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mrossco

Not sure if this is the right place for it, but here it goes...

 

I'm ready to make the move to VOIP. My wife and I currently have a no frills landline really for no other reason than we have family that calls us on that number. I also periodically work from home, and the call quality on my Motorolla speakerphone is just so much better than on my mobile.

 

I did some searching on the internet, and I see comments about Google Voice, Vonage, VOIPO and Skype. I really want to keep my number, and I'd like to acquire a new home phone that takes advantage of some of the features. Has anyone made the switch, and if so, what were your experiences?

 

Thanks in advance.

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jmwills

I've been with Vonage for about 8 years now. Great service but I am thinking about moving to Magic Jack Plus. If for no reason other than cost.

 

As long as you have a highspeed connection, these devices work anywhere in the world. I can vouch for Italy, Iraq, and Korea. It's like calling your next door neighbor.

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krom

I've been using Ooma for the past two years or so and been happy. I had Vonage before that and I was happy with that too but I couldn't overlook the cost difference especially since the quality is just as good.

 

There's been a lot of discussion about Ooma and MagicJack in this thread:

 

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2935-magicjack-on-whs-2011/page__p__28698__hl__ooma__fromsearch__1#entry28698

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wodysweb

I had an Ooma setup for a while, it's a nice product but I've recently been using OBI with Google Voice and I've liked it much more. One, the cost of the OBI and porting a # to Google Voice was way less than I re-sold my Ooma on ebay, AND there's no monthly cost at all! It integrates w/ gmail, get notifications, and have it tied to my android phone as well. Really hard to beat the advanced features, no cost, and good quality.

 

Obi 100 - $40

Google Voice # Port - $20, and that's it.

 

If you're interested, here's their site w/ some info.

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pcdoc

Ooma teamed with Google Voice and you can rule the world.

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geek-accountant

Not sure this is still offered, but we have used T-Mobile's VOIP service for the last 4 or so years. It's $9.99/month for unlimited local and long distance. In addition, I take the SIM card out of the device and stick it in a cheap flip phone when we travel which means we have the house phone with us while on the road.

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ikon

I take the SIM card out of the device and stick it in a cheap flip phone when we travel which means we have the house phone with us while on the road.

 

K, that's pretty cool.

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Guest no-control

I had an Ooma setup for a while, it's a nice product but I've recently been using OBI with Google Voice and I've liked it much more. One, the cost of the OBI and porting a # to Google Voice was way less than I re-sold my Ooma on ebay, AND there's no monthly cost at all! It integrates w/ gmail, get notifications, and have it tied to my android phone as well. Really hard to beat the advanced features, no cost, and good quality.

 

Obi 100 - $40

Google Voice # Port - $20, and that's it.

 

If you're interested, here's their site w/ some info.

 

This works really well. I was impressed when I set it up for a broke brother-in-law and a few friends. I had suggested it in the other referenced thread but wody's link makes it dead simple.

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c0op3r

Not sure if this is the right place for it, but here it goes...

 

I'm ready to make the move to VOIP. My wife and I currently have a no frills landline really for no other reason than we have family that calls us on that number. I also periodically work from home, and the call quality on my Motorolla speakerphone is just so much better than on my mobile.

 

I did some searching on the internet, and I see comments about Google Voice, Vonage, VOIPO and Skype. I really want to keep my number, and I'd like to acquire a new home phone that takes advantage of some of the features. Has anyone made the switch, and if so, what were your experiences?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

TRixBox - roll your own!

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

If any of these alternative solutions stops the sales calls then I am sold.

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