Telephony Several mentions have been made that this modem won't do 'telephony'. Can someone describe what that means?

I use a VOIP service for my home phone (using a rented Comcast modem) and use a Google Voice number as a work phone.

Are these the type of 'telephony' that won't work with this modem?

asked by mcrin on April 13, 2012
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OK....I may have found my answer. Probably the 'telephony' referred to as not working with this modem would be if you have VOIP service through the cable provider. The cable provider gives you a different modem if you use their VOIP service....I do NOT use the cable VOIP service, I use VoicePulse so I think this modem will be fine as the VoicePulse module just connects to my router. Probably something like Vonage is similar.

So, I am about to take the plunge and order this.
mcrin answered on April 20, 2012

I use this modem with VOIP. You can not plug a telephone directly into the modem - you must have other equipment to do that. In my case, I have an Ooma Telo that plugs into my Internet connection, and the phones plug into it.
mondele answered on September 11, 2013

Thank you. Your diligence is commendable. This topic is not relevant to my interests, but I applaud your thoughtfulness in posting the results of your search so others may benefit from your efforts.
Again, thank you.
Greg F. answered on September 21, 2012
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