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Old Jul 19, 07, 9:54 am
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Ooma

So who here has been testing Ooma and has tokens to share?

From WSJ:

Ooma is a piece of hardware that you plug it into your Internet connection and attach a phone, and you get free, unlimited domestic calls, local or long distance, as long as you keep your Ooma.

WSJ article link (may require paid subscription)
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Old Jul 19, 07, 10:56 am
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hum, would love to see more info on it and to see how well it really works.
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Old Jul 19, 07, 11:36 am
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Sounds a lot like Magicjack:

http://www.magicjack.com/site/index.html
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Old Jul 19, 07, 1:00 pm
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The Ooma and Magicjack do sound similar. The positioning is different. Ooma is positioned more as a dedicated home device that easily integrates into the existing home wiring setup while Magicjack is more portable focused.

Both deserve a second look I think.
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Old Jul 19, 07, 1:07 pm
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$400 upfront for lifetime unlimited calls?

Fish > smells.

I think the events of this week with Sunrocket have shown that the market is very vulnerable. Nobody is really making any real money here so promises like this sound very hard to keep.
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Old Jul 19, 07, 1:34 pm
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The upfront costs are way too high I think for it to be realistic, at least for me.

There are many penny or two penny a minute usa to usa calling deals out there.

$400, that's 40,000 minutes of calling for this to pay for itself.

Free nights and weekends on cells, there's lots of reasons that's way too much money for something that probably won't be around that long.
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Old Apr 9, 08, 1:53 pm
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$400 upfront for lifetime unlimited calls?

Fish > smells.

I think the events of this week with Sunrocket have shown that the market is very vulnerable. Nobody is really making any real money here so promises like this sound very hard to keep.
Ooma in trouble?

http://valleywag.com/377932/ashton-k...-falling-apart
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Old Aug 5, 09, 6:45 pm
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I feel stupid for doubting Ooma - got one this afternoon, and I think this is the future of the landline. The company is still around, doing better than ever, the hardware is half what it was a year ago, and the product is rock solid.
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I'm very intrigued by this!

http://www.broadbandreports.com/comments/3322

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Old Aug 27, 09, 6:20 am
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Oooma is Dead, Alive, Dead, Alice, unsustainable... it will be interesting to watch this one.

I never did buy as I took the T-Mo @home route for the $10 a month for unlimited local/long distance (USA).
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Old Aug 27, 09, 11:33 am
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I still don't like products that leach off my bandwidth, and route their traffic across my network. My VUDU gets pretty much unplugged when not in use, or throttled substantially in order to contain it.
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Old Aug 28, 09, 9:35 pm
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Saw the product @ Costco... Interesting-
There was a rep there but I was in a hurry so I could not ask him a lot of questions...

They were demoing it with a cell card
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Big fan here. Have been using it since December. Ported my Verizon # over and haven't looked back. Great sound quality and zero perceptible impact on my broadband connectivity. (RoadRunner standard 5mb service).
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Old Sep 11, 09, 5:26 pm
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Question: I know for initial setup, one would be advised to hook the Ooma directly to the modem or the router.

My question is once that is done, would it be possible to use the Ooma by connecting it to the ethernet jack of a wireless range extender (like the latest Linksys versions), or a WAP in bridge mode from a WAP connected to the router?

It may be inconvenient to have the Ooma adjacent to either the router or the cable modem (given where the cable comes into the house) and would be much nicer to have it in a more accessible place.
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