Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

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RealDave
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Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by RealDave » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:19 pm

What I want is multi-ring with my ooma and iPhone and if I don't pick up, my iPhone voicemail answers.

Can ooma do that?

murphy
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Re: Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by murphy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:45 pm

Not at the moment. If you don't answer on the iphone and press 1 the call will go to ooma voice mail. There has been discussion towards making pressing 1 optional but so far it hasn't been implemented.
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davek
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Re: Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by davek » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:06 am

Can you flat-out turn oFF voicemail on Oooma?

murphy
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Re: Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by murphy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:19 am

davek wrote:Can you flat-out turn oFF voicemail on Oooma?
No.
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doug
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Re: Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by doug » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:57 am

davek wrote:Can you flat-out turn oFF voicemail on Oooma?
I believe customer service is able to do that, if you would like it to be permanent. But IMHO, your would be better off doing the opposite. Letting an unanswered call be recorded by ooma VM, then sms or email your phone.

One of the issues you would face in the current implementation is a multi-ring call to a cell phone requires the user to press "1" on the phone, which means your caller would never get to the cell voice mail system to leave a message. So until it becomes optional to press 1 to accept a multi-ring call, I don't think you want to do this.

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Re: Turn off ooma voicemail and enable "true" multiring?

Post by jsps999 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:04 pm

I did this:
1) My Ooma account is optioned to an increased VM answer time to the maximum of 9 rings (54 seconds).
At present I'm only using Ooma for the "free" outgoing USA Toll calls.
2) I still have my landline with the main number on it an outboard answering machine that answers within 5 rings.
3) I don't know yet if a regular outboard answering machine will function directly attached to Ooma.
That combo, Ooma + answering machine might be more convenient than plowing thru Ooma's VM verbose menus.

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