Americans fed up with political robocalls

PALO ALTO, CA - Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

With Election Day less than a month away, political “robocalls” are interrupting evenings across America. According to a recent survey conducted by Toluna, 70% of Americans are bothered by political “robocalls.” Placing your number on the National Do Not Call Registry will stop most telemarketing calls, but not political organizations and telephone surveyors so some Americans are seeking alternatives to restore their privacy.

At the top of the list of most desirable home phone features is the ability to automatically block unwanted callers. Among people considering switching home phone service, 77% said a feature that automatically blocks telemarketers and other unwanted callers would make them more likely to switch, says another study conducted by novaQuant, Inc., a leading market research firm, and commissioned by Ooma, Inc., a leading Internet-based home phone service.

Ooma offers this unique privacy feature as part of its Premier Service via a personal and community blacklist. The Personal Blacklist blocks specific callers or sends them directly to voicemail and the Community Blacklist draws on a database of thousands of know telemarketers and solicitors automatically blocking those callers.

“At one time or another, everyone in America has been interrupted by an unsolicited call,” said Dennis Peng, Vice President of Product Management at Ooma. “Our unique blacklist feature addresses this issue and restores privacy in the home. This technology is part of our unwavering commitment to deliver the most complete and affordable home phone experience.”

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About Ooma, Inc.

Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) provides leading communications services and related technologies that bring unique features, ease of use, and affordability to businesses of all sizes and residential customers through a smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses, Ooma delivers advanced voice and collaboration features including messaging, intelligent virtual attendants, and video conferencing to help them run more efficiently. For consumers, Ooma’s residential phone service provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with mobile devices. Learn more at or in Canada.


Matthew S. Robison
Director of IR and Corporate Development
Ooma, Inc.
phone: (650) 300-1480

Mike Langberg
Director of Corporate Communications
Ooma, Inc.
phone: (650) 566-6693