Latest posts by Thad White

MultiPath technology provides a failsafe for Ooma AirDial—a POTS replacement solution
  • December 15, 2023
Every second counts in an emergency. So when you choose a solution like Ooma AirDial® to wirelessly connect analog phone lines for life-safety and building protection systems such as fire-alarm panels, elevator phones and burglar alarms, it’s important that it works quickly to summon help. [Read More]
Posted in Business Blog
One-stop shopping for POTS replacement: how Generation 2.0 solutions outperform cellular communicators
  • September 19, 2023
The world of POTS replacement is making a transition from single-category Generation 1.0 devices to more efficient, affordable and flexible Generation 2.0 solutions like Ooma AirDial. [Read More]
Posted in Business Blog
Don’t let the copper sunset leave your residential community hanging
  • September 12, 2023
We all want to feel safe in our residential communities, and that help is just a phone call away. Unfortunately, emergency equipment that depends on traditional phone service lines is in the middle of a crisis because of something called the copper sunset. [Read More]
Posted in Business Blog
Keep your elevators connected with POTS replacement lines
  • September 11, 2023
In case you haven’t heard, traditional phone lines are becoming extinct—cellular and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) are taking over the world of business and residential phones. So where does that leave legacy devices such as elevator phones that depend on those old traditional phone lines? [Read More]
Posted in Blog
How do scammers get my phone number?
  • July 11, 2023
Phone scams can seem like a game of whack-a-mole. You report one number, block another, yet more scammers call you. But how do scammers even get your phone number? Well, it turns out there are two primary ways. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
5 easy steps to set up a home VoIP phone system
  • April 21, 2023
Setting up a VoIP phone system also opens the door to new phone features. For example, both of Ooma’s service plans come with the Ooma Home Phone app. This allows you to make and receive your home phone calls from anywhere in the world on your smartphone. Home really is where the heart is—or, well, your smartphone. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
How to protect seniors from phone scams targeting the elderly
  • April 13, 2023
With a half dozen common phone scams targeting the elderly. The best prevention is knowledge, so share these with your older loved ones. They’ll be better equipped to identify a potential scam and let you know if they receive such a call, so you can act. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
How Ooma AirDial’s Remote Device Management puts you in the driver’s seat
  • February 23, 2023
IT managers like you are very busy people and don’t want to leave their desks without good reason. In other words, you want to be in the driver’s seat without actually having to drive anywhere. That’s the beauty of Remote Device Management (RDM) for the Ooma AirDial POTS replacement solution. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
When seconds matter: How 911 and Ooma help you act quickly
  • January 23, 2023
A health or safety emergency must be met with swiftly to protect the people and places you care about. Find out how 911 and Ooma help you act quickly.Seconds can mean the difference between life and death. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
Spot the scam: How to protect yourself from phone scammers
  • January 20, 2023
You get a phone call from the IRS. A stern voice on the other side coldly says you owe a large amount of back taxes and that if you don’t go to the bank right now and transfer it over, the authorities will arrest you for tax fraud. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
What is a POTS line?
  • November 9, 2022
Not sure what a POTS line is? We don’t blame you. With the recent domination of wireless and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone services, POTS, or Plain Old Telephone Service, has become less prevalent in today’s world. [Read More]
Posted in Airdial Resources
Shelter in Place helps DIY home security evolve from protection to awareness.
  • September 24, 2020
Taking care of our homes and the people inside them has never been more important than during this strange new era of Covid-19. We’re all spending more time at home and that’s changing our priorities for do-it-yourself (DIY) smart home security systems. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security Blog
How I Lost Weight Using a Home Security System
  • June 17, 2020
About two weeks into the COVID-19 lock down, I found myself slowly gaining weight. Being home all day was leading to more snacking. Being able to sleep later in the morning was leading to more late nights watching Netflix. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
What’s the cost of water damage in the home?
  • November 13, 2019
The impact of water damage can be surprising. For example, a small pipe leak can accumulate over time into damage to your drywall and subfloor, and may even require mold remediation. Or, leaks from a failing dishwasher could mean you’ll have to repair both [Read More]
Posted in Home Security Blog
5 ways inactivity alerts are a game-changer for home security.
  • September 5, 2019
Many smart home security systems will alert you when there’s unexpected activity, such as an intruder or a package thief. However, sometimes the lack of activity is cause for alarm. Ooma’s Inactivity Alerts, a feature of Ooma Smart Security [Read More]
Posted in Home Security Blog
The Airbnb Host’s Guide to Smart Cameras
  • August 5, 2019
A smart camera is a great way to protect your home as an Airbnb host. However, there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind before you go and get a smart camera to protect your home. Here's your guide to using a smart camera in your Airbnb. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security Blog
9 home security tips for newborn parents
  • July 31, 2019
Being a new parent can be stressful and tiring, but it's important to take steps to protect your newborn in your home. Here's what you can do. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security Blog
Which States Get the Most Robocalls?
  • July 23, 2019
When your phone is constantly ringing from unwanted robocalls, it's hard to remember that you're not alone in your frustrations. In fact, millions of Americans across the country are facing a similar stream of phone calls.However, research has. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
Can you make free calls using VoIP?
  • May 15, 2019
We get it. Phone service is expensive. However, with today's internet-based calling technology, you can slash your phone plan and make free calls. Here's how it works. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
What’s Being Done by Lawmakers to Block Robocallers?
  • April 23, 2019
Consumer rage about robocalls has reached a boiling point. The lightning rod topic has politicians scrambling, federal agencies brainstorming, and phone companies troubleshooting. All the while, users just want their phones to stop ringing with spam. [Read More]
Posted in Blog