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Voice over the Internet, so far, has been a game of cheap minutes, shoddy quality, and unreliable connections. It's also been a money-losing proposition. The promise of voice being free has remained just that - a promise. Palo Alto-based startup Ooma promises to resolve those frustrations in September 2007 while offering free voice calls for life.
So how does Ooma manage "free" voice calls? Say you call Manhattan. Ooma routes the call to an Ooma box to the 212 area code, with the local carrier accepting it as a regular outbound call. It works even if the destination number lacks an Ooma box
Think of it another way: What the PC did to the mainframe, Ooma is doing it to the telecom switch. It's a brilliant technological achievement, tempered by some serious regulatory and go-to-market challenges.