Palo Alto, CA - Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Ooma, Inc. today announced that it has enhanced the Ooma phone system with new features and services, delivering an unparalleled home telephone experience at a significant cost savings to consumers. Using Ooma, households can save $400-$600 per month by eliminating costly phone services with only a fraction of Ooma’s features. The latest Ooma phone service includes:
— Virtual Phone Numbers
The Ooma phone system now allows users to add additional phone numbers for their home office and each member of the family – up to nine numbers can be supported. Phone numbers can be selected from any calling area in the U.S. and each number can be configured with a different ring pattern to easily differentiate between calls.
— Voicemail Attachments
When a voicemail message is recorded, users can opt to have Ooma send a copy of the voicemail to their email mailbox. Notifications and attachments can be delivered to up to three different email or SMS addresses.
— Mobile Integration with Multi-Ring
The Ooma phone system now has the flexibility to grow with your mobile lifestyle. Users can configure their system to simultaneously ring or forward to a mobile phone or another phone number of their choice.
— Personal Numbers and Private Voicemail
Virtual numbers can be setup to ring on a specific phone within the home via a personal number. Each personal number has a separate voicemail box and Ooma Lounge account. This allows each member of the family to listen to their own voicemail and manage their online account, such as voicemail notification and Multi-Ring preferences.
— Call Logs, Personal and Community Blacklist
Via the Ooma Lounge, users can access information on incoming and outgoing calls and based on this data, add specific phone numbers to a blacklist. By adding a phone number to a personal or community blacklist, in-bound calls from a “blacklisted” caller will be not be connected to the Ooma phone system.
“We are excited to unveil new, system-wide updates that continue to expand on the Ooma promise of providing a better way to experience home telephone service,” said Andrew Frame, Ooma Chief Executive Officer. “The new Ooma phone system offers consumers expanded calling capabilities and conveniences that cannot be matched by traditional telephone and VoIP providers at an unrivaled cost savings. Consumers that are thinking about ways to eliminate unnecessary and costly monthly telephone bills should consider switching to Ooma.”
These new features and services are being delivered as a software-only update to customers and are included in the Ooma Premier service, a bundle of enhanced calling features designed to enrich the home phone experience. Each Ooma system comes with a free 60-day trial of Ooma Premier. The Ooma Hub is a powerful Linux-based platform that enables users to benefit from these new features and services seamlessly.
An Ooma system consists of the Ooma Hub™ connected to a broadband connection and a primary phone. The Ooma Scout device extends the benefits of the Ooma system to additional phone jacks in the home. Ooma Core is a $249.99 hardware bundle that includes Ooma Hub and Ooma Scout. Ooma Premier is an optional service option for the Ooma Core bundle and costs $12.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
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.