Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by scots » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:42 pm

rbuck wrote:very good idea, but I dont know that its technically feasible depends on if they can gen the forward at their central location, would be nice tho to predefine the number for your cell, set the Inactivity timeout for it to auto forward... 15 minutes? 30 minutes? Then remove the forward when your Hub is back online.

Would also be nice if the system sent an email when it auto-forwarded or auto-reversed.
It's technically feasible. I was previously with Vonage, ViaTalk, and AT&T CallVantage. All three of them have this feature, and so does pretty much every VoIP provider. You log in to your account on the web site, enter your cell phone number (or any number you want), and any time your service goes out (due to internet out, power out, or service outage with the VoIP provider) your calls automatically get forwarded to your cell phone. As soon as the service is back up the forwarding stops.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by new2voip » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:05 am

essential feature....I agree. Should be part of the core system for sure.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by vbvamsi » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:01 pm

This is a very essential feature. Would be a great addition to OOMA Core if added.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by WayneDsr » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:47 pm

Oh wow, yes this feature would be awesome. I've got a large battery backup on my network and ooma, but I have more problems with my DSL connection! Forwarding would solve it all!

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by ooma.cares » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:45 pm

I too agree. It is an essential feature. Nice if it is included in the core features.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by rbuck » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:30 pm

bump. Add this feature, pretty please.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by tommies » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:25 pm

This is an essential feature. Please add it to the core product.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by Falcon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:57 am

I tend to agree. This should be a basic feature which would make a good selling point. Loss of VOIP phone service during an outage (or other similar events) is a definite concern amongst those looking for VOIP service.
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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by danvm » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:28 pm

This needs to be implemented and NOW! I'm an ex-Vonage user and there were frequent outages primarily due to Comcast issues. Without Vonage automatically forwarding calls, we would have had no access to our primary phone number as there would have been no way to set up call forwarding when there is no access to the internet.

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Re: Call Forward if Ooma is Offline

Post by fishmister » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:42 am

Please add this feature. This is great feature to have if your ISP or ooma goes down.

I was with Vonage 4 years and it was essential when Comcast started having issues. You don't want to miss the calls from your kids school and other critical events where timing is an issue.

I know this is a hangup for my brother who is currentlya Vonage user. If you had the fail over number he would switch to ooma in a heart beat!

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