I travel abroad several times a year for work. In the past I have used several different VOIP options while traveling in order to stay connected back home at a reasonable rate.
However, now I learn that France has federally mandated all hotels and apartments (including the one I stay in 3 times a year) to implement a user specific log in ID for all internet connections. This means that instead of simply getting an IP address and you're connected. You must first enter your username and password and accept the user agreement, the same way you might at a starbucks.
Is there anyway I can get the ooma to connect through this interface?
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https://www.ooma.com/support/knowledgeb ... vice-ports
If the hotel doesn't have the above ports open, you'd probably need to rely on some sort of VPN service to workaround the hotel's port restrictions.
Also, we should have a SIP client access (hopefully by the end of Q2) that will allow you to use Ooma with popular SIP clients computers and mobile phones.
On one or two occasions I had to re-authenticate for some reason, but most of the time Ooma stayed connected and running fine.
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