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What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 12, 2017 03:02PM


Austrailia, Phillipines, China?

What about the latest one.

This nonsense kept waking me up.

Two rings then it ends. The last one only one ring.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 12, 2017 03:16PM
1- you can set the ooma to Do not disturb
[support.ooma.com]

2- You can block them.
[support.ooma.com]
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 12, 2017 03:37PM
Ooma can do a lot but you must pay for the Premier plan for most of it. Sort of defeats the purpose for why I bought the Ooma.

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cbelt3
1- you can set the ooma to Do not disturb
[support.ooma.com]

2- You can block them.
[support.ooma.com]



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 12, 2017 05:46PM
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Speedy
Ooma can do a lot but you must pay for the Premier plan for most of it. Sort of defeats the purpose for why I bought the Ooma.

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cbelt3
1- you can set the ooma to Do not disturb
[support.ooma.com]

2- You can block them.
[support.ooma.com]

I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.



It is what it is.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 12, 2017 11:05PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.

There are two things that my AT&T POTS line can do that an Ooma can't.

1) Let me call Comcast to tell them that my cable service isn't working.
2) Let me call PG&E to tell them that my power is out.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 12, 2017 11:29PM
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GGD
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N-OS X-tasy!
I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.

There are two things that my AT&T POTS line can do that an Ooma can't.

1) Let me call Comcast to tell them that my cable service isn't working.
2) Let me call PG&E to tell them that my power is out.


Are you sure that you actually still have a true POTS line?

Really sure?

Does AT&T offer U-verse in your area? If so, you only have POTS to a local node. From that point on, your "copper pair" is actually fiber optic cable to the switch.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 13, 2017 12:00AM
Yes, I'm sure, they did finally start offering DSL service to me a year or two ago, about 10 years after I first looked into it, and the speed they were quoting was 3mb/sec. Talking to some of the repair folks that have worked on my lines, they said that I would likely get closer to 1mb/sec. But this is still an improvement from the 28.8k dial-up speed that I can get on their POTS lines (too far/poor for 56k speed). The only video option they'll offer me is DirectTV.

I get the feeling that AT&T really wants to get rid of POTS service. I've had line trouble three times this year, and each time I was quoted repair estimates of 10-14 days, and that was pretty close to when they would send a repair person out.

Quite often their test equipment will say that the trouble is about 12,000 feet from my house and they have to trace the lines from pole to pole getting there (I'm the last pole at the top of the hill). They have iPads with all of the map data for the poles, but they're using AT&T wireless for their data, and there are major dead spots in the areas where the poles are, making it a real challenge for the repair people. One repair person I talked with said that he also had a Verizon phone so that he could call customers in some of the areas that he had to service there was no AT&T signal there.

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freeradical
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GGD
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N-OS X-tasy!
I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.

There are two things that my AT&T POTS line can do that an Ooma can't.

1) Let me call Comcast to tell them that my cable service isn't working.
2) Let me call PG&E to tell them that my power is out.


Are you sure that you actually still have a true POTS line?

Really sure?

Does AT&T offer U-verse in your area? If so, you only have POTS to a local node. From that point on, your "copper pair" is actually fiber optic cable to the switch.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 13, 2017 08:44AM
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GGD
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N-OS X-tasy!
I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.

There are two things that my AT&T POTS line can do that an Ooma can't.

1) Let me call Comcast to tell them that my cable service isn't working.
2) Let me call PG&E to tell them that my power is out.

I use my iPhone to do those two things.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: What do you all think of this Ooma call log?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 16, 2017 07:03PM
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GGD
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N-OS X-tasy!
I pay for the Premier Plan. $15 per month for a VoIP landline with full services is worth it - a HELL of a lot less than the $60/mo I was paying for a POTS line from Verizon a few years ago.

There are two things that my AT&T POTS line can do that an Ooma can't.

1) Let me call Comcast to tell them that my cable service isn't working.
2) Let me call PG&E to tell them that my power is out.

I can do either of those with the cell phone my employer provides.



It is what it is.
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