ooma Core VoIP Phone System with No Monthly Phone Service Bills $199.99 + FS
ooma Core VoIP Phone System with No Monthly Phone Service Bills $199.99 + free shipping
Ooma VOIP Phone System $199.99 Link
Includes both an ooma Hub and an ooma Scout
Enjoy unlimited US calling, exceptional voice quality, and must-have features with no monthly fees or contracts
Receive caller-ID, call-waiting, and voicemail at no extra charge; Pay as you go for low-cost international calls
Hear voicemail and customize settings in the ooma Lounge
About.com Ooma Review Link
"...You(r) calls are channeled through other ooma hubs (to their landlines)...
Since ooma uses P2P technology for call termination, users are more exposed to potential security risks"...
update from ooma's website ...
"Just a FYI -- ooma is not routing calls over other user's landlines (e.g. Distributed Termination).
Any mention of this was removed from the user T&C's and the ooma website from the website a few months ago.
The original intent of this "people-powered" network was to save costs with calling.
Unfortunately it lent itself to be a poor user experience due to the fact we needed to block the outgoing caller-ID (e.g. a call going over another user's landline would show as "unknown" as the caller-ID instead of the caller's true name).
Also, our business plan went through a couple revisions last year (starting with separating out enhanced features -- ooma Premier -- from the core service features and further recognizing calling economies of scale).
As a result, we are able to continue to offer free phone service as a sustainable and scalable business."
International Rates using Ooma
My Ooma experience...
Had Ooma since it began in beta. It has had a few bumps but it has been great for me. I would highly recommend it. I have all the features with no monthly fees because it used to be more expensive and that included Premier for life. Now it is cheaper but if you opt for more features there is a monthly fee and it's well worth it. I love the 2nd phone line, ability to get voice mail online. I live in NJ, my in laws are in NH. I created a local NH number for them, now they call us daily instead of only calling when someone dies. If you don't want or need Premier features, I still think $199 for life of unit is cheap for no monthly fees.
Their support is good but expect a long wait for support.
i just ordered mine a month ago myself. it has been very good. i am porting my number over right now from Vonage and it should be done by today. Hopefully everything goes smoothly.
My phone has been officially moved to Ooma!! Free Home Phone for life!