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Linux Device Offers Free Phone Calls for Life

Jul 20, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A startup is readying an interesting new Linux-based device promising to deliver free domestic calls (in the U.S.) for life, with no ongoing charges. Ooma's hub uses P2P networking, with each user's landline serving as a potential local termination point for all other users.

"In a podcast interview with eWEEK's Jim Rapoza, Ooma CEO Andrew Frame said the company has the same investors as Skype, and works like a hardware version of Skype that's more suitable for mainstream consumers. 'Skype is usable on the road. We're serving the user's home, not their laptop or PC,' he said..."

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