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#85288 by FubarGuy
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:58 am
Just installed & activated a Telo yesterday, went pretty smoothly, except we're wondering if we have to give out our temp Ooma number to everybody calling us until porting is complete? (I haven't even started that yet, trying to decide if the Premier service is worth it to get the Free porting too.)

Not sure why, but I thought the original number would still ring through, and only outgoing calls would show the temp number on caller ID. For the install, we're on Fios so the Ooma goes into the integrated router/modem, phone line Out->cordless base. I suppose logically, there's nothing connected to a landline jack inside the house, but is what I'm looking for even possible? Thanks!
#85289 by just4fn
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:12 am
Using it as a standalone, you just plug a phone into the Telo and you can use it as a 2nd phone line. Don't distribute thru your phone jacks and you are set to go. People will still call your landline and your phones will ring as usual except the telo unless someone dials the ooma number.
#85294 by 2spirit
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:05 am
Until you port your number, you may be able to have your present landline company forward calls to your temporary Ooma number . . . that way, even calls to your landline number would ring phones connected to your Telo.
#85305 by FubarGuy
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:39 pm
Gotcha. I've returned everything to the previous setup, so essentially I have the original number on the Vtechs and then a temporary 2nd phone number on the Ooma. I'll give that one out so hopefully we can test it out & decide if it will work for us. Not sure where I got it into my head that I could have the original line run through the Telo prior to porting.

My Wife's been saying all weekend I'm going senile, maybe she's right! :P

Oh, and fortunately I got the Costco Set so at least I can play with the Telo Handset & maybe even pair our smartphones to it as well. Thanks guys!

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