Thanks. My brain is starting to fire on all neurons - so I might be understanding this. 1) Disconnect the outside line in to my house at the phone junction box. Even though I don't have an existing service - that action just serves to isolate my house - making it a closed unit. 2) Once I have a closed unit - I can backwards wire the system! Meaning I use an existing phone wall jack as an INPUT jack from the new intenet/phone modem that Xfinity sent me. (And I do have several existing phone jacks in the basement to make that happen). At that point, all of my existing wall jacks should become live (to plug in a phone) Q: If my basic understanding is OK - give me a thumbs up or a "you're on the right track" (if not a correction is appreciated) Q: Do I have to have a digital phone - or will one of my old touch tone phones work? (Remember, its been ten years since I had a house phone - so the phones are at least that old) THANKS AGAIN!
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I know this is going to sound really stupid.... I have not had a home phone (a wall plug in phone) for 10 years. However, my house has all kinds of phone jacks installed in the walls - nearly one in every room. I recently signed up for a bundle that added Xfinity Voice telephone service (saving my $30 bucks a month so it was a no brainer). Now, I'm trying to figure out the phone thing. Do I just plug phones in to my existing wall jacks and I have service? My current cable modem is down in the basement attached to the wi-fi router. IF I'm seeing things correctly online, I'm supposed to replace that modem with the new one they shipped me and then plug in my hard phone to it??????? The unspoken issue here is.... a phone tethered to a modem in the basement is useless. OR do I keep my cable modem where it is and then use this phone modem thing in some other location? Sorry to bug you guys on this - but I refuse to speak with anyone who doesn't have a US accent. Call me prejudice - but I frankly can't understand a blasted word of their call center staff.
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