Wearable Phone Instantly Calls for Help and Enables Hands-free Talking from Anywhere in the Home
Published on: 8th Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
USA based telephone systems provider Ooma has launched a new wearable phone that allows users to call for help during home emergency situations. This two way communication device connects to the Ooma Telo and features two programmable speed dial buttons that can be used to instantly call emergency services and family members.
The Ooma Safety Phone is an extension of the company's patented 911 Alerts feature which allows Ooma subscribers to enter three email addresses and/or mobile phone numbers to automatically notify designated recipients when 911 is dialed from their home phone.
With the new Ooma Safety Phone, users can immediately call 911 by simply pressing the first of two speed-dial buttons on the device, and simultaneously issue email and text alerts to up to three individuals. The second speed-dial button will sequentially dial up to five family members and friends until the call is answered.
"More people than ever are finding themselves caring for an aging parent. The Ooma Safety phone provides added peace of mind to any care giver knowing that help is a touch of a button away," said Jim Gustke, Vice President of Marketing at Ooma. "The Ooma Safety Phone works with Ooma's award-winning home phone service and not only provides emergency communication but also a convenient way to have hands-free conversations throughout your home."
The Ooma Safety Phone uses DECT 6.0 radio technology, and can also be used to answer everyday incoming calls via the device's speakerphone. When worn around the neck, users can talk hands-free from up to 150 feet away from the base station, increasing mobility around the home. The device comes with a built-in battery and standalone charger, allowing up to five hours of talk time, 120 hours in standby mode.