my ooma in another room in the house. I have used the Airport Express to move the Ooma wherever I want in the house. It works very well with no issues at all.

My Airport Express is used to extend the signal of my wireless throughout my house.

It is kind of like a portable jack.

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