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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Ooma home phone service bundle $79.99 (+eco fees) $50 OFF--- $5 to $10/month home phone

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Ooma home phone service bundle $79.99 (+eco fees) $50 OFF--- $5 to $10/month home phone

https://www.costco.ca/ooma-telo-home-ph ... 38378.html

Deal dead at Costco, but available at Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Ooma-Telo-Service ... 00KWTAT3W/ Save HUNDREDS of dollars yearly compared to the regular big Canadian Telcos monthly fees.

Ooma telo is actually $79.99 (+ eco fees) after a $50 rebate. I just subscribed few weeks ago to their service. +- $5/month for their basic home phone service with all regular features (call waiting, call display, voicemail, etc) https://www.ooma.ca/home-phone-service/basic/ or $10/month for their Premier plan, which have nice features especially if you travel. https://www.ooma.ca/home-phone-service/premier/
With their Premier plan, you can make wifi phone calls via their app whil you are out of the countfy, free calls to continental U.S and Mexico, etc...

Setup is almost plug-and-play. Once you receive the Ooma device, go to their register page, enter personnal infos, and thereafter you enter the activation code located under the device. And voilà, within few minutes everything is set up, and working. Sound quality is great, some of my correspondents even find that voice/sound quality is even better than with my cable phone line. Obviously need a high speed internet connection. I have a 60 Mb/s internet connection and everything works flawlessly. After few weeks of tests, I will definitely port my number to Ooma.

About Ooma: https://www.ooma.ca/

Questions: Feel free to ask!

EDIT: Deal dead at Costco, but available at Amazon.ca https://www.amazon.ca/Ooma-Telo-Service ... 00KWTAT3W/ thanks to Temporel
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Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
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langley
Alot of places mobile calls are crap or some don't own phones
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Why do people feel the need to start a new thread every time the Ooma goes on sale?
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MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
I personally like to have home phone beside cell phone. At home, I do not always have my cellphone on hands. And at this price it is cheaper than a cell plan for those who don't need cell phone. And, above this, cell signal is crap in my mancave.
SandeepB72045 wrote: Use voip.ms for85 cents per month, no start up cost
I know that there is cheaper alternatives than Ooma, but I found Ooma reliable, and it can't be easier to setup, for not-that-tek-saavy Rfder's. Not trying to push the sales, just posted a deal that I found interesting as I am a Ooma subscriber and NEVER had a single issue since I set up the service few weeks ago. And, VOIP.ms is $0.85/month + fees per minutes. Cheap per minutes, but still fees. And yes, there is a startup cost with VOIP.ms. Don't you need an ATA ???
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MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
For people that don't have unlimited plans. Also, it's nice if you don't want kids to have their own cell.

Also, it's kinda nice to have a handset in every room and not have to find your phone.
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MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
To avoid (in the pre-covid world) people/businesses calling you all the time with non-urgent things when you are at work or out with friends or whatever? Give them the home phone number, if you're not home able to pick up, they get the home phone's voicemail...
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SandeepB72045 wrote: Use voip.ms for85 cents per month, no start up cost
Some people want to use a physical headset when talking for hours -- much more comfortable....

Setup is NOT zero for that.. Have to spend time reading up on voIP adapter boxes, how to setup optimally..
Ooma is so *plug'n'play nearly anybody can use it.


Good price OP, but typical best Ooma sale price. Got mine in 2012 for this. Best time to buy one. Have never typically seen lower than this.

*plug'n'play is what I mean, though *gunplay is so much better, autocorrect. :P
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As a note, I've had Ooma for years, and it has been amazingly reliable. I was so glad to get out of the Bell monopoly. Call quality is great, and service is very inexpensive. As noted it's not the cheapest option, but it's legitimately plug and play and easy for anyone.

I have two small children, and when my parents/in-laws watch the kids (pre-COVID) the home line is beneficial as they don't have cell phones (the parents and in-laws...or the children for that matter). You can also forward all calls to a cell phone if you are out, or if the power goes out.

Which brings up another point, you're power dependent on this (unlike Bell). On the opposite side, you're not Bell-line dependent.
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What physical handsets do people use with Ooma? Costco is going to have a sale on the Ooma base unit plus 3 Ooma HD3 set in a couple of days for $139 which is about the same as buying the $79 base unit plus a decent Panasonic set of 3. Any recommendations? Anyone has the Ooma HD3 handsets? I’m reading mixed reviews...
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SandeepB72045 wrote: Use voip.ms for85 cents per month, no start up cost
I have been using voip.ms for years. I have had great experiences with it.

I set voip.ms up for a relative. They have had repeated problems with service. I bought them Ooma for Christmas this year. We’’ll find out whether their problems were with voip.ms or whether it has been a “bio-side interface device problem”, i.e., “human error” Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
I travel out of Canada quite a bit. I use voip.ms and the Bria app on my iPhone. When I’m in Mexico, I can use my Canadian home phone number on wifi for all of my Canadian calls. People can call me; I can call them; all for pennies. Roaming my Canadian mobile phone would be far more expensive.
PTMBAA wrote: Why do people feel the need to start a new thread every time the Ooma goes on sale?
For the same reason other goods and services on sale are posted. It’s RFD.
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voip.ms can use an ATA if you want to use analog phone, a voip phone or a softphone on your smartphone, or the native VOIP function on most android phones.
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MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
Despite having cell phones, with unlimited cell phone plans both my parents and my in-laws prefer having a "home phone" when talking to their friends.
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MrMello wrote: Just curious, as most mobile plans are unlimited, why someone still need a home phone?
a) most family (including people I don't talk to frequently, but may need to call me for stuff like weddings, funerals, etc) have had my home number for 30+ years
b) I don't give most people my cell number, unless I want them to be able to call me any time. Most people get the home number, if at all.
c) generally voice quality is better than cell phones

I will say though, voice quality on the OOMA is good (but a little echoey from time to time). I think I've had it for 5-7 years - def better than paying Bell $30-60 for the same level of service.
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mcfrugal wrote: What physical handsets do people use with Ooma? Costco is going to have a sale on the Ooma base unit plus 3 Ooma HD3 set in a couple of days for $139 which is about the same as buying the $79 base unit plus a decent Panasonic set of 3. Any recommendations? Anyone has the Ooma HD3 handsets? I’m reading mixed reviews...
if you snip the wire going out to the phone line outside, you can plug the OOMA into your phone jacks and they will all work as normal. No special handsets required.
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pdipps wrote: a) most family (including people I don't talk to frequently, but may need to call me for stuff like weddings, funerals, etc) have had my home number for 30+ years
b) I don't give most people my cell number, unless I want them to be able to call me any time. Most people get the home number, if at all.
c) generally voice quality is better than cell phones

I will say though, voice quality on the OOMA is good (but a little echoey from time to time). I think I've had it for 5-7 years - def better than paying Bell $30-60 for the same level of service.
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SandeepB72045 wrote: Use voip.ms for85 cents per month, no start up cost
FalconStrike1 wrote: How does it work? App based or I need a device?
Ooma is easier to get into; more plug and play than VoIP.ms

But if you want to know more about VoIP.ms check this RFD thread.

About Ooma here is a previous RFD thread.

Anyway, what matters is that you make the move!
Get rid of your $40, $50, $60 (and more) Bell, Rogers or Telus monthly home phone bill that you pay FOR NOTHING!
How much will you pay this year to Bell, Rogers, Telus, Vidéotron, etc. for your land line if you DON'T make the move?
And next year...
And the year after...
Until you die!

It will be the most money you ever save because of RFD!

Do it! Do it! Do it!

I did it 10 years ago and never looked back!
You won't regret it!
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If you are considering VOIP, use voip.ms.
I switched from koodo to voip.ms and monthly cost decreased from CAD$20 to USD $1.00 to $1.50($0.85+call costs).
When I called Koodo and they offered $10 per month, and I am so glad they did not offer $5 because I would have stayed with them for $5.

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