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I got Ooma

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:50 pm

... and I think I like it.

Pay just for the equipment. $150 for the Telo - got a code to lower it to $140 - which is the main piece and all you need, unless you decide to add some other items. Free phone service for life. All you pay is the tax, which currently is about $3 a month. Sound quality seems very good. You can use your own phones, like I had a set of two nice 5.8ghz phones from Uniden still unpacked from what I was planning to do a year ago but never did. They're working perfectly. That Telo base is quality. Lights up all nice. You can even adjust the brightness of those blue lights on it if it's to be used in your bedroom. I just connected it to the empty port on my router and that's it. Free for life for the basic plan, which is enough for most people. There is a premium plan at $9.99 I might get for better international calling, but even that is a very good price. I still have to consider between the two plans, but so far I think it's a keeper.

I was choosing between Ooma, Vonage ($30/month and an awful customer service), NetTalk Duo, and MagicJack. Ooma seemed like the clear winner in quality, value, and customer service (50% of reviews for NetTalk and MagicJack are frightening).

I talked with Ooma's customer service 3 times already, asking questions and for setup help and I got through immediately and it was very friendly. :thumb:

http://ooma.com/
http://ooma.com/shop
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby skullman80 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:56 pm

I haven't had any landbased/voip/internet based phone in like 8 years. My cell phone has always been good enough for me. Couldn't see paying more money for a phone. Sounds pretty cool though.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby canaan on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:30 pm

i have honestly never heard of this.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby columbia on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:31 pm

I thought was going to be about Uma Thurman.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:34 pm

canaan wrote:i have honestly never heard of this.


it's the new craze. they say voice clarity is crystal clear and that's what i'm getting.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby stopper40 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:00 pm

canaan wrote:i have honestly never heard of this.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby stopper40 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

columbia wrote:I thought was going to be about Uma Thurman.


Uma would be nice. I thought it said Obama at first
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:18 pm

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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:21 pm

stopper40 wrote:
columbia wrote:I thought was going to be about Uma Thurman.


Uma would be nice. I thought it said Obama at first



Is this the free Obama phone that they were talking about?
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby eddysnake on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:36 pm

better than worms.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Kraftster on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:39 pm

I didn't even know voice quality was a thing people cared about.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Eismann on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Kraftster wrote:I didn't even know voice quality was a thing people cared about.


The voice quality on this Samsung nexus 3 / Verizon eats butt and it makes me care :(
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Steve on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:25 pm

I've had it for 2-3 years, and it's been great. Once or twice I had to reboot it, but that was like 2 years ago. It's been solid and reliable and no difference in the call quality from my old 60+ bucks a month landline.
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Re: I got Ooma

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:28 pm

Cool to hear, Steve.
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