The California monthly tax on phone service is horrendous. The Ooma is portable; it simply uses a VOIP connection. Do you know if I can buy the Ooma online for, shipping to, say, NJ (wink wink) and then I'd only pay the much lower NJ monthly tax?
Is this even possible?
How does California know WHERE your Ooma is set up in order to tax you monthly rates?
I'm impressed Ooma charges these fees. I would have though a room full of lawyers would get around the taxes. [Hey, it works for Apple. You know, Apple Computer located in Reno Nevada!]
I just use my mobile phone. Yeah, once in a while I fire up the landline, but I really just have it for DSL. You need a cell phone these days anyway and cost per minute is so cheap. I get 1500 anywhere minutes for $35 a month. I usually use half that amount.
Incidentally, with T-mobile, you don't need a micro or nano cell. It does VOIP via wifi. (UMA Unified Mobile Access). I don't do UMA calls often, but there are times when the feature comes in mighty handy. In the US, only T-mobile has it, and not every phone they sell does UMA.
There was an article going around a few years ago how these pico cells were being hacked to snag unsuspecting cellular users.