Ooma Telo VoIP Home Phone System
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Wednesday, Jul 02 to Thursday, Jul 03) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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I loved my ooma. Yes I said Loved. Mine did finally die this past weekend after 3 1/2 years as a refurbished unit from woot. Thankfully it was on Saturday and have a new one coming for $99 from ooma.
How long has your ooma lasted? I will never have anything else ooma is well worth it.
We love our Ooma. Voice quality is superb, and the premium package lets you block as many numbers as you’d like. (AT&T limits you to 10 numbers for the landline, or 20 for their VOIP service.) Given all the Caller ID spoofing these days, even unlimited blocking isn’t enough, so Ooma also has a “community blacklist” to keep the more common spam callers away. You can plug it into an existing phone jacks and take advantage of all the wiring that’s already present for extensions. Highly recommended.
Some Qs pls…
- Is there a charge to activate a refurb, vs a new OOMA unit? In one of the past OOMA Woots community comments, someone alluded to that; as well as that you cannot activate the refurb online, and that it has to be called in.
- Will the basic package allow for voice mail notification via email; not transcription, just notification?
I’ve had my Ooma Hub since 2008 and it’s still working great! Too bad about the monthly required fees for the later units. I’d still likely get this if mine died one day, even with the fees.
Picked up one of these not too long ago from Woot.
I went with the Premium package, ported our home number, and bought the wifi adapter. It’s awesome. Followed some tutorials online to utilize home wiring so all phone jacks in the house could utilize the Ooma. Also have the voicemails auto emailed to both my wife and I so we can listen to the messages from our phones or PC. All this and it was still half the cost of our old phone service with NO features. This thing is awesome with or without the premium service. Needless to say, I’m impressed with it.
I paid $99 for a new unit directly from Ooma during a promotion and can’t say enough good things about it.
The premium features are well worth it for me. I grabbed a few of their Linx devices, one for a room with no phone wiring and the other for having the second number dedicated for fax use. It’s been flawless.
So If I get this OOMA, I will need to change my phone number. how will my phone company and my friends and relatives know the new number? I’m assuming it won’t be listed in any phone directory. No?
You can port your current number(for basic service, the charge is $40, or free with 1 year subscription of Premium service). Simple and easy, no need to change anything but your phone company. You won’t regret it.
I only wish we’d changed sooner- love the $3.71 monthly bill!
I’ll add my voice to the choir praising the Ooma. I paid to have my number ported which took about a week. Beyond that I pay about $5 a month for home phone service.
One word of advice. If you have a home phone already through your cable provider be careful you aren’t “bundled” with your internet and cable TV. I cancelled my phone to save on my cable bill but when I signed up 4+ years ago with my cable company I “locked in” my prices based on all three services. 4 years later with a $200+ cable bill I assumed whatever “deal” I was getting from my cable company had expired but not in their eyes. My cable bill went UP when I dropped phone! Long story short I got a new deal from my cable company when I threatened to walk away but it was a hassle, so do some digging before you cancel!
I’m very happy about the Ooma service. We need a landline for calls to Europe and this is half the price of what we paid for our old Vonage service.
However, I bought one of these Woot! refurbs the last time they went on sale. It was a yo-yo, crashing repeatedly each day. Ooma was pretty good about sending a replacement under warranty, but by cheap ground shipping, so we suffered with flaky service for a couple of weeks (at one point my wife had to get on a con call for a couple of hours on her mobile phone because the ooma wouldn’t stay running for more than 10 minutes.)
Be wary of the “refurb” label. However, Ooma replaced mine with no fuss.
I bought because since Google Voice shut the open door to XXMP developers and we had to go with another VoIP vendor to keep using our Obihai device, sound quality has been awful, and everyone I ask says Ooma is the answer.
I had an ooma now for about 3 years and love it.The features are awesome.When your setting up and see the ooma emblem on the unit flashing red(signifies wrong connection),wait a couple more minutes to see if it will change to blue(signifies correct connection).I got very frustrated over and over thinking I set up wrong when all I had to do was wait a couple minutes.It does not tell you to do this in the setup manual.Occasionally you have to reset the device because calls can not be made or received,but overall,Love it!
I bought a refurb Telo here on Woot a couple of years ago and I activated it and ported my landline number all online with no problems at all. I suppose something might have changed since then…
I’ve enjoyed bills less than $4/month since.
The reactivation fee is only for non authorized resellers. Woot is an authorized reseller so no worries.
Voice mail notifications via email: I believe that is premier only but you can access it voicemails with the basic plan via the Ooma dashboard.
If your even looking at this and don’t have one, just buy it! Quit asking questions and BUY IT! You will not regret it. Your welcome.