Cabot Risk Strategies Turns to Ooma Office To Connect Employees Working from Home and In the Office

Sunnyvale, CA - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Ooma, Inc., a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, today announced that Cabot Risk Strategies, an independent insurance broker and corporate benefits manager, has selected Ooma Office business phone service to keep its team connected in a new hybrid environment where some employees are working from home and others are spending part of their work week in the office.

Cabot Risk Strategies (, based in Woburn, Mass., was unhappy with the fixed contract terms and poor customer support from its previous provider of cloud-based phone service. After a review of providers, Joe Callahan, CEO of Cabot, chose Ooma Office.

In early August, Cabot activated 120 extensions covering all employees as well as dedicated lines for client services such as billing, claims and medical records, to receive faxes and for conference rooms.

Ooma Office ( is a cloud-based phone system designed to help small and mid-sized businesses enjoy the same advanced communications features as large enterprises. A curated set of advanced features, managed through an easy-to-use online portal, include a virtual receptionist, ring groups, call park, voice mail messages delivered by email, music on hold, extension dialing and a mobile app for staying connected on the go. Service starts at just $19.95 per extension per month, with no long-term contracts, and customers can choose between traditional analog phones, IP phones or a virtual deployment with no hardware.

“We’ve now got a third of our employees coming into the office every day, on a rotating basis, and they need access to their business phone line whether they at their desk, at home or on the road,” said Callahan. “The call management features in Ooma Office, especially extension dialing between locations and the mobile app for smart phones, are extremely important in keeping our employees connected to each other, our clients and our carriers.”

Stephen Hare, manager of IT at Cabot, said: “Our previous provider got too big for us, in both their pricing structure and customer service. Getting started with Ooma has been a great experience, with helpful customer support and an online portal that makes it easy for me to set up call flows.”

“Cabot Risk Strategies is a excellent example of how cloud-based phone service can help businesses meet the new ‘work from anywhere’ challenges arising out of Covid-19,” said Ken Narita, vice president of business marketing at Ooma. “Features in Ooma Office such as the mobile app, the 24/7 virtual assistant, ring groups, voicemail messages sent to email, virtual fax, and others level the playing field for small and mid-sized businesses who don’t want the cost and complexity of big enterprise phone systems.”

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