Latest posts by Jim Gustke

Escape AT&T’s high landline costs and keep your phone number
  • August 11, 2022
Are you stuck paying for high-speed internet and a landline phone? Shelling out for two different services can be a drag. But the good news is you can cut costs, cancel AT&T home phone service and keep your phone number by switching to a VoIP service. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, enables you to make phone calls via the internet – so you won’t need a landline anymore. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
The 411 on 911: Separate the truth from the myths
  • June 1, 2022
How exactly does the 911 emergency system work? There is a complex set of procedures and infrastructure behind the scenes that makes sure you get the help you need. Take a few minutes to find out how 911 works and make sure you are fully protected. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
Celebrating National Telephone Day: From Rotary Phones to Cell Phones and Beyond
  • April 19, 2022
From Rotary Phones to Cell Phones and BeyondApril 25th is National Telephone Day! Because of this, now is a great time to think about the telephone, a truly amazing technology that has shaped civilization through its fascinating evolution. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
The award for Best Business VoIP Phone Service in 2022 goes to… Ooma Office for the ninth year in a row!
  • April 10, 2022
PCMag readers called it. Each year, PCMag polls its readers for their Business Choice awards and Ooma Office took top honors as the Best Business VoIP Phone Service for the eighth straight year. [Read More]
Posted in Business
Why your landline home phone is getting more expensive and less reliable
  • March 29, 2022
Landline phone service over copper wires is going the way of the horse and buggy. Find out how to keep your landline, switch to a 21st century service and save money! [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
New Year’s Resolutions: Bring in the New Year with Ooma
  • December 28, 2021
While it may feel like 2021 started yesterday, 2022 is just a couple days away. You know what that means: New Year’s Resolutions. It can be a lot to think up of goals you won’t abandon six months from now, so we thought we’d offer some of the resolutions we’ll be working on next year. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
Small Business PBX: Essential Phone System Guide
  • March 20, 2021
Not all PBX systems are created equal. There's a variety of features to consider, and different PBX types are suited to different situations. If you're just getting started, this guide will help... [Read More]
Posted in Business
How Ooma Can Help You Work From Home
  • March 17, 2020
If you’re a small business owner, you may be looking at this trend and considering creating a remote work strategy that can help your business. The key to remote work is communication, and a core piece of communication for any small business is a phone system. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
How Tom Brady’s life lessons can help you inspire your workforce.
  • January 31, 2020
As we gear up for the biggest football game of the season, quarterback Tom Brady won't be on the field this year. However, his legendary success can be the inspiration for your business as you consider employee motivation ideas. [Read More]
Posted in Business
Your guide to Canadian Boxing Day
  • December 24, 2019
It's easy to take Canadian Boxing Day for granted. It shows up on the calendar and we know that it's a federal holiday in Canada, but what exactly is Boxing Day, what are its traditions and how do you celebrate? Let's find out. Boxing Day is on December 26, the day after Christmas [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
Ooma Office manages 150,000 incoming calls for “South Park” without a hiccup.
  • December 20, 2019
What you don’t know about VoIP phone services could hurt your business. You could end up paying too much [Read More]
Posted in Business
Business in the Cloud
  • September 17, 2019
There are plenty of reasons why companies of all sizes are shifting their tech resources to the cloud. It may be to accommodate and collaborate with distributed workforces. Or it may be to streamline and corral staff efforts. [Read More]
Posted in Business
Ooma vs. Vonage: Comparing Residential Phone Service
  • March 28, 2019
VoIP home phone service is a popular alternative to a traditional landline, offering cost savings and a strong set of features. In the United. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
Viva Las Vegas! Ooma Makes News at CES 2019
  • January 7, 2019
The big Consumer Electronics Show starts its annual run in Las Vegas tomorrow and Ooma is marking the occasion by unveiling new ways for you to keep connected with your home.Here’s the scoop:1. A Smarter Security CameraWhat. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
6 Movies Where a VoIP Phone Would Have Changed the Plot
  • July 17, 2018
Technology changes our daily lives, but it can also ruin a movie plot by solving a character’s problems.In the collection of six movies below, the characters would not have faced the same challenges if they had been using. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
How VoIP Home Phone Service Can Help
  • June 28, 2018
With every member of your household having a cell phone in their pocket, it’s reasonable to consider cutting the cord on your landline. After all, isn’t having a landline and cell phones a duplication of services?. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
Ooma vs. RingCentral
  • April 20, 2018
Technology has made great strides in communication, but in this fast-paced world, digital interconnectedness sometimes comes at a cost. On one hand, we all know how difficult it is to keep our personal and professional lives separate, and we’re. [Read More]
Posted in Business
Survey: Consumers Want Smart Home Security That Doesn’t Invade Privacy
  • April 19, 2018
People want smart home security systems that allow them to deter unwanted visitors and keep an eye on loved ones, but without having to incorporate complicated new technology in lives or be made to feel that. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security
7 Advantages of Using a VoIP Phone System
  • August 29, 2017
While we certainly think Ooma is the best VoIP service out there and provides many more advantages than your everyday provider, there’s a list of common advantages over traditional telephone service. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
How Do IP Phone Systems Work?
  • August 1, 2017
In many ways, using an IP phone system for your business is the same experience as using a regular telephone system. The differences are that you get a bundle of advanced features, and your bill is. [Read More]
Posted in Blog