What it does? Ooma's free home phone service means no more home phone bills. With no contracts or monthly fees you can leverage the power of your home Internet to make free phone calls to friends and family in the U.S. The new Ooma Telo (MSPR $249.99) includes great features such as free voicemail caller ID call waiting 911 service and superior voice quality.Ooma Telo's base station connects to a Broadband internet connection and is paired with a powerful cordless handset with DECT 6.0 technology. The system includes advanced telephony features such as High-Definition voice connected phonebook mobile transfer speaker phone and musical ring tones. Ooma Telo integrates seamlessly with complementary services such as Google Voice by offering compatible extensions to combine the functionality of Ooma with Google Voice. Finally Ooma's high-performance Linux system enables networking services such as Internet filtering parental control capabilities personal VPN's bandwidth monitoring and reporting. Packed with both telephone and networking features Telo offers an unparalleled telephone experience at a significant cost savings to consumers.
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What makes it Innovative? Ooma represents the next logical step in the telecommunication evolution and is dedicated to providing cost-efficient advanced technologies to enhance the communication experience. Ooma delivers the reliability of traditional phone service with advanced features that enable consumers to make free local and long distance calls anywhere in the US. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection. Users don't have to worry about losing the phone number they've had for years simply transfer your existing number and it works with Ooma. Ooma combines a powerful Linux OS with VoIP technology so consumers can leverage networking features like filtering parental control capabilities personal VPN's bandwidth monitoring and reporting. Ooma was the first to offer extensions for Google Voice. Ooma is the only phone service to simplify the Google Voice user experience by enabling consumers to take advantage of the complementary capabilities found in the two offerings for an integrated phone experience.Ooma Premier an optional tier of service offers premium features including voicemail forwarding and send-to-voicemail cell-phone integration instant second line community and personal blacklists. With Ooma a typical household saves an average of $300 within the first year and $950 after the second year.