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Adding VOIP internet phone to home system

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#1 EducatedGuess


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:25 AM

Hi. I recently unbundled my home phone service, to cut our family budget. I purchased a Ooma brand VOIP device for the home (same technology as Vonage) from Costco, also to cut costs. It was working great -- cheap as heck, reliable, and as advertised -- until our Verizon phone service stopped. Verizon, by law, has supplied a "dry loop" to our home, and we are attempting to do business with a company called DSL EXTREME. The DSL EXTREME works fine until I add the Ooma device into the loop, at which point I cannot get anything to work, and the LAN light won't even light up on the modem, meaning the computer does not see the Verizon dry loop.

Does anyone know any tricks to this setup, or how to troubleshoot it? The DSL EXTREME phone support is less than great.

Also, if anyone has another recommendation on cheap residential DSL service, I would love it. I am not crazy so far about DSL EXTREME and may be making a change.

Thank You!

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