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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #42071 by Isamorph
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Ooma has a new home phone device utilizing 4G LTE cell connectivity with some internet features. $50 for the device at Walmart and $12+T&F for unlimited calling in the USA. It uses the Sprint network and I guess this device has been around for a while, which I hadn't been aware of.


www.ooma.com/home-phone-service/phone-genie/?offer

www.walmart.com/ip/Ooma-811008022471-Phone-Genie/273985689

www.mercari.com/us/item/m91637009523/?gclsrc=aw.ds&utm_source=google&utm_medium
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42072 by KentE
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A most curious device. I'll have to read more, but it seems to provide 500mb of data as well.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42081 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Cute idea - thanks for pointing this out Isamorph !!
(Too bad it doesn't use Verizon or AT&T...)
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42105 by Isamorph
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The Straighttalk home phone uses the Verizon network and is similar to the new Ooma cell to analog device, but is $15+t&f a month for unlimited. My Obi device is $0 a month, so it's a keeper.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42111 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Our dear old Obi110 has faithfully served for many years & after the EOL for GV usage got placed onto Circlenet as a forward from GV...and now that has gone dead as well - must be that Sam is a bit ahead of schedule on the killing the service off date, I'm guessing...so:
We basically have to choose between;
1 - putting the 110 onto Voip-MS with its monthly cost;
2 - buying a polycom 2xx box;
3. Getting a cheap (used) Ooma box with its smallish monthly costs.

Here's how that shakes out as I see it=>
1 - Great company & services - a valid choice;
2 - Pure distrust due to complete lack of support & folks reporting poor results via forum for a while already;
3 - Another valid choice which is likely the simplest of the 3.

Any affordable & good alternative suggestions will be warmly appreciated !!
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42122 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Hmmm...its awfuwwy kwiet awound heah...?
Nobuddy got nuffin to add fer dis ??

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1 month 3 weeks ago #42123 by mmfacemm
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I find ooma to be worth the small cost. Direct your effort in saving money elsewhere. It has been very reliable and easy to use for me. I bought an obihai with the intention of saving a few bucks but it has been sitting in a drawer ever since. I guess I should sell it before it gets discontinued.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42125 by Isamorph
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Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Hmmm...its awfuwwy kwiet awound heah...?
Nobuddy got nuffin to add fer dis ??


All three options are positive. Since Simonics gvgw beta ended, I have been using an Obi 2xx and I must say it has worked perfectly since then. I haven't received any mention of yearly update fees or EOL stuff, so I'm quite happy with this home phone service for now. I used Ooma many years ago but had lots of problems because of slow internet speeds, I suspect. I've recently heard a few times that Ooma had added some questionable fees to the basic service in addition to what was already charged and some people are paying $ 6 or $ 7 a month now. But I guess where one lives has a lot to with how much basic service costs.

Using your Obi 1xxwould avoid the costs for an Ooma or Obi2xx, money which would pay for quite a bit of service on Voip- MS. Because I've had such good success with my Obi 2xx/GV set up, I'm biased toward that solution. Yet who knows when Polycom will bring up the EOL discussion. But even if it becomes EOL, you'll still have the Obi2xx to switch over to another Voip provider. If my Obi should become defunct, I think I can now just get by with a simless wifi GV app phone for home use.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #42126 by KentE
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I have no experience, although I have an Obi sitting across the room still in the box-- bought it on the last sale at New Egg, and it'll be a wintertime project.

I know we have a few folks here that have used (still using?) Magic Jack, and seemed happy with it.
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #42128 by als
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I'm way over my head here. I've been curious about the raspberry pi for a while now . Seems to me these creative folks might have figured out a free /cheap voip system. I used my non google browser to search rasberry pi voip.
Search results here: duckduckgo.com/?q=rasberry+pi+voip&atb=v132-3__&ia=web
One interesting result: duckduckgo.com/?q=rasberry+pi+voip&atb=v132-3__&ia=web
Interesting? yes. Relevant?????
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