If you are reading this, you probably know me personally... and you probably know that I switched to a VOIP provider, Ooma, about a year ago. Which gives me unlimited local and long distance calling and in my case, no monthly fees. Unfortunately, the newer ooma hardware does have some small service fees (more in a minute), but they are still nominal.
Needless to say, I'm completely happy with it as a product. The only problems I have are when my Internet service goes down. Ooma itself has been completely reliable over the last year.
I like the idea of having a "home" phone separate from my cell phone and I hate giving out my personal cell numbers to Businesses (for fear of getting on cold call lists). In fairness, Google Voice has mitigated this somewhat, but my wife is also much more comfortable having a phone. On top of that... I have managed to work from home on occasion over the last year... and I don't think my Android phone batter could have handled the 6+ hours of conference calls I was incurring on a regular basis.
Like last year, they are running a Refer-A-Friend promotion during the month of May. Yes, that means if you are interested you have less then a week to make up your mind. That being said, because with Ooma you buy the hardware... (and at least for the first) don't pay any service fees (after the first year, Ooma Telo users will have to pay Taxes... which is on the order of about $12 per year).... you can buy the hardware, install it... try it out and if you don't like it... you can return it and only be out the return shipping costs. It's in this fine print that nobody ever reads.
So, I have codes I can give away, and in the interest of full disclosure... I get an amazon gift card out of the deal... but you can save $50 on the Ooma Telo unit. Codes are one-time use only so first come, first served. The links will take you to a page where you can order them, and the actually code should be pre-populated in the text box, but if not, cut-n paste the below:
Yes, if you are friends on facebook, you've been seeing this stuff about once a week. Sorry, I'm trying to not overdue it, but not everyone checks facebook all the time and stuff "falls off"... so I've reposted it a few times.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. If nothing else, you can use the link on the right to get my email address.