Other than the ooma web site, little information is available and what is available, is limited and cautionary (initial cost, making fun of Kutcher, will ooma be around for the long haul, etc., etc.). Glaring exclusions are Consumers Reports and J. D. Power listings and I don't know why.
I purchased ooma as soon as the investment became affordable and so far, I am very well satisfied. I have shared the information with as many friends and family who are interested in listening, but I am confronting a mind-set that accepts and expects the chains of subscriptions. Plus, cellphones are the current (expensive) rage and competition (oh, what many chains come attached to cellphones!).
Bottom line: I would like to see ooma become a household name, evolve into the mainstream of VoIP options and be recognized as the reliable product that it is. I'm doing what I can to recommend it!
Can OOMA get on the Today show? News events? How about a quick video which 'auto runs' if someone gets to your home page? It only needs to be 10-15 seconds. Show the hub. Show plug it in. Hear OOMA dial tone. Show someone tearing up their phone bill.
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As you may already know, ooma has started selling at Best Buy in the Los Angeles area (see this blog post). We have a few initiatives in the works to start up some local marketing events and promotions in the next few weeks - so stay tuned!
The only downside is the upfront cost since many people don't see $30/month as $360/year.
Just installed the hub and I'm already impressed. I'll have to test things out a bit more, but so far so good.
Recently I rewired all my network and phone lines while adding more locations for both...now my DVRs, faxes and other dialout devices are easily connected without a scout, and I can just as easily add a Scout OR just a phone anywhere in my system. Some technical info I received on the forum has allowed me to maximize my OOMA home system.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! A VERY happy Ooma customer here.
I had no clue ooma even existed and I consider myself to be pretty current on new tech products.Mojo wrote:
As you may already know, ooma has started selling at Best Buy in the Los Angeles area
I happened to be at Best Buy one day and saw some ooma brochures sitting on one of their computer sales counters. So I took one and did some research online before committing to buying it.
I mean, it's cool that ooma is one of those little elite gadgets and best-kept secrets, but it's a great service and needs to be advertised more. I have never seen any of the alleged Kutcher commercials either, and I live in the NYC area and we see just about everything, including plenty of Magic Jack infomercials.
Oh, and house #2 has a guest room, and with ooma that room will have its own phone number. I love sending guests a pre arrival card, with the address and phone number for their families at home, but now they will also receive a card with their personal phone number in that room.. Talk about feeling like a VIP..
DID I SAY I LOVE OOMA !!!