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#59441 by FreePhone
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:04 pm
I suggest Ooma lowers the porting price, as $40 sure seems like a lot of money to do this. Yes I could get the porting for free if I got the Premier service, but I think Premier is way to expensive for the features I would actually use.

Come on Ooma, throw us a bone. Paying $40 to keep the same number we have had for over 12 years is just insane. I already paid a premium price for your device.
#59446 by lbmofo
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:30 am
The price isn't insane IMHO, wholesale porting services on these types of ports cost $25+
Retail pricing of $40 is pretty reasonable considering ooma has to keep its LOA dept staffed.
The price you paid for the device gets you very inexpensive or free home phone service so I think paying the one time $40 fee for porting is very reasonable. It just adds ~1 month to folks' break even point.
#59458 by bw1
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:04 am
I think the reason that the price of porting is high is because there's no monthly service fee. So they include it with a year of Premier.

There are other phone services (landline, cell and VoIP) that include porting for free, but they also have a monthly fee.

MagicJack and Google Voice with no monthly fees don't even offer porting.
#59819 by heilpern
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:27 am
I don't feel $40 is too expensive either, considering you're going to save that in one to two months of dropping your existing service.
#59851 by Bobby B
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:22 pm
Yes, that's exactly right. Other phone providers absorb the costs associated with porting because they recoup them with monthly service fees over time.

bw1 wrote:There are other phone services (landline, cell and VoIP) that include porting for free, but they also have a monthly fee.
#59982 by wildthing
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:58 pm
$40 porting fee is very reasonable I think. Its a one time fee and thats it. Ooma should probably raise it and not lower it in fact, since they aren't charging anything a month for their service (unless you have Premier).

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