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#107718 by Telo_BK
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:20 pm
Our old household Siemens telephone system as well as our newer Panasonic cordless phone system allow(ed) us to select the maximum length of incoming message that may be left by a caller (e.g. 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, 300 seconds). At the end of that time, the caller would hear a beep and the line would disconnect on our end. If they needed to blab on, they would have to call back and listen to our outgoing message again. After one message, the excessively loquacious learned from experience they had 60 seconds and almost everyone wanted one of us to return their call anyway, so we didn't have to spend lots of time listening to voicemail followed by a more extensive (and redundant) phone conversation. Those who had a more serious purpose didn't mind having to call again in the unusual circumstance that they needed to leave a longer message. Telemarketers were cut-off (Ooma's blacklists may prove to eliminate that need).

Please add the ability to limit the length of voice messages as explained above. This is particularly necessary since we want them forwarded to both of our cell phones (as MP3's), and though compressed, a bunch of 5 minute messages will eat our data plan unnecessarily quickly. We bought the Ooma to get more features for way less money (with Premiere).


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