Would be nice if while listening to a VM you could hit line 2 button (or other button) and your phone rings, when you pickup the handset it connects you to the call and auto dials the number. Having the option to keep playing the message on the ooma device while you're calling back on the handset would be great too (personally I'd have it do this by default).
*Also be able to call back from the lounge.
- Ooma Moderator
- Posts: 98
- Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:54 am
- Location: Palo Alto, California
Thanks for the suggestions. Having the ability to callback a caller while playing voicemail or from the Lounge ("click-to-call") would be a handy feature. Right now, you can call back the last person who called you by dialing *69.
In fact, it's a deal breaker for my friend who was thinking of switching to Ooma. He calls his voicemail locally while at work to check his messages and uses the feature to call back a message-leaver by pressing "8" during the message.
The call is automatically routed through the Lingo system and therefore doesn't incur any long distance charges. This is the only option he has that allows him to return long distance calls while while at work or using another local phone.
ETA: I believe I read that there is an option to call back the person who left the message, but only if they also have Ooma... which is very limiting at this point, unfortunately.