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Ooma Office Rolls Out at Staples

by Sean P. Aune | May 10, 2013May 10, 2013 11:00 am PDT

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Ooma Office, the small business solution for those who wish to dump traditional land lines, is now ready to go on sale at Staples stores across the U.S.

The Ooma Office was one of our favorite new products at CES this year, earning it one of our Best of Show awards in the process. While it may not sound that exciting to the general consumer, this little box could mark a major change in how small businesses handle their phone calls. With a virtual receptionist, extension numbers, a conference bridge, hold music and more, this $250 package – plus $19.99 per month, per line – could level the playing field between small and large companies when it comes to putting a professional foot forward at one of the most common contact points for business to be conducted.

While this isn’t something you’ll find people lining up for outside of Staples to rush in and buy at opening time like some of the hottest smartphones, it is definitely worth looking into if you ow a small business or know anyone who does.

OOMA OFFICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AT STAPLES STORES NATIONWIDE

 Ooma Office Provides Affordable Big Business Phone Solution to Small Businesses 

PALO ALTO, Calif. — May 14, 2013 — Ooma, Inc., the leader in smart home and business communication systems, today announced that its small business phone system, Ooma Office, is available for purchase at Staples stores nationwide and Ooma.com. A longtime leader and innovator in home phone service, Ooma Office is the first product developed by Ooma to address the needs of small businesses. Ooma Office delivers the advanced features and service quality that come with a big business phone service at a price point that is far more affordable than other solutions.

“We believe that small businesses shouldn’t have to pay hundreds of dollars every month for a business-class phone system,” said Jim Gustke, Vice President of Marketing for Ooma. “Ooma Office helps small businesses present a professional image without paying an expensive monthly phone bill. Now businesses can use their hard earned dollars to attract more customers rather than pay the phone company.”

While small businesses can spend upwards of $100 a month for each line of phone service, Ooma Office costs just $19.99 per line a month for unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada. Beyond providing significant cost savings, Ooma Office offers all the features found in far more expensive options, including a virtual receptionist, extension dialing, on-hold music, ring groups, conference bridges and much more.

Unlike other Internet phone systems, Ooma Office allows businesses to use regular telephones instead of expensive IP phones which require Ethernet cabling, reducing the cost of equipment and installation services over other cloud-based services. Using the Ooma Linx remote phone jack with DECT 6.0 wireless technology, Ooma Office users can set up extensions almost anywhere in the office in minutes without running new wires or cabling.

“Ooma Office is the perfect phone system for my business. I was amazed how easy it was to set up in just a few minutes and I’ve been impressed with the virtual receptionist text-to-speech feature in particular, which gives me the ability to change my greeting on the fly so I can make the best impression with my customers,” said Jeff Batchelor, President and CEO, XEOS International, Inc. “I chose Ooma because of its reputation for call clarity and reliability, and Ooma Office has far exceeded my expectations.”

Ideal for main street businesses with less than ten employees, Ooma Office supports up to five phone extensions and up to ten phone lines. For small businesses with mobile workers, Ooma Office offers up to 15 virtual extensions which forward to external numbers, allowing users to service customers throughout their busy day. Additionally, the Ooma Office online interface allows remote access to system settings to keep the business running smoothly from just about anywhere.

The Ooma Office starter pack is now available from Staples stores nationwide and Ooma.com at an MSRP of $249.99. The starter pack includes the Ooma Office Base Station and two Ooma Linx to support up to three phone extensions, and is expandable to five phone extensions with the purchase of additional Ooma Linx devices.

For more information, please visit http://ooma.com/products/business.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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