Counting on with wireless internet connection thanks to the Ooma Telo 4G by Ooma
Having active and permanent internet connection is almost imperative these days for any office, home or business thanks to the possibilities in terms of communication, recreation, easy access to information and more tools that are available online in the form of websites, apps and general software that are part of everyday life.
Unfortunately, for different reasons in some cases internet connection may be loss as in power outages or when weather events are happening, such as storms, tornadoes and others that affect directly the quality of landline networks and general connectivity.
For many people, being with no internet connection whatsoever is not ideal and might involve losing money and other stressful situations, and this is when wireless internet services are useful as the one provided by the Ooma company and ISP with its Ooma Telo 4G device, which we will be checking out in terms of functions and WIFI configuration for safe connectivity.
Before getting to do that, let´s address first some other products of the company, its plans and services and general purpose, as business that is aimed to provide more of an advanced telephone solution set, instead of internet services that is offered with just one device as was previously mentioned.
What is Ooma?
Specifically, Ooma is an American company that specializes in VoIP-based telephone services and similar solutions, along with related hardware that allow users to make regional, national and international calls for free or by paying not much in comparison with more traditional telephone services.
In fact, phone services provided by Ooma are completely free in the United States and customers only get to pay small fees and related taxes, as solutions that include among other characteristics crystal clear calls, advanced voice compression that reduces bandwidth use up to 60%, encrypted function for best security, HD calls with great fidelity, adaptive redundancy and more.
Since calls are based on the Voice Over Internet Protocol or VoIP, service and general tools placed at home with hardware sold by Ooma can be accessed from iOS devices as iPhones and iPads and also Android devices, and therefore enjoy of unlimited free calls virtually from anywhere and not just from house or the office through an intuitive app to take our home-on-the-go with us easily.
However, the company also provides an internet connection service thanks to the Ooma Telo 4G device or hardware that is sold by them, not only including calls but also the possibility to enjoy a 4G wireless connection to a variety of handhelds over WIFI.
Different hardware and VoIP adapters offered by Ooma
In order to be able to provide its solutions, Ooma offers different adapters and VoIP devices as related hardware that is mandatory, so the calls can be made by the clients. Currently, there are available three adapters that carry out the same functions, but also include some other features and perform their task differently or more conveniently. Let´s describe them.
The Ooma Telo is the entry-level adapter, although such description should not fool by any means, being a more than capable device the is connected via wire to the internet router through LAN port, allowing to decode and receive crystal clear phones calls through IP due to its more than enough processing power.
The Ooma Telo and the other two devices are Linux-based adapters, very reliable and with Bluetooth and USB port built-in, guaranteeing enough compatibility and future upgradeability in terms of functions. Among other features, the Ooma Telo has speakers, a one-touch access keypad for voicemails, 900 MHz dual-core processor and 1 GB service-storage flash.
Ooma Telo Air
The Ooma Telo Air is basically the evolution of the classic Ooma Telo, with better functions and a key feature: it has WIFI connection built-in to pair it with the wireless router of the house, office or business where is located, so wired connection or by LAN ports are completely unnecessary for best convenience and especially when routers are far away or in another room.
Another important characteristic of the Ooma Telo Air is that with its Bluetooth function, it is possible to connect it to any smart phone and answer calls or hear voice messages directly from it, very easily with the help of an app.
Ooma Telo 4G
The Ooma Telo 4G is the most recent and comprehensive device offered by the company, acting as a home phone and internet terminal, all in the same device for best convenience. This device is capable of connecting to a 4G network provided by Ooma, managing and receiving VoIP calls and provide of such internet connection wirelessly through WIFI to any number of devices.
For outages and other contingencies where hardline connections and regular internet networks are not available, the Ooma Telo 4G is ideal by receiving 4G signal from the sky, being also capable of working without power thanks to a built-in large capacity battery. For 11.99 dollars per month, Ooma offers unlimited calls and 1GB of data to browse, while the Ooma Telo 4G is only 74.99 dollars.
Setting WIFI password on the Ooma Telo 4G
The Ooma Telo 4G is a completely independent device that is capable of providing WIFI and VoIP calls, even when power is out or there is an outage to deal with. Now, to set a password and protect the wireless network created by the device, there are a few steps that can be follow:
- Download the Ooma Telo app that is available on iOS and Android smart phones and tablets through the one-time purchase with the device.
- In “Wireless” look for the “password” option and type down a new one.
- Go “Back” in your Android and iOS device and the changes should be applied instantly.
Now, every device that you need to connect to the Ooma Telo 4G must enter the right password to allow access, protecting personal data and general bandwidth and performance of the network in general, which can be valuable in time of contingencies and outages.