updated 02:35 pm EST, Fri November 20, 2009
Ooma Telo adds handsets, international plan
Internet phone company Ooma on Friday began shipping its Telo handset and has introduced a new International Calling Bundle for Premier subscribers for savings on international calls. This follows the release of the Ooma Telo home base nearly two months ago. Each Ooma Telo base can support up to four handsets, with each handset having access to Ooma Telo's full range of features and services.
The handset uses DECT 6.0 technology for wireless communications without interfering with other Wi-Fi devices in the home. Users can download personal contacts that are also accessible from the Internet onto the handsets. Traditional phone features such as caller ID, a speakerphone, call log and one-touch voicemail are included as well.
The Ooma Telo base station costs $250 without a handset, as it can be connected to existing home phones via the home computer. An Ooma Telo handset is priced at $50. Ooma Premier service costs $120 per year and includes two lines, call screening and the ability to personalize a handset with its own number and voicemail. The International Calling Bundle lets users call to over 70 countries and talk up to 500 minutes for $5 per month.