Hmmm... I'm fairly certain that any conspiracy theorist worth his salt would have noticed that jackinfl has not denied being the MJ mole.

Give me a break - I am not a mole - you are stretching just a TAD

Aside from that I also question some of his logic. First, based on my experiences with MJ, faxing documents is posting.php?mode=reply&f=8&t=2049#not possible... it simply does not work with fax, whether incoming or outgoing.

I send and receive faxes all day on my MJ (Brother MFC7820N system) with "0" problems

Second... what two line system? Only one MJ can be used with each computer at any one given time. So, in order to have a true two line system, two computers would need to be in fairly close proximity. On the plus side, MJ is portable, so one has the option of taking it to his second home... so don't need a second unit.

I have two homes (one in Mass and FL) both with MJ systems - I communicate multiple times daily between both MJ systems. Both homes have an MJ systems and I have "0" problems

Third, the math might be off. There definitely is a cost to running a computer 24/7 (assuming one want's the convenience of 24/7 telephone service. Granted there is debate over just how much cost must be factored in, but there seems to be no denying that there is an added cost.

See, http://www.dslreports.com/faq/2404

Both my homes have computers running 24/7 any way - thus no "extra" cost for me

Assuming for the sake of discussion only that one wanted 24/7 phone service for a single line at a single location, ooma can be obtained for about $40 per year amortized over 5 years (excluding shipping cost) or $20 per year over ten years (plus some nominal amount for the electricity to run the box). MJ over five years would cost $100* (excluding shipping) plus the cost of electricity to run the computer. Over ten years it would cost $175** plus juice.

Assuming further for the sake of this discussion only, that it cost only $7.50 per month (or $0.25 per day) to leave the computer on continuiously (as opposed to say... 8 hours per day), the total cost of the single line MJ system would be $100 plus additional electricity cost of $450 or $550 over the five year period which comes out to $110 per year.

Again wrong - my MJ cost $39.95 (actually $19.95 after using my $20.00 instant rebate card at Staples - which was not figured into my calculations) plus $59.95 for an additional 5 years (total of 6) for an average of $16.65/year. Plus in my case "0" extra energy cost.

O.K. you say... what about the electricity cost for the ooma Hub? I have assumed it is negligible, but even if one were to reduce the marginal cost for electricity to $0.10 per day to run the PC as opposed to the ooma Hub, the MJ would still cost 100 plus additional electricity costs of $36 per year or $280.00 over the five years or $56 per year.

That would put the break even at approximately 3.5 years.

But wait... there is more. The ooma system is a huge improvement over the MJ.

Tell me why it is in an improvement? There has not been an improvement (never mind a "huge improvement) in my experience. I pick up my phone (both homes the MJ feeds the entire house - all outlets in all room) and I get a "real" dial tone and I make/receive a perfectly clear call every time. What else does man need?

* The five year plan for MJ actually results in the user getting an additional 4 years only for the $59.95... so $15 per year.

Wrong again - it is an additional 5 years over your first year which you received when you purchased the MJ

As mentioned in an earlier post I understood this to be a forum. I did not recognize it was a site where only positive comments could be posted. This is just my own/personal (no mole BS) opinion/experience. As stated above if anyone was looking for a stand alone VOIP system I would recommend Ooma (and in fact have done so today). In my case it was not for me - and Life goes on (without an Ooma).