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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 11:29 AM   #31
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Is there a way to feed the signal from Magic Jack (or a similar service) back into your in-house phone wires, rather than connecting a phone directly to the Magic Jack? I believe Rogers Home Phone comes with a box that does this, but I'm not sure about Vonage etc. We have 4 phones and would need them all to be connected up.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 11:37 AM   #32
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^^^ Not that I am aware of, we just use wireless phones with the "main" phone being connected to the modem and then have wireless satellites around the house. Works perfectly.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 11:44 AM   #33
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^^^ Not that I am aware of, we just use wireless phones with the "main" phone being connected to the modem and then have wireless satellites around the house. Works perfectly.
If I could do things again I would do that, however we bought a set of two cordless (base with answering machine), found that wasn't enough after a few months, so bought a set of another two. So now we have two Panasonics (new) and two Unidens (old) that don't talk to each other - which is fine as long as the regular phone lines are used. However it means there have to be two connection points rather than just the one. Maybe if there's a great deal on a 4-handset set on Boxing Day.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 02:50 PM   #34
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Is there a way to feed the signal from Magic Jack (or a similar service) back into your in-house phone wires, rather than connecting a phone directly to the Magic Jack? I believe Rogers Home Phone comes with a box that does this, but I'm not sure about Vonage etc. We have 4 phones and would need them all to be connected up.
Your phone wiring in your house is merely a bus topology. This means every phone is connected to your line exactly the same way. I have to laugh when people still call their second and third phones "extensions." They electrically equivalent to the first phone - they just tap onto the phone line.

The only question is, does the magic jack box provide enough power to run more than one telephone? If it does, then you should have no problem doing this. If it does not (which I suspect may be true given the cheap nature of the magic jack), then you may be stuck with one or two phones.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 03:37 PM   #35
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Is there a way to feed the signal from Magic Jack (or a similar service) back into your in-house phone wires, rather than connecting a phone directly to the Magic Jack? I believe Rogers Home Phone comes with a box that does this, but I'm not sure about Vonage etc. We have 4 phones and would need them all to be connected up.

I can't speak for Magic Jack however I do have my Vonage phone adapter connected to my house jacks. You must disconnect your house jacks from Bell first to prevent damage to the VOIP adapter.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 03:45 PM   #36
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so far product works but support is brutal
i have been on line with 5 people and gotten no where
I requested a Canadian number and they are trying to up sell me.
I requested them to show me on the site where it says it will cost more for a Canadian number
will keep you posted
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Old Dec 3rd, 2009, 03:46 PM   #37
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I can't speak for Magic Jack however I do have my Vonage phone adapter connected to my house jacks. You must disconnect your house jacks from Bell first to prevent damage to the VOIP adapter.
This must be a new thing from Vonage. I was a very early adopter with them, is this something (Vonage phone adapter) that you received when you signed up with them? How does it work exactly?
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This must be a new thing from Vonage. I was a very early adopter with them, is this something (Vonage phone adapter) that you received when you signed up with them? How does it work exactly?
It's not new, I've been doing it for over three years. I just plug my Vonage adapter's phone jack into one of the house jacks and it activates all of them. I have the Vonage Motorola VOIP adapter VT 2442.
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after them taking over my computer...
and 1.5 hours..
they said I need a PC to register the product to receive a canadian number
which may cost me $10 more a year
LOL
what a joke.
i do not have any PCs
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It's not new, I've been doing it for over three years. I just plug my Vonage adapter's phone jack into one of the house jacks and it activates all of them. I have the Vonage Motorola VOIP adapter VT 2442.
it is new if you signed on when I did... 4+ years ago (like I said I was an early adopter)... I will go to the Vonage site and see if I can buy one... such a thing was not available when I signed on.
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