Ooma Telo Sounds Like A Great Idea, But I Don’t Know If I’m Ready To Ditch My Landline Phone Service

Power Outage

Power Outage (Photo credit: dave hale)

Cnet has a piece (Get an Ooma Telo home phone system for $109.99) on how you can let go monthly landline phone bill by using Ooma Telo VOIP phone service.  It sounds excellent and persuasive, but I do feel though this might be scary if I really need to use the phone in the midst of the power outage (and cell phone runs out of battery)…  Nonetheless, it seems like a good idea to get rid of landline phone bill, because saving money is always a good thing.  Calling 911 during power outage (and cell phone isn’t working) might still be the #1 thing to have, and so going with VOIP type of phone services might not be a good idea still, at least for me.  If somehow, these VOIP services can provide an emergency solution where they can tap into landline phone that will always work (and I don’t have to pay any fee for an emergency landline service) even when power outage happens, then I definitely want to jump on board with something like Ooma Telo.