Ooma, Inc., a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, has added Cellular Mode to the Ooma Home Phone mobile app, giving users of the Ooma home phone service an option for reliable connections when calling on the go.
Ooma home phone service is a voice over internet (VoIP) service and offers free calling – users only pay applicable taxes and fees. The companion Ooma Home Phone mobile app (https://www.ooma.com/home-phone-service/free-calling-app/), available free for iOS and Android, makes it easy to place and receive home phone calls through a smartphone or tablet.
There are two ways to connect when using the Ooma mobile app:
- VoIP Mode – Uses the mobile device’s internet connection for Ooma calls. That connection can be through Wi-Fi or the wireless carrier’s data network. Wi-Fi is popular when traveling outside the United States or Canada, because Ooma calls through Wi-Fi don’t incur any cellular roaming or long-distance fees.
- Cellular Mode – Uses the mobile device’s voice network for Ooma calls. In many cases, the voice network connection is stronger than the data network connection, especially when in motion. Also, Cellular Mode may be more affordable when the service plan provides unlimited voice minutes but puts a cap on data usage.
Ooma Telo is typically less expensive and more feature-rich than traditional phone service, provides unlimited nationwide calling and offers Ooma’s PureVoice HD technology for clear connections even in challenging internet connectivity environments. Ooma also provides a caller’s location to local 911 operators, unlike mobile phones.
The optional Ooma Premier service offers a range of advanced features that include robocall blocking, voicemail-to-email forwarding, and a second phone number.