Ooma Reviews and Plans
|August 22, 2023|
|Submitted by:||Devon Miller (Whitehorse , YU)|
Difficult supportUnfortunately I had technical issues out of the box. Their tech support staff were difficult to understand over the phone due to language barriers.
|April 25, 2022|
|Submitted by:||Joel (Mississauga , ON)|
Constant billing and line problemsEvery so often there is an extra charge on my credit card bill from Ooma and I have to call them to revers the unauthorized charge. In addition I've been having phone line problems for the longest time I have spoken to so many different people there and the problems keep resurfacing I'm at my Wit's End and will be changing soon
|July 21, 2020|
|Submitted by:||MaryAnne Rylski (Orillia , ON)|
OMG OOMA!Poor call quality, expensive proprietary hardware, and worst of all...poor poor customer service.
This was a total bust. There are BETTER VoIP companies out there...Took me awhile to find one and boy am I glad I switched and ported out from Ooma.
READ SOME REVIEWS PEOPLE!
Reply from: Prima
October 1, 2022
I am shopping around for VoIP companies. I just read your review of Ooma before I signed up with them. Who did you switch to that was better?? I'm in Grimsby, Ont.
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Ooma was founded in 2004, HQ in Palo Alto, CA. At one time saw Aston Kutcher (actor/producer) as their Creative Director. Kutcher left in 2008. The Ooma Telo is the next-generation device, was launched to the market in 2009. It's a sleek design, packed with features and Canada/US free calling.
As it is with other single box solutions you pay all up-front, in the case of Ooma you also have monthly minimal costs of around $3.50 in government taxes and other fees. Ooma premium option runs for $9.99 which introduces call blocking and other features like. The Ooma Basic services include voicemail, caller ID, 911 and 911 alerts. Canadians can keep their existing number though for some reason Ooma insists with a porting fee of $39.99 unless you opt for Ooma Premium in which case the porting fee is waived. Ooma has a very reliable app, available for Android and iOS.
In the GoneVoIP review of Ooma Home Phone service, we find in Ooma's modern design pleasing aesthetics and generally providing good service for Canada's market. One of the key features that have always set apart Ooma is Voice Quality, it is one of the first providers to support High-Definition Calling. Also worth mentioning is that all calls are encrypted, essentially making Ooma Home Phone more secure than old landlines! Having said that, those looking for all Ooma premium features as part of the standard package and like to have the ability or freedom to have any ATA then providers such as VoIP Much may be a better fit.
Otherwise, one can buy the latest Ooma @ Amazon for $99.98 - shipping included. In conclusion, Ooma is a very functional device and an interesting value proposition for the Smart Home. Making Ooma and assertive alternative for the modern home phone.
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How do you port your number to Ooma telo?
Use the online tool to determine if the telephone number can be ported, then submitted the port request. From the time the request was submitted to the actual port from Bell it took one week. Works great. No internet down time (have DSL and Bell had to dry loop it).
In my case just checked I could port it with them using their tool: http://ca.ooma.com/phone-number/ then just follow the prompts when activating your account. Will ask you for info of your existing phone number and provider.
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