Is a core always a core?

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Re: Is a core always a core?

Post by EA PA » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:55 pm

lbmofo wrote:
EA PA wrote:Still looking for the OOMA response to Magic Jack ads on TV...

OOMA OOMA OOMA :D
What did MagicJack say?
Yeah, that $11.75 per year was before the monthly RRF kicked in.
I know, I know - you told me this before - forgot - Sr Moment :?

MJ did not mention OOMA - I just keep seeing MJ ads on TV - OOMA needs to respond with OOMA ad.
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Re: Is a core always a core?

Post by nn5i » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:07 pm

EA PA wrote:OOMA needs to respond with OOMA ad.
Well, well -- perhaps not. I'm guessing that Ooma is growing at a barely sustainable rate. Many companies suffer by growing faster than their infrastructure and management skills can handle. This actually may not be a great risk for Ooma, but although Ooma can probably order as many customer devices as it needs, from wherever they're manufactured, on a fairly short schedule, growing the supporting infrastructure (servers, carrier contracts, and customer support) may not be so quickly achievable. There are indications that Ooma is already a little ahead of itself (behind itself?) in customer service -- and perhaps in servers too. Note, in this respect, how long it takes them to push a firmware update.

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Re: Is a core always a core?

Post by EA PA » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:22 pm

nn5i wrote:
EA PA wrote:OOMA needs to respond with OOMA ad.
Well, well -- perhaps not. I'm guessing that Ooma is growing at a barely sustainable rate. Many companies suffer by growing faster than their infrastructure and management skills can handle. This actually may not be a great risk for Ooma, but although Ooma can probably order as many customer devices as it needs, from wherever they're manufactured, on a fairly short schedule, growing the supporting infrastructure (servers, carrier contracts, and customer support) may not be so quickly achievable. There are indications that Ooma is already a little ahead of itself (behind itself?) in customer service -- and perhaps in servers too. Note, in this respect, how long it takes them to push a firmware update.
Post is true in many respects. In this world, it seems to be a matter of eating or be eaten alive (ala nn5i avatar). I was hoping for execution of a superior business plan so OOMA survives. Growth is very important for cash flow reasons and continued access to capital. That said, now that my OOMA is behaving I would hate to see enormous growth create havoc with infrastructure. So, greedily, growth, no technical issues, and therefore survival are my optimistic hopes. Realistically, maybe a bit harder to achieve.
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Re: Is a core always a core?

Post by lbmofo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:24 pm

EA PA wrote:Still looking for the OOMA response to Magic Jack ads on TV...

OOMA OOMA OOMA :D
Ooma is probably going through some heavy influx of new subs due to the Consumer Reports exposure. This is a good thing.

I like Ooma's new ad agency, Heat: viewtopic.php?t=10572

I like the new ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJg-f07-1u0

I am going to borrow Dan Borislow's words.... :)

Real company:
https://www.ooma.com/

Fly-by-nights:
http://www.magicjack.com
http://www.nettalk.com/

Here is what Dan Borislow, founder of MagicJack, said about NetTalk:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7758&start=60#p55520

It's a piece of shit. It has static. The call quality is pathetic. There's no phone numbers available, and it's run by a bunch of fly-by-nights with no assets. They'll be bankrupt soon. We're a real company with the best network and best software.
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