Palo Alto based Ooma, Inc. said today it is offering VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service in Canada to compete with the likes of MagicJack Plus and Skype.
The company sells the Telo, a $230 black box that plugs into your home router and your and home phone, and like its competitors lets you make VoIP phone calls free of charge to any phone in Canada. Voicemail, caller ID, call waiting are also included.
Teleo buyers have the option to choose a new home phone number from 28 Canadian area codes at no charge or they can port their existing phone number for a one-time fee of $39.99. Features such as 911 service and calls outside of Canada are extra. Calls made between Ooma devices are free.
Ooma has offers a Premier service for $10 a month. Features of the premier service includes free calls from Canada to the United States, call screening, three-way conferencing, call forwarding, blacklisting, 911 notifications, distinctive ringtones and a multi-ring option so home and cell phones ring at once. The cost to port an existing home phone number is also included in the Premier offering.
The company also offers a Bluetooth adapter for $30 so users can have the convenience of answering mobile phone calls on their home phone. The adaptor provides transmission range of up to 30 feet and supports up to seven Bluetooth devices.
The Ooma is now available at Amazon .
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