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#19973 by niknak
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:55 pm
...the Scout only works if you don't have the ADSL filter plugged in (like I do on my Tivo)...


the scout will work as long as it has it's own pair of wires connected between the wall port on the hub and the wall port on the scout.
There are a few different ways to accomplish this even using DSL
#19975 by doug
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:34 pm
niknak wrote:the scout will work as long as it has it's own pair of wires connected between the wall port on the hub and the wall port on the scout.
There are a few different ways to accomplish this even using DSL


But most of them would be hard to accomplish while traveling abroad with only the scout. :)
#32453 by ROoma
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:18 pm
oompa wrote:I will take a vacation to the Philippines for a month. Can I bring my Ooma with me so people can call me to the same number? I was just told that using my cell phone I will be charged an arm and a leg.

I know I have to make sure of 2 things though:
1) adapter for 110V and
2) high speed connection.

What are the potential problems?

What is the minimum requirement for broadband speed to make Ooma work? Is this a bad idea?


Hi oompa,
Did you go to Philippines? How was your experience? I'm in Philippines now but I've been having a terrible time using the ooma device here :( . Can you let us know how it went for you?

thank you!
#39607 by TomoyoN
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:24 pm
Well I don't need it for business purposes... I just need it for keeping in contact with friends in family back in the US and maybe if the call quality is good enough I'll leave one [bring an extra] for relatives in the Philippines...
#39621 by etyler007
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:23 pm
oompa wrote:I will take a vacation to the Philippines for a month. Can I bring my Ooma with me so people can call me to the same number? I was just told that using my cell phone I will be charged an arm and a leg.

I know I have to make sure of 2 things though:
1) adapter for 110V and
2) high speed connection.


I have a question about the adapter for 110v...

What type of adapter are you using? The same type as when you use a shaver or small appliance with countries that have 240v power. :?
#39649 by Davesworld
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:35 am
maarc1 wrote:i heard that voip quality could be affected by slower speeds.


It's not the speeds that'll get you, it's the latency, jitter and packet loss. Just for phone calls not while surfing and downloading, you only need better than 30kbs in each direction with the iLBC (default for voice on Ooma) codec. If you've used other voip services, most of them use the g.729 codec for voice by default. In theory, the iLBC codec is supposed to be very tolerant of packet loss but not huge blocks of them lost, slighly more than the g.729 codec and both are much more forgiving than the g.711 codec. I'd be curious if you could even get a successful fax over g.711 while there.

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