Finally would there be any distinguishing reason to change to the telo and handset other than the improved voice quality? I am trying not to spend additional money on this venture if possible.
Thanks SO much.
FYI, since Scout communicates with Hub via HPNA protocol, some folks reports of degraded outgoing voice quality. Forwarded calls and voicemail left should not be impacted by this.murphy wrote:If you select forward all or multi-ring and then Save, the option will appear.
Check the box or not and Save again.
If you are distributing ooma dialtone throughout the house, you just need to combine the "wall" port with the "phone" port using a duplex splitter (1 comes with ooma Core) before feeding into the house wall jack.
Since you mention some degraded sound, would the telo and handset make the difference and be worth the additional money? Does the download speed i have into the house matter for this? i currently have about 20+mb coming in and about 4+ upstream.
also - would the sound only be degraded if I was actually talking on both lines at the same time or would it be all the time on both units.
The scout would likely sit directly next to the main hub in my office area. The hub currently back feeds the wall jacks and we have one phone (cordless base) plugged into the kitchen. It's the only phone in use.
thanks again for the help!
If voice quality is important for the 2nd line, I'd get another Hub for it. Run 1 number per Hub.
Here is how to setup 2 Ooma devices:
Telo handset doesn't have the voice quality issue that's with the Scout. But with Scout, you can run a separate hardwire in your house; not with Telo handset.jmoar wrote:It sounds like the telo handset does not have this issue. Is that correct? So I either need to buy an additional hub or a new telo set up. Does either one give a better advantage? i read there is something about Gmail that only works with telo.
Of course, if you get another Hub or Telo, you can run a separate hardwire without any quality issues. No Premier needed either.
Unless you are talking about HD between Telo handsets, not much quality difference between Hub and Telo.
Hub vs. Telo
Currently I have the scout, but it is not hooked up to anything. The new telo and handset is $199.99 and I'm trying not to spend it. I cannot, however, afford poor quality. It appears I need to figure it our before I upgrade to premier or I can't get the same deal. I looked on ebay for a telo unit, but it appears there is a $79.00 connect fee from ooma after purchasing the unit from someone else. I'm kind of stuck on what to do. Darn!
I wish i could listen or hear how bad the quality is. that would really help. can anyone put it into terms that make sense? like if standard ooma is 100, is the scout 70 or 50 or what?
Plug the "phone" port of ooma into a house wall jack to distribute dialtone throughout the house. Since most house wall jacks have 2 pairs of wires, you can have access to line 1 & 2 everywhere there is a walljack. The Scout has a "phone" port but Telo handset doesn't.jmoar wrote:I'm not following the "hardwire" part of your post? What exactly does that mean?
You can get a Hub refurb from http://www.tigerdirect.com/ for $159.99; no reactivation fee.jmoar wrote:The new telo and handset is $199.99 and I'm trying not to spend it. I cannot, however, afford poor quality. It appears I need to figure it our before I upgrade to premier or I can't get the same deal. I looked on ebay for a telo unit, but it appears there is a $79.00 connect fee from ooma after purchasing the unit from someone else.
Connect your Scout to your Hub ("wall" port to "wall" port), connect a phone to your Scout's "phone" port and leave yourself some messages somewhere to see what the voice quality is like.jmoar wrote:I wish i could listen or hear how bad the quality is. that would really help. can anyone put it into terms that make sense? like if standard ooma is 100, is the scout 70 or 50 or what?