I've reported this problem before, but thought that once my number was ported to Ooma it would resolve itself. In a previous thread, Mojo asked me to keep track of times if it ever happened again.
At 5:25 PM PST today, my son called here and got a busy signal. There was no one on the home (Ooma) phone, but even if there had been, I have the premium service with a second line. At the very least, call waiting should have sent him through. He immediately called back to my cell phone and reported the busy signal to me. I had him hang up and call back on the home line, which he did at 5:32 PM PST. This time he got through.
Later, at 7:15 PM PST I started calling my Ooma number with my cell phone. Got a busy signal. No one was using the Ooma line(s). In fact I tried back a number of times - about a half dozen times, and could not get through to my Ooma line. I finally pushed the "send to voice mail" button on the main Ooma hub, effectively activating the "privacy" setting, then pressed it again to deactivate it. Called back and got though. I never use this button, but it's the first thing I thought to troubleshoot. I don't know if that really accomplished anything, or getting through the next call was purely coincidental.
What's the prognosis, Ooma?
Update: Ooma line is effectively inop as of 7:45 PM PST for incoming calls. Every call to here gets a busy signal. I've tried on my cell phone, and had the neighbors try from their land lines. Outgoing calls are ok, but all incoming calls get a busy signal.
trim81 wrote:works fine here..
have you tried rebooting the system?
Maybe you need to call tech support
Rebooting, as in unplugging it, then plugging back in? If so, then yes, I've tried that.
Tech support is on my list, but this happened during the weekend, and I don't know if they'll be there on Monday, the holiday. I'll try.
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Yes. Thanks for checking back. I'm in contact with them, but it's going to be difficult to track this problem down since it's intermittent.Bobby B wrote:@kagy Were you able to reach support OK on Monday? I believe Support is open everyday (even on christmas and thanksgiving). I asked them to followup with you.
I'm sorry to say that there's been no resolution at my end. Ooma support has called, but I missed their call. In the message they left, they asked me to email particulars, which I did, but never heard back from them. The reason I never pestered them further is because it seems to have cleared up here, but how would I know if someone tried to call here and got a busy signal? Ooma wants to know every time it happens, but that's simply impossible to know, and those calls won't be on the Ooma call log.magichael wrote:This same thing just happened to me for the first time tonight. Tried calling my ooma number and got a busy signal. At first I thought it was because our phone was in the porting process. But then later tonight, now I can call the ooma number and it rings! Previously, we could only call out on the Ooma number. I would think that the calls in would at least go to voice mail. Any ideas as to what causes this? I did nothing special to change anything. It just started working again. We've had the Ooma service about 3 weeks now, and this is the first time this has happened.
The only way I can make calls is to plug my phone back into the landline port, not my DSL port. I even have the DSL filter on-still nothing. Does any one have this problem. Thanks in advance.