Ooma Bluetooth Adapter pushes home VoIP to your cellphone

Chris Davies - May 25, 2010
Ooma Bluetooth Adapter pushes home VoIP to your cellphone

Ooma would love for you to ditch your landline and go with their VoIP system, and to try to seal the deal they’re now allowing subscribers to use their cellphones and Bluetooth headsets with the Ooma system.  The new Ooma Bluetooth Adapter slots into the Ooma Telo base-station and then you pair up to seven headsets or phones with it; when you get a call, every cellphone and headset rings, allowing you wireless freedom to take the call wherever you are in the house.

If you’ve already picked up Ooma’s dedicated handset then you can transfer calls between it and your cellphone/headset.  You’ll need an Ooma Premiere account in order to buy and use it; that requires the $249.99 Ooma Telo and then either $9.99 per month or $119.99 per year.

We’ve a sneaking suspicion that this is just a regular compact USB Bluetooth dongle for which Ooma are charging $29.99, but without an Ooma system of our own it’s not something we can test out.  Anyone out there using Ooma want to report back?

Press Release:

Ooma Bluetooth Adapter Integrates Mobile and Home Phones

Ooma Telo Now Pairs with Bluetooth Enabled Devices for Enhanced Calling Experience

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 24, 2010 – Ooma, Inc. today announced the availability of the Ooma Bluetooth Adapter, allowing Ooma Telo Premier subscribers further integration of their mobile phones with their home phone systems. With today’s new offering, Ooma marks another milestone to delivering on the promise of being the smart phone for the home.

“Ooma is bringing together the functionality of smart phones and the home phone for a simplified user experience,” said Tami Bhaumik, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Ooma. “Today’s announcement further demonstrates the power of the Ooma Telo, by integrating the mobile phone into the home phone via Bluetooth technology, offering our customers both money and time savings.”

Pricing and Availability

The Ooma Bluetooth Adapter is available for purchase now for $29.99 including shipping and handling, directly through Ooma. The Ooma Bluetooth Adapter and service is only available to Ooma Premier subscribers and can be purchased by going to https://my.ooma.com/home/login.

The Ooma Telo and Ooma Telo Handset are available at Ooma authorized resellers including: Best Buy, Datavision, Fry’s Electronics, J&R, Micro Center, CompUSA, Meijer, RCS and leading online destinations including Amazon, BestBuy.com, Buy.com, Costco.com, Dell.com, JandR.com, NewEgg.com, OfficeDepot.com, PC Mall, Provantage, Dial-Tone Solutions, Southern Utah TV & Satellite, Shop Harmony, Staples.com, Sears.com, K-Mart.com, Tiger Direct, RCS, Nebraska Furniture Mart, B&H Photo, Circuit City, CompUSA and Walmart.com.

About Ooma

Founded in 2004, Ooma offers a consumer electronics device that provides free, U.S. telephone calling and advanced telephony services to its global base of customers. Ooma delivers exceptional call quality and the reliability of traditional phone service at a fraction of the cost, in a sleek and innovative design. Ooma is available at more than 4,000 leading retailers and online destinations. For more information, go to www.ooma.com or blog.ooma.com. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. The detailed terms and conditions of Ooma’s products, services, and support are fully set forth in the Terms and Conditions, available online under the “legal” tab on the bottom navigation bar of the Ooma Web site.

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