Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ooma Gives Google Voice Extensions.
When I was settling down with Google Voice, thinking what more would I want, Ooma gives me a load of stuuf that I want. Reading about Ooma Premier's Google Voice extensions (GVE) made me smile and think A lot more I could do with Google Voice and Ooma.
I already got Google Voice (as a former Grandcentral User) and we are concidering to Test out Ooma in one of our offices, a office that I frquent a lot. We will pick up one of these Ooma (Feel like I am calling out to Grand Mother).
So what are these Google Voice Extensions? there a lot of them but here are some I got from the Ooma press release;

ooma GVE Outbound Caller ID Integration
ooma Premier Google Voice Extensions allows ooma users to display their Google Voice caller ID on outbound calls from ooma systems with no need to dial additional call prompts or 20 digit phone numbers.

ooma GVE SMS text integration
With ooma Telo™ handsets (available this coming August), Google Voice SMS messages may be displayed on the handsets in the home, not just on a cell phone.

ooma GVE Home Phone Integration
ooma Premier Google Voice Extensions allows calls sent to an ooma home phone to be forwarded directly to a Google Voice number for routing just as if the call were originally directed to a Google Voice number. This overcomes the limitation of not being able to port phone numbers to the Google Voice service. This is made possible by the patent-pending Instant Second Line™ feature found in ooma Premier.

ooma GVE Call Announce
In households where multiple Google Voice accounts exist, ooma Premier Google Voice Extensions can allow for different Google Voice accounts to forward calls directly to specific handsets in a home. The GVE Call Announce feature will also voice an announcement of who in the household the call is intended based on which Google Voice account originated the call.

ooma GVE Listen In feature
ooma Premier Google Voice extensions allows a user at home to monitor and intercept a voicemail as it is being left without dialing any additional call prompts.

ooma GVE One Touch Voice Mail
ooma Premier Google Voice Extensions allows ooma users to access their Google Voice mailbox with a single touch of a button on an ooma Hub, Scout, or Telo handset. This eliminates the need to dial a Google Voice number and then password to gain access to voice mail.

This really seem to add value both to Ooma and Google Voice. Good work Ooma. For more information, go to or


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