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How to No Longer Pay Phone Bills
Your one-time purchase of an award-winning ooma system gives you free home phone service. You'll get the voice quality and ease of a traditional landline. That's because we've architected the ooma system to partner with your existing home phones and high-speed Internet to deliver state-of-the-art calling without monthly bills.
With the tough economic times ahead, it comes as no surprise people are trying their best to cut expenses as much as they can. Unfortunately, not all costs are easy to cut. You can save on food, electricity and gas up to a certain point. And what about your mortgage or rent, health insurance premiums, car insurance, home insurance and all the alike. Not much you can do there as these are fixed costs. So you must work on your variable costs, those where you are in control. Knowledge is power, and if you study some things a bit you may be surprised that there are actually various ways to be able to cut some expenses.
Lowering your phone bill should be one of your goals. How about not only lowering it but simply taking it away all together? But wait, you need a phone! How are you going to talk to your friends, call a plumber or 911 if necessary? How can you avoid paying the phone bills if then collector agencies will be harassing you day and night. Perhaps you should get an Ooma...
What is an Ooma?
An Ooma is a simple type of phone that works with your Internet connection, a device also known as voice over Internet protocol (VOIP). It is an award winning product that has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week.
The only costs that you will be responsible for is the cost of the equipment. Most Oomas sell for an average of roughly $200-250. The package comes it an Ooma Scout and an Oooma Hub. There are no monthly charges, contracts or fees, and the Ooma offers unlimited calling in the US.
The device comes with caller ID, call waiting and voicemail at no extra charge. For international calls, the Ooma offers affordable pay as you go and low cost phone calls. Installation is pretty easy requiring a computer, internet connection, a phone, the Ooma hub and the Ooma scout.
Ooma strives as well to provide crisp quality audio. It appears that the goal is to provide exceptional voice quality. Something that many times even land-line phone are unable to deliver!
Installation is fairly easy with step by step instructions and support. Most custmers take only 15 minutes to have their Ooma set up and running. Required equipment in order to work shuold consist of the following: High-speed Internet connection either cable, DSL or fiber-optic, a minimum 256 Kbps upstream network speed and finally, a home phone.
For those skeptics that believe in the ''too good to be true'' policy, Ooma comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and an extendable one-year warranty.
So say goodbye to skyrocket high phone bills, obscure charges, misterious taxes and so forth and say hello to freedom and no more phone bills to worrry about!
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