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#74050 by EA PA
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:30 am
Im back! Hey guys, maybe you can help me with this one. Ive seen some similar comments but Ill start new thread.

I am happy with OOMA performance so far after the initial tweeking. However I have noticed a repeatable issue that I need help with. Calling landlines works great. I have had no issues. The issue I have is with calling cell phones.

Repeatedly, when I call a cell, the OOMA user can hear the cell user, however the cell user cannot hear the OOMA user for 5 to 10 seconds or so - then it seems to connect and the call continues normally.

I had seen this earlier and mis-diagnosed. It only happens when calling a cell, and the cell user usually hangs up as a dead call vs holding on for the delay.
Last edited by EA PA on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#74109 by EA PA
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:52 pm
I'm now seeing limited (seemingly random) cases of delay on land line with same symptom - OOMA user cannot hear but called can hear fine. Ran diagnostic

Jitter = 0.8 ms
Packet loss = 0
MOS = 4.0
Download = 5 mbps, QOS 97%
Upload = 500 kbps, 99%

Im in 570 area - What the hell? OOMA coders - HELP - wife getting angry - still hanging onto Frontier...send firmware solution....I want to clip landline
#74110 by thunderbird
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:59 pm
The problem that you described is also happening to many of us. For me it’s calling a local hospital. This is probably an “Out There Ooma” problem.

Probably the best solution for us is to contact Ooma support and report this problem.

Customer Support
Phone: 1-888-711-OOMA (6662)
Monday-Friday 7am-7pm PST
Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm PST
#74111 by EA PA
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:03 pm
I guess - there is so much chatter re this issue - its hard to believe that OOMA management not tuned in - I guess Ill call :(

OOMA MANAGEMENT - STATUS ????????????????
#74165 by ntoy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 am
EA PA wrote:I guess - there is so much chatter re this issue - its hard to believe that OOMA management not tuned in - I guess Ill call :(

OOMA MANAGEMENT - STATUS ????????????????


I believe this is related to the delay issue engineering is working on. Any luck with (*99+cellnumber)?
#74184 by EA PA
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:13 pm
Dont know about *99 - what is it?

I spoke with OOMA tech support - they recommended a change to the preferences to 10 number in System. This seemed to work so far. Ill try again tomorrow a few times to see if this really solves the problem and will post results. For now seems OK :cool:
#74193 by EA PA
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:21 pm
lbmofo - Ah thanx. Learn something every day... ;)
#74240 by EA PA
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:31 am
I tested calls to my cell this AM from OOMA. I am satisfied that the 10 number located in Preferences/System did the trick.

So what eliminates the delay problem is:

1. Using the 10 number option, or
2. For local calls, using 7 digit and then immediately hitting # (saw this in the preferences/system section instructions but thought it had to do with the delay to ring) - "10-digit dialing lets you make long-distance calls without dialing the initial 1, just like on your cell phone. This can introduce a short delay if you dial 7 digits for local calls. Press # after you dial to put the call through immediately" . What I saw was after cell user answers, there is a 5 second period where they cannot hear OOMA user. But, the # fixed issue - quirky but effective.
3. Dial tone, *99, then number works also

Once again thanks for your help - and by the way - I have NOT had the problem frequently reported that OOMA tech support is either not available or available with long delay. I have always connected almost immediately and got the problems solved that I was complaining about.

Another issue off the list, one step closer to FTR freedom :D

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