January 07, 2010
Ooma Enhances Quality of Telo Home Phone System
By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor
VoIP device manufacturer Ooma announced today a number of new features and services have been added to their Ooma Telo offering in a bid to increase ease of use and functionality of the phone system.
Officials with Ooma said these latest enhancements allow the company to offer a complete home phone solution that expands on voice quality, cost savings and ease of use and takes them beyond the home, into the mobile and business calling landscape.
According to Rich Buchanan (News
), chief marketing officer at Ooma, Telo is “the smart phone designed for your home, not your pocket.”
“Consumers today are in calling purgatory – forced to find a compromise between shoddy cell phone reception in their homes and a featureless landline phone experience that hasn’t innovated since the 1970’s. Today’s announcement extends the features and functionality of our leading VoIP phone system to connect the gap that currently exists between advanced smartphone functionalities and the inherent limitations of the home phone,” Buchanan said.
New features and services for Ooma Telo will be demonstrated during CES (News
) 2010 this week and include: Ooma Pure Voice, for crystal clear conversations over congested networks that can also maintain low-bandwidth requirements; support for HD Voice technology; an iPhone (News
) and iTouch calling app; Bluetooth support to pair compatible mobile phones with home systems; Google Voice extensions, and a voicemail transcription capability that turns inbound voicemail messages into an e-mail or text message for users.
Ooma also recently announced
an international calling bundle for premier level customers that will provide savings on international calls as well as a new handset that allows users to operate all of their favorite Ooma features from the palm of their hand.
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi