I am slow here looking at that pic there is blue and b/whitr
He has green and red attached.. unused is black and yellow which is yhe quad pair. So does he take the black and yellow and attachnto remaining screws? or remove green & red and attach black yellow?
Disconnecting the plug to the left of the screw terminals would disconnect the phone company from the house wiring so you'd lose internet as you found out.
Unplug the modular plug in the NID. Modem would lose internet.
Take off the red and green wires from the screws, clip the metal leads and let them hang loose and don't connect them to anything.
Strip sleeves of the yellow and black wires to show metal leads so you can attach them to the screw terminals. Yellow to ring (probably red screw), black to tip (proabably green screw).
Plug the modular plug back in at the NID.
The modem should still have no internet because DSL is now coming in the house on the 2nd pair.
Plug a L1, L2, L1+L2 splitter in the walljack by the modem.
Plug the modem into L2 port and you should get internet.
Using phone cord, connect the Ooma's "Phone" port to the L1 port of the splitter.
You should have Ooma dialtone on every other walljack.
You do not want to connect the Ring and Tip together.
Seems like you have 2 sets of wires going into the house (and only the 1st pairs were connected to the modules) so simply connect the 2 1st pair rings together and 2 1st pair tips together using butt connectors (blue with white stripe connected to blue with white stripe, white with blue stripe connected to white with blue stripe).
Many thanks for your fast response. And it worked! The other two phones in the house now have ooma dial tone and work fine. Thank you! Thank you so much for helping out a non-technie like myself!!!!!!!!!!! Down with Verizon forever!!!!!!!!!