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.
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma’s residential phone service provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with mobile devices. Ooma’s innovative smart security solution delivers a range of wireless security sensors that make it easy for anyone to protect their home or business. Learn more at www.ooma.com.