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« on: August 02, 2014, 10:10 AM »

Does anyone have VoIP phone service? How do you like it? Does it work if the power goes out.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 10:32 AM »

Unless you have alternate power to the modem/router set up it will not work....

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 11:18 AM »

I have it. Very reliable, but I have reliable buried power lines. The house is only 11 years old. Works as good as ma bell ever did.

We are mostly cell only, but because the kids aren't quite old enough yet we got magic jack and it works great. An IT friend of mine turned me onto it. Worth every very few pennies.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 01:06 PM »

I have it in my house, and install it on much larger scale for my customers. It works pretty well for the most part, but for power outages, you would need a battery backup (UPS) for your equipment. The larger the battery, the longer it will last without power. If you lose power for days at a time (like we do in the North East) it may not be for you.

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 08:51 PM »

Unless you have alternate power to the modem/router set up it will not work....

Correct. But my service (Vonage) has automatic fallback to my cell if their servers can't see my adapter on the net.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 06:22 PM »

I have been using Ooma for over 5 yrs. When I got it you bought the equipment  and that was it I haven't paid a dime since I got it for185. If I remember correctly Anyway I am pretty sure you only pay local taxes that apply now .It works well  for me comes with equip. For 2 lines and you can add more hope this helps Andrew
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