Palo Alto, CA - Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
New Customizable Call-Blocking Capabilities Give Customers the Greatest Control and Visibility Over Who Calls – Making Ooma the Most Powerful Weapon to Fight Spam Callers
PALO ALTO, CA – November 22, 2016 — Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA), a smart communications platform for small businesses and consumers, has expanded the capabilities of its Ooma home phone service with the most advanced, comprehensive and flexible call-blocking features available to put an end to unwanted telemarketer, spam and fraudulent calls.
Telephone spammers have changed their tactics over the years and many are now manipulating caller-ID information to make it difficult for users to identify who is calling. Ooma home phone service customers who subscribe to the company’s Ooma Premier service have a number of new ways to fight spam, including blocking all calls, except from numbers they specifically allow, and blocking calls based on caller name, which is more difficult for telephone spammers to manipulate than phone numbers.
“In the last couple of years our exceptional home phone service blocked more than 36 million telemarketer and other unwanted calls,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Now we’re giving consumers even more visibility and control over who reaches them at home, halting intruders before the first ring while allowing desired callers through. No other solution provides a more comprehensive suite of features to protect consumers from unwanted calls from telemarketers, robocallers and fraudsters.”
Ooma customers can now more effectively manage their blocked lists and direct incoming calls according to their individual needs, protecting themselves and their families from political calls, potential scams or nuisance calls. Customers can turn off call-blocking services entirely, select from three pre-configured protection settings or build their own customized call-blocking profile. Finally, customers can elect to send blocked calls to voicemail, play a number disconnected message, have the call ring forever or play a call blocked message to the caller. Families with young children and elderly parents can rest assured their home phone will protect them from potentially fraudulent phone calls.
Ooma’s expanded call blocking features will begin rolling out to Ooma Premier customers this week. For $9.99 per month, Ooma Premier offers powerful features including: free unlimited calling to Canada and Mexico, Instant Second Line, voicemail to email forwarding, ringing of your home and mobile phone simultaneously, free mobile calling using the Ooma mobile app, voicemail monitoring and more.
Built on an innovative technology platform, the Ooma Telo home phone service provides PureVoice HD call quality and all of the features of a traditional landline, without the high cost. Customers who have an existing landline phone can keep their phone number when switching to Ooma, and use customizable call blocking to effectively wipe out telemarketers and robocalls. Ooma Telo also integrates with consumers’ favorite smart home devices including Amazon Echo, Philips Hue light bulbs, Nest Protect and Nest Thermostat.
For more information on the Ooma Telo and its call blocking capabilities, visit www.ooma.com/telo
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.