Latest posts by Thad White

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
How to cut the cord on your cable or satellite TV service and still keep your home phone number.
  • October 9, 2020
Pay TV providers have for years pushed bundles of services on their customers – packages that may include internet data, mobile phones, home security and home phone. Customers could be ready to give up pay TV, but don’t want to lose home phone service or their home phone number. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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How to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim of Robocallers Who Use Caller ID Spoofing
  • April 16, 2019
Phone scammers will try anything to fool people into believing their cons.One of the most common robocalling tricks is using caller ID technology for the purposes of psychological manipulation. Known as caller ID spoofing, scammers use false. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
Comparing Residential Home Phone Service: Ooma Telo vs. Obihai with Google Voice
  • April 11, 2019
Increasingly, consumers are cutting the cord on expensive traditional services. Today, high-quality phone service is no longer monopolized by. [Read More]
Posted in Home Phone
The Best Way to Make Cell Phone Calls When Traveling Internationally
  • March 19, 2019
Using your phone while traveling internationally can be an enormous and unexpected expense. Before you ditch your phone or cut your trip short, find out what travel experts recommend and how you can pay next to nothing to make calls while you’re. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
Ooma customers can use calling apps to add a second phone line to their mobile phones.
  • February 28, 2019
Plenty of reasons exist why you'd want to have two phone numbers on one mobile phone, and with the right technology, it’s easy to have multiple lines on a single device.Ooma home and business phone customers have a unique solution through free. [Read More]
Posted in Blog
10 Telephone Slang Terms That Kids Don’t Understand
  • February 21, 2019
Technology is changing faster than ever. In particular, telephone technology has rapidly evolved in a relatively short period. Whether you’re considering the history of telephone. [Read More]
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8 Ways to Secure your Home Against Modern Burglars
  • October 2, 2018
“It was like 'Ocean's Eleven,' just without [the movie stars],” is how assistant U.S. attorney, Chris Caffarone, explained a recent crime ring. “This is, in my experience, likely the most sophisticated burglary crew that I've encountered,”. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security
6 Steps to Better Home Security
  • September 25, 2018
More than 4,100 burglaries are committed every day in the United States, at an average loss of $2,361 per crime.While it’s a common mistake to wait until after a crime has occurred to secure your property, smart consumers are thinking. [Read More]
Posted in Home Security