If you can get a $90 triple play, that is a great deal. And the prices seem to be decreasing for bundles, in some places. I just checked mine and the triple is still $129/mo.mnappi0606 wrote:Let's talk about math for a minute since my math skills are under attack...
Every Cable company phone offers vm notification as a basic function. So to get the same product from Ooma, premier is required.
Without home phone through the cable company, I am paying $60.00 for direct tv and $50.00 for broadband. Now add Ooma's premier cost $10.00 per month. Total=$120.00 per month. Plus let's not forget about the $200.00 up front cost for Ooma.
I literally just had a cable rep at my door offering me a triple pay package for $80.00 per month locked in for two years. Add an HD DVR for $10.00 per month. Total=$90 per month.
So basically for the next two years, I'm paying an extra $30.00 per month to keep Ooma...
Like I said...this triple play packages are looking better and better. I thought Ooma was my escape from the grasps of the triple play, but removing a basic feature like vm notification makes me rethink their value.
Ooma: BRING BACK VM NOTIFICATION FOR BASIC CUSTOMERS! Can you hear me now?
It is an individual payback decision, and depends on the selection of features you are paying for. As an example, I can get cable and internet for about $65/mo. If I then reduce my $65 phone to $13. I get about $52 / mo savings, so payback is quick. At $129/mo bundle vs $78 / mo for basic service plus OOMA (with 200 one time cost), that does not make sense for me anyway.
The more features I add from the cable co, the more it shaves off of the payback per mo as I approach the triple play number. So its an individual cost benefit choice that may benefit some and others it may not.
I am confused by those that buy an OOMA, presumably without doing a cost benefit analysis, and then come into the forum after and complain that they have a poor cost benefit.. ? If you can get a better deal somewhere else, then why come in here and complain about the price? I doubt if it will get any cheaper than 3.5/mo, 13.5 with premier - Telo may come down - who knows.
Please let us know if OOMA caves in to your posts and provides basic customers with free VM features