[kwlug-disc] Ooma and leaving Bell

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Apr 5 15:21:52 EDT 2014


On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 3:02 PM, CrankyOldBugger
<crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>wrote:

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

Well, we now know for sure the referral coupon does not work.


>
> 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...
>

No need to get it shipped and all that.

The Ooma Telo is in stock at BestBuy Kitchener for $130, with the bluetooth
adaptor included for free (which I have, but never used, but may be of use
to someone else)

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/ooma-ooma-telo-voip-internet-phone-system-with-bluetooth-adapter-telo-canadabt/10216459.aspx


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

Well, you can go through the trial period which is 60 days (I think), and
is basically their Premier service before you decide to cut the copper, and
then at the end of the trial period you fill in a form on their web site to
transfer the number. If you sign up for a year's worth of Premier ($120),
you get the number transfer free. Otherwise, you pay $40 for the transfer.


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>
>
>
> 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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