Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Wireless of any kind (satelite, point to point, cell) is not recommended for ooma systems. Only fiber, cable, or dsl will work.
1958 was a very good year!
No cell phone , no land line- just Ooma
all my eggs in one Ooma basket
I lied- my wife has a cell, but not me!! I like my privacy and not being attached to a phone.
You may make a speed test here: http://www.whichvoip.com/voip/speed_test/ppspeed.html
and read/post your results for analysis
WHAT YOU NEED IN YOUR HOME:
To install ooma you will need to have a high-speed (DSL, cable, or fiber-optic) internet connection. Dial-up internet connections are not fast enough to support the ooma device. The ooma system also does not support satelite or wireless broadband connections.
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That said, we run many of our demos off a 3G network, using a very similar setup: Cradlepoint + 3G card + ooma. It's not going to give you the absolute best voice quality, but when it works, it still sounds great. For our purposes, we often don't have an alternative anyway and any working demo is usually better than none at all.
I've built and deployed countless of these systems all around the country - heck I even have one running in my car. There's really only two things that matter- signal strength and the 3G network itself. EVDOInfo.com recently posted a review of ooma:
These guys are very knowledgeable and based on their tests, you should be looking for a signal strength of -85dbm. If you are not getting that, you should be looking at an external antenna, or a different network.
We use one carrier for most of our deployments, but I've have plenty of cases where I just wasn't getting the coverage that I needed in a specific location and I had to swap out the card for another carrier. The other variable here is the load on the network itself. Voice is very sensitive to any drops and those drops can occur on the radio link, or in the deeper in the 3G network. A powerful signal doesn't always equate to good voice quality and again, there is nothing that you can really do except try another carrier.