Ooma Telo VOIP System - FREE Unlimited US Calls and Low International Rates - 100-0201-310

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Value
4.8
Ease of Use
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Performance

I have been a customer of OOMA for over a year. I have owned MagicJack and played with Vonage and of course the Bell system. Originally, I was concerned about the longevity of OOMA. But at a savings of $40 a month compared to Bell, I took the plunge. You do the math. I broke even after 7 months. Second was the call quality. It's internet dependent so bandwidth can be an issue, but not if you let IT control the house bandwidth by putting it FIRST in line, before your router. I haven't had a problem since I did that. It is land line equivalent. Outtages are few. Maybe once in a year for an hour or so. Connections are perfect 99% of the time. I also now own Telo. It's a bit of a different concept. I have two scouts with the HUB. Telo uses handsets to duplicate the function of the scouts and those aren't out yet... but the call quality is identical to the HUB with some pretty flashy lights and touch switches instead of push switches. Interesting USB port on the TELO (support charging?) and talk of support for blue tooth. And, obviously, it acts as a base station for cordless handsets without having to plug a handset base into it. COST: There are some costs associated with this beyond the hardware purchase. It will cost you about $120 a year. (yes, $10 a month) to get all the features including a second voice line and second phone number. The "Core" services (telephone dial tone with caller ID) will cost $12 a year or so if you don't want the second line, etc. Check to see what you need and the break even point. Just do the math. OOMA appears to be charging forward and not in any hurry to disappear. VONAGE is expensive and you keep paying LOTS ($25 a month minimum). MagicJack is computer dependent (OOMA and VONAGE are not). I let my one year subscription expire with MagicJack. I wish I hadn't spent money on it. It's good as an emergency phone, but with a good Cell plan... who needs it. Cable company voice comes out to be $25-30 a month when you calculate their discount disppearing. So if you are looking for dependable and inexpensive VOIP home phone service, OOMA is the best and least expensive as far as I am concerned. It takes a 6-8 months to break even, but.. I plan on using a land line for a bit longer than that. I can't wait to buy a couple of handsets.

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Ooma offers more for less. I have the older style Ooma base and the remote Scout. Being skeptical at first I kept my landline as a backup for a couple months, to make sure Ooma service worked. It did. I then signed up for their premier service that runs about $15 a month, offers a second line, and some cool advanced features you can configure from your computer. With both Local and Long Distance supplied by Ooma I am now saving about $25 a month, so my breakeven will be in around 9 months. Ooma customer service has been excellent. Now, if they could come out with a multi-line version, I still have phone lines that I have to pay the phone company, and Ooma only allows 1 line per router.

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TELO / HUB / OOMA REVIEW

on 10/13/2009

I have been a customer of OOMA for over a year. I have owned MagicJack and played with Vonage and of course the Bell system. Originally, I was concerned about the longevity of OOMA. But at a savings of $40 a month compared to Bell, I took the plunge. You do the math. I broke even after 7 months. Second was the call quality. It's internet dependent so bandwidth can be an issue, but not if you let IT control the house bandwidth by putting it FIRST in line, before your router. I haven't had a problem since I did that. It is land line equivalent. Outtages are few. Maybe once in a year for an hour or so. Connections are perfect 99% of the time. I also now own Telo. It's a bit of a different concept. I have two scouts with the HUB. Telo uses handsets to duplicate the function of the scouts and those aren't out yet... but the call quality is identical to the HUB with some pretty flashy lights and touch switches instead of push switches. Interesting USB port on the TELO (support charging?) and talk of support for blue tooth. And, obviously, it acts as a base station for cordless handsets without having to plug a handset base into it. COST: There are some costs associated with this beyond the hardware purchase. It will cost you about $120 a year. (yes, $10 a month) to get all the features including a second voice line and second phone number. The "Core" services (telephone dial tone with caller ID) will cost $12 a year or so if you don't want the second line, etc. Check to see what you need and the break even point. Just do the math. OOMA appears to be charging forward and not in any hurry to disappear. VONAGE is expensive and you keep paying LOTS ($25 a month minimum). MagicJack is computer dependent (OOMA and VONAGE are not). I let my one year subscription expire with MagicJack. I wish I hadn't spent money on it. It's good as an emergency phone, but with a good Cell plan... who needs it. Cable company voice comes out to be $25-30 a month when you calculate their discount disppearing. So if you are looking for dependable and inexpensive VOIP home phone service, OOMA is the best and least expensive as far as I am concerned. It takes a 6-8 months to break even, but.. I plan on using a land line for a bit longer than that. I can't wait to buy a couple of handsets. Read More

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Advance Features / Less Money

on 10/24/2009

Ooma offers more for less. I have the older style Ooma base and the remote Scout. Being skeptical at first I kept my landline as a backup for a couple months, to make sure Ooma service worked. It did. I then signed up for their premier service that runs about $15 a month, offers a second line, and some cool advanced features you can configure from your computer. With both Local and Long Distance supplied by Ooma I am now saving about $25 a month, so my breakeven will be in around 9 months. Ooma customer service has been excellent. Now, if they could come out with a multi-line version, I still have phone lines that I have to pay the phone company, and Ooma only allows 1 line per router. Read More

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Product Overview

Key Features/Selling Points Ooma Telo

Ooma lets you make free U.S .local and long distance calls over the Internet.   Just plug your high-speed Internet connection and normal home phone into ooma, and you’re ready to call anywhere in the US.   And unlike other VOIP systems, there’s no need for a PC or a headset—just use your phone like you normally would.

 

Here’s what you get with Ooma:

·          Free, unlimited calling to any number in the U.S.

·          Caller-ID and Call-waiting

·          A new number from any calling area in the US

·          The option to keep your phone number for a one-time charge ($39.99)

·          Enhanced 911 service

·          Flexibility to keep a landline

·          My Ooma web portal to view call logs and set calling preferences

·          Low-cost international rates starting at pennies per minute

How Do We Compare?
When you buy the Ooma Telo for $249.99, US calls won’t cost you a dime, and international calling is ridiculously cheap.  

Your one-time purchase of an award-winning Ooma system gives you free home phone service. You'll also get the voice quality and ease of a traditional landline. That's because we’ve architected the Ooma system to partner with your existing home phones and high-speed Internet to deliver state-of-the-art calling with PureVoice Technology.    

No tricky calling codes to enter. No need to log onto a computer. Just pick up your home phone and dial. It’s that easy.    If you want to use one of our Ooma Telo Handsets, you have the option of doing that as well to unveil more of Ooma Telo’s features.

And for those who demand more, you'll get a 60-day free trial of Ooma Premier, so you can test-drive all of Ooma’s innovative features, like multi-ring, blacklists, virtual numbers, enhanced voicemail, and much more.

So if monthly bills are weighing you down, the answer is simple. Break free with Ooma.

Set-up is Easy
Ooma has been designed with the customer in mind for an intuitive out-of-box experience. Most customers are up in dialing in about 20 minutes. If you’ve got any questions, our online support site is loaded with dozens of articles, diagrams, tips, and facts. Something we didn’t cover? No problem. Check out our lively customer forum or call a member of our support team.

Included Features

Bundled Features
Ooma gives you all the calling features you’ve come to depend on, including caller-ID, call-waiting, a free phone number and 911.

My Ooma web portal
My Ooma is your online destination for the Ooma service. You can check call logs, manage your account preferences, purchase prepaid international minutes, even access Premier services such as voicemail, online phonebook, blacklists and more, 24 hours a day

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Specifications

Manufacturer Ooma
Mfg Part# 100-0201-310
SKU 212317547
UPC 892943002100
UPC 14 00892943002100
Sales Rank 1128
Features
PureVoice: In today’s connected home environment with Internet file sharing, video streaming, on-line gaming, Ooma’s PureVoice Technology delivers clear audio even if substandard calling conditions exist. Ooma PureVoice Technology is composed of four key components.
Advanced voice compression: Ooma uses an advanced voice compression algorithm that reduces bandwidth consumption by 60% over standard VoIP technology. That leaves you with more bandwidth for all other online activities and increases the likelihood that your voice traffic will be delivered properly by your ISP.
Wire-speed QoS: Even though Ooma uses only a fraction of the bandwidth of standard VoIP technology, preserving voice quality requires that those packets arrive on time. The Ooma Telo prioritizes voice packets without slowing down the rest of your network. This way you can enjoy crystal clear calls even as you're uploading your latest video clips.
Adaptive redundancy: Packet loss is the enemy of VoIP - it can cause voice to sound stuttered or garbled. The Ooma Telo detects packet loss on your Internet connection and automatically sends redundant packets to boost the clarity of your phone call.
Encrypted calls: Ooma takes your privacy seriously. We use the same encryption technology governments use to protect classified data to protect your conversations. This makes Ooma even more secure than the traditional landline.
Answer mobile phone calls on any home phone; use your bluetooth earpiece to talk on your home phone
Tech Specs
Package Contents:
Ooma Telo
Ethernet Cable
Phone Cable
Ac Adapter
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