Ooma AirDial now is available through UScellular Business as a turnkey solution for its customers seeking an alternative to aging and costly analog phone lines, Ooma Inc., a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, announced today, explaining that analog copper-wire infrastructure, also known as plain old telephone service (POTS), is reaching obsolescence.
This “copper sunset” creates a challenge for maintaining safety devices and business-critical systems that require a POTS line – ranging from fire alarm panels to elevator phones, fax machines, public safety phones, building access systems and more – that often can’t be migrated easily to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service.
Meanwhile, the monthly cost of business POTS lines is escalating while their reliability is declining.
Ooma AirDial provides a turnkey replacement for POTS lines by combining the Ooma AirDial base station with virtual analog phone service and a data connection through a wireless network.
AirDial deployments can be managed remotely through an online portal with automated alerts, reducing “truck rolls” and lowering incident response time.
UScellular’s multiple sales teams will be able to sell Ooma AirDial, with contracts and billing from UScellular, accompanied by installation and support by Ooma. This enables UScellular to deliver even greater value to its customers across all industries.
“Our customers tell us they want a POTS replacement solution that is easy to deploy and manage, saves them money, and provides a single bill from a single provider,” said Kim Kerr, senior vice president for enterprise sales and operations at UScellular. “Ooma AirDial checks all these boxes and comes from a company with 20 years of experience in a wide range of telecommunications services.”
Ooma VP of Corporate Development Chris Burgy added, “We are excited to have a powerful partner such as UScellular recognize the value of Ooma AirDial. UScellular business customers now have a simple, flexible solution for POTS replacement that will reduce their operating costs from day one.