Originally Posted by calmloki
We are on the road and have Ooma set to ring both our home phone and our cell.
I did this as well, and am finding it very useful, even though I'm not on the road. I find it lets me give people only my home number, but I get the call on my cell if I'm out and can choose whether to answer it. This function is also available to anyone who registers with Google Voice (unrelated to Ooma).
Originally Posted by smjsl
I have 2 phone systems in the house - one via cable company that I intend to keep and another via phone company that I am thinking of changing. I get internet via cable company too. The cable part works fine for me and does not need to be changed. Could someone clarify the following about ooma?
What is the scout for? If I don't need the second line, can I just plug ooma hub into the wall phone jack and use other phones via the in-home phone wiring after disconnecting phone company from outside box? (I am asking because that's how similar systems used to work in the past without any additional scouts.)
Also, what are benefits of hub vs telo? Features seem very similar. Which would you recommend?
Finally, does anyone have both Ooma AND cable-company phone? Wonder if same internet connection used for both cable-company phone service and ooma would conflict by any chance...
I'm using the scout because the hub had to plug into my cable modem and router, which I hide in a back corner of the house. I think I could skip the scout, but I like having it as a mini-answering machine next to my desk. That's the most convenient way for me to play messages.
Not sure about hub vs. telo. No complaints about the hub, other than it has kind of a 90's electronics look.
We had Ooma and cable phone on the same line for a few weeks while our number was being ported. It didn't seem to cause any problems.