Having trouble placing or receiving calls or using your voicemail system on Ooma Telo VoIP Phones? Post your questions here.
- Joined:Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:49 pm
You don't have to make a choice.
If the Ooma answer ring count is higher than the V-Tech answer ring count the V-Tech will answer.
If you turn the V-Tech answering machine off then Ooma will answer.
You can try both methods and pick the one you prefer.
It's not a completely free phone service.
You can't avoid the federal and state and local taxes and fees.
Customer since January 2009
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
- Joined:Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:50 pm
- Location:North of Milwaukee WI
Personally, I use both my Panasonic and the Ooma answering. I have mine set to 4 rings and the Ooma set to 6 rings.
I do that because if I get a flash call while I'm on the phone and I choose not to pick it up, that call goes into my Ooma answer service. I simply glance at my caller ID when I get the flash, and I see it is not an important call so I don't grab the flash. Then, that person goes to my Ooma answering machine and they can leave a message.
Actually, the message at my Ooma service says "I am on the phone right now but I'll call you back in a few minutes". My Panasonic message is the routine normal one "you have dialed etc". That's the one that triggers first.
- Joined:Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:53 pm
- Location:Ventura, CA
I really like the Ooma voice message forwarding. I automaticall get an email with an attached audio file of the message on my smart phone or my computer. Never miss a message. What's also kinda neat is that I can then in turn forward the email and attached VM to someone else. Though the kids are all out of the house, we still receive messages for them occassionally. If I let the answering machine pick up the message instead of the Ooma service, then I have to remember to call home to retrieve any messages, or just wait until I get home.
- Joined:Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:06 pm
- Location:Everett, Wa
Personally, I seek out phones without answering machines. For whatever reason the US gets more phones containing answering machines than in any other market. This isn't 1991 for crying out loud!
- Joined:Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:34 pm
You could also setup Google Voicemail with your Ooma system if you want to. Just an idea...