Thanks to the FCC, we learn VoIP service provider Ooma is still trucking and intends to release a wireless accessory for their long-running Telo basestation ($200). Unlike, say Vonage or your cableco’s telephone service, Ooma sells you their network gadget for a one time fee and then provides unlimited US calling using your phone handsets or theirs – and without a computer in the mix (compared to the original magicJack). Additional features, including International calling, can be added for additional cost (of course). And, back when I worked from home, I found Ooma highly reliable and indispensable.
The new Ooma Linx looks to extend both the range of the Ooma Telo while potentially increasing the number and type of devices connected. It’s basically a DECT wall wart, that communicates with one’s existing Telo basestation, and hosts an additional phone, phone base station, or fax machine. Like most FCC filings, there’s no indication of pricing or timing. But I’m happy to see Ooma still in the game.