Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Ooma Telo Air 2 VoIP Free Home Phone Service with Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. Affordable Internet-Based landline Replacement. Unlimited Nationwide Calling. Low International Rates.
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Well, it has been years since I bought this Ooma for my mother-in-law in her 90's at an independent care facility. There is wireless available from the business office and her room is maybe 50 feet away. The wireless signal receiver ability is marginal but almost always delivers the voice calls. But there are line drops and times where callers can be heard but not talked to. I like Ooma's buy the device and only pay the tax on the phone service. It costs my mother-in-law barely over $6 a month. Another company name you would recognize would cost 10x that for a land-line. I also own an older wired Ooma that I almost stopped service on, but living in a remote area having a backup phone is never a bad idea. The fact you can use regular home phones is a real plus for older folks who missed the cell phone transition. Ooma's voice messaging, caller ID, and a bunch of other features make it a good deal, a great value.
I was paying a lot for a hard-wired landline which was forwarded to my cell phone and seldom used otherwise. Ooma is saving me a lot of $$ every month and the payback time is relatively short. As a bonus, I found that if I disconnected the landline from the utility box and plugged the Ooma into a regular phone jack I can use my phone jacks with standard handsets. Ooma also has some nice handsets as well as home alarms (water, motion and intrusion)
I particularly like the ability to limit our phone ringing to numbers in the contact list. Every call not on the list rolls to voice mail without disturbing us. It is easy to add callers we do want to ring through to the contacts list.
Relatively simple to install. Surprised after 3 months when the bill tripled. I called customer service. They said after the promotion period they charge for extra features. I informed her that in the installation process it asked me if I wanted to pay more for those features and I said no. She informed me that if you buy the unit through Amazon you are forced into the promotion but since I caught it early they would refund the difference.
I was with Vonage for well over 10 years. I made the switch to Ooma based on the features for the price. You get more features, Premium Plan, for the same price as Vonage's lowest tier plan. Quality and reliability is on par with Vonage, both are equally good.