Connection with other than broadband or DSL

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pics4hire
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Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by pics4hire » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:04 pm

Is there a way to use ooma with satellite internet service? We have a lake house in the country and no broadband or DSL is available. Think I read somewhere that satellite internet will not work with ooma...is this correct?

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by doug » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:15 pm

pics4hire wrote:Is there a way to use ooma with satellite internet service?
Satellite service has very high latency due to the distance it has to travel, so it would not be well suited to VoIP. My guess is that you would not be happy with it at all.

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by pics4hire » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks for your reply even though it is a disappointing answer, but one I had suspected to be the case.

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by scottlindner » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:38 am

Can you try this test site with the satellite service and post the results? You may want to try it a couple of times at different times of the day to see if there are times service is better than others.
http://www.whichvoip.com/voip/speed_test/ppspeed.html

This is becoming a fairly common tool to help identify Internet service issues.

I agree that it's unlikely it will work, but if that tests produces good results, then it'll work.

Cheers,
Scott

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by niknak » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:25 am

The problem with satellite is that even if you happen to have good speed/ latency it can change depending upon the weather (snow and rain interfere with satellite reception) or the season (foliage in summer can interfere).
You will have to ask yourself how important is dependable phone service
after running the tests Scott suggests

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by lohertz » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:48 am

Has anyone had experience with WiMax or other wireless connectivity? Satellite wouldn't work because of the slower upload speeds and latency issues.

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Re: Connection with other than broadband or DSL

Post by bw1 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:58 am

Supposedly it works with EVDO:

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/2754/40/

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