Though it left out her name, the Los Angeles Times mentioned Claire indirectly on Wednesday when it quoted her nerdy but proud father in an article about a new telephone gadget called Ooma. Here’s an excerpt:
…Stuart West of Menlo Park, Calif., who has been testing Ooma for six months. After an unexpected $250 mobile phone bill one month, he and his technology-averse wife began using their Ooma service for most calls.
“We had a baby a few months ago and spent a lot of time on the phone telling aunts and uncles and friends around the country all about our daughter,” West said.
“Ooma worked flawlessly. The voice quality was great, and nobody knew we were using anything other than a regular phone line.”
The Wests kept their land line, paying only for local service, mainly for its reliable 911 emergency calling, although Ooma also offers an enhanced 911 service similar to other VOIP providers. Their phone bill dropped by as much as $30 a month.
“It’s nice to save a little bit of money,” West said.