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  •  Good stuff! Thank you! (2+ / 0-)
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    Persiflage, MRA NY

    I'm looking at OOMA's page right now. That PC World recommendation is emphatic.

    Question for you. They say, "With Ooma, service is FREE — all you pay are the applicable taxes and fees." What does that work out to monthly, for you? Is that the 4.50 you mention? (It seems like my regular phone and cell bills are 10% fee and 90% surcharge and tax, which is why I ask.)

    PS: My despicable cell phone company charges me 10 cents for every spam text message I receive.

    •  Yes...the $4.50 or so is the tax. (2+ / 0-)
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      Horsefeathers, MRA NY

      The service...other than buying the box...is "free" because you're using your internet connection to make the calls.  I originally bought their box with the WiFi option because it would allow me to locate the box anywhere in the house.  I found the voice quality wasn't as good as when I put the box directly in-line between my route and modem.  So.. that was about $40 wasted.  

      The cell phone app doesn't replace your cell phone service...it just allows you to make calls (wireless or over your providers network) and be charged essentially only for data.  In Europe, particularly, that's a big deal as I know you know.  

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:13:46 PM PST

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      •  Skype is my new best buddy (2+ / 0-)
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        Persiflage, MRA NY

        for calls to other countries. Say.. you should look into it before your next trip. It should allow the two of you to call each other's cell phones. (You know -- when she's on the Palatine with the rest of the tour group, and you're still down in the Curia Julia doing "Friends, Romans, countrymen...")

        •  Good idea.... (2+ / 0-)
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          Horsefeathers, MRA NY

          but I'm not letting her out of my sight.  She might wander into one of those Gucci stores...

          PS we have to take our 8 y/o Sadie to Raleigh tomorrow for an MRI.  We've been having...actually our poor kitty has been having...an awful time and we can't get a diagnosis.  She has difficulty going to the toilet...holding it because, apparently, pain. Had exploratory surgery, myelogram..now off for this.  Otherwise she acts very normal...no pain.  She "seems" to have something on her spine.  Dye stopped.  So off we go.  

          Best to you!
           

          The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

          by Persiflage on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:04:01 PM PST

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          •  Truly, (2+ / 0-)
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            Persiflage, MRA NY

            I am going to fashion a pair of cat ears and a tail out of dryer lint, show up on your doorstep, and try to get adopted. There are no better loved or better cared for kitties on the face of this earth.

            •  We have a superb vet (1+ / 0-)
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              Horsefeathers

              but she's baffled.  I've been a bit angry because our cat looks like a patchwork quilt of shaved fur, stitches, and injection sites and there is no answer.  NOW we go for this test...  Why not before the surgery?  Well, she said she thought she saw something on the Xray.  I'm not faulting just frustrated.

              Sadie is special.  Well, they all are...but..

              The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

              by Persiflage on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:17:53 PM PST

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              •  (((Persiflage))) I know just how you feel. (1+ / 0-)
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                Persiflage

                And it's a good thing you have that foundation of confidence in your vet, or you'd be feeling a lot MORE frustrated and angry.
                About five years ago, Andy was terribly, terribly ill, and he was right on the precipice for about two weeks. They tried everything with him but they never did figure out what it was. His vet was very good too, but I was ready to smash furniture from day five onward.

                •  I toddled off to bed before reading this. (0+ / 0-)

                  Up now 5:30 am.  Coffee perked..gotta pick Sadie up later this am for trip to Raleigh.   Our vet taught vet medicine and was / is highly regarded...rightfully...she's excellent.  But, we've really had to advocate for Sadie because the vet kept saying it was behavioral...which she now knows it wasn't.  We kept saying...No, this is not behavioral...there's something wrong.  Finally, it presented in such a way that we were shown to be correct.  

                  Thanks for the hug.  We are so looking forward to meeting you in person some day soon.  We'll keep you posted.  I'm guessing it will be tomorrow before we have MRI reading.

                  The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

                  by Persiflage on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:14:45 AM PST

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    •  PS... (2+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, Horsefeathers

      The voice quality is actually better than it was over my big corporate provider's wires...(ATT).

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:15:51 PM PST

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