IP – Innovation in Phones – A Simple Safety Phone

The transition of the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) to IP (Internet Protocol) is about innovation as much as it about the change of telecommunications’ protocol. Ooma’s CEO Eric Stang provides a sneak peek of the sort of innovation unleashed by IP, as he discusses Ooma’s soon-to-be-released, two-button, IP phone.

The intent of this product is to allow someone to easily dial pre-programmed phone numbers or 911 in the event of an emergency. Working in conjunction with Ooma’s home phone service, this phone and associated service promises to be a lower-cost alternative than traditional Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).