We're not sure how we really feel about Ooma Telo
's slick new look (pictured on the right). Sure, it might seem more at home with the rest of our generic home electronics compared to the semi-retro original (left) ... but is that necessarily a good thing? Either way it's out now, and at $250 a pop it's quite a bit more friendly on the wallet than the original Ooma Hub, which retailed for $400 way back when. The big new feature of the Telo is its DECT 6.0 support for working with the upcoming Ooma Telo Handset which will be out next month for $50. Since this is Ooma, all local and long distance calls are free right out of the gate, but a Ooma Premier membership goes for $10 a month and gets you some improved functionality. Two months are included with a purchase of the Telo, and a year subscription gets you a free number porting or a free Telo Handset when it becomes available.
- Ooma Telo press release
- Ooma Telo in the wild