Multiple saved greetings you can switch between
DND with a time limit
Custom ring schedules
There doesn't seem to be any mention of these in the Ooma KB, just dialing out with your CID and listening in to the Google Voice Greeting before dumping the caller into GV mail. Am I missing something, or is Ooma being cagey about the options since it can snipe their own pay-per-message transcriptions? If I ring through to GVE, will google then cascade the call to my alternate numbers, or just go to the voicemail option?
To be honest, I probably wouldn't have Ooma if GV allowed porting of numbers, but it's cheaper (even with the Premier sub) than having Verizon forward my calls to Google ($15+$0.10/call - highway robbery if you ask me). If this is really a way to get Google Voice to manage my whole phone system - i.e. it's like forwarding calls through the GV system on connect - then I'll be thrilled...but I really can't tell from the KB article what happens. Given the tech folks who get VoIP, I kind of expected a flowchart to explain how it works...
Any comments on how GVE works for you? TIA!
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
Lifetime Premier Member
Friends don't remember what Landline Integration was or why we did it.
First the good stuff. The concept is great - having the ability to send voice mail to GV is a wonderful thing. Having my GV number appear on my outgoing Ooma is wonderful. BUT - not being able to turn off the Ooma Voice Screening while using the GV extensions is nuts... unusable
Ooma should reintroduce the Bata with an updated Bata version either without or with an option of Screening. The problem actually becomes imposable when you use a GV number with forwarding to your Ooma, Cell Phone or any other number. The Ooma answers in the screening mode before the Cell can even ring...
I would more than happy to do additional Bata Testing.