Ooma Compliment - Ooma: So Far, So Good!
We have grown tired of the big TV/Phone/Internet providers. The prices just keep going up. When they come up with something innovative, they can't just use it as a competitive advantage, they increase the rates! Customer service always tries to upsell you, even if you're just calling for a mailing address! They make pricing structures to encourage "bundling" and if you choose not to "bundle" they continuously try to convince you that it's to your advantage. They offer you a reduced price, but only for the first year, then it goes back up an you have to call again.
So, started our own personal simplification. We cancelled our service, except internet. Went with Ooma for our phone service. You get the device, plug it in to your modem, then plug your phone into the Ooma device!
First, you don't need a special phone in addition to the Ooma Telo. You can use any phone you're using now (except maybe a rotary?).
Second, the call quality doesn't seem to be diminished at all! It works great!
Third, after you make the initial device purchase (I got it for $199), it's super cheap! You only have to pay taxes and fees. For me in the Denver area, that's less than $4.00 a month!
Why did I choose this over Magic Jack? Well, you can port your existing number, if you choose. Also, it plugs into the modem instead of your computer. That means, my computer doesn't have to be on for it to work!
I haven't had it that long, but I'm really pleased with it so far! Plus I feel like I'm making a statement against the telecom superpowers!