Ooma Office is compatible with many devices, and there are many factors to consider when deciding which one to use. Individuals will have different preferences and needs when it comes to their office telephone setups, so it is important to choose carefully. To accommodate varying office layouts and many different individual usage-styles, Ooma Office allows you to choose between multiple options.

The chart below outlines the differences between the location and setup requirements for each Ooma device:

Analog Phone (Base Station) Analog Phone (Linx) IP Phone External Device Mobile App
Type of setup Wired Wireless Wired N/A N/A
Connection type Analog Analog Ethernet N/A N/A
Power type Electric outlet Electric outlet Electric outlet or power over Ethernet N/A N/A

In addition to physical setup considerations, it is also important to consider the preferences and needs of the person who will be using the device. The chart below compares the different devices in common usage situations:

Analog Phone (Base Station) Analog Phone (Linx) IP Phone External Device Mobile App
Answer incoming calls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Make outgoing calls Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Transfer calls Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Heavy call volume No No Yes No No
Light usage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programmable soft keys Certain models Certain models Yes No No
Receive calls away from the office No No No Yes Yes
Support all Ooma Office features Yes Yes Yes No Select features
Supports physical fax machines Yes (recommended) Not recommended No No No