dealsooma telo voip home phone system for $139.99 + $5…

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Seriously, Just pick any one of these threads

Every time it goes on woot they get at least 150 responses it seems. Lots of great information to help you decide if ooma is right for you.

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I still love mine ... totally worth the price, and the feature set is comprehensive ... lots of flexibility. I took mine on a 2 month trip through Europe and had my phone number with me at every stop (and of course free calls back to the US).

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If you do end up buying, there is a $25 mail-in rebate exclusive for woot members who purchase today:

http://sale.images.woot.com/Ooma_Woot_Rebate.pdf

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@thunderthighs: I read that. Just posting the new one as well

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Not that it helps, but I coulda sworn there was a deal this past week here for a Ooma refurb for $109 (after $50 rebate).

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I have had mine 5/6 months and still find it confusing to
use the features.

It seems to have 2 lines but you can't use the 2nd one.

Instructions require a techy.

Maybe the Obihai is a better option. I know its cheaper.

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Really? We're a half hour in and I'm the only person who has bought one? (er. two, actually). I previously got the Ooma Telo about a year ago on Woot, the savings on its service cost paid for itself after about 8 months, so the last 4 months have been gravy for me. I've been subscribed to Ooma Premier the entire time because I thought that was the only way to get Caller ID... but the Woot description implies Caller ID is now available w/ basic service, and Ooma's web site seems to support that.

So in addition to picking up 2 more units for employees who work from home, I'll also be able to cancel my Premier service, still get the Caller ID (I don't use any of the other features of Premier) and save another $10/mo, YEAH!

Apart from some calls occasionally beeping during the call (I've read that the sound of some people's voices set that off), which is not really that obtrusive, Ooom has really worked great for me. I've tried all the name-brand VOIP options and this is the best.

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@bheffley: Caller I'd has always been available. With premier you get the name not just the number.

Pay the $10 though if you can afford it to help ensure they stay in business.

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+1, pay the $10. It is a great service. They back up their hardware fully, and 10 bucks for landline service and full portibility is a no brainer.
Think MagicJack except this works.

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I have an Ooma Hub, the Telo's "little sister" - it has fewer features. (I named it "Thurman".) It's great. It does have caller ID, and it costs something like $4/month.

So far, the only downsides have been that it doesn't work with my all-in-one printer's fax, and it took a few chats with Ooma customer service to get my name on the caller ID, rather than the name of the previous owner of our new phone number. (My nephew now calls me "Bob.")

So with a $25 rebate, that makes this Telo about the same as I paid for my Hub. If you have an always-on Internet connection, get one!

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@bukzin: I have a similar issue with this where someone can call and I'll answer. If, for say, someone else calls while I am attempting to answer the first call, the other phones in the house will ring via the second line. Unless you have an Ooma handset, you cannot switch to the second line. Somewhat confusing. I've since bought two Ooma handsets and can swap lines now. For less than 4 bucks a month, there's not really much to complain about.

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I love my Ooma. I live in a home with Aluminum siding and for some reason I can't get cell phone service while I'm in my home. Got the Ooma and it is fantastic.

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I paid $199 for mine and considering the long-term cost savings I have realized by getting of Ma Bell's nipple I consider it a steal even at that price. In the 18 months I've had the system I have had a couple of hours of downtime but that has been due to glitches with my ISP not Ooma or the equipment. Call quality is excellent and I have never been able to tell the difference between VOIP and POTS with the Ooma. I would recommend that you take time to check that your internet connection is fast enough and of good enough quality (speedtest.net) to support VOIP especially if you are frequently using your connection for streaming, gaming, file sharing etc. I would also recommend a good router with strong QoS capabilities. The Ooma has built-in QoS but I know a lot of people have experienced best results placing the unit behind their router as opposed to the Ooma recommended placement in-line between the modem and router. At any rate if you want VOIP you want Ooma.

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Nettalk's DUO is cheaper,. more portable, and very reliable. I've tried other VOIP options, and for me Nettalk is boss.

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I just converted to Ooma - now I wish I had waited just a little longer as this is the best price I've seen by far. But I love it. I think the biggest surprise was how easy it was to set up. I'm an IT guy, so I wouldn't find needing to hit a few buttons hard, but this thing is a no-brainer, so easy it warrants a "wow!". They really put some thought into the user experience, and ensuring it met the needs of the masses.

It works great, too. Quality of the calls are excellent, and the voicemail and other features are equally impressive. It comes with the 60 day trial on Premiere, and though I started thinking I wouldn't subscribe to this my guess is that in the end I will. Here again, they've done a great job of packaging content, as well as technology, in a way that satisfies the needs of their users.

Anyway, I highly recommend this, and wonder why I waited so long to get one.

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I have had Ooma for a long time and it's awesome.

People who already have Ooma are provided with a "Refer a Friend" referral code that allows people to buy it direct from Ooma for $149.99. Then, the referrer gets a $25 amazon gift card for each referral (up to 5). Getting it direct from Ooma provides "Ground shipping (5 business days) for $0.00"

So, basically this is a better deal offered but only by $5. Doesn't make this an awesome deal.

However, if you consider that the referring friend also gets $25 amazon gift card, then it's not as good a deal.

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@p2002: I've had Magic Jack for 3 years and works great for much less than this thing or Vonage. If it doesn't work for you, it's an issue with your Broadband service or computer, not Magic Jack.
And now I have the Magic Jack app on my iPhone. Can't beat that for portability. Any where there is wifi - free calls on my iphone. No other equipment needed.
Why anyone would lay out $140 for this thing plus $4 a month is beyond me.

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what about my fax machine? how does that hook up? the fax is also a seperate #. Now what?

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Got one of these just over a month ago. Took maybe 10 min to hook up/configure and they had it activated almost instantly. Phone number port took less than a week. Voice quality is probably better than my former land line. Had one drop in the middle of a 2 hour conference call when my internet service went down for a minute. So far, plenty good and $25/month less than the land line.

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Does this deal include the activation fee or do you still need to pay the activation fee? Is it still $60?

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Thanks for the link to the fax doc. I have only held off because of the faxing issues. Best price I have seen yet,Im in for one

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I've had mine for over three years. It always works great. I LOVE the caller Blacklist feature of Ooma Premiere. Sign up for Premier ($10) to keep Ooma in Business.

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Does anyone know how to remove one of the calls from the online 'call log' ?

Having a call log is a cool feature but it seems like the user (me) should have
some control over its management.

Someone said 'if you can edit it, its not a call log'.

Ooma, is that correct? If so please give me control back over recording
my call history!

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My only concern: How is the financial stability of Ooma?

I've seen a LOT of deals on Ooma equipment recently which makes me wonder if they're not doing so well. If the company ends up going under, would my service will end? I'd assume so. I'd hate to buy one of these and have the company shut down 3 months later.

Still, I'm tempted...

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@bukzin: As of right now, calls cannot be deleted from the call log. They only disappear after 60 days :-/.

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@scottkaiser: Unfortunately I can't answer your question directly. What I can say is that 2 1/2 years ago people had the same questions. "Is this sustainable?", etc

I took the plunge and they didn't. It has paid off for me many times over.

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My understanding is that Ooma was originally catered to coorporates and large companies for the telecommunication, many years ago. Then they reached out to the little guys, like us, when they saw a demand for low cost internet phone service. After much discussion with friends whom own one, I am switching over... leaving the 'dark side' of AT&T.

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@garyoa1: I left Vonage long ago. They wanted extra money for softphone service on my computer (I used it for international travel) and extra money for a wifi phone. With Broadvoice for my home office, I had all three and they all shared the same phone number. I have Ooma for our home service and it is great.

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i got one for my folks, they love it and i love it (cause they dont ask me to fix it all the time). its really easy to use and set up, and its like 3 bucks a month (taxes).

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I love it. I also had concerns that it might not be sustainable over the long term, and I'd be left with a brick, but I've more than made up what I paid for. Having a phone line with only about $3 a month now is great. I have had no dropped calls that I can remember. I recommend it to my coworkers and friends.

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I jumped on the ooma bandwagon four years ago. I had questions about their viability, too. They're still around. In this market, that's gotta count for something.

BTW, it's a great service. Highly recommended.

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darn I missed the sale. Amazon here I come... darn

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I can not wait for mine. I've been using magic jack for 3 years and am tired the my nation wide calls has holes in it and there are apparent call time limits causing dropped calls. Besides Ooma is sexier.

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MAGIC CRAP SUCKS!!!!!! DROP CALLS GALORE!!!!!!!! OOMA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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