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TheWiseGuy
Dog And Butterfly
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reply to jaa

Re: [OOL] Is a Tech visit required for Optimum Online Boost Plus

Sorry jaa See Profile I think you are reading the TOS incorrectly. It says you can select either a Basic install or Home Wiring. If you select Home Wiring and you have a security System you must request Enhanced Wiring.
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jaa
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I understand the options (from the TOS) are:
1. Professional install - Basic
2. Professional install - Home wiring
3. Professional install - Home wiring with Enhanced wiring (security system)
4. Self installation (pickup at store or shipped)

Once installed, there is nothing to physically stop the subscriber from changing how it is connected. Just policy and integrity.
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TheWiseGuy
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Sorry but the TOS Says

There are two options for professional installation of the service:

First option

Basic installation: Cablevision will connect one (1) telephone to an available phone port activated on the applicable Optimum Voice cable modem. Cablevision is not responsible for connecting other phones in the home to the Optimum voice cable modem.

Cablevision is not responsible for connecting to your system, you are. It does not matter if there is a security system, you can wire the system any way you want.

Second option

Home wiring solution:

If you choose the Home wiring solution then you must choose enhanced if you have a security system since CV is responsible for wiring your system.
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jaa
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We are saying the same thing, aren't we?
#1: basic installation.
#2: home wiring
#3: home wiring with enhanced (security system)

That is the same, right?

#4: self install.

What is different?
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TheWiseGuy
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You claim that you violate the TOS if you wire it into the home security system yourself, even if you want a basic install. CV does not in the TOS say anything about requiring an enhanced install except if you want them to wire it using the Home Wiring.

They do this, I suspect, because they need to send someone experienced with Alarm systems since if they wired it wrong there could be liability if a problem occurred due to their wiring. Once you change the wiring you relieve them of the liability, so I doubt they care. Also I believe that there are laws allowing you to connect what you want to the system once it is set up, ( Edit add: as long as you do not add something which would result in theft of service and are simply using the services you are subscribed: End Edit) ie providers are no longer allowed to keep you from adding or changing the wiring within your home. I suspect that anyone who wants to use it with a home security system and wire it themselves, can legally do it with out any fear of violating the TOS.

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jaa
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Yes, I agree with that. I read the TOS as saying professional install with enhanced wiring was required if you wanted to connect to a security system.

Your interpretation is better - that it is required if you want them to connect it to your security system.

They are pretty specific about the self-install though - connect to phone only, not wiring.

As a practical matter, people are going to connect it to whatever they want. The bank robber analogy was hyperbole, and in retrospect a bit misguided.
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TheWiseGuy
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Well their FAQ is quite clear, I doubt a self-install changes anything, I believe all they are saying is there is one phone jack on the modem for each line.

»optimum.custhelp.com/app/answers···a_id/263

You can connect as many phones as you'd like to Optimum Voice®.

1. You can connect multiple phones to Optimum Voice utilizing existing phone jacks in your home. Cablevision will connect Optimum Voice to your existing working phone jacks if you ask for our free Home Wiring Solution. There is no additional charge when it’s requested with your initial order for Optimum Voice service. Otherwise, a professional installation fee of $39.95 will apply.

2. You may also use multiple phones with Optimum Voice by connecting a multi-handset cordless phone base station to Line 1 of the cable modem. Additional satellite handsets associated with the base station simply need to be plugged into power outlets. Click here for a diagram.


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aannoonn

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Thanks for posting that. I didn't realize that the CV hookup was free when you initially order OV. (Of course, there's no way I'd let CV touch my phone wiring anyway. They'd end up with the signal making 2 round-trips to the no-longer-used NID.)

Cablewizzard said that self-install was not an option, but I guess he was wrong.

TheWiseGuy
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If you are Porting a number they may require an install!

megalosaurus

join:2000-11-29
North Salem, NY
Three years ago, as an existing cable+internet customer, I signed up for a triple-play promotion. I started out with a new number, and then when I was satisfied with it, I told them I wanted to discontinue my Verizon service, port the number to my OV account, and terminate the number Cablevision had given me. There was no house wiring for phones involved, since I was using a multi-handset cordless phone with a base station right next to the modem. However, I had to wire it into the alarm system. I did that wiring myself. Cablevision insisted they had to make a house call because a number was being ported. They got the instructions completely mixed up and wasted two home visits over that. Then there were a couple more visits where the Verizon system inexplicably refused to give up the line. I had several days during which the number was partially ported with strange results. Finally they got the number ported. The techs never had any problem with the fact that I had done all the necessary wiring myself. But the need to have someone come to the house for a number port seems to be non-negotiable.
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