Vtec525 wrote:But nevertheless, why do you feel not everyone is jumping to ooma when as you say it is so plain and simple that EVERYONE and i mean EVERYONE will end up saving in the long run. Right?
Have you read the press? People are jumping to Ooma very quickly.
Vtec525 wrote:Why isn't ooma as big as vonage? Hmmm, initial cost maybe?
As you noted earlier, Ooma is barely two years old, Vonage is a decade old. Rome wasn't built in a day.
If Costco has a hub for $200, then that is steep, considering I just saw both of them on buy.com for $200.
Ooma does not control the price resellers sell the product for. Ever read into why companies offer manufacturer rebates? The reason is to keep the reseller from pocketing the money rather than extending the offer to the consumer.
It sounds like you bought into the wrong company. If you want poor quality and cheap entry price, buy Magic Jack. If you are one of the Magic Jack customers that dumped it for Ooma because MJ blows, what's the gripe?
I understand the desire to reduce the cost to entry, but your arguments are non-sensical. If Ooma charged an annual service fee like ALL other VOIP providers then I'd agree with your arguments, but Ooma doesn't charge any fees at all, and has the highest voice quality of them all. It is a completely different market than those looking for ultra low cost to enter regardless of voice quality. IF Ooma gave the hardware away for free or near free such as MJ, the Premier subscription rate would not be 25% as it is today. Ooma would be forced to charge annual service fees to stay afloat to keep up with all of the leechers.