I am another new Ooma member (seems like a lot of us here lately, a great trend!) and very satisfied with our service over our first few weeks. I do have a question, that I searched the forum for and did not find my particular situation before making this thread, so if it's been covered, my apologies.
My situation is as follows - I have a regular home, and I also have kind of a "mother-in-law suite" - a converted garage that is separate from my main house, that I am renting. For him, I purchased the Ooma Telo handset, and have the Premier service, and the Ooma assigned number for when I first purchased the system, has been handed over to this Telo device, while my "regular" phone number was ported over to the house's main line. Everything has been working great. The only hiccup we've had so far, is I've noticed that I am unable to call him directly on the Ooma Telo handset, which is a different number, from my house number. I figure it may be because both numbers are technically fed off of the same Ooma Telo device, but I was hoping, since it has its own number, I'd be able to call him directly on the Telo, and vice versa, like if I needed to tell him he had mail, or he was invited to dinner, or there was a fire, or whatever. Hah.
Not the end of the world if this can't be accomplished, but just want to keep all options available if possible. Is this doable?
Thanks so much!
You can consider getting a free Google Voice number and have the Google Voice number forward to the Ooma number. Then, you can call the Google Voice number to reach him. In order to add a number to forward in the Google Voice account, the phone needs to be verified (Google will call and the phone needs to be answered inputting 2 digit code displayed on the the screen). Here is how to sign up: /viewtopic.php?t=13383#p93077