By Will Sullivan
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
If you live in the U.S., how does “free long distance telephony” grab ya? If sales of the $20/yr. Magic Jack are any indication—the #1 “hottest holiday gadget” according to NPR’s gadget guy—then totally free VoIP LD oughta kick up a veritable buttload of interest. Boasting DECT 6.0 protocol compatibility—for extended, interference-free range—up to six handsets per system, connected phone book, mobile transfer, speakerphone, and voice mail, Ooma’s new Telo looks to be quite the impressive bit of tele-kit. Back to that “mobile transfer” part…Engadget quotes CMO Rich Buchanan: “[The Telo] helps combine the home phone and cell phone so you can enjoy the benefits of both without any compromises.” We’ll see if we can’t discover more about just how this works…stay tuned!