Police using Ooma...

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schenoweth
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Police using Ooma...

Post by schenoweth » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:13 am

So, I received a call last night from our local police dept wanting $$$ for something or other. But what I found interesting is that they were using Ooma for their fund raising drive. Isn't that against the TOS? Shouldn't the police know better....oops, it's the police. Enforce the rules but don't follow them?
Number still on caller id if admins want it.

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by murphy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:20 am

That was someone calling from home.
They don't do their solicitations for the FOP from the police station.
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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by t4feb » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:43 am

Yea just someone wanting to get into your pocket
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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by thbjr » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:38 am

murphy wrote:That was someone calling from home.
They don't do their solicitations for the FOP from the police station.
If true, does FOP qualify as a "small home business"?

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by niknak » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:40 am

if one member is given 100 numbers to call and he happens to have ooma, what's the problem?

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by inrame » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:49 am

Here is a quote from this page: https://www.ooma.com/termsandconditions/

"You are prohibited from using the Equipment or any Services for auto-dialing, continuous, or extensive call forwarding, telemarketing (including, without limitation, charitable or political solicitation or polling), voicemail broadcasting, or fax or voicemail blasting or with regular, consistent activity that could be considered commercial or for-profit in nature ("Prohibited Use")."

seems pretty clear from the TOS that charitable telemarketing is specifically prohibited. i suppose if it is a rare one-off situation it probably not a big deal, but if someone is sitting home every night calling phone lists that is a violation.

may seem harmless but telemarketing increases costs for all the rest of us.

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by MakoCSH » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:46 am

inrame wrote: may seem harmless but telemarketing increases costs for all the rest of us.
I know what you mean. Just recently my cost to use ooma went from "Free" to "Free-er".

Sorry, couldn't resist ;)

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by hpepper » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:52 am

Mine went from free to really free - (It's Friday after all :) )

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by wjcarpenter » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:27 pm

schenoweth wrote:what I found interesting is that they were using Ooma for
How did you figure out they were using ooma?

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Re: Police using Ooma...

Post by niknak » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:45 pm

wjcarpenter wrote:
schenoweth wrote:what I found interesting is that they were using Ooma for
How did you figure out they were using ooma?
caller id probably showed up as "Ooma. Inc."

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