PALO ALTO, CA - Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Ooma, Inc., the leading provider of HD-quality free home phone service, today announced that it is extending even more freedom and flexibility to its customers with new wireless offerings.
With the first-of-kind introduction of the new Ooma Telo Air wireless adapter, the Ooma Telo can now be placed anywhere in the home within range of a Wi-Fi network. The company also announced that it is extending the availability of its Ooma Bluetooth service to all Ooma Telo subscribers to broaden the integration of mobile phones and Ooma home phone systems. Ooma Bluetooth service was previously only available to Ooma Premier service subscribers.
Ooma’s first-to-market support for home Wi-Fi VoIP connectivity is made possible by Ooma’s PureVoice™ HD technology with advanced voice compression and adaptive redundancy to overcome any signal degradation within the wireless network. More information on Ooma PureVoice HD technology is available at www.ooma.com/products/home-phone-service/.
By using the new wireless adapter to untether the Ooma Telo from the modem or router, customers have more convenient access to their cordless phone base station, voicemail messages and other advanced features that Ooma offers. They also have the option of using the Ooma Telo as a wireless bridge for laptops and other devices throughout the home. Ooma is delivering broad home coverage and a high-quality calling experience using the latest 802.11n wireless standard combined with Ooma PureVoice HD technology, which delivers crystal-clear call quality and up to twice the fidelity of standard phone calls for a richer, more natural sounding conversation.
“The ability to place the Ooma Telo anywhere in the home without being tied to the office or wiring closet is one of the top requests that our customers have asked of us,” said Jim Gustke, Vice President of Marketing at Ooma. “Ooma is uniquely positioned to provide the flexibility of wireless connectivity because, unlike other VoIP offerings, the Ooma Telo is a full router packed with processing power. With this kind of convenience, we anticipate strong demand for the new Ooma Telo Air from both new and existing customers.”
By adding an Ooma Bluetooth adapter to the Ooma Telo, customers gain the convenience of answering mobile phone calls on any home phone without worry of poor reception or dropped calls. It provides transmission range of up to 30 feet and supports up to seven Bluetooth devices.
Further integrating the mobile and home phone experience, Ooma also offers the Ooma Mobile HD App for Android and Apple mobile devices so customers can save money on domestic and international calls by tapping their Ooma account on the go over any Wi-Fi or 3G network.
the Ooma Telo Air wireless adapter is available for $49.99. The Ooma Bluetooth Adapter is available for $29.99.
Ooma Premier is an optional level of service offering a suite of more than 25 advanced telephony services, including the new 911 Notification feature, and costs $9.99 per month. New customers signing-up for one-year of Ooma Premier service receive their choice of a free number port, Ooma Telo Handset, Ooma Bluetooth adapter or extended warranty.
The Ooma Telo Air and Bluetooth adapters are immediately available for purchase online at www.ooma.com, and soon at other leading retailers. The Ooma Telo is available at Ooma authorized resellers including: Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s Electronics, J&R, and leading online destinations including Amazon, BestBuy.com, Costco.com, Dell.com, JandR.com, NewEgg.com, OfficeDepot.com, PC Mall, Provantage, Shop Harmony, Staples.com, Sears.com, K-Mart.com, Target.com, Tiger Direct, B&H Photo and Walmart.com.
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.