Linux Device Offers Free Phone Calls for Life
Jul 20, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."