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Postby jsmoke222000 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:07 pm

I have been looking into voice over IP phone service for quite some time. I had an unreliable internet connection with a cable provider but I switched carriers & I now have fiber optic. The speed is great and the service has never gone out. Cameron Communications is freaking SWEET! Anyway, I was looking into getting magic jack or vonage & I really couldn't make myself go through with it. Well work has been a little slow lately & I am looking for a way to pinch pennies so today I made the switch.

I decided to go with service from Ooma. I got the Ooma Telo for $199 on amazon.com & I'll be able to keep my current # for a 1 time fee of $39.99. The phone will run off of the internet & will only cost me $3.47 a month, rather than the $100 I'm currently paying.

Does anyone else have VoIP service? If so, how do you like it? I'll keep you guys updated & let you know how it turns out. Wish me luck! :cheers:
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby Ray » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:09 pm

I don't have a house phone.
When I lived in Cameron, they had the 3D. Phone, internet and cable on fiber.
They were the first in this area to have it, way the hell down there.
It was nice. But no one called my phone. We don't use it at all. Gone.
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby Papa1966 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:22 am

I've had vonage for the last 3 years and I really like it. My wife can call home (overseas) for way cheaper than with any hardline carriers and I don't get any telemarketers. Only tricky thin is the 911 service, you have to have your address handy because it may not be your local 911 operator who picks up.
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby jsmoke222000 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:25 am

Well I got over ruled by the wife & she has decided to bundle our phone service through the cable company rather than going with the fine folks @ Ooma. :banghead: Somehow I am not surprised! This is going to cost me $32 / month vs. $3.47 / month with Ooma. :dunno:

When I get home Wednesday I am going to get myself some adult beverages & go fishing to make myself feel better about this. :fishin:
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby gerald » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:04 am

jsmoke222000 wrote:Well I got over ruled by the wife & she has decided to bundle our phone service through the cable company rather than going with the fine folks @ Ooma. :banghead: Somehow I am not surprised! This is going to cost me $32 / month vs. $3.47 / month with Ooma. :dunno:

When I get home Wednesday I am going to get myself some adult beverages & go fishing to make myself feel better about this. :fishin:



And she probably had a "good" explination for why she that was better.!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby jsmoke222000 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:07 pm

She actually did have a decent reason for going with the cable company. Apparently with Ooma, my home security system would not work properly & call Five-o in the event of a break-in. Anyway, the cable dude is supposed to be here some time tomorrow to swap us over. I'll let you guys know how that works out. here's to saving $70 a month! :cheers:
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Re: VoIP Phones

Postby Suthrngntlmn » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:49 pm

I got magic jack, so far so good. $19.95 a year no monthly bill, gotta love it.
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