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Anyone else have Ooma VOIP? Free phone service?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    There was a thread in 2009 about Ooma and I think there were only two responses. I though more of us might be aware of it since then.
    It is a free phone service through your internet. You buy the hardware for about $100 and connect you standard home phone to it. After that you just pay taxes. I don't know how much that is yet.
    I will be dumping AT&T for both voice and internet at the end of this month.
    Anyone else have Ooma? Do you like it?

  2. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Looks like things haven't changed much since 2009. :p
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    $100 is fair for the device, but the Ooma website says $149? The WiFi feature is slick. You can take your phone anywhere. We use Vonage, which offers that too. If you plan on transferring your current phone number to Ooma, they charge a fee for that.

    I wonder if they make a softphone for it. Time to do some research.

  4. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    The equipment goes for $125 at Amazon:


    They have a some other hardware for Ooma as well.
    A friend bough her equpment at Costco, don't know how much she paid. I imagine places like Best Buy might have it as well.
    I'm not sure what you mean by a softphone. I know you can get Ooma equiment with blue tooth.
  5. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Woot has a sale on Ooma equipment once a month or so it seems.

    I use Voicepulse but a friend of mine has Ooma and is very satisfied.

  6. You are in the US, why not use Google Voice? I would if I was in the US.

  7. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    still using my Ooma from way back then, and still digging it :cool:

    I'm set-up with multiple numbers, and have the hardware so that each phone is a separate call

    also nice that I have voicemail sent to me as an email attachment - makes checking vm easy when I'm in the shop running the CNC cutting bodies/necks

    last time I was in Costco they still had them available