Ooma Safety Phone Review

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Over the last two and a half years many of you had heard my enthusiasm about the Ooma Telo home phone system, which has been saving my family money hand over fist. Thus far, the Ooma Telo has saved us over $750 over my previous phone service.

However, I’m not here to repeat my glowing reviews about the Ooma home phone service. No…I am proud to announce a new service that Ooma is offering! It is called the Ooma Safety Phone, and it is just as easy to setup as the basic Ooma Telo phone system. This little device can be used for elderly friends or relatives if you are concerned that they might fall or young kids that are left home alone and might need to contact a parent quickly. 

Benefits

  • Ooma Safety Phone
    Ooma Safety Phone

    Answer calls from the Safety Phone, which is essentially a small speakerphone. The super cool strap lets you walk around the house with this device and not have to lug a phone around. You can answer phone calls right from the comfort of your chair

  • Long life battery
  • Can be used to contact 911 services
  • Automatic alert allows you to enter three email addresses or mobile phone numbers that are notified when 911 is dialed
  • Easy to setup
  • Super cheap compared to some of the alternative alert phone services
  • Quick dialing of a single number or a series of numbers, and won’t stop ringing until someone picks up

Requirements

  • Requires the base Ooma Telo Home Phone Service – you can’t purchase the Ooma Safety Phone without first having broadband internet service and the Ooma phone system setup
  • Ooma Premier Service – the Ooma Safety Phone won’t work without the Ooma premier phone service, which is $9.99 more per month than the basic service. In total, the premier service plus my taxes and fees are about $13/month.

Need to know

  • ooma safety registrationHow to register your Ooma Safety Phone – when you first boot up the Ooma Safety Phone you hear a robotic voice tell you, “Not registered.” In order to register your Ooma Safety Phone you need to hold down your wireless button on your Ooma base unit [see the picture to the right for more details]. Make sure you keep you Safety Phone on the charger, and hold down the wireless button for 3 seconds. Then go to http://my.ooma.com/devices and click on “setup device.” Accept the agreement, and then you should be good to go. Now you can customize how you want to speed dial when you press #1 or #2.
  • Speed Dial #1 & #2 – with these speed dial options you have the option of calling multiple numbers and/or e-mailing and/or texting people that you specify. Pretty neat if you ask me.
  • Owners Manual – I had to do some digging, but I found the Ooma Safety Phone Owners Manual, which will assist you in setting up the unit. (I even got an email from a representative at Ooma alerting me to the fact my Safety Phone wasn’t fully set-up properly and asked if they could assist!)

Costs

Ooma Safety Phone Costs

  • Ooma Phone base unit – one time fee – $129.99 on Amazon
  • Monthly taxes and fees – depends on where you live. Check here to calculate.
  • Ooma monthly premier service – about $9.99/month
  • Safety Phone – one time fee $49.99 from Ooma.com
  • Average cost over 2 years – $20.50/month

Drawbacks

  •  Setup – I’d highly recommend using the above registration steps to register your Ooma Safety Phone.

Overall, I was amazed at the ease of use of the unit and it’s definitely a great alternative to other alerting services. Plus you can save a lot more when you amortize the costs over two or three years. I’d highly recommend checking out the Ooma Safety Phone if you are in the market for alert safety phone and you are concerned about a loved one. Check it out today!

This post has been made possible by the fine folks at Ooma. Please see our site sponsors page (we only work with companies we like/trust).

Ooma Safety Phone

Ooma Safety Phone
8.875

Ease of use

9/10

    Performance

    9/10

      Reliability

      9/10

        Price

        10/10

          Pros

          • Easy to setup
          • Long battery life
          • Can be used to dial 911
          • Can wear around neck
          • Quick dialing features

          Cons

          • Need Ooma Telo unit
          • Won't automatically dial after fall
          • Need Ooma Premier service ($9.99/mo)
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          2 comments

          1. Jack Canavera says:

            Disappointed that the unit has no replaceable batteries (per the owners manual). Battery life is listed as 2 years dependent upon use. This means either throwing the phone away or having to return it for service. I’m probably going to order one since Ooma is offering a 30 return policy. Dependent upon the voice and audio quality we will see if its worth keeping.

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