Calling ooma number FROM multiring number

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kcepull
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Calling ooma number FROM multiring number

Post by kcepull » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:27 pm

I (still) have a landline, so I can't test this and was hoping someone else could answer the question....

With multiring, what happens if you call the ooma number FROM the other (multiring) number? For example, if I set up multiring to also call my cell phone, what happens when I call home (ooma number) from my cell phone? Does it try to also ring my cell phone?

With Vonage, I couldn't use their "Simulring" service because of this. When I called home from my cell phone, it would also ring my cell phone. My cell phone carrier then would see a call from my cell phone to my cell phone, and send me right to voicemail to check new messages. (That is one way to check VM from a cell phone - call yourself!)

What does ooma do? Is it smart enough to see that I'm actually calling FROM the multiring number and NOT try to call the multiring number?

Thanks!

Karl

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Re: Calling ooma number FROM multiring number

Post by WayneDsr » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:39 pm

I just tried it. I called on the cell phone that is set up for multi-ring.
Nothing happened. Call went through like normal.

Wayne

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Re: Calling ooma number FROM multiring number

Post by Dennis P » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:25 pm

Yes, we are "smart enough" to not ring your cell phone. I'm surprised Vonage does what it does. That could potentially create a nasty routing loop (if you had your cell phone forwarded to your home phone).

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Re: Calling ooma number FROM multiring number

Post by kcepull » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:50 am

Yet one more reason OOMA is better!!!

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

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