Apparently they really don't want to sell me their product. But just for chuckles, can anyone out there answer this simple question: will I be able to get an ooma number if I don't care what the area code or number is, and if I have no number to port?
No, but you need to supply both an area code and an exchange local to where you want the number. The exchange does not have to match the numbers Ooma has available. But it uses that to look for numbers in the same local calling area.prospective wrote:I'm in the 715 area code (northern / western Wisconsin). I tried 612 (St. Paul, MN), but got the same "no number" response, which really surprised me. So you're saying I just need to punch in numbers until one comes up available?
If it is not showing any available in the area you want, call customer service. It nay take a couple of days but they can "order" more numbers in that rate center and you can get a number in the area you desired.
Check this site: http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/telco ... &exchange= for available exchanges for the 715 area code.prospective wrote:I'm in the 715 area code (northern / western Wisconsin). I tried 612 (St. Paul, MN), but got the same "no number" response, which really surprised me. So you're saying I just need to punch in numbers until one comes up available?
Checking 203, 204, 212, 220, 222, 241, 254, 256 exchanges on Ooma's site gives the following:
(715) 803-XXXX (Wausau, WI)
(715) 254-XXXX (Stevens Point, WI)
(715) 220-XXXX (Hudson , WI)
(715) 338-XXXX (Hudson , WI)
(715) 942-XXXX (Waupaca, WI)
I didn't go through the whole list. I'm sure there are lots more.
You can go here http://localcalling.sbc.com/LCA/lca_input.jsp to check what exchanges are local calling to an entered area code/exchange to see that you're getting a local number for your area.