Frugal Al wrote:As pointed out by others, the Ooma plays well with the Panny DECT phone system, and can utilize the Panny answering machine just fine, making placement of the Ooma more flexible.
Do you recommend using the ooma voice-mail or the answering machine that's on the phone?
I've used ooma for going on three years now, never had a problem with their voice-mail. I like the fact I can listen, and erase messages from the ooma on-line account. I also like omma's call logs, have you ever erased a missed call with caller id provided on a phone, then wish you had saved the number? No need to as ooma provides call records. Very handy.
And, honestly, I have had VoIP service when the neighbor's land lines were down, and vice-versa. One thing about cable companies (and Verizon's FiOS) is often their facilities are much newer, less likely to go out. I have rarely experienced an outage with Verizon's FiOS service, and I have had THREE different VoIP services, Vonage, and currently ooma and Magicjack. All calls have been crystal clear, and I've never experienced any issues using two different cordless phone systems (at the same time) and any corded phone.
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