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Ooma OOMATELO2 Free VoIP Home Service (Telo 2)

  • Free U.S.calling* (Pay only applicable taxes and fees)
  • Low-cost international calls
  • Bundled Features: Voicemail, caller-ID, call-waiting
  • 911 Alerts
  • Easy setup
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Brand
Ooma
Model
OOMATELO2

Type

Type
Telephone

Features

Features
Free U.S.calling (Pay only applicable taxes and fees)
Low-cost international calls
Bundled Features: Voicemail, caller-ID, call-waiting
911 Alerts
Easy setup

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  • Marvin T.
  • 8/25/2014 8:52:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsRecent Significant Degradation

Pros: IT WAS a terrific service when originally purchased 3 years ago - worked like a charm, but recently for over a month....... it's been a completely different story!

Cons: Since sometime in June/July 2014, service has degraded significantly. Nearly everyday, the voice mail system fails at least once a day and frequently 2x to sometimes 3x a day - cannot access voice mail and told to wait - "We're sorry. there was a problem processing the page .... please contact Ooma Support"

I contacted Ooma Support at least 50 times, but no response. I've given up contacting them.

Voice mail I noticed will sometimes suddenly appear more than 4 hours after the caller left the message! What is that? Unreliable and unacceptable, especially after listening to all my messages and not realizing that another message came in afterwards!

The Call Log info also frequently fails to manifest itself, and the same "Try Later" message repeatedly appears!

Other Thoughts: It's too bad that after a good start and a great product, Ooma is on its way down. I've been very disappointed over the last couple of months and customer service completely ignores my contact. It's true, "you get what you pay for" and Ooma is no different..... Once you buy their box, you're at their mercy for "good service".....

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  • Ryan F.
  • 7/9/2014 7:10:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat phone service

Pros: Free (plus taxes) after the upfront cost of the Telo. Great sound quality. Easy setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Understand what the service is before you buy. It's VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol. If you have a slow or latent internet connection the sound quality will be poor. That's not Oomma's fault. The service will cease to work if your internet is down. The service is free. Don't be confused by the taxes the government requires Ooma to collect. I've been using VoIP service for 6 years (Packet8, Vonage and Ooma) and this is by far the best service for the cost.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/20/2014 10:17:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent especially for what I paid

Pros: Buy the hardware from wherever and get free service aside from taxes. Voice quality is great.

Cons: Uses its own VPN type connectivity to the mother ship instead of standard SIP. Makes port forwarding unnecessary and provides encryption but a bit limiting.

Other Thoughts: I got my Telo for the princely sum of $10 at a local donation store. The previous owners did not cancel seevice so I got a free ride for a while. Once they did it was just $10 to reactivate. Not too shabby.

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  • Philip L.
  • 4/9/2014 5:53:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsvery nice connection once it works

Pros: Very clear connection -- flawless performance once set up. Very good feature set. Nice to dump a separate phone bill.

Cons: Bought a refurb, that was dropping packets. Tech support at Ooma walked through every option -- cables, router, power supply, etc. Took about 2 days to determine it was the unit itself.
Ooma sent a new unit to replace, and free shipment of old unit. Now works flawlessly.
The cost savings of the refurb were diminished by the little frustration of debugging the unit.

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  • MARY L.
  • 4/8/2014 7:26:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOoma is a great product

Pros: easy installation, cheap service

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: will have to wait and see how the billing for monthly rates works out. I should be getting for about $5 what I used to pay more than $50

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  • David B.
  • 3/10/2014 6:19:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsBeware the "Gotcha's"

Pros: Call Quality. Low monthly cost

Cons: High initial cost. Sneaky High prices gotchas

Other Thoughts: Already this device is overpriced. Know that it sold for $80 just this past November, but the real "gotcha" with Ooma is that they charge you $40 to port you number. $40!? That's more than TWICE anyone else. Cell phone co's charge nothing. Cable companies charge nothing. Magic Jack, Net Duo, even Google Voice charge half that or less. Of course, that isn't indicated here. The other thing is, they really push you towards their "Premium" service, which is an additional $10 a month. Yes, you get Caller ID for free, but want the Caller ID to also display the name of the caller? You have to be A Premium subscriber. I REALLY hate companies who advertise one thing, then nickel and dime you. Particularly when that nickel and dime is $40

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  • Glenn B.
  • 3/9/2014 12:18:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Easy to set up. I ported my number, that ran smoothly. I took a week. I works with my alarm system, a big plus. I dumped Vonage.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2014 1:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertise

Pros: - Excellent Voice quality
- Pays for itself in less than a year
- No monthly payments except for taxes (about $3-$4 NYC)
- Able to block annoying telemarketers (Premier Service only)
- Can check voicemail online
- Can forward calls to my cell if my internet is down

Cons: - Sometimes calls drop due to bad connection from internet
- Somehow got more unknown callers
- Porting my old number was a little troublesome

Other Thoughts: - Premier Service is neat but I rather not pay $10 a month for it. If you are looking to cut down your phone bill, try it out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2014 7:37:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsOOMA Telo & Cisco IP Phone

Pros: OOMA makes it very easy to install for the normal consumer
Sleek design and user friendly interface
Website resourceful for setting up device to work with normal phone
Quality is good

Cons: Doesn't work with Cisco IP phones since SIP information is not shared by OOMA. This is the biggest knock to it since it has so much potential.

Other Thoughts: I understand VOIP Service Providers are making money on selling hardware, but they seem to forget that the hardware wars died in the 90s. They should be focusing on services, for example offering a SIP service for an extra cost to the user subscription would make things much easier on us. SIP is a protocol required for some IP Phones such as Cisco.

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  • CASEY M.
  • 1/4/2014 9:11:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install, great voice clarity and reliable.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Installed Ooma upstream of wireless router. No conflicts, no complaints!

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