Testing Ooma before porting number

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Testing Ooma before porting number

Post by JoelMarcey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:03 pm

I have a friend who is interested in trying Ooma, but wants to try Ooma out for a bit before officially porting his current number.

Maybe this is easy to do and I just missed it, but can my friend get a temporary number from Ooma to test the service, and then, if he decides the service is for him, port his existing landline number?


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Re: Testing Ooma before porting number

Post by WayneDsr » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:42 pm

When he purchases the ooma hub and registers it, he needs to set it up as ooma WITHOUT a landline. He will be able to chose a new number to test it out. His landline will stay the same on a different wall jack.
His landline will be totally separate from ooma, unless he wants to forward his landline number to his new ooma number.

Later on, he can port his number if he decides to do so. Porting is free with Premier service, $39.95 without.

I have always had my ooma setup like this. I got a new number from ooma and kept my landline as a backup in case of a network outage.


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