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OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and VoIP Telephone Adapter EXPIRED

KodiakAlaska 216 January 24, 2013 at 06:05 PM in Tech & Electronics (8) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 01-25-2013 at 02:55 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: No longer available from Newegg, but Amazon has it for the same price.

Amazon.com has OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and VoIP Telephone Adapter for $39.99. Shipping is free. Thanks hundrednaire

Newegg.com has OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and VoIP Telephone Adapter for $48.99 - $9 w/ promo code EMCXWVV225 = $39.99. Shipping is free. Thanks KodiakAlaska

Price Research: Our research indicates that this OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and VoIP Telephone Adapter is $9.25 lower (19% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $49.25. - brisar

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Edited January 25, 2013 at 03:58 AM by brisar
This deal looks to be alive again ....

use code EMCXWVV225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833617002

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http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/88308

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Quote from hondo1978 View Post :
If you google "obi110 buggy", this thread is right at the top. You can't take advice from just one sample size. Ooma is $7-8 per month and could be going up in price too just like google which is free right now. And Ooma is not just all government fee, they are piggy back some fees on top of what government charge just like your phone company do.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r...ite=obi202
Now I'm getting a bit confused. I thought ooma is always free. The only thing I need to pay is govt taxes and fees which no more than 3 bucks / month. And you are saying ooma will charge additional fees as well?
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Quote from woodbutcher View Post :
Missed the deal a couple of days ago, grabbed one this morning to give it a try.

I was reading through the previous deal thread and there are conflicting statements about alarm services through this device. More specifically, my Father pays $30 a month (least expensive plan offered) for landline service simply so he can have his AT&T alarm service, which is $47 a month. Almost $80 a month to have an alarm system. If I could set this up at his home it would help defray that cost. Will it work?

Thanks OP and repped.

WB
You should tell your Dad to look into switching to GSM/cellular for his alarm system. It might cost an extra $10-20/month, but he could then cancel his landline, and it's also more secure (no wires to be cut).

You didn't mention if your Dad has internet, but if he does you can also look into using a specific type of ATA adapter to do alarm monitoring over the internet. You would most likely not want to try to use a device like the Obi for alarm.

Also, that's a lot of money to pay for alarm monitoring (assuming he isn't doing anything fancy like video, etc). Check out geoarm.com or some of the other wholesale monitoring companies. I hate to see people getting ripped off.
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CAN ANYONE CONFIRM OR DENY THIS ITEM IF IT WILL WORK SENDING AND RECEIVE FAXES. I used to have ooma (totally free) but the box was taken and ooma will not grandfather me back in, I used that for fax sending, which sometimes took a couple trys and other times it went right through. receiving fax on old ooma box never was worth the trouble.
wondering if anyone can say they use either this box in the thread or new ooma for faxing.
Thanks
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Now I'm getting a bit confused. I thought ooma is always free. The only thing I need to pay is govt taxes and fees which no more than 3 bucks / month. And you are saying ooma will charge additional fees as well?
Sorry for the confusion. Ooma only charges "taxes" which amounts to about $4-6 depending on where you live. But I have read that buried in those tax charges are ooma way of recovering the cost of providing the line to you, it is not just simply every penny of taxes go to the government. I am not totally clear on this but we are talking about a couple of dollars a month and $50-70 a year here.
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CAN ANYONE CONFIRM OR DENY THIS ITEM IF IT WILL WORK SENDING AND RECEIVE FAXES. I used to have ooma (totally free) but the box was taken and ooma will not grandfather me back in, I used that for fax sending, which sometimes took a couple trys and other times it went right through. receiving fax on old ooma box never was worth the trouble.
wondering if anyone can say they use either this box in the thread or new ooma for faxing.
Thanks


http://www.obihai.com/FAQ.html#fa...th-the-OBi


obi202 looks like a better choice with built in support for t38 fax.
I'm wondering if enabling t38 will improve chances of getting a dialup modem to connect.
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Quote from rangerlg View Post :
I'm still using my old Ooma Hub without any additional fees. I know it was more up front, but I could keep my existing number and 911 service is included. Just got an email yesterday that Ooma is going to stop supporting the old Hub and focus on the Telo. As far as this, as long as Google Voice stays free then this is a good deal. There are rumors of Google starting to charge in the near future, but it still probably wouldn't be higher than the phone company.
Huh? Are they no longer making/selling hubs, or they intend to cut service to hubs? I have a hub and haven't seen any such e-mail -- doing a quick google search, I can't find anything either -- plus, other Ooma owners posting on here didn't make reference to that.

If Ooma were going to be cutting service, (a) the Obi seems like the next best deal, and (b) I'd think there'd be more heard about it...
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I've been using this for over 2 yrs with GV as my business line and haven't had to do anything to it since plugging it in. I have 6 friends using it for over a year - after I recommended it - with no problems.
Just putting that out there because I am surprised some people have termed it 'buggy'
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Why get the obi110 over the 100?
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Huh? Are they no longer making/selling hubs, or they intend to cut service to hubs? I have a hub and haven't seen any such e-mail -- doing a quick google search, I can't find anything either -- plus, other Ooma owners posting on here didn't make reference to that.

If Ooma were going to be cutting service, (a) the Obi seems like the next best deal, and (b) I'd think there'd be more heard about it...
Copy and paste:

SUBJECT: An important notice about your Ooma account: XXXXXXX

Account Notification

As our first product, the Ooma Hub allowed us to launch and grow our unique vision of how phone service could be delivered over the Internet with high quality and advanced features. We are proud of the success it has enjoyed since Ooma made its debut.

Having launched our second generation product, the Ooma Telo, in 2009 with higher-performance and more advanced functionality, we have now made the decision to concentrate our activities on the Telo going forward. Your Hub will continue to function on the Ooma network and operate as before, but we will not be providing any future enhancements and will be limiting our customer support activities going forward.

As a Hub owner and one of our earliest customers, we’d like to thank you for your support with a special offer that will upgrade you to our latest technology. For a limited time, you can upgrade to an Ooma Telo for just $99.99, plus free shipping. If you need to replace an Ooma Scout device in your home, you can add an Ooma Linx device for just $30 more.

When you upgrade to the Telo you will transition to our latest terms and conditions, which will require you to pay the applicable taxes and fees in your area. In return, you will receive our lowest price ever on an Ooma Telo and all of the benefits that come from upgrading:

Improved call reliability with PureVoice™ technology
Hear the difference of HD Voice when you talk to other Ooma Telo and Ooma Mobile users
Take advantage of Telo-only features like personal caller-ID with Contact Lists
In addition, the Ooma Telo supports a wide-range of accessories to further extend its capabilities:
Place your Telo anywhere in your home with the Wireless Adapter
Link your cell phone to your home phone with the Bluetooth Adapter
Enjoy smartphone features on your home phone with the optional HD2 Handset
Connect additional phones and fax machines quickly and easily with the wireless Linx device
Take advantage of this limited time offer before Feb 15th to upgrade now and enjoy the newest technology by calling us at 1-866-452-6662. But don’t wait, this offer won’t last forever!
Until next time,
Team Ooma
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Quote from indyemmett View Post :
I agree, don't get the Obi 110. I've owned the 110. It was very buggy and after 8 months completely died on me. I can't testify on the 202.
Did you ever update the firmware? Obi makes it easy -- login and click the 'update' icon.

Since Google provides GV for use only from their webpage (which the Obi, Asterisk, etc. emulate), their frontend (the webpage) always works with their backend (servers). This is, of course, because they control both and provide a functioning system.

When there is a a GV tweak, the backend interface (to which third-party devices connect) changes. Third-party developers must then identify what's been altered, write a fix, and deliver it in the form of an update. Obi firmware is among the fastest to be updated when one of these changes occurs. But it does users no good if they don't do the update!

Both of the 110's I've put in have been rock-solid.
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I have a linksys router that I use with t-moble and pay about 15 a month with taxes.
should I dump this and go with the OBI 110?

linksys router model number is WRTU54G-TM
simms card is inside the router

can I do both?
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Anybody have luck using the OBI as a SIP device with an Asterisk sever? I'm using Incredible PBX/Free PBX and am having problems using the OBI with it.

I can receive calls on the OBI through Asterisk but I can't make calls with it. The rest of my SIP phones work fine but I'd really like to have a few OBIs hooked up to it as well.
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Copy and paste:

SUBJECT: An important notice about your Ooma account: XXXXXXX

Account Notification

As our first product, the Ooma Hub allowed us to launch and grow our unique vision of how phone service could be delivered over the Internet with high quality and advanced features. We are proud of the success it has enjoyed since Ooma made its debut.

Having launched our second generation product, the Ooma Telo, in 2009 with higher-performance and more advanced functionality, we have now made the decision to concentrate our activities on the Telo going forward. Your Hub will continue to function on the Ooma network and operate as before, but we will not be providing any future enhancements and will be limiting our customer support activities going forward.

As a Hub owner and one of our earliest customers, we’d like to thank you for your support with a special offer that will upgrade you to our latest technology. For a limited time, you can upgrade to an Ooma Telo for just $99.99, plus free shipping. If you need to replace an Ooma Scout device in your home, you can add an Ooma Linx device for just $30 more.

When you upgrade to the Telo you will transition to our latest terms and conditions, which will require you to pay the applicable taxes and fees in your area. In return, you will receive our lowest price ever on an Ooma Telo and all of the benefits that come from upgrading:

Improved call reliability with PureVoice™ technology
Hear the difference of HD Voice when you talk to other Ooma Telo and Ooma Mobile users
Take advantage of Telo-only features like personal caller-ID with Contact Lists
In addition, the Ooma Telo supports a wide-range of accessories to further extend its capabilities:
Place your Telo anywhere in your home with the Wireless Adapter
Link your cell phone to your home phone with the Bluetooth Adapter
Enjoy smartphone features on your home phone with the optional HD2 Handset
Connect additional phones and fax machines quickly and easily with the wireless Linx device
Take advantage of this limited time offer before Feb 15th to upgrade now and enjoy the newest technology by calling us at 1-866-452-6662. But don’t wait, this offer won’t last forever!
Until next time,
Team Ooma
Got this same email. Wonder if I can take the offer and get the Telo for 99 but continue use my Hub and give the Telo to a friend.
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Quote from hondo1978 View Post :
Sorry for the confusion. Ooma only charges "taxes" which amounts to about $4-6 depending on where you live. But I have read that buried in those tax charges are ooma way of recovering the cost of providing the line to you, it is not just simply every penny of taxes go to the government. I am not totally clear on this but we are talking about a couple of dollars a month and $50-70 a year here.
thanks for the clarification.
I agree with you. ooma cost will be around $45 per year for me.
Obihai device monthly cost will be free at least for now but seems like can't work well with alarm monitoring service and newer fax technology.

I'm currently on nettalk and their yearly cost only $30 without any hidden fees (taxes and other charges). works well with my alarm monitoring system and my fax machine as well.
I think I'm going to stay with this company for the moment.



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