So I switched from Verizon because they ended copper landline service in my area this December. I should have switched a long time ago but didn’t because I didn’t want to upgrade my home security system.
Anyway, to get to the setup, it was pretty straightforward. I already have Comcast broadband internet so I unpacked the OOMA and plugged in an Ethernet cable from an unused port on my router to the Ethernet port labeled internet on the OOMA base station. I then followed the instructions in the QuickStart guide to use my computer (which is also connected by Ethernet cable to the same router) to setup the OOMA base and pick a phone number from the lists tat were displayed on screen.
They also offer an app based method that uses Bluetooth to setup the OOMA base without any cables by connecting it to your home WiFi network but I didn’t bother with that.
I did want to keep my old landline number so I followed their directions to put in an online request to have Verizon transfer it over. This does cost money. The $40 fee they charge for this is waived if you pay for 1 year of service up front. I found the charges to be clearly explained on their website. Ran into a small glitch with Verizon balking at the transfer for unclear reasons but I was able to clear it up with a single call to Verizon.
So far so good and I actually save about $30 per month.