Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

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Carl
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Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

Post by Carl » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:34 pm

Currently my hub and scout are shared devices. I have two lines and like how they both ring on all the phones in my house, the distinctive ring tones are nice. I would like to set things up so that when calls go to voicemail, each number has its own distinct greeting. Basically one line is personal and one is business. Is there any way to do this? If I assign each number to a hub and a scout won't they just ring on the phones connected to them? I want all phones to ring both numbers.

murphy
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Re: Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

Post by murphy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:46 pm

Get a two line multi-handset cordless phone system.
Assign one of your numbers to a scout.
Connect the hub to line 1 of the cordless phone system
Connect the scout to line 2 of the cordless phone system.
Sit the hub and scout side by side.
Connect their wall jacks together and no place else.

Both lines ring on all handsets.
Each line has it's own mailbox.
You can place calls from either line.
Customer since January 2009
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
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Carl
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Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

Post by Carl » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:23 am

Thanks for the idea Murphy.

modularlife
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Re: Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

Post by modularlife » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:55 pm

murphy wrote:Get a two line multi-handset cordless phone system.
Assign one of your numbers to a scout.
Connect the hub to line 1 of the cordless phone system
Connect the scout to line 2 of the cordless phone system.
Sit the hub and scout side by side.
Connect their wall jacks together and no place else.

Both lines ring on all handsets.
Each line has it's own mailbox.
You can place calls from either line.
Hm. I took for granted that with a second Premiere line I would be able to set up a second outgoing message. A little disappointing, but I still love this system.

modularlife
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Re: Setting up a different voicemail greeting for each line

Post by modularlife » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:24 pm

ok - I just read in the ooma Premiere features list that additional numbers each come with private voicemail. Nice. I guess I need to read up on how to set it up .. ;-)

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