Ooma Announces Global Expansion of Talkatone Mobile App
Talkatone Relaunches Core App in Nine Countries; Now Offers Local Canadian Phone Numbers
Palo Alto, CA - Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA) a smart business and home communications platform, today announced that it has relaunched its core Talkatone app, a consumer mobile app that provides free calling and texting over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, in the following countries: Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Talkatone also now offers phone numbers with Canadian area codes in addition to United States phone numbers.
Talkatone is the first mobile phone app to provide universal, out-of-network group messaging and the ability to block unwanted calls and texts and record personalized voicemail greetings. Previously available in the U.S. and Canada, the expansion to nine additional countries enables friends and family around the world to communicate seamlessly for free. New registered Talkatone users in Canada and elsewhere also now have the added benefit to choose Canadian phone numbers.
“Talkatone is the best consumer option for replacing a native phone to call and text family, friends or businesses without using cell minutes,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “By expanding the geographic reach of the core Talkatone service, millions of additional consumers around the world will now have the ability to utilize the free Talkatone service to save on their monthly cell phone bills.”
Talkatone provides free texting and calling for Android and iOS mobile devices. Registered Talkatone users get a free U.S. or Canadian phone number, free SMS and MMS messaging, universal group picture messaging and up to 60 minutes per month of free outbound calling. Users can also purchase credits to increase their calling minutes. The iOS version featuring universal group messaging is available from the App Store. The Android app featuring universal group messaging is available from the Google Play store.
About Ooma, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available in stores and online from leading retailers. For more information about Ooma, please visit www.ooma.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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