Oh I don't know... I think having a free dialtone is still a good deal. However I subscribe to Premier so I'm a little biased. Also, whatever drives more people to get the Premier service is good for the business model, which is good for all of us!!jtykal wrote:I can't argue with Ooma needing to recover the $11.75 government Regulatory Fee from users who want to use the "free" service, but subscribers to Premier should have that cost buried in their annual fees. Also, forcing new customers to the Premier tier in order to get simple voicemail was, IMHO, a poor business decision that will turn away a lot of customers. Give away the voicemail button -- and make the "advanced voicemail" features such as DND, email/web access, and call logs part of the Premier offering.
It could but if you're looking at it from a new customer's perspective (and it is clearly spelled out on the box) that you get free phone, free call waiting, free caller ID then compared to most pots lines that is a great deal. Then when they can see all the additional things they can get (second line, black lists, VM, etc.) for 9.99 a month then HOPEFULLY they say heck that's a good deal! Notice I said HOPEFULLY... Only time will tell...Big Boy Laroux wrote:Or it causes people to look at other options besides ooma, ooma doesn't make money, ooma goes under, and we have a nice-looking brick attached to our modems.
But I'll bet they've lost people that were on the fence or were waiting until telo came out to make a decision. I was planning to wait for telo, but decided to buy the Hub cause i already have expandable DECT phones. Glad I did.
that's how I interpret thatggilman wrote:...That doesn't mean the $400 folks. I bought mine of ebay for about half, but since I've had it for several months, I assume I'm covered under "current customers"...
When looking at other options, presumably one that includes VM, the cost factors looking forward 2-3 years still favor Ooma basic using your own answering machine, unless you are willing to pay someone else a bunch more for VM:Big Boy Laroux wrote:Or it causes people to look at other options besides ooma, ooma doesn't make money, ooma goes under, and we have a nice-looking brick attached to our modems.
End year 1 total cost $250, monthly amortized cost $20.83 since start of year 1.
End year 2 total cost since beginning year 1 is $261.75 (includes second year regulatory fee), monthly amortized cost $10.91 since start of year 1.
End year 3 total cost since beginning year 1 is $273.50, monthly amortized cost $7.60 since start of year 1.