If you don’t already have a home phone, you might be wondering why you should even have one. But I am a firm believer that if you ever have kids in the house, you need to have a home phone in case of emergencies. So, for everyone with or without a house line, here are 10 things you should know about Ooma Telo free home phone service. Post sponsored by Linqia; all opinions are my own.
Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service
The following 10 things you should know all pertain to the basic plan:
- You can keep your existing home phone number for a one time fee of $39.99.
- It can connect to all your other smart home devices like the Nest, Smart Bulbs, and Apple and Android devices. You’ll have the smartest home on the block.
- The Ooma Telo unit itself is $99.99, but after that you’ll only pay $4-$7 in taxes depending on where you live.
- There is a Premier service option that costs just $9.99/month.
- You can save hundreds of dollars every year by switching your house phone to the Ooma Telo.
- There are no long term contracts involved. You can call anywhere in the U.S. and all you have to pay each month is that $4-$7 in taxes.
- The unit takes only 15 minutes to initially set up.
- It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and extendable 1 year warrantee with live customer support.
- Free Ooma-to-Ooma calls anywhere in the world. This is HUGE if you have loved ones in other countries. If you both have the device, you’re set to stay in touch as often and for as long as you want without costing a dime.
- The My-Ooma online portal allows you to play messages, check call logs, and manage preferences online from anywhere.
If you’re thinking about the Premier Plan, you’ll get features like:
- Voicemail-to-email forwarding.
- Customizable call blocking abilities.
- Enhanced caller ID.
- Free calls to Canada.
- Instant second line.
- and more…
We Tried Ooma Telo
And it really did take only 15 minutes to set up. In the box you’ll find a quick setup guide with super easy to follow instructions. Just make sure you don’t plug in the Ooma Telo unit until you’ve activated it online.
Once plugged in it will light up red, blink blue, and then remain blue once it’s totally ready. We are using an old phone–15-20 years old–so it’s a real test to see what the quality of the call will be like.
As soon as we picked up the handset, we heard sweet little music and then a dial tone. I immediately called my sister and acted like a creep (have to take advantage of that initial new number) and it was a super clear call. She was shocked and I successfully freaked her out. That’s what I call a win-win.
Everyone is loving using the old phone. It’s funny how excited the kids are to call all their friends using this “antique.” Call away kids! It’s free! But there are also really nice new handsets that have all sorts of great upgrades to go with your smart home. For now, we’ll have some fun with this vintage model, but I can’t wait to play with a fancy high tech model soon.
Sweepstakes – A Smarter Home
One lucky winner will receive an Ooma Telo, one year of Premier Service, a Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector and one LIFX and Philips Hue Smart light bulbs.
Visit Ooma Telo and use the calculator to determine what you can save on your monthly phone bill in 3 years as well as how long it will take (in months) for Ooma to pay for itself. Leave the results in a comment below and you’ll be entered for a chance to win!