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Ooma Telo Reviews

Ooma is a publicly traded telecommunications company that provides quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services for businesses and residences. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company is committed to redefining the landscape of home phone service with their Ooma Telo hardware, a revolutionary computer device that enables free calling across different locations. Using Ooma’s smart cloud-based platform, residential users can transform their ordinary home phone into a smartphone and unveil free services such as long-distance calling and features like caller ID, call waiting, and voicemail.

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An award-winning provider of business and residential VoIP services, Ooma aims to deliver an exceptional calling experience with its cloud-based smart telephony system that surpasses ordinary phone service. At the heart of Ooma’s effort to redefine the home phone service landscape is Ooma Telo, a simple plug-and-play solution that enables residential users with a high-speed Internet connection to access affordable VoIP phone services. With Ooma Telo’s advanced hardware and software components and cloud services, residential users can ensure that every phone call is crystal clear, even under less than optimal Internet connections.

The provider also offers Ooma Office, an enterprise-grade phone service for small businesses. Aside from cloud-based telephony, Ooma also offers Internet security, office security, and other connected services at a fraction of the cost.

Cutting-edge Hardware and Software

Ooma Telo is specifically designed to allow residential users to experience superior home phone telephony service at a cost they can afford. Built with cutting-edge hardware, the Ooma Telo device seamlessly fits with a customer’s home network setup. In fact, the device’s advanced software technology is 20 times more powerful than the industry standard, which speaks to the service’s overall performance.

As a smart cloud-based communications platform, Ooma offers a lineup of innovative products and services including Bluetooth support, mobile phone calling with an iPhone or iPod touch, Google Voice Extensions, Ooma PureVoice, High Definition (HD) Voice, and voicemail transcription.

High Definition Voice Technology

Ooma is the first residential phone service provider that supports high-definition voice technology. With their HD Voice technology, Ooma Telo essentially doubles the audio frequencies transmitted during the call to deliver clearer, richer, and more natural sounding audio. Equipped with PureVoice HD technology, Ooma Telo ensures all calls are clear and reliable even under extreme conditions. Plus, this cutting-edge phone solution uses an advanced voice compression algorithm that lessens bandwidth by up to 60 percent when compared to standard VoIP technology.

Affordable Calling Plans

Ooma Telo is an innovative communication tool that provides free and low-cost calls to the US and Canada in addition to advanced cloud-based telephony services to its global customer base. This affordable cloud-based phone system offers two options for international calling: Standard Rate and Plan Rate. With the Ooma Telo Plan Rate option, users can use up to 1,000 minutes of international calling for under $10 per month. On the other hand, Ooma Telo’s Standard Rate offers no monthly fee, and most calls to 61 countries are typically lower than 1¢ per minute.With the Ooma Telo phone system, users will pay only basic fees and taxes as required by law. These vary by location due to state tax rates, but generally the cost may run between $3 and $4 per month. (To know exactly what the monthly Ooma Telo obligation would be in your region, you can input your zip code on the Ooma website.)

When making international calls with Ooma Telo, users have the option to pay as they go (on a per-minute basis) or they can choose to subscribe to the Ooma World Plan for unlimited calling to over 60 countries for only $17.99 a month. Customers also have the option to select the Ooma World Plan Plus and start calling to over 70 countries for only $25.99 per month. The Ooma Telo Premier service tier expands on the features that are provided in the Basic tier, giving residential users up to 25 additional premium calling features, all for a monthly price of $9.99. Ooma Telo Premier subscribers can enjoy the benefits of call blocking, a second phone number, instant second line, multi-ring, 3-way conference calling, voicemail forwarding, and more.

 
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Some things you just can't go wrong with and Ooma Telo is one of them. I've used one for several years and am very happy with it. The call quality is unmatched and the price just can't be beat.

Call quality, Web Interface, ease of setup, low monthly cost
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Low cost, reliable home phone

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I hardly use my home phone so I didn't need the extra cost the local phone company charged. Ooma is always up and running and worth the cost.

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Ooma Telo is great

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I've never had any issue's with my Telo Service since day one. It's saved me a lot of money and allowed me to keep my landline alive for minimal cost. Clear sound and I've never had an outage related to the Ooma system

Low Cost and good quality.
The base service has little to know additional features and you have to pay another $5.00 to $6.00 a month to get the premium service. I think the number block should be part of the base service.
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Ooma telo

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I started saving money from day one. I have been using Ooma since 2014 . Best thing was getting rid of over priced standards phone line . Don’t for to down load the app on your cell phone

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BEST VOIP HANDS DOWN

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We've been using Ooma for probably 8 years or more. I have to tell you, that I've never regretted switching to a VOIP. The phone company took a hike. We love having a home phone, as we do use it instead of our cell phones when we are home. You can't tell it's a VOIP - the calls are amazing.

CONSISTANTLY GREAT CALL QUALITY
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Best telecommunications product

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The Ooma Telo is the Best telecommunications product I have ever purchased . I started saving money Immediately and was able to tell att goodbye . And dont forget to download the app ,you will never miss a call and if you can get wifi ,you wont even need a cell phone , There should be 10 stars for price !

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Best Move

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Since joining OOMA several years ago, I have had no regrets. OOMA has saved me hundreds of dollars on my phone bill. My clarity of calls is so much better than it was with my old phone companies landline. I love that I can call my family and friends all over Canada and the US at no extra cost, and all the bells and whistles are included in the price (call forwarding, call waiting, call answer and even a second phone line). I think moving to OOMA was one of the best decisions we have ever made. I love the feature that if my power goes out, the phone calls are rerouted to my cell phone, so I never miss a call. I highly recommend OOMA to anyone looking to save money but not give up any quality of service.

Amazing price includes all the bells and whistles, unlimited calling Canada and US, excellent customer service, great clarity and reliability
The only con and it is a con with any VoIP is if you lose power you lose the phone, but at least with OOMA, they redirect the calls to your cell so you will never miss a call.
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Helps Lower Your Cable/phone Bill!

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I was looking for ways to trim my cable bill, and wondered if I could get a better deal on phone service. Call me crazy, but I still prefer to have a landline for voice quality and reliability (and for the occasional faxes). Cell reception in my house isn't the greatest, so I prefer the landline when talking to friends/family. The phone portion of my cable bill was $40/month (yikes!). I was familiar with Vonage, but that was still $10/month. After some researching, I came across Ooma. It got good overall reviews, and was one of the top rated services in a leading consumer research magazine. I got my Ooma unit at Best Buy. It was super easy to setup (plug one end into my router and the other into my phone line). Sign up was a breeze, and I was able to get service almost instantaneously. I wanted to port my old phone number, and saw they charged a porting fee. If you signed up for one year of their "plus" service, they waved that fee. I chose this option, since I found a discount code (I can always cancel next year, since I probably won't use the extra features). The porting process took around a week, but I got status notifications along the way. I've been using it for several weeks now and really like the Ooma app on my iPhone. It notifies me whenever I get calls at home, and I can listen to VM from anywhere. There are tons of other features available, but I haven't used them. I've also used Ooma to call family in London "on the cheap". BTW, the only thing you have pay for each month are taxes/utility fees (~$5 for me). I know phone lines aren't that exciting, but this unit shines in helping me trim my utility bill!

The device itself is very reliable. I was even able to have our old phone number ported over for a one time fee. Now we have two landline numbers and yes, we do have local 911 service.
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Working from any homes

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On top of excellent quality overall, the icing on the cake is the phone app: it allows me to have my phone number at the cabin or anywhere there is wifi.

low price (could be lower :-))' excellent quality voice mail phone app
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It is an affordable hardware that delivers basic landline-like service without monthly fees, with few compromises. Great looks ,easy to use. High recommended

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Ooma Telo

Palo Alto , CA
United States
2005Year Founded
96%Recommend
203User Reviews
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  • United States
Plan Info
Plan Name Small Business Full-Featured Phone System
Plan Summary Following up the success of their Ooma Home plan, Ooma debuted the Ooma Office plan. It delivers the same high-quality you are accustomed to, plus big business features, a mobile app, and easy setup, all for an affordable price. Plus, the system can grow with you as your business expands (up to 20 users).
Key Features
  • Affordable
  • Big Business Features
  • Easy Setup
  • Scalable
Notes - This Plan is available in the following countries :
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Plan Pricing & Services1
    Regular Price $19.95
    Promo Price N/A
    Price Disclaimer Taxes and fees apply
    Setup Fees Free
    Activation Fees Free
    Number Porting Fee $39.99 one-time fee
    BYOD Yes
    Termination Fee Free
    Unlimited Minutes Yes
    Toll Free3 Yes
    Faxing No
    Plan Pricing Tiers2
    Month to Month
    (per user)
    • Ooma Office : $19.95 /mo.
    	
    Toll Free
    Setup N/A
    Monthly $9.99 /mo.
    Included Min. 500
    Add'l Min. Cost $0.03 /min.
    Number Availability & Details
    Area Code Selection
    Local Number Port
    Number Port
    Toll-Free Number
    Virtual Numbers
    Equipment Options
    SIP/BYOD
    Phone Credit
    IP Phone Included
    IP Phone For Sale
    ATA Included
    ATA For Sale
    Plan Minutes
    Local Min. Included
    Add'l Local Min. Cost N/A
    Long Distance Unlimited
    Incl. Long Distance Min. N/A
    Add'l Long Distance Min. Cost N/A
    Plan Features3
    Admin Dashboard/Portal Yes
    Anonymous Call Rejection No
    Auto Attendant Yes
    Barge No
    Business SMS No
    Busy Lamp Field No
    Call Analytics No
    Call Announce No
    Call Continuity No
    Call Forwarding Yes
    Call Forwarding - Advanced No
    Call Hold No
    Call Logs/Reports Yes
    Call Me Now No
    Call Monitoring No
    Call Notifications No
    Call Park No
    Call Pass No
    Call Queuing No
    Call Recording No
    Call Return No
    Call Routing No
    Call Screening No
    Call Transfer Yes
    Call Waiting No
    Caller ID Yes
    Caller ID - Dynamic No
    Caller ID Block No
    Caller ID Control No
    Click-to-call Me No
    Click-to-dial No
    Conference Bridge Yes
    Conference Calling Yes
    Custom Greetings Yes
    Custom Tagging No
    Desktop Integration Client No
    Dial-by-Name Directory No
    Directory Assistance (411) No
    Do Not Disturb No
    E911 Yes
    Fax to Email No
    Find Me/Follow Me No
    Group Paging No
    HD Video Conferencing No
    HD Voice No
    Hunt Groups No
    Interactive Voice Response No
    Local Number Portability Yes
    Mobile App No
    Mobile/Desktop Sync No
    Music on Hold Yes
    Redial No
    Ring Groups Yes
    Selective Call Acceptance No
    Selective Call Rejection No
    Shared Call Appearance No
    Simultaneous Ring Yes
    Softphone No
    Speed Dial No
    Switchboard Software No
    Telephone Numbers (DIDs) No
    Third Party Softphones No
    Unified Inbox No
    User Portal Yes
    Video Conferencing No
    Virtual Extensions No
    Virtual Fax No
    Visual Voicemail No
    Voicemail Yes
    Voicemail to Email Yes
    Voicemail Transcription No
    Whisper No
    1Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.
    2To determine the number of users for your VoIP phone system, count the number of devices you need, including desk phones, softphones, conference phones, and fax machines.
    3The following plan features (offered by the provider) are either included in the plan, available for an additional fee, or unavailable. Check with provider for most current feature listing and any prices that may be incurred.
    Plan Info
    Plan Name Ooma Home Phone Basic Service
    Plan Summary -
    Key Features
    • Free Nationwide Calling
    • Mobile App
    • Great Voice Quality
    • Keep Your Number
    Notes Basic service is free. Call anyone anywhere in the U.S. After purchase of the Ooma Telo, pay only applicable taxes and fees. Additional features available with Ooma Premier service. Additional fees apply for 411 and International Calling. This Plan is available in the following countries :
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Plan Pricing & Services1
    Regular Price $0.00
    Promo Price N/A
    Price Disclaimer *Not including taxes/fees + One-time hardware cost of $69.99.
    Setup Fees Free
    Activation Fees Free
    Number Porting Fee $39.99 one-time fee
    BYOD Yes
    Termination Fee Free
    Unlimited Minutes Yes
    Toll Free3 No
    Faxing No
    	
    Toll Free
    Setup N/A
    Monthly N/A
    Included Min. N/A
    Add'l Min. Cost N/A
    Number Availability & Details
    Area Code Selection
    Local Number Port
    Number Port
    Toll-Free Number
    Virtual Numbers
    Equipment Options
    SIP/BYOD
    Phone Credit
    IP Phone Included
    IP Phone For Sale
    ATA Included
    ATA For Sale
    Plan Minutes
    Local Min. Included
    Add'l Local Min. Cost N/A
    Long Distance Unlimited
    Incl. Long Distance Min. N/A
    Add'l Long Distance Min. Cost N/A
    Plan Features3
    Admin Dashboard/Portal No
    Anonymous Call Rejection No
    Auto Attendant No
    Barge No
    Business SMS No
    Busy Lamp Field No
    Call Analytics No
    Call Announce No
    Call Continuity No
    Call Forwarding No
    Call Forwarding - Advanced No
    Call Hold Yes
    Call Logs/Reports Yes
    Call Me Now No
    Call Monitoring No
    Call Notifications No
    Call Park No
    Call Pass No
    Call Queuing No
    Call Recording No
    Call Return Yes
    Call Routing No
    Call Screening No
    Call Transfer No
    Call Waiting Yes
    Caller ID Yes
    Caller ID - Dynamic No
    Caller ID Block Yes
    Caller ID Control No
    Click-to-call Me No
    Click-to-dial No
    Conference Bridge No
    Conference Calling No
    Custom Greetings No
    Custom Tagging No
    Desktop Integration Client No
    Dial-by-Name Directory No
    Directory Assistance (411) No
    Do Not Disturb No
    E911 Yes
    Fax to Email No
    Find Me/Follow Me No
    Group Paging No
    HD Video Conferencing No
    HD Voice Yes
    Hunt Groups No
    Interactive Voice Response No
    Local Number Portability No
    Mobile App No
    Mobile/Desktop Sync No
    Music on Hold No
    Redial No
    Ring Groups No
    Selective Call Acceptance No
    Selective Call Rejection No
    Shared Call Appearance No
    Simultaneous Ring No
    Softphone No
    Speed Dial No
    Switchboard Software No
    Telephone Numbers (DIDs) No
    Third Party Softphones No
    Unified Inbox No
    User Portal Yes
    Video Conferencing No
    Virtual Extensions No
    Virtual Fax No
    Visual Voicemail No
    Voicemail Yes
    Voicemail to Email No
    Voicemail Transcription No
    Whisper No
    1Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.
    3The following plan features (offered by the provider) are either included in the plan, available for an additional fee, or unavailable. Check with provider for most current feature listing and any prices that may be incurred.
    Plan Info
    Plan Name Ooma Home Phone Premier Service
    Plan Summary An upgrade to Ooma's Basic Home Phone service, the Premier plan gives you many additional industry-leading features for only a small increase in your monthly price. You also get an expanded free calling zone to U.S. and Canada. And if you purchase an annual subscription, you also get a free gift from Ooma!
    Key Features
    • Free Nationwide Calling
    • Advanced Features
    • Enhanced Voicemail
    • East Setup
    Notes Basic service is free. Call anyone anywhere in the U.S. After purchase of the Ooma Telo, pay only applicable taxes and fees. Additional fees apply for 411 and International Calling.
    Plan Pricing & Services1
    Regular Price $0.00
    Promo Price N/A
    Price Disclaimer After purchase of the Ooma Telo (MSRP $129.99), pay only applicable taxes and fees.
    Setup Fees Free
    Activation Fees Free
    Number Porting Fee $39.99 one-time fee
    BYOD Yes
    Termination Fee Free
    Unlimited Minutes Yes
    Toll Free3 No
    Faxing No
    
    	
    Number Availability & Details
    Area Code Selection
    Local Number Port
    Number Port
    Toll-Free Number
    Virtual Numbers
    Equipment Options
    SIP/BYOD
    Phone Credit
    IP Phone Included
    IP Phone For Sale
    ATA Included
    ATA For Sale
    Plan Minutes
    Local Min. Included
    Add'l Local Min. Cost N/A
    Long Distance Unlimited
    Incl. Long Distance Min. N/A
    Add'l Long Distance Min. Cost N/A
    Plan Features3
    Admin Dashboard/Portal No
    Anonymous Call Rejection Yes
    Auto Attendant No
    Barge No
    Business SMS No
    Busy Lamp Field No
    Call Analytics No
    Call Announce No
    Call Continuity No
    Call Forwarding Yes
    Call Forwarding - Advanced No
    Call Hold Yes
    Call Logs/Reports Yes
    Call Me Now No
    Call Monitoring No
    Call Notifications No
    Call Park No
    Call Pass No
    Call Queuing No
    Call Recording No
    Call Return Yes
    Call Routing No
    Call Screening No
    Call Transfer No
    Call Waiting Yes
    Caller ID Yes
    Caller ID - Dynamic No
    Caller ID Block Yes
    Caller ID Control Yes
    Click-to-call Me No
    Click-to-dial No
    Conference Bridge No
    Conference Calling No
    Custom Greetings No
    Custom Tagging No
    Desktop Integration Client No
    Dial-by-Name Directory No
    Directory Assistance (411) Yes
    Do Not Disturb Yes
    E911 Yes
    Fax to Email No
    Find Me/Follow Me No
    Group Paging No
    HD Video Conferencing No
    HD Voice No
    Hunt Groups No
    Interactive Voice Response No
    Local Number Portability No
    Mobile App No
    Mobile/Desktop Sync No
    Music on Hold No
    Redial Yes
    Ring Groups No
    Selective Call Acceptance No
    Selective Call Rejection No
    Shared Call Appearance No
    Simultaneous Ring Yes
    Softphone No
    Speed Dial No
    Switchboard Software No
    Telephone Numbers (DIDs) No
    Third Party Softphones No
    Unified Inbox No
    User Portal No
    Video Conferencing No
    Virtual Extensions No
    Virtual Fax No
    Visual Voicemail No
    Voicemail Yes
    Voicemail to Email Yes
    Voicemail Transcription No
    Whisper No
    1Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.
    3The following plan features (offered by the provider) are either included in the plan, available for an additional fee, or unavailable. Check with provider for most current feature listing and any prices that may be incurred.
    Plan Info
    Plan Name Ooma International World Plan
    Plan Summary The World Plan from Ooma gives you access to unlimited calling to over 60 countries (see provider's site for listed countries). Calls can even be made using the Ooma Mobile HD app.
    Key Features
    • Requires Ooma Device
    • Calling to 60+ Countries
    • Mobile App
    • Affordable
    Notes An Ooma device and active account is required.
    Plan Pricing & Services1
    Regular Price $17.99
    Promo Price N/A
    Price Disclaimer Price per month
    Setup Fees Free
    Activation Fees Free
    Number Porting Fee $39.99 one-time fee
    BYOD Yes
    Termination Fee Free
    Unlimited Minutes Yes
    Toll Free3 No
    Faxing No
    
    
    
    	
    Equipment Options
    SIP/BYOD
    Phone Credit
    IP Phone Included
    IP Phone For Sale
    ATA Included
    ATA For Sale
    Plan Minutes
    Local Min. Included
    Add'l Local Min. Cost N/A
    Long Distance Unlimited
    Incl. Long Distance Min. N/A
    Add'l Long Distance Min. Cost N/A
    Plan Features3
    1Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.
    3The following plan features (offered by the provider) are either included in the plan, available for an additional fee, or unavailable. Check with provider for most current feature listing and any prices that may be incurred.

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