I'm hoping to use two Vonage VOIP lines and a single POTS line. Our phone system includes threel Nortel Venture 3-line phones. The Vonage comes from a single Linksys PAP2 adapter.
I understand the danger of connecting an incoming POTS line to the Linksys PAP2 adapter. I know how to disconnect the POTS line from the Vonage lines in our home. I've also read of people successfully connecting both a POTS and a Vonage line to a two-line phone.
But I'm really concerned about the Venture phone. The Venture system sends communications between the various Venture phones (such as dialing directories) and is also capable of serving as an intercom and of forwarding calls to other Venture phones. This means that the Venture sends ring tones to the other phones. It seems to me that if a Venture phone sent a ring tone to a line that has a Linksys PAP2 adapter on it, that could be trouble.
On the other hand, I have a partner who already has her Vonage plugged into an identical Venture phone system, without incident. But maybe she's never forwarded a phone call?
Anybody have any experience mixing Vonage and POTS lines on a Nortel Venture 3-line phone system, or have any knowlege of whether this is a safe thing to do?
Thanks! Myron Johnson