On my previous post I told you how to use the magicJack as a fax line. Now I am going to show you how to also wire the magicJack into your house so that all your home phone jacks are also powered by the magicJack.
Before we continue please note that this tutorial is not meant for novices. Basic knowledge of phone systems and the ability to run cable will be required.
First of all understand what we are going to do. We have to disconnect the phone companies lines from the internal house network because you can not have two phone signals running over the same lines. If you are going to get rid of their service than that doesn't matter much. However if you still have DSL internet service you will have to insure that you run a line directly from the Telephone Network Interface Box to the modem.
Now there is absolutely noting illegal or wrong with changing this wiring. If you own your house you also own this box. So don't think that you are going to get in trouble for fiddling with it. However most phone companies use a security screw to close it so you may have to use a pair of plyers to open it and then replace it with another screw that is easier to manipulate.
Now after you have that line run and tested you will have to trace the wires that run into your house. More than likely, the older the house the more you will have. Ports have been added and moved not to mention most security systems run their own.
My box had three wires running into the house. One was for the original phones, one was added later for a phone in another room and the third is for the security system. Disconnect these from the interface box and set them aside.
Now put a splitter on the magicJack and run a wire from the magic jack either through the attic or through a crawl space and then out to the interface box. Then all you have to do is splice them together and you are all set to go. All the phone jacks in your house are now powered by the magicJack.
I have canceled my home phone service and just use the magicJack to make calls and to send and receive faxes. This saves so much money, it's just incredible.
If you have done this in your home please leave a comment and let me know how it went. Also if you would like to have this done but just can't simply do it yourself please keep in mind that this is a service that we offer.
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