TORONTO, ON & PALO ALTO, CA - Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Ooma, Inc., the leading provider of HD-quality free home phone service, today announced that its Ooma Telo, the free home phone service that was first introduced to Canada last fall, has been awarded the ‘Geek Tested Geek Approved’ Seal of Approval from Parent Tested Parent Approved Media (PTPA).
A featured product in PTPA’s Latest and Greatest Campaign, the Ooma Telo was tested by trusted technology expert Marc Saltzman and a panel of unbiased volunteer families. Their combined evaluations garnered the Seal of Approval and praised the Ooma Telo for providing easy set-up, superior call quality and budget-friendly home phone service.
“It is a proud accomplishment to have Canadian families and a leading consumer tech evangelist trust and acknowledge Ooma as a reliable home phone service provider,” says Jim Gustke, Vice-President of Marketing at Ooma. “The ‘Geek Tested Geek Approved’ Seal is a testament to our commitment to helping families and friends connect at an affordable price without sacrificing call quality or advanced features that only Ooma offers its customers.”
Based on an average Canadian phone bill of $40 per month, the Ooma Telo ($229.99 MSRP) pays for itself in just six months, and continues to save customers more than $200 on their phone bill in the first year, more than $600 in two years and nearly $2,000 in five years. Brien Marshall, an Ottawa-based Ooma customer since last December has already noticed the difference on his monthly bills. “It’s pure savings. Plus, it’s great to know that we can make long-distance calls to our many friends and family in other provinces and it doesn’t cost a nickel,” says Marshall.
“When consumers search for the PTPA Seal of Approval on products, they are searching for validation from their peers,” explains Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “Knowing that their peers have objectively tested these products based on their performance in a real-life environment provides a resource that is truly priceless. Our testers were amazed by the Ooma Telo, giving the device with Premier service an average score of 91 per cent.”
PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community consisting of more than 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by more than 22,000 consumers. Parents looking for high-quality products and services trust the PTPA Winner’s Seal, which is evidence of a product’s excellence upon evaluation from unbiased consumers.
Using PureVoice HD technology, the Ooma Telo provides users with crystal-clear, high-quality home phone service with easy set-up that allows free calls anywhere in Canada. Customers have the option to choose a new home phone number for free (from 28 Canadian area codes) or to port their existing phone number for a one-time fee of $39.99. The Ooma Telo offers many features including:
– Free nationwide calling
– Standard calling features such as caller-ID, call-waiting, voicemail, call return and call logs
– Phone number flexibility
– Free in-network calling (call other Ooma numbers anywhere in the world for free)
– Enhanced 911 and alerts
– Prepaid international calling
– One-year warranty
Customers who select the optional Ooma Premier service for $9.99 a month can enjoy unlimited free calls from Canada to the United States and a full range of more than 25 advanced features.Some of the most popular Ooma Premier features include an Instant Second Line™ from any Ooma Telo Handset in the house, three-way conferencing, Multi-Ring to simultaneously ring or forward calls to a mobile phone, Voicemail-to-Text so subscribers can read voicemail messages instead of listening to them, and Blacklist features to block certain callers or send them to voicemail and avoid unwanted solicitations.
The Ooma Telo is available for $229.99 MSRP at amazon.ca, bestbuy.ca, canadiancomputer.com, select Costco locations and costco.ca, futureshop.ca, London Drug and walmart.ca.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes. For more information, visit www.ptpamedia.com.
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma’s residential phone service provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with mobile devices. Ooma’s innovative smart security solution delivers a range of wireless security sensors that make it easy for anyone to protect their home or business. Learn more at www.ooma.com.