So, what is my opinion on the Ooma handset? On a scale of 1-10 (10 begin exceptional) I give it a 5... a generous 5. Here is why it's not a 10:
No headset jack (you knew that was coming)
$50 for one phone (you probably knew that was coming, too)
Mediocre call volume on speaker phone
VERY noticeable latency (delay) on conversation
My wife hates it (I didn't see that coming)
Overall, I am only keeping Ooma because it is cheaper than Vonage and any U-verse, Comcast, etc. VOIP (and much cheaper than copper) over a year period... I'll save about $180 over a year over other VOIPs.
Hope this helps in any decisions you make.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
TruffenHund, could you share more on this?TruffenHund wrote:2) once you connect the bluetooth adapter, you can't use your non-Oma telephones
And this time murphy, you typed faster
FWIW, here is what I'd do in your situation if I had a Telo:
Assign the 2nd number, you want to use for work, to the Telo, making Telo a private device. If you do this, the phones connected to the Telo "phone" port would be the only ones ringing for the 2nd number.
With "phone" port being yours, you can plug in any phone you want that would fit your needs for work. Example, since you would probably be on the phone a lot so you can get one of these phones for work:
viewtopic.php?t=9042#p63031 or plug in a DECT 6 phone system that allows headsets etc.
As for your family, all your Telo handsets would be "shared" devices so your first number will ring all your Telo handsets.
Me either! Same thing for my wife, she won't touch it. In fact, she shares your wife's sentiment "hates it". I ask her why? She will not elaborate. She just hates it, strange indeed! I use it all the time and can't figure it out. OOMA design needs to obtain the consulting services of a housewife for the next generation handheld.TruffenHund wrote:My wife hates it (I didn't see that coming)
Telecom Equipment: 1 Telo, 1 Handset, (4) Dect 6 Uniden DECT1580-4WXTPT
IN THE MONEY: 09/2011
Poor Legacy Carrier: Frontier