QuickStart Guide: Single Phone Installation
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This guide includes instructions on Basic Installation (Single Phone) & How to Use Key Features such as VoiceMail.
Multiple Phone Home Installation
Multiple Phone Home Installation Setup
Use OASYS Digital Phone on multiple phones. Modifying the existing telephone
wiring in your home to distribute the OASYS Digital Phone service to all of your phone
jacks is simple. You can plug a regular telephone into any jack in your house and make a call. That
is how our installers have been doing it now you can too.
This option works best if you own your own single-family home. It helps if
you have a basic understanding of telephone
wiring. It's not very difficult to modify your home phone wiring, but because
you're dealing with lines that carry voltage, there's always a risk of causing damage to your phone
OASYS Digital Phone equipment. If you're not comfortable
doing the work yourself with out guidance call our technical support and we will
walk you through the process or one of our telephone
technicians can be dispatched to do the job instead. (dispatch technician rates
vary from state to state)
By modifying your telephone wiring to distribute
OASYS Digital Phone throughout your home, you will be disconnecting yourself from the
phone company. The process is completely reversible. If you need to restore your old phone configuration
you can with no difficulty.
STEP ONE - ISOLATE YOUR INSIDE WIRING
To set up your home for OASYS Digital Phone, first isolate your inside phone
wiring from the lines that come into your house from the phone company. Do not
skip this step.
To begin, locate the box on the outside of your house where the telephone lines
come into your house from the phone company. This is called the Network Interface Unit
(NIU) or Building Entrance Terminal (BET). It's the legal demarcation point
where the outside wiring from the phone company (owned by the telephone company)
the wiring inside your house (owned by you). When you open the box, which is
usually locked or fastened with a screw, you will have access to the side
containing the wires going into your home, but not the side with the lines
coming from the phone company. You will see a ground wire coming from the phone
company's side of the box. This wire protects you against lightning strikes, do
not disconnect it.
Once you've opened your side of the NIU/BET, you will see one or more sets of
screw terminals inside or you will see jacks similar to the ones in your home
that your home phone plugs into the wall. Each will have a short piece of
telephone wire coming out of it with a phone connector on the end plugged into a
corresponding jack. If there's only one line coming into your house, you will have only
one set of screw terminals or plug. To disconnect from the phone company, simply unplug
each of the short telephone wires from its corresponding jack. (NOTE IF YOU ARE
ON DSL AND ONLY HAVE ONE LINE COMING IN DO NOT DISCONNECT. THIS IS YOUR DSL LINE
AS WELL AS YOUR PHONE LINE. CALL OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOU
TO GET ANOTHER LINE FOR DSL ONLY WITH A BASIC NUMBER ASSIGNED.)
Wrap the end of each of the telephone wires
you just unplugged with electrical tape so it can't be plugged back in. Clearly
label the inside of the box with a message that says: "Do not reconnect! May
cause damage to inside equipment!" written or printed in waterproof ink and
taped inside the box will be fine.
Once you have labeled the inside of the NIU/BET, close and refasten the
box. Label the outside of the box as well with a message that says: "Do not
open! Contact Home Owner!" . Remember, you do not want anyone to change what you've done without your knowledge or permission.
STEP TWO - CONFIRM THE LINE IS DISCONNECTED
After you isolate your house wiring from the phone company's, it's important to
confirm the line is disconnected before installing OASYS Digital Phone.
Go back into your house and pick up a phone plugged into a jack that previously
worked. You should not hear anything; the line should be totally dead. You
should not hear any humming or static. If you do then you have voltage on the
line, go back and check your work. If your work looks correct and
the line's still not dead, it means that voltage is somehow still being carried
on the line and it's not safe for you to proceed any further. Consult a
professional electrician or telephone technician for help or call our technical
STEP THREE - CONNECT YOUR PHONE ADAPTER
If you've successfully isolated your wiring and you've confirmed the line is
dead, then the hard part's over.
It's time to connect to OASYS Digital Phone service!
Simply plug your DSL/cable modem into the OASYS Digital Phone phone adapter. Then plug
your phone adapter into any telephone jack using a standard telephone cord.
Finally, plug regular phones into the other jacks in your house.
Telephone jacks should be wired in parallel, so when you plug your phone adapter into any working
jack, it will send the signal to the other jacks in your home.
Like any telephone line, there is a limit to the number of phones you can
connect to a single OASYS Digital Phone line. If too many phones are connected, the signal
will fade, and not all of the phones will ring when a call comes in. Therefore,
we recommend you only connect five phones maximum to a single OASYS Digital Phone line.
Congratulations! Your home is now wired with OASYS Digital Phone!
Feel free to call our technical support and one of our associates will be
happy to walk you through the process.