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Analog line to FXO port, connect analog handset

We need to use an analog line for 911 at some remote branches. Under normal circumstances, this will only be used for outbound 911 calls.

We also want to be able to use a regular analog handset on this line in the event that power is out in the branch.

Can the line from the carrier be connected to the FXO port on a router, while also having a handset connected (via a biscuit on the wall) to the same line for use when power has been lost to the building?

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Analog line to FXO port, connect analog handset

Hello Wilson,

You will be able to have router and a regular phone connected on same analog line coming from the provider.

In this way you will be able to to use the analog phone if at some pout a power outage happens.

But, you need to consider that if in normal circimstances if a call is active from the route and someone pickup the analog phone this person will be able to hear the conversation.

Also, if you have the two device connected and there is a incoming call it will ring on the phone and on the router.

If this is fine with you there is not reason why it do not work.

This is just like if you have two analog phone at phone conencted on two different biscuit on the wall sharing the same line.