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Amazon.com has Ooma Telo VoIP Phone System on sale for $74.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

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Last Edited by MozartA January 18, 2016 at 08:50 AM
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  • Ooma doesn't charge a monthly fee but they charge tax (include expenses to collect the taxes). It is as high as ~$100 a year. Look up the amount you'll pay monthly here: https://go.ooma.com/tax_calculator
    Some zipcode examples
    • 60043, $9.88 (9/18/2015), $9.36 (7/16/2015), $9.32 (5/10/2015), $7.30 (2/21/2015), 8.47 (4/21/2013), $8.52 (12/6/2012), $8.31 a month (10/11/2012)
    • 21218/21226 (Baltimore), $9.41 (9/18/2015), $8.96 (5/10/15), $8.94 (2/21/2015)
    • 60603, $8.82 (9/18/2015), $8.30 (7/16/2015), $8.26 (5/10/2015), $8.23 (2/21/2015),8.00 (4/21/2013), $8.05 (12/6/2012), $7.81 a month (10/11/2012)
    • 94115/94118, etc - $7.50 (9/18/2015), $7.02 (5/10/2015), $6.97 (2/21/2015), $6.85 (4/21/2013), $6.90 (12/6/2012), $6.63 (10/11/2012), $6.59 (9/26/2012)
    • 95138/95119/95123, etc - $6.17 (9/18/2015), $5.67 (5/10/2015), $5.61 (2/21/2015), $5.51 (2013)
    • 21093 - $5.41 (9/18/2015), $4.96 (5/10/2015), $4.94 (2/21/2015), 3.73 (01/08/2013, state, county, other, and county utility tax was removed), 6.94 a month (10/02/2012)
    • 10024 - $5.30 (9/18/2015), $4.85 (5/10/2015), $4.83 (2/21/2015)
    • 99214, 99260, 99201 - $5.25 (9/18/2015), $4.80 (5/10/2015), $4.78 (2/21/2015)
    • 28214 - $4.90 (9/18/2015), $4.45 (5/10/2015), $4.43 (2/22/2015) - NC
    • 94526 - $4.41 (9/18/2015), $3.93 (5/10/2015), $3.88 (2/21/2015), $3.80 (2013)
    • 92154 - $4.41 (9/18/2015), $3.93 (5/10/2015), $3.88 (2/21/2015), $3.75 (2013)
    • 45150 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/21/2015), $3.73 (2013)
    • 74653 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/21/2015), $3.71 (2013)
    • 11566 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/21/2015), $3.73 (2013)
    • 30115 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/21/2015), $3.76 (10/11/2012), $3.72 (9/26/2012)
    • 06461 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/21/2015), $3.71 (6/7/2013)
    • 29582 - $4.30 (9/18/2015), $3.85 (5/10/2015), $3.83 (2/22/2015) - SC
  • Ooma can change their tax/fee without notify the customer. They will just charge your credit card with the new fee. If you don't pay attention to your credit bill, you may not notice the increase.
  • Any change of hardware will lose grandfather plan. Directly from Ooma forum.
    http://www.ooma.com/forums/viewto...XES#p99565
    http://www.ooma.com/forums//viewt...=6&t=14373
    http://www.ooma.com/forums/viewto...=6&t=14918
  • For new activations, no matter what kind of device (even new Ooma Core), now, Ooma requires monthly taxes (Regulatory Recovery Fees). Directly from Ooma forum.
    http://www.ooma.com/forums/viewto...=9&t=16595
    http://www.ooma.com/forums//viewt...10#p102159
    http://www.ooma.com/forums/viewto...39#p109939
  • Ooma got rid of about 1500 units of Ooma Hub users which has no taxes and no fees. Some customers who have the ooma core were facing discontinuation of service sometime post March 31, 2014 unless they pay to upgrade to new hardware and accept new terms and conditions. These customers were part of the original beta team known as the “White Rabbit” VIP program.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oom...scontinued

Q. Aren't those fees mostly federal/state fees/taxes that would be raising any landline by the same amount too?

A. They include regulatory compliance fees, 911 service fees, the Federal Universal Service Charge (U.S. customers only) and state or province and local taxes, fees and surcharges. And from https://go.ooma.com/tax_calculator , click on Regulatory Compliance Fee (OR="Blue"]what's this?[/COLOR]). It also includes.....
(3) costs Ooma incurs administering, billing, collecting and making required tax and regulatory filings and complying with other regulations; (That should include all the expenses for operating the computer servers, CSR, etc, administering cost.)

If you are old Ooma core (no tax/fee) owner, you should have received this email stated old Ooma core won't get any future enhancement and very limited customer support. People in previous thread stated if your Ooma core died, any new device activation will get new TOS (meaning will have monthly tax/fee).
Quote :
Dear xxxx,

As our first product, the Ooma Hub allowed us to launch and grow our unique vision of how phone service could be delivered over the Internet with high quality and advanced features. We are proud of the success it has enjoyed since Ooma made its debut.

Having launched our second generation product, the Ooma Telo, in 2009 with higher-performance and more advanced functionality, we have now made the decision to concentrate our activities on the Telo going forward. Your Hub will continue to function on the Ooma network and operate as before, but we will not be providing any future enhancements and will be limiting our customer support activities going forward.
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The name is funny for me, since in my native language ooma means someone who cannot speak.,

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Worth it switching over from Google Voice/OBI setup?
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I bought one of these refurbished from ooma thru amazon and love it. my phone bill here in ny is 4 dollars a month. I paired this with 5 panosonic phones. The calls are clear and crisp with no not icicle delays. We have fios so I'm sure that helps.
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Quote from siid View Post :
Worth it switching over from Google Voice/OBI setup?
If you need/want E911, then I would say yes as it is included with Ooma. Otherwise, I think you get comparable service with your setup.
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Last edited by annie930ny January 18, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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I have been using Ooma for about 4 years and it is great! My monthly bill is about $3.80 and the calls are perfectly clear.
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#9
Fees and taxes bring it up to $7.8x a month so magic jack is cheaper for me.
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The name is funny for me, since in my native language ooma means someone who cannot speak.,
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#11
Great price for an excellent low cost VOIP system. Thanks.
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#12
great deal thanks
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#13
I still have the older silver Ooma Hub device. Is there any compelling reason to upgrade to this Ooma Telo?
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Quote from siid View Post :
Worth it switching over from Google Voice/OBI setup?
OBI has services which can be connected to E911
by the way I hated the dialtone . OBI has been great and I am sticking to it
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#15
One more positive endorsement for Ooma. I got a refurbished Telo from a Woot deal posted here on Slickdeals about 2 years ago. I have zero complaints. I was paying Vonage around $18/mth on an already discounted unlimited plan for loyal customers. I'm paying Ooma $4/mth for essentially the same quality of service.

In 2 years, I haven't had a single issue. And I love using the mobile app for calls over wifi.
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