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September 15, 2010

Voice Quality: Ooma Extends Savings for Mobile App Users

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

VoIP device manufacturer Ooma announced today its offering customers who use their mobile application a new calling plan that will help them save even more money when they call friends and family.

According to company officials, the Ooma Mobile app, which already saves users money because it transmits calls through the Internet connection of their device, now also includes a bundle of 1,000 talk minutes for less than $5 a month.

Specifically, the Ooma mobile app can be used to make U.S. and International calls using the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod touch’s Internet connection - removing the need to use cellular voice plan minutes.

For users not on the new monthly bundle, calls are charged at less than 2 cents per minute. In addition, calls made to other Ooma phone numbers are free.

Aside from cost savings and the ability to transform and iPod Touch or iPad into a calling device, the company also puts a strong focus on the voice quality of calls.

Ooma’s PureVoice Technology helps to dramatically improve the reliability of VoIP and can detect packet loss on an Internet connection and compensate for that loss by sending redundant data.

TMC CEO Rich Tehrani recently sat down with Dennis Peng (News - Alert), vice president of product management at Ooma to find out more about their technology and solutions.

During the video interview, Peng noted that, “Packet loss is the biggest enemy to voice quality” and the company’s Pure Voice technology offers a way to, “dramatically improve the reliability of calls made over the Internet.”

For more, check out that video below:

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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