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Promoted 06-13-2013 at 04:58 AM View Original Post
Obihai Technology Inc. via Amazon.com has Obihai VoIP Telephone Adapter & Voice Service Bridge (OBi100) on sale for $39.99 - $10 promo code TALK2DAD = $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks mailburner

Price Research: Our research indicates that this OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter & Voice Service Bridge is $9 lower (23% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $39. - Discombobulated

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From the Obihai Facebook, the OBi100 is at $29.99 after promo code TALK2DAD. Shipping is free.

Look down at the special offers section in the Amazon product page linked here: http://www.amazon.com/OBi100-Tele...840&sr=1-1

This deal was FP some time ago:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/95944/newegg-obihai-obi100-voip-telephone-adapter-voice-service-bridge
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Last Edited by KevinArney June 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Per a facebook post at approximately 2pm EDT, the promotion is over.

Quoting the facebook post, "Due to the enormous response from OBi100 customers, the TALK2DAD promotion at Amazon, is over / out-of-stock. Please like us on FB and follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of future promotions from Obihai and our value added partners."

major credit to the previous obihai thread creators for the excellent info in this wiki
  • Even though Google Voice does not have E911 support, you can signup for E911 yourself
    Link to How to set-up 911 calling on an OBi device
    http://blog.obihai.com/2011/11/ca...vices.html
    • Cheapest E911 provider is Anveo (at $0.8/month) http://www.anveo.com/service.asp (FREE plan and add E911)
    • If you are switching from POTS to Obi or other voip services, in many states the old phone line will remain active for calling 911. You just leave your phone connected and they disabled outgoing calls at the phone company computers.
    • if you do not want to 'dedicate' a SIP slot for E911, you can use http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year
    • www.smart911.com [smart911.com] - Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.
      Can check availability under the About page.
  • before you start porting your number to GV, check this first http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html
  • configuring 'single' stage dialing here - http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=1103.0
  • Obi device offer a lot of powerful features like Auto Attendant (which you can setup your own Interactive response system), Call bridging, etc. AutoAttendant (AA)/Interactive Voice Response (IVR) make the Obi a bit more dynamic for eg. callback for cheap/free call while away from home, etc. And you can record your own AA message.
    Do google search and look at the Obi Admin Guide for more info.
    http://obihai.com/docs/OBiDeviceAdminGuide.pdf
    http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...topic=66.0
    http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=4822.0
    https://www.obitalk.com/forum/ind...pic=2114.0
  • cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers
  • MagicJack/Nettalk/Ooma can be connected to the POTS line of this obi110 - look at obitalk forum for more info on this. (in theory these are next best to free GV)
  • For people want alternative to GV, here are some good quality and/or low price Voips. Some of those VoIP Services offer phone number in other countries also. Remember this is a standard SIP device so you are not tie to GV and any specific Voip.
  • Some Voip that provide free incoming call. May want to double check and see if this information is out of date or not.
    • For free incoming call, you can also use IpKall. It works with Callcentric to provide free local number in Washington State and free incoming call.
      http://www.ipkall.com/
    • Another service offer free incoming phone number
      http://www.sipgate.com/
  • Here are some of the Voip that offer very low price International Calls
    • Onesuite and localphone offer a lot of local access number so can use it without Voip device. Those two also offer international local access number which you can use outside US. Check their website for more info.
      http://www.onesuite.com (Onesuite has been around for 10+ years and consistently great quality)
      - offer low price long distance
      - Internet Fax
      - Global Call Forwarding
      - Voip phone service
    • http://www.localphone.com (cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers)

suggested reading for keeping up with xmpp developments:
  • xmpp discussion over at obitalk: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=5954.0
    recent excerpt
    Quote from R_Chandra :
    From what my preliminary research indicates, we should not have a lot of concern. Google are merely choosing to migrate from one open technology, XMPP with Jingle extensions, to another, WebRTC. So when XMPP is kaputt, Obihai I will guess will simply release firmware 1.4, 2.0, or whatever, which will implement SIP, SDP, RTP, SRTP and WebRTC (instead of SIP, SDP, RTP, SRTP, XMPP, and Jingle). Or maybe it will just graft on WebRTC so it will operate on all seven; not sure how much ROM/RAM/flash there is to work with and what the requirements are.
  • some more great info direct from a Google employee: https://plus.google.com/106636280...G6h32BWaQW

    excerpt:
    Quote from Nikhyl Singhal :
    We're working hard on supporting both, and outbound/inbound calls will soon be available. In the meantime, you can continue using Google Talk in Gmail.

    Hangouts is designed to be the future of Google Voice, and making/receiving phone calls is just the beginning. Future versions of Hangouts will integrate Google Voice more seamlessly.
  • thanks to cookiemonster for this update
    Quote from cookiemonster View Post :
    Over on XDA [xda-developers.com], the creator of BetterBatteryStats [google.com] just posted the following:
    Quote :
    I have finished looking at the tech Web casts about the new playstore services. Focusing on the topic of this thread playstore services will have a huge (and potentially negative) impact on how we deal with freezing and disabling parts of the framework. The two main areas I have in mind are:
    - location providers are not only part of the android core anymore but also of the services. Namely this would be the fused location provider
    - gcm has big changes: messaging is from but also to the cloud, it is now based on xmpp and implements transaction security (data is stored on the device and deleted when it was acknowledged but the cloud)
    I think this indicates that XMPP isn't going anywhere.
  • Did Google REALLY Kill Off All XMPP/Jabber Support In Google+ Hangouts? It Still Seems To Partially Work [disruptivetelephony.com]
  • this was posted by a member over at obitalk. it very much why these devices won't be useless, even if google does in fact drop xmpp support in the future. you'll STILL be able to use this method using google voice for incoming calls with a setup like this.
    Quote from giqcass :
    For anyone using the following method to set up Google Voice you will still receive incoming calls even if Google cuts off xmpp sometime in the future.

    http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=3640.0

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Thanks for sharing. Smilie
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Awesome, in for one!

Question: When you have comcast triple play and you want to go down to double play (tv & internet) do I first have to transfer my number to a cellphone first THEN to google voice THEN cancel my comcast phone subscription? That seems the most logical. I'm wondering if I would cancel the phone service then transfer my number to the cellphone then google voice. Scratchhead

This is one of those instances as a slickdealer you buy something without having a clue as to what you are doing. Laugh
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Great! In for one. Thanks for sharing!
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I just picked up one of these from Newegg for $29.99 - great device, works very well, even when the connection's being fully saturated by other downloads. Very simple to set up (provided you already have a Google Voice number).
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Awesome, in for one!

Question: When you have comcast triple play and you want to go down to double play (tv & internet) do I first have to transfer my number to a cellphone first THEN to google voice THEN cancel my comcast phone subscription? That seems the most logical. I'm wondering if I would cancel the phone service then transfer my number to the cellphone then google voice. Scratchhead

This is one of those instances as a slickdealer you buy something without having a clue as to what you are doing. Laugh
yes you should NOT cancel your phone with your current provider until the number gets ported to a cell phone provider (atleast)..

before you start porting, check this link --- http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html

that link will tell you if you can port your number at all to GV..
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I have this and have the google voice number with it. REMEMBER, when you change your google password you must go to your OBI device configuration and change the password there too. I forgot to do this twice now and it took me a while to figure out why my phone stopped working.
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been using this with two GV #'s. One is my normal GV # which I set to call out, the other is a GV # I use for fax which is set to call in. So, call in on one number, call out on another. Would be nice if it could output both numbers at the same port, but this is a working solution.
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I was just looking at buying this yesterday, $10 more than this deal. Thanks!
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Quote from Genius4sho View Post :
Awesome, in for one!

Question: When you have comcast triple play and you want to go down to double play (tv & internet) do I first have to transfer my number to a cellphone first THEN to google voice THEN cancel my comcast phone subscription? That seems the most logical. I'm wondering if I would cancel the phone service then transfer my number to the cellphone then google voice. Scratchhead

This is one of those instances as a slickdealer you buy something without having a clue as to what you are doing. Laugh
I just ported my number but there is quite a lot of things to know. First of all as said don't cancel your phone. Then to get to GV they only accept it from a mobile thus there are two ports involved. I dido me through am AT&T Go Phone so bought a $10 card with SIMM as it must be activated to port. Also your land line can't be bundled or at least can't be the account number which it usually is or else you have to split it off. Google "google voice porting" and read up before attempting. I glad I did it but it takes a week and if you do something wrong you could lose the number.
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Quote from mailburner View Post :
From the Obihai Facebook, the OBi100 is at $29.99 after promo code TALK2DAD. Shipping is free.

Look down at the special offers section in the Amazon product page linked here: http://www.amazon.com/OBi100-Tele...840&sr=1-1

This deal was FP some time ago:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/95944/newegg-obihai-obi100-voip-telephone-adapter-voice-service-bridge
Quote from Discombobulated View Post :
Obihai Technology Inc. via Amazon.com has Obihai VoIP Telephone Adapter & Voice Service Bridge (OBi100) on sale for $39.99 - $10 promo code TALK2DAD = $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks mailburner

Price Research: Our research indicates that this OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter & Voice Service Bridge is $9 lower (23% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $39. - Discombobulated
TALK2DAD work on OB110 too?
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TALK2DAD work on OB110 too?

They usually only do one device on sale at a time lately.

Quote from YoSlick View Post :
No Obi110 love??

BTW....$0.75 less here

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/223077995.html

110 isn't on sale.

100 is... coupon will work on rakuten? Unlikely, but I'd rather buy from Amazon anyways.
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