Category: Product Reviews

Republic Wireless Review – 3 Years Later

Last month I had a friend from church approach me, and asked, “Have you ever heard of Republic Wireless?” He went on to say they offer the Moto X phone and a plan at just $25 per month. It really caught my attention, seemed like a great option and included unlimited texting/data. I had to …

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Tello Review: A Look at This New No-Fee Cell Phone Provider

Before I tell you more about Tello – I need to tell-o you about something called a mobile virtual network operator (or MVNO). You may have heard this term before OR know what it is. But for those new to it, it could help you save more on your monthly cell phone bill. To start, a MVNO is: a …

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Nest Thermostat Review – Can It Really Save You Money?

In 2011, I first heard of this neat gadget that would help my family save money on our heat and cooling bills. It promised to save my family about 30% on our monthly energy usage through auto-scheduling, auto-away and through learning your family’s tendencies. As soon as I saw the 30% savings, I immediately started …

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How to Setup the Ooma Wireless + Bluetooth Adapter

As I’ve invested a lot in my Ooma home phone service, I decided to stack up my investment even more, and get the Ooma Wireless + Bluetooth Adapter. I want to have the flexibility to put my base phone unit anywhere in the house. The Ooma Wireless + Bluetooth Adapter with USB connection allows me to be …

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How to Enable Ooma’s Expanded Blacklist Feature

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of annoying telemarketing calls and requests for donations on my home phone. Even though I’m on the “Do Not Call List”, I still have to deal with these folks. Luckily, since I have Ooma Premier services, I am able to leverage their new call blocking services. Ooma calls this …

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How to Link Your Ooma Phone to Your Nest

Just recently, Ooma announced that it had joined partners with Nest to connect your Ooma telephone service to your Nest devices. Now with your Nest, you can either utilize the “Follow Me” or “Check-in Monitoring” or “911 Alerting” service. However, in order to utilize your Ooma & Nest, here is what you need to get …

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Giving Ooma as a Gift or Christmas Present

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year TTG readers! I love this time of year, because we get to put up the Christmas tree and focus on others and not ourselves. For many people it can be very stressful when you don’t know what gift to get a friend or family member. Here’s an option you …

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Ooma Business Review With Linx

Recently, I was approached by Ooma to write a review on the Ooma Office. So while I’ve had the Ooma home phone service, I’ve been extremely pleased with both the service and price point. Here are the links to my previous Ooma posts [initial setup of Ooma, Ooma after one year and Ooma premium service review]. …

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NetTALK Duo Wifi Review – A Good Option For Cheap Phone Service?

Over the last two years I’ve reviewed a number of home phone service options that have included Ooma, Virgin Mobile iPhone, and MagicJack Plus, and all with the mission in mind to save my family money. Two years ago I was paying $35+ per month (after the taxes and fees) with Vonage VOIP phone services. …

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Walmart Family Mobile Review: Cheap Wireless Plan With No Contract

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to try out a Galaxy Samsung S4 on Walmart’s Family Mobile wireless unlimited plans. At $40 per month with unlimited data and voice, I was intrigued by the fact that this plan could compete with some of the other major providers, and offer a cheap wireless plan that …

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