offers outstanding VoIP home phone services. Our customers regularly tell us how much they value Oomaís advanced features and reliable service.
With so many different VoIP home phone services to choose from, we understand that deciding isnít easy. Thatís why we wanted to round up the ways that Oomaís VoIP phone service excels.
When comparing Ooma to other telephone options, be it cellular, landline, or other VoIP services, youíll find that these five telephone features make Ooma stand out.
1. High quality audio
Ooma is widely recognized for the high quality of its telephone audio. How do we stand above the rest? Itís a combination of our PureVoice Technology and HD Voice technologies.
Ooma provides high call quality.
PureVoice Technology is Oomaís multifaceted approach to providing phone service with extremely high call quality. We use advanced voice compression to reduce a phone callís bandwidth consumption by 60 percent. Adaptive redundancy intelligently detects audio information that was lost in transit and fills in the blanks so that your calls wonít lose clarity.
Plus our wire-speed quality of service (QoS) feature works with your specific internet connection to make sure that your phone calls are prioritized within your bandwidth without slowing down your network.
While HD Voice requires the use of an HD-capable phone, this feature is the ultimate in high quality audio. In fact, Oomaís audio transmission technology is so advanced that it captures twice the acoustic information as a traditional phone.
When CNET editors compared the Ooma Telo to other VoIP providers, they said: ìOoma one-ups cable company internet phone plans with better call quality.î
2. 911 service
When choosing phone service, itís easy to overlook 911 service as a deciding factor. But in an emergency, time is critical. Although Ooma canít get the ambulance to your house any faster, we can help you streamline how you communicate with emergency services.
After logging your physical address in our system, your 911 calls will be routed to your local dispatcher instead of the national call center that other services use. Additionally, your address will be automatically transmitted to emergency services, even if youíre unable to speak.
Plus, our integrated 911 Alerts system can be set up to automatically send you a text message if a 911 call is placed. An emergency is not the time when you want to be out of the loop of whatís happening, and 911 alerts can help.
Concerned about an elderly relative? Oomaís 911 service also works with Alexa so that you can place hands-free 911 calls. To get help, all you need to do is speak: ìI need help; Alexa call 911.î
3. Ultimate low-cost phone service ó free!
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Does ìfreeî sound like an affordable price? After purchasing the Ooma Telo device, you can make free calls within the U.S. under our Basic Service plan. Youíll just pay the taxes and fees that we are required to charge. With free phone calls, Oomaís Basic Service really is the ultimate low-cost option.
Plus, Basic Service customers can also use Oomaís free calling app to make unlimited calls.
On top of that, customers can access Oomaís affordable international dialing plans that cost just pennies per minute. Use the service when youíre home in the U.S., or take your international phone service with you when youíre travelling abroad. By using the free calling app when youíre overseas, your calls will still use your Ooma phone number, making it look as though itís coming from your home in the U.S. Just connect to Wi-Fi to avoid international data charges from the callís internet traffic.
4. Affordable additional features
If you want more out of your VoIP home phone service, consider what Ooma Premier service offers. With a full set of advanced calling features, Premier customers get expanded call blocking to reduce spam calls, Instant Second Line to make and receive a second call while your phone is in use, voicemail-to-email audio forwarding, three-way conferencing and much more. Premier customers can access these additional features for the low rate of $9.99 per month.
5. Free calling app
You can take your home phone with you because Oomaís residential VoIP service is like a hybrid between your landline and your mobile phone. Not only do you have the features of a landline, but you can access your Ooma phone service with Oomaís free calling app. This means that you can use your cell phone to access Oomaís unlimited minutes instead of paying your cellular provider for mobile minutes.
Premier customers can use the Ooma Home Phone mobile app, which works on most iPhones and Android devices, to make and receive calls anywhere in the U.S. at no extra charge. Basic customers still have access to the app, but their mobile functionality is limited to outgoing calls.