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[Best Buy] Ooma Telo and 4 piece security kit combo - $49.97 & 7 pcs @ 99.97

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[Best Buy] Ooma Telo and 4 piece security kit combo - $49.97 & 7 pcs @ 99.97

I have had Ooma for 5 years now (premium) and am quite happy with it - they even sent me the current telo for free when i asked why the older model only allowed 3 sensors to be paired.

I don't subscribe to their security service but I do have 3 water sensors at this time, so I can't comment on the paid security service, although you can use the devices with a paid subscription ( I believe as long as you activate the telo phone service)
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Is this a subscription based service for coverage?
How is it working without one?
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Would the base station work as VOIP device alone? Thanks.
Zoomer Wireless $40.50/6GB unlimited minute plan;
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Fido $10 4GB LTE data/Month plan
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projectman44 wrote: I have had Ooma for 5 years now (premium) and am quite happy with it - they even sent me the current telo for free when i asked why the older model only allowed 3 sensors to be paired.

I don't subscribe to their security service but I do have 3 water sensors at this time, so I can't comment on the paid security service, although you can use the devices with a paid subscription ( I believe as long as you activate the telo phone service)
This base station can be connected to phone for Voip number?
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NarinderS74069 wrote: This base station can be connected to phone for Voip number?
Yes - you should read up on their website to get best idea. I ported mine from Robbers a number of years ago.
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bennyxyz wrote: Would the base station work as VOIP device alone? Thanks.
Yes. The telo phone device is usually $100 on its own.
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projectman44 wrote: Yes - you should read up on their website to get best idea. I ported mine from Robbers a number of years ago.
Thanks, ordered one.
Zoomer Wireless $40.50/6GB unlimited minute plan;
Public Mobile $15 unlimited incoming call;
Fido $10 4GB LTE data/Month plan
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OP , i don't know if i should be mad ( didn't need this - but rfd motto , buy now , think later ) at you or thank you - anyways ... I upvoted as it's a good deal from the MSRP.
and thank you Winking Face

does it need to be connected to my modem as it's far away in the basement....
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I have an old Ooma base station which I use for home phone. Is it worth while for me to upgrade to this one and do the free self monitoring?
It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.
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Seeing reviews of folks saying the free monitoring options isn't actually free, something about having to pay to use the app? Does anyone have this and is not paying for any subscription? I don't have Ooma for anything and would consider this simply just for the self monitoring functions.
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Thanks for posting Op!

Ooma experts out there, hoping you can help me decide.

A few weeks back I ordered the Costco Ooma bundle with wireless phones. Should I keep that or order this? My parents - where this will be setup - already have some Panasonic cordless phone... so not 100% sure what would be best option here. Any advise would be appreciated.

Oh and does Ooma work for faxes? my father sends or receives like 3 a year and just want to call that out to him if it will not work.
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MJB wrote: I have an old Ooma base station which I use for home phone. Is it worth while for me to upgrade to this one and do the free self monitoring?
Would cost more but the Samsung Smarthings Hub would be another option.
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MJB wrote: I have an old Ooma base station which I use for home phone. Is it worth while for me to upgrade to this one and do the free self monitoring?
Don’t know if anyone can answer that for you. Your current one doesn’t have the security monitoring. Do you want the security monitoring? If so then it’s worth $50 if not then the answer is no.
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This looks and functions very similar to ecobee's security products. Anyone have experience or know much about them?

Ive been using ecobee's thermostat for years and am happy with them. I am considering getting their security system (requires pay subscription though)
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elcheapoo wrote: Seeing reviews of folks saying the free monitoring options isn't actually free, something about having to pay to use the app? Does anyone have this and is not paying for any subscription? I don't have Ooma for anything and would consider this simply just for the self monitoring functions.
I think those are people who are new to Ooma and don't even have the phone service. There is still the taxes and 911 service fees you pay to have the basic phone running.

I have the app running and i get notifications when there is water present.
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MJB wrote: I have an old Ooma base station which I use for home phone. Is it worth while for me to upgrade to this one and do the free self monitoring?
I had the old one as well and it had a limit of 3 sensors, so it can be used with the service.
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KT2312 wrote: OP , i don't know if i should be mad ( didn't need this - but rfd motto , buy now , think later ) at you or thank you - anyways ... I upvoted as it's a good deal from the MSRP.
and thank you Winking Face

does it need to be connected to my modem as it's far away in the basement....
I have always had mine hard wired as its the best option to avoid packet loss. The instructions say that you "need" to have this device placed between the modem and router, but I think thats nonsense as the ethernet port is only a 10/100.
I know they sell a wireless dongle if your stuck.
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Would buying 2 at this price to get additional sensors be a good idea?
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iamthat wrote: Would buying 2 at this price to get additional sensors be a good idea?
Maybe this would be better suited for you?
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Damn RFD... I had to buy it. Hot deal!

Finally switching our home phone line

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