I wish Ooma was more like other VOIP where it's just a box that you can hide and use your phone to control everything. Am I missing something? There must be some reason for this design. You can't even get cordless phones without a built in voicemail system.
Also keep in mind that the Ooma voicemail service is for all users: those with telephones that may have voicemail features built-in but choose not to use it, and those who do not have such equipped-phones. So this gives everyone a level playing-field to work from. YOU may decide to forgo any of the Ooma voicemail features and continue to use your own telephone's capability for this. It is simply up to how you instruct Ooma to answer any missed calls. Put in a LONG Ringtime and it will never bother to pick up, unless your own Voicemail system isn't working due to say, a power-failure when the house-kitty pulls out the AC cord. THEN you will be glad you had the Ooma-based protection from those missed calls on your side.
The advantages here are as stated: You have no need to use the Home phones to get voicemail. You simply dial into your own phone number OR you can choose to get those same messages over the Internet OR through Email delivery. So in that sense then, yes, Ooma is better.
You don't have to use Ooma's voicemail if you don't want to. Just use your phone's voicemail. It's up to you. Use what you prefer.wowser wrote:Help me understand why I should use Ooma's VM instead of my phone's.
If you just think of the Ooma hub as an answering machine, then you'll understand the design. It sounds like maybe the new Ooma Telo might be more what you are looking for.I wish Ooma was more like other VOIP where it's just a box that you can hide and use your phone to control everything. Am I missing something? There must be some reason for this design.
Well that' just silly - sure you can.Panasonic KX-TG9361B DECT 6.0You can't even get cordless phones without a built in voicemail system.