ooma is a free phone service that appears to be gaining in popularity as an alternative to regular land line phones, and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services such as Vonage. You buy the ooma unit for a one-time fee and pay nothing else. All your incoming and outgoing calls within the USA are free.
So how does it work?
First, you have to have a high speed internet connection since ooma works through an internet connection.
1. You buy the ooma system (cost around $250)
2. You plug in your internet connection in one end. You plug in your phone to the other end (any regular phone or cordless phone just like you’d regularly plug into a phone jack).
3. You pick a new phone number or you set it up to keep your old / existing phone number.
4. You tell your phone company bye-bye and stop paying monthly phone bill charges.
5. You make calls just like normal. You can call anyone in the USA for free.
ooma comes with all the standard features you might expect with your phone service and has some really cool extra features. The extra features are available for a nominal, optional fee.
Sounds too good to be true….. There’s a video up at www.ooma.com