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Old 01-03-2015, 01:17 PM   #61
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+1 on the personal blacklist. We still get too darn many cr*p calls but a whole lot less than we used to.

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Ditto on the joy of putting cr*p calls like "This is "mary" from credit call services" in the dungeon of blocked calls.

I also find the second line of use if want to add a party to a call.

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:09 PM   #62
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Ooma and Ooma handsets

I'm finally finishing an out-of-state permanent move that has taken a year to accomplish completely.

I decided to try Ooma rather than traditional land line in the new location and to get it ready while still in the old. I didn't want to port my old phone number.

Amazon had a decent price on the Telo + wi-fi/bluetooth adapter so I bought that. Discover has a current (3Q 2015) 5% cashback offer on Amazon purchases, which lowered the equipment cost a little bit.

I just went wi-fi only from the start and the only stumble is that my home network is not "visible" (e.g., it doesn't show to devices, you have to know the name and password). I was able to fix that in the web setup process, but it wasn't obvious so I did the "support chat" thing for help.

Once set up, I was surprised at the clarity - no dropouts, tones, delays, etc.

The cost for me is tax ($4.x/mo). As a new subscriber, I have a free trial to Premium but if it keeps working so well after more experience, I'll pay the $9.99/mo for that. Overall, it's much less expensive than what AT&T was getting from me.

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Old 07-05-2015, 07:39 PM   #63
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Me too. We switched to Ooma two months ago. We're paying for premium for its national blacklist. No
more robocalls and very few sales calls of any kind. We like it very much.

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:17 AM   #64
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We've been using Ooma since mid 2011. Quite happy with it overall. In the times we have has call quality issues, it usually turned out to be an internet problem.

I had originally bought Premier because we needed two line when I was working. I'm rethinking that now that I am retired.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:57 AM   #65
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I might move to Oona too. I have Vonage and Ooma will be cheaper (I will have to invest money on the equipment/number porting which will be paid in a little over a year due to the difference in cost..)
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #66
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Like all Ooma customers, I received an email about their recent IPO. I am so pleased with the product and performance that I bought a small amount (1 lot, 100 shares). It'll be fun to watch, of course I would like to see Zooma-Zooma but I don't care either way.

That is most definitely not a recommendation. Do what I say if you are tired of owning your money. I don't have the inflated ego required to post and promote stock blogs!


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