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Obihai OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter & Voice Service Bridge EXPIRED

mailburner 137 June 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Amazon Deals
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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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#46
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How does this compare to Omma for sound quality? I've had ooma for about a year, and there's a bit more delay and echo than I like. We have good net speeds (36 down, 5 up) so that shouldn't be the problem.

Thanks!
I have both in different locations (I actually have 1 ooma, and 2 Obihais + my relatives abroad I've bought obihais for them). I like obihai better than Ooma - at least for what you're asking - sound quality. For pricing .. well there's no comparison Wink, well there is but ooma is severely losing Wink.
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#47
i own this , used with google voice , its my grandsons " bat phone" to his grandparents .
no land line in home . happy as long as google voice stays free.
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#48
Update: tried the code again, using lower case, and it worked. In for 1 - thanks OP.

Promo code TALK2DAD doesn't seem to be working - anyone able to use it to get the better price?
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#49
Been using this for years with Google Voice, I've saved a TON of money with it. Can't recommend it enough.

I set it up once and have not touched it since. Works great.
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#50
Quote from theboot View Post :
How does this compare to Omma for sound quality? I've had ooma for about a year, and there's a bit more delay and echo than I like. We have good net speeds (36 down, 5 up) so that shouldn't be the problem.

Thanks!
Ooma has better voice (and fax) quality than any other VoIP service.
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#51
If anyone wants to port a landline and has an unused or old Sprint phone, you can use that Sprint phone through Ting to port your landline to and then from Ting to Google Voice.
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#52
Anyone getting spammed from 1001 or 1002 on their OBI devices ?

I applied the rule to block calls from 4 digit numbers, but the spam calls are still ringing on the phone connected to the OBI. I cannot see these calls on my GV call log - these calls must be from SIP scanners and directly calling the OBI device.
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#53
Before I buy, is there anything the upper model have that is useful that this one doesn't have? Thank you!
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#54
If I have 2 cordless phones, one upstairs and one downstairs, do I need the Obi110 to connect both to the Obi? >_<
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#55
I'm happy with my free Ooma service (I don't pay the fees and taxes since my Telo device is grandfathered in to be exempt) but I fear losing it if lightning or some other tragedy befalls my device, so I ordered one of these as a back up to switch to instead of paying for another $200 Ooma that would NOT be exempt form the monthly tax/fee charge.
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#56
Waited a few min with it in shopping cart and now says Promo code is no longer available so deal might be dead. trtried shopping cart a few times but seems they allocated only a few units to this promo, so while they have more units promo does not work on them (sold by Obi and fullfilled by amazon seller).
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Anyone getting spammed from 1001 or 1002 on their OBI devices ?

I applied the rule to block calls from 4 digit numbers, but the spam calls are still ringing on the phone connected to the OBI. I cannot see these calls on my GV call log - these calls must be from SIP scanners and directly calling the OBI device.
Yes, this happens to me as well. You're right that these are coming from SIP scanners. Is your device only setup with google voice or do you also have another service provider setup? I have anveo setup for E911 and found out from my device logs that the calls from SIP scanning were coming in on my anveo setup. I did not think that SIP scanning happened with google voice setup. Here's a good thread on the obitalk forums on how to fight against SIP scanning, http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...topic=5467. For my anveo setup, I went with option 3 and hope the spam calls will stop after making the changes a few days ago. Also, if you don't have any service setup for one of the obihai's SP settings, you may have to disable it (option 0 in the thread) to fight the scanning.

These obihai devices are great and I wouldn't hesitant getting or recommending one, especially for saving money in getting rid of a landline. That said, just want to point out a few issues with them:

- Most people buying these are setting them up with google voice which is free for now. But it's not know what will happen in the future with this service (like if it will remain free) or if it will be compatible with obihai devices later with google's stated intention to focus on google hangout instead of google talk. See wiki for more info this.

- The voice quality can be affected by bandwidth issues. I've had cases when I'm doing some downloading or heavy video streaming and when making calls using the obihai, the other party said my voice was breaking up badly or they couldn't hear me at all. And this is on AT&T U-Verse 12mbps service. I think this can be addressed using a router that has a Quality of Service (QOS) setting to prioritize traffic for a specified device. Unfortunately, my 2Wire gateway for U-verse doesn't have this and I didn't want to setup another router to use with my gateway so I have to live with this issue for now.

- The SIP scanning issue previously mentioned. It's very annoying especially when it happens at odd times like early in the morning or late at night and wakes up everyone.
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#58
Repped. It was out of stock for like 30 min, but now it is back in stock. Can't wait to cancel my $25/mo landline...
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#59
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Yes, this happens to me as well. You're right that these are coming from SIP scanners. Is your device only setup with google voice or do you also have another service provider setup? I have anveo setup for E911 and found out from my device logs that the calls from SIP scanning were coming in on my anveo setup. I did not think that SIP scanning happened with google voice setup. Here's a good thread on the obitalk forums on how to fight against SIP scanning, http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=5467. For my anveo setup, I went with option 3 and hope the spam calls will stop after making the changes a few days ago. Also, if you don't have any service setup for one of the obihai's SP settings, you may have to disable it (option 0 in the thread) to fight the scanning.

These obihai devices are great and I wouldn't hesitant getting or recommending one, especially for saving money in getting rid of a landline. That said, just want to point out a few issues with them:

- Most people buying these are setting them up with google voice which is free for now. But it's not know what will happen in the future with this service (like if it will remain free) or if it will be compatible with obihai devices later with google's stated intention to focus on google hangout instead of google talk. See wiki for more info this.

- The voice quality can be affected by bandwidth issues. I've had cases when I'm doing some downloading or heavy video streaming and when making calls using the obihai, the other party said my voice was breaking up badly or they couldn't hear me at all. And this is on AT&T U-Verse 12mbps service. I think this can be addressed using a router that has a Quality of Service (QOS) setting to prioritize traffic for a specified device. Unfortunately, my 2Wire gateway for U-verse doesn't have this and I didn't want to setup another router to use with my gateway so I have to live with this issue for now.

- The SIP scanning issue previously mentioned. It's very annoying especially when it happens at odd times like early in the morning or late at night and wakes up everyone.

Thanks for the feedback - you are spot on. I do have Anveo on my OBI, but could not see any activity on Anveo.com


Is there any other log on my OBI, I could check to confirm that these calls are coming from Anveo ?
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Now dead!
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