[kwlug-disc] Ooma and leaving Bell

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 15:02:17 EDT 2014


Well I phoned Ooma and they said it expired in January, so sorry Khalid!

And while I got the number from the Canadian website, it was an American
who answered the phone and told me that they don't ship to Canada, but I
could buy it from Future Shop, which I could do for $150, but some quick
checking I found it on Amazon.ca for $130, with free shipping if I don't
mind waiting a week.

So I'm camping out in front the post office for the rest of the week...

Once it comes in, I'm assuming that I phone Ooma again to get my number
ported and the rest of the registration stuff.




On 5 April 2014 02:27, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> I was not sure if it expired or not.
>
> One part of the page said it expired, the other part of the same page said
> it is still valid.
>
> Confusing.
>
> On 4 April 2014 15:46, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> Khalid noted that the reference code he had has expired. He also noted
>>> if your price was $150 not $100 (I think), his code was indeed not working.
>>> (For 'coupon codes' I've sometimes found success just googling for it.
>>> http://www.redflagdeals.com/ comes to mind as a possible source,
>>> perhaps within a forum.)
>>>
>>> So far as I know, nothing here / the Ooma involves openWRT. Perhaps it's
>>> time to change the subject line?
>>>
>>> On 14-04-04 02:16 PM, Jeff Smith wrote:
>>>
>>>> Well we finally got this settled... After much yelling and screaming
>>>> and using words that I was making up on the spot, I got Bell to: a)
>>>> cancel the satellite accountb) admit they were wrong about the rental
>>>> unitc) credit me for one year's rental charges So Phase Three of
>>>> "Project Bye-Bye Bell" is now complete (Phase One was move from Bell
>>>> DSL to TekSavvy Cable, Phase Two was move my cellphone to Telus,
>>>> Phase Three is the TV) All that remains is Phase Four: cancel the
>>>> home phone and Phase Five: Move Wifeski's cell to Telus. So I'm 90%
>>>> ready to order the home phone package from Ooma.  Khalid, do you
>>>> still have that reference code so you get a bonus for referring me?
>>>> Let me know as soon as you can so I can place the order. This weekend
>>>> Wifeski and I are going to that "mall" thing where they keep the
>>>> Telus store and spying out some cellphones for her.  We will be more
>>>> than happy to pay the early cancellation fee, especially now that we
>>>> have a credit account from the rental charges refund! Then I will do
>>>> my best Martin Luther King Jr. impersonation with my rendition of
>>>> "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last."
>>>> !! Thanks to all of the gang here who helped so far! Jeff
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:11:43 -0400 From: kb at 2bits.com To:
>>>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] what is the perfect
>>>> openWRT router?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Oh God! Paying rent for 3 years on a returned unit.
>>>>
>>>> That makes Rogers look like saints!
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 9:44 AM, CrankyOldBugger
>>>> <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Actually cancelling the satellite in itself isn't a problem, it's
>>>> that these crooks are claiming that we still have a rental receiver.
>>>> That unit broke three years ago and they didn't have replacement
>>>> parts so we sent the unit back and bought a new one.  Now they are
>>>> saying that we still have it "at our cottage" (I've never owned a
>>>> cottage).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> So I phoned a different department (billing) and asked them why the
>>>> hell have I been paying rental this past three years. so now they're
>>>> trying to find the rental unit in their records.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Nevertheless, we've had it with Bell so we're dropping all of their
>>>> services even if we have to pay penalties..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 29 March 2014 00:13, Glenn Henshaw <thraxisp4 at mac.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:52 AM, CrankyOldBugger
>>>> <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> For Wifeski and I, we are in the middle of making Ma Bell walk the
>>>> plank..  This is a bit off topic but ultimately it all comes under
>>>> "why I need unlimited internet and a good router firmware".
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> We are trying to cancel our Bell satellite TV.  They are pulling
>>>> several tricks right now to get us to stay (including something that
>>>> sounds like extortion to me), but they will be gone shortly.  That's
>>>> $90 a month liberated in the Name of the People.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Bell changed their terms of effective March 31. You have every right
>>>> to cancel their services without penalty. I was moving and saved 6
>>>> months of charges. You have until the end of April to opt out. This
>>>> was in the January bill package.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ... Glenn-- Glenn Henshaw              Waterloo, Canada
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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