Continuing on the theme that weird things happen to me, I got a new Ooma ip phone from Costco which works wonderfully. Except on the bizzare conference call system that my wife constantly uses. They had this bug before and it has re-emerged. Must be a Linux system!
It took them a long time to fix it before, and I suspect another long time, and then it will pop up again (Standard Linux Thing). So if you need a conference call system, check it right away if you get an Ooma, and return it if it doesn't work. I'll let you know if they ever tell me they got it working.