can i use a voip over viasat (ooma) and if so what is the cost

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is it possible to use a voip service other than viasat voice and if so what is the cost
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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You should be able to. The cost is whatever Ooma cost.
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In case you're wondering how much data is used for VOIP (bytes used and counted on your Exede plan) this is a reasonable explanation:

 Wifi calling itself doesn't use much data – about 1 MB per minute for voice calls and 6-8 Mb per minute for video calls.
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That's true. But with all the "unlimited" plans, does it matter how much data VOIP uses??? That is ironic to me of course.
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Yep! We do also offer our own VOIP as well if you're interested https://www.exede.com/voip-satellite-phone/
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Michael McDowell

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I had Exede Voice for a while (over 2 yrs)  on a system in Tennessee.  It worked pretty well, a lot better than the crappy landline that was available!
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Most anything works better than a crappy old copper wire.

I don't miss the days of that!

Queue the people that argued five years ago a landline was essential.
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The ATT landline that I had before actually worked really well and was very reliable. The only problem I ever had in 20 years was when loggers accidentally cut the line. My main complaint was the price and that is why I changed to VOIP after I upgraded from Wildblue legacy to Exede. The old landline still has a lot of customers in my area due to lack of cellular service.
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My initial reason to change was price too. I got tired of people fleeced for a service I rarely used.
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fmj77

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Yep. I was paying nearly $50/month for limited local calling and no long distance. That price was ridiculous considering in some parts of the country ATT offered a basic plan for around 7 bucks a month.