Monday, December 17, 2012


If you know me well then you know that I hate my cell phone.  However, we have never been able to justify the expense for a land line on top of our cell bills and Oliver has never been supportive of me not having a cell and only having a land line.  However, I've been staying home since February and don't have great cell service in our basement and don't like having to run to answer my cell phone and usually it's on silent.  Often, when Oliver comes home Friday night I put my phone on the kitchen counter and don't touch it again until Monday when he's back in the office and I need to talk to him.  I'll pick it up and have 8 voice mails and several texts.  I don't like feeling tethered and I just wish we had a land line that rang throughout our house!

Since I read this blog post on March 24, 2011 I have wanted to get an Ooma system which is kind of like Vonage in that it runs your home phone through your internet - however there is no monthly fee!  You pay a one-time $150 purchase of buying the box system and they you pay whatever your state taxes are every month to have a land line.  In Utah it is $4.  For the grand cost of $4 I now have a phone line with free long distance, call waiting and an answering machine!  Several times I've looked into adding a land line to our internet service and the most basic phone line is $12 per month with $10 in taxes and no long distance or call waiting.  It would only take 7 months to trade to OOMA at that price.  My mom pays upwards of $50 for her home phone line with long distance and it would only take 3 months to convert to OOMA. 

Don't misunderstand, I wish OOMA was paying me to advertise for them, but they aren't.  I just love the savings and I LOVE having a land line phone in our home.  I don't have to keep my cell attached to my body and my mom bought us phones for our house for Christmas on black Friday.  We have four handsets (playroom, office, kitchen, laundry room) and they work like an intercom system through our house and they ring when you call so I can always hear our phone ringing!  I can also call Oliver down in the office from the kitchen and say "dinner is ready"!  It is awesome!

The most important part of this message - other than I think that you should get an OOMA - is that we now have a home phone number.  Please start calling me at 801-441-2202.  Thanks!  Much love!


Miriam said...

we have had ooma for over a year and love it! Glad you enjoy it.

Miriam said...

We have had it for over a year and love it. Only once or twice we had a internet or power failure so we lost phone service... but it was temporary and quickly restored.