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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Can vonage use the existing house phone wiring Reply with quote Back to top

I'm thinking of signing up for Vonage.

Is it possible to have the phone socket of the ATA (which normally goes to a phone/base station) simply go into the nearest existing phone jack and hence use the phone wiring of the house. This would mean all the phones I currently have could make/receive Vonage calls.

If the answer is "yes", is there a potential conflict while I still have local phone service ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, if the local telephone line is still connected, the current can "fry" the ATA (the Vonage box). To connect to the Vonage system only, the telco line must be discussed from the circuit completely.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

in other words, Vonage does NOT reccomend it for obvious reasons, but---
you can go outside to the grey box on your house, unplug the wires, come in house--check, make sure NO dial tone on any phone, plug into house jack and your in business.....make sure, your taking the chance that if some nice technician plugs your wires back in you will fry your system----but this works well for me Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

OK - thanks for the info.

Sounds like I won't be able to do it because I would like to keep local phone company dial tone on the existing house wires (so can't unhook the incoming wires) in order to retain the 911 service that is always there even when you don't have an active account.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You can still do it, you need to make sure that you connect the Vonage lines to a set of wires that your telco is not using. For example, if your wiring is configured like this: Red, Green, Black and Yellow - chances are your telco is only using the Red and Green (if you have only one line throughout your house). Go to your Network Interface box outside and make sure that the Yellow and Black wires are not connected. You can then add a new jack in your house and use the existing Yellow and Black wires that are running throughout to carry your Vonage line.

This is exactly how I have things setup in my house. Since the lines do not cross anywhere you shouldn't run into any problems.

Don't forget, Vonage does have 911 service available, you have to activate it first. In order to guarantee that you will have service if you have a power failure, I would strongly suggest you add a battery backup to your ATA, Cable/DSL Modem, and Router. Plus if a breaker should trip and you are on a call you won't loose the person on the other end.

I bought a battery backup from Circuit City with a 45-minute battery for about $60. It was worth it in my mind.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's how i did it:

http://goodbye-telco.bounceme.net
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I wonder if this should be a sticky...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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i would agree--probably a very common question, and Vonage won't help ya with it.. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It wasn't really that hard.... The key is just make sure you keep the same colored wires going to the Vonage and the other wires going to your telco lines.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

>> You can then add a new jack in your house and use the existing Yellow and Black wires that are running throughout to carry your Vonage line.

Keith,

Good idea -

I've not been home yet to look at how my house is wired, but I have a follow-on question

Doing it the way you describe, does that mean that each individual phone jack is either local phone service or Vonage service?. i.e. I guess I would have to go round to each existing phone jack that I want to be a "vonage" jack and rewire it to use the Yellow/Black wires.

Or am I missing something ?

Thanks in advance
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