Sprint teamed up with Ooma to deploy its new Omni phone business phone service that targets small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Omni, which is a cloud-based VoIP service, is provisioned over a high-speed internet connection to give SMBs some of the same features that large enterprises use, including a virtual receptionist for custom call answering and routing, ring groups, extension dialing, call park, and a mobile app for taking business calls on the go.
Instead of contracts, Sprint is offering Omni on a per-month basis with plans starting at $19.95 per extension. Omni has more than 35 features, including a full-suite of configurable cloud-based private branch exchange offerings. It also has a web portal to simplify user management and cut down on IT support. Omni is compatible with existing analog phones and some Yealink IP phones.
“As one of the nation’s leading cloud VoIP providers, Ooma is delivering a powerful platform that helps Omni to stand above the competition in functionality, scalability and simplicity,” said Sasha Gorman, who leads product development for Sprint, in a statement. “Now SMBs can have access to tools that allow them to present a professional image, without the cost and complexity of enterprise phone systems.”