dealsfree home phone with ooma: save $50 + free…

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If you missed out on the last Ooma deal, you've got another chance here. This is NEW, and comes with a full year warranty. I bought a refurb a couple years ago I didn't have any problems, but why not get a new one for the same price?

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The Ooma Telo gets overwhelmingly positive reviews. Click the link below to check out 3700 Amazon reviews.

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Ooma-Telo-Free-Phone-Service/product-reviews/B002O3W4LE/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt [/url]

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You can also see what other Wooters are saying by doing a search on Ooma directly on deals.woot.com. There is lots of info, and good opinions here. You can see what people's real-life experiences have been. Plus, you can pick up some good tips too.

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There is more info at the OomaDeals Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/OomaDeals

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Even though the service is free, you still need to pay the taxes. Mine vary (for whatever reason) between $3.71 and $3.76 per month. 12 cents a day!

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Grabbed one of these 6 mos. ago and couldn't be happier with it. Phone bill went from $70 to <$5. After dropping local service, took about 10 mins. to rewire the outside box and hook the Ooma up to the home wires. All outlets are working w/ no problems at all. Grabbed an UPS ($60) for the modem, router and Ooma box. So far, it's never gone down in a power outage. If your cable signal is still up, you're in business.

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@11dndd11: Yeah, my wife happened to be on the phone with her sister when our power went out recently. Since my Telo, router and cable modem were on a UPS, they never dropped the call. Pretty neat.

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Help old guy with Ooma that I love. What is a UPS?

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"UPS" in this context is "uninterruptable power supply" -- typically some lead-acid batteries with enough electronics wrapped around them to allow the unit to provide near-instantaneous substitution of power from the batteries in the case your home electricity fails.

UPS units vary from ones designed to provide power for just long enough to shut a single computer down gracefully during a power outage, to those that can run a whole data center until the standby generator kicks in.

For specific examples, do a search for UPS on google, or at computer sites for products made by APC, one of the big names in UPS systems.

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@snake1924: Another name for these is "Battery Backup". Everything selfgovern said is spot-on.

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This is the best thing ever. Honestly changed my life!

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This seems very tempting. Anyone know if ADT alarm service (currently tied to our land line) would also work with Ooma? Also, can we use our existing phone base (with answering machine) and the 3 cordless phone that go with the base? Thanks!!

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@tex123as: You can use your existing phone base. However, Ooma is not compatable with most home alarm systems--they use different voltages. I had to switch my alarm to cellular service, but that is safer anyway since the bad guys can't disable your alarm system by cutting your wires. It cost me $10/month, but was well worth it given the savings offered by Ooma!

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@tex123as: The short answer is yes. I have a Panasonic cordless answering machine with 5 handsets. You disconnect your house from the phone company's wire outside and then plug the Ooma into any phone jack (should be near your modem or router) and that powers the whole house (I also have old-fashioned corded phones). More info is at http://ooma-deals.tumblr.com/ towards the bottom of the page.

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