I can’t wait to call AT&T and tell them to cancel my over $50/month bill.
and maybe I should edit to add that if ooma proves to be as reliable in the long run as it has been thus far, I may retract to the absoulte basic ATnT service, or perhaps even go with DSL (or cable broadband) by itself.
I've learned a lot here... two months ago I didn't even know how to spell VOIP and now I are one.
I too have DSL and my rate went up 10/mo, but I guess you take your savings where you can.
ATT was "nice" enough to offer me "basic" phone service for $9.00/mo and that would keep my DSL rate at $25/mo, but after taxes and "regulatory fees" my "voice" bill would have been $15
Att voice 40
My AT&T bill as about $48/month with taxes. What killed me about that bill was that I was paying $48/month for something I didn't use all that much. Also, the long distance plan just so I wouldn't get screwed when my wife called her mother. If I didn't have even a LD low plan, the per min charge was outrageous.
Also, Caller ID and all of those "features" are an extra package, which just nickels and dimes the cost up.
We'd use cell phones for LD, but in our house cell coverage isn't very good. Maybe femtocell will change that.
In any case. We don't use the home phone all that often, I just couldn't see paying $50/month for what little I got out of it.
I have Comcast Cable modem. I actually pay extra for higher speed service ($65/month.) That sounds like a lot, but I really do use my cable modem quite a bit so at least I feel I'm getting something for paying the bill.
I figure, why not get more of my money's worth by moving my phone service to this fat pipe that I'm paying so much for and consolidating the cost.
$65 Cable Modem + $47 AT&T is now reduced to $65 cable modem (well + $100/year... which is nothing.)
I thought about reliability. After all AT&T is very reliable and when it does go out they're there the same day to fix it.
But for me home phone service does not have to be that reliable so there's no point in paying a reliability premium. It's not mission critical for me. I have my wireless. And if both go out, I'm in the freakin' suburbs. I can walk down to get help if I had to.
All I care is that it sound GOOD. And Ooma does sound great.
From first learning of ooma to being a customer was just a few days. As fast as Costco could deliver me a hub. I've ported two numbers, kissed $65 in Vonage fees per month good buy, have more features than I've ever had and am in "pinch me" mode that it is all this good.
I have no loyalty. I've been trained not to in the technology marketplace where new customers get the deals and old customers get taken for granted. I'm a cynic by nature. But I am wildly, passionately, in love with ooma. ooma has built a better mousetrap and has a concept I both "get" and appreciate. Thanks, ooma!!
Good deal!! Congratulations Frizzo!!!frizzo wrote:Today my number was successfully ported over to ooma. Though I lost mu DSL server for a few hours this morning, all seems to be working fine. I no longer have a land line from AT&T and my dry-loop DSL service is up and running.