vonage chaffing

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 18:52:06 MST 2012


I was in office max today.  They have an ooma device.  $199, but free
for life after that.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Steven Alligood <steve at betterlinux.com> wrote:
> I second this.  I have had ooma for a year and a half and it's been great.
>
> I pay the $4/month for my mother's line, and the extra $10 to have
> premier on my line, as it's worth it to me to have my calls forwarded to
> my cel phone if my internet goes out, as well as being able to block
> unwanted numbers with various options (busy signal, just ringing, etc).
>
> It's basically FreeSwitch with a nice interface and none of the hassle,
> plus all you can eat domestic long distance.  My wife puts about 1000
> minutes a month on there, making it about $0.0138 per minute with
> premier, or it would be $0.00386 per minute without premier.
>
> Also, you can get refurbished boxes for about $150 if you keep an eye
> out (woot, etc).  And premier includes a numner port, or they charge a
> one time $40 to port a number.  They also have an iphone app that lets
> you use the ooma account with your smart phone data plan.
>
> All in all, it just works for me and I don't have to mess with it and I
> have never had the 1 second delay issue.
>
>
> On 2/4/12 11:02 AM, Chris Strieby wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Daniel Fussell<dfussell at byu.edu>  wrote:
>>> I've been watching my Vonage bill creep up to my old Qweerst bill, and
>>> it's starting to bug me.
>>>
>>> Thoughts?  Opinions?  Snide and/or snarky remarks?
>>
>> My solution was to buy an Ooma.  You have to buy the device (about
>> $200) and then the only monthly fees you pay are the mandated state
>> and federal fees.  They have a calculator at
>> https://go.ooma.com/tax_calculator so you can see what the fees are
>> for your zip code.
>>
>
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