How to dial out on new ported number

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theo1958
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How to dial out on new ported number

Post by theo1958 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:42 am

I am a happy OOMA customer and after six weeks or so of use I have decided to port my old Verizon landline over to OOMA. Currently my OOMA number was one assigned to me by OOMA during the trial period. Here's my question: If I decide to make an outgoing call using my ported Verizon number how do I know which line I'm on when I pick up the handset? Is there a way to earmark my old landline as my new OOMA primary number and the original OOMA assigned number as the secondary?

I hope I'm making sense... If this can be done I want to start the port process before the trial period is over.

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DTMF
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Re: How to dial out on new ported number

Post by DTMF » Tue May 18, 2010 7:53 am

The ported number will replace your Ooma-assigned number. You will no longer have the Ooma-assigned number on your account after the port.
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theo1958
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Re: How to dial out on new ported number

Post by theo1958 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:02 am

If I used the Premier option of picking a second phone number... couldn't that second number be my old ported number? And even it I could not do that, can I chose which number I am dialing out on?

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Re: How to dial out on new ported number

Post by murphy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:06 am

If you have Premier the temporary number can become your second number. Call them and tell them that is what you want.

If you precede your call with **1, it will use the caller ID of the second number.
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theo1958
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Re: How to dial out on new ported number

Post by theo1958 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:09 am

AH, Thank you...

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