PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ooma, Inc. (NYSE:OOMA) a leading smart business and home communications platform, today announced that Talkatone, a mobile app that provides free calling and texting over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, now provides consumers the ability to block unwanted calls and texts. As part of the app updates for Android and iOS, Talkatone also now allows users to record their own voicemail greeting for increased personalization.
Talkatone provides free texting and calling for Android and iOS mobile devices in the U.S. and Canada. Talkatone’s new call blocking capabilities empower consumers to win the fight against unwanted calls and texts, including spam and robocalls. When a consumer blocks a phone number, Talkatone automatically blocks all inbound communications, including calls, SMS and MMS messages, from that blocked number. With one out of every six calls estimated to be a robocall – a “scourge” according to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler – Talkatone’s call blocking features give consumers unprecedented relief against unwanted calls.
“In the last two years alone, Ooma has blocked more than 36 million telemarketer, public opinion surveyors and other unwanted calls for our Ooma Telo customers,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “We’re proud to extend call blocking to our Talkatone app to help consumers block unwanted calls, including calls that violate the National Do Not Call Registry.”
Registered Talkatone users also receive a free U.S. phone number, free SMS and MMS messaging, universal group picture messaging, free inbound calling and up to 60 minutes per month of free outbound calling. Users can also purchase credits to increase their calling minutes.
Talkatone’s call blocking and voicemail greeting customization features are available for iOS mobile devices in the U.S. and Canada today and can be downloaded from the App Store. The Android update will be available soon on Google Play.
About Ooma, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available in stores and online from leading retailers. For more information about Ooma, please visit www.ooma.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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