updated 02:05 pm EDT, Wed May 9, 2012
Ooma 911 Alerts will notify listed contacts when 911 is called
VoIP home phone service provider Ooma on Wednesday announced the extension of its 911 Alerts feature to all customers in the US and Canada at no extra charge. The feature requires users to enter up to three email addresses or mobile phone numbers in the My Ooma control panel online. The service will then send alert messages to these numbers or e-mails whenever 911 is called from the main Ooma number.
The basic Ooma service otherwise includes free nationwide calls, caller ID, call waiting, 911 service, Ooma Bluetooth service, and now 911 Alerts. Unlike other such systems, Ooma lets emergency service providers find the address of the call when the caller isn't able to.
The 911 Alerts feature was before only available on the paid, $10 per month service.