I used to have Comcast Triple Play that covers cable, internet and phone services. I will be dropping it to Double Play and drops the phone now that I've sucessfully installed my OOMA.
I plugged the OOMA in between the cable modem and the wireless router as recommended by OOMA installation instructions.
I was able to get a new number assigned and able to originate and terminate calls within 20 mins
I was skeptical at first reading about OOMA not able to support alarm monitoring. ADT even told me on the phone that it's not compatible. However, once I successfully tested inbound and outbound calls, I immediately did a quick test from the alarm control panel. I got a loud sound from my alarm bullhorn and no error on showing on the alarm panel. I also called ADT, and they confirmed seeing an alarm event in their log.
If you have a little telephony background, this is a very easy installation. There are so many different scenarios out there. However, for those just starting to convert from landline, they will struggle a little. For those converting from current cable provided telephone (VoIP), it should be as easy as unplugging the old telephone line from the cable modem to the wall jack and plug the new line from OOMA to the wall jack.
Good luck to all. I can vouch OOMA does work with my ADT monitoring.
NOTE: Both your cable modem and alarm system should have a backup battery built-in. So, if you happen to lose power, your cordless phone might not work but you still have the ability to send alarm event.
I have ADT SafeWatch Pro 3000EN. No changes were required with my alarm system, #41 is 877xxxxxxx, #42 is blank, #40 is blank.
I switched from Comcast to Ooma, and just unplugged comcast and plugged in Ooma after the settings on MyOoma was complete and device rebooted. I did try the other options on Ooma forum for modifying ADT alarm codes with no success. Put all back to default and called ADT and they confirmed they were receiving successfull tests.
Ooma customer service is awesome and have helped me out a ton with this and other newby issues I have had. They are the ones that changed the mode type on their end, but I found it in MyOoma for those that want to try themselves.
Anyone know why i get the dial tone AND THE BUSY SIGNAL when the alarm box is jacked in ?
Yes, the old POTS telephone line is disconnected.
Will 'jacking in' the OOMA before the alarm box kill the busy signal - or is it a polarity / wiring issue in the alarm box...ie the line seizure or 'ring tip' wiring - input/output ?
Thanks for any suggestions.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
bridging the phone line at the alarm panel. It came off hook and dialed with proper had shakes with the monitoring service.
Whew! This was pretty simple but I had not rebooted the Telo to get normal dial tone.
The manufacturer shows a price of $119, but you can get it for $89 here. And no, I do not have any relationship with the Security Store or Eyezon except as a happy customer.
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
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