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Promoted 05-22-2015 by Discombobulated at 01:00 AM View Original Post has Obihai OBi202 VoIP Phone Adapter w/ Router on sale for $68.29 - $18.30 promo code EMCASNN46 = $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Works with Google Voice. Full setup instructions can be found here. - Discombobulated


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Edited May 22, 2015 at 12:54 AM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
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Last Edited by lex2 May 26, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Free Obi device <---> Obi device calling
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Using the OBi to Call Other OBi Endpoints for Free Using the OBiTALK Network:
The OBi comes out of the box ready to make FREE calls to other OBi endpoints using the OBiTALK network. On the bottom of your unit, you will see a 9-digit OBi Number. This is your OBi Number. Give this number to your friends, family and colleagues so they can call you from their OBi device or using an OBi software application for PCs and mobile phones. To use the OBiTALK network, all you have to do is install your OBi, pick up the phone and then call your friends by dialing 9 and their nine-digit OBi Number.
Other noteable features in Obi202 vs the Obi200
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Only on the OBi202: Press # for Phone Port Collaboration
Did you know that you can have a mini phone system with the OBi202? While the Phone Port 1 and Phone Port 2 can function independently so you and another person can be on two different calls at the same time, the two phone ports to work together. …Just Press #

Call the Other Phone – You can press # to call from one phone to the other phone.
Call Transfer – While on a call, press the hook or Flash button and then press # to ring the other phone. All three of you can talk together or just hang-up to transfer the call to the other phone.
Join-in on the Other Phone's Call – If the phone on phone port 1 is on a call, from the phone on phone port 2 press # to join-in on the call.
Incoming Call Pick-Up – If the phone connected to phone port 1 is ringing, pick-up the phone connected to phone port 2 and press # , then say "Hello?"

For Free incoming call <--- many SDers and people in other Voip forum recommend this. Callcentric currently offer FREE NY phone number with free unlimited incoming calls. No monthly fee if you pick country other than US/Canada, otherwise $1.50/month 911 fee (you do get E911 support) only if you pick US/Canada.

For free incoming calls with caller ID name do the following:
Sign up for a free Callcentric DID & then configure 1 of the slots in your OBI to this Callcentric DID. Then have your GV number forward to your Callcentric DID.
For cheap pay per min call (cheapest pay-per-minute is by at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers) note that some US numbers are .007 (vs. .005) but those #s are inc. at no extra charge in monthly subsciption plans.

More Voip options below

Some useful information about OBi
  • Even though Google Voice don't have E911 support, you can signup for E911 yourself
    Link to How to set-up 911 calling on an OBi device
    • Cheapest E911 provider is Anveo (at $0.8/month) (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 - costs $12/year
    • [] - 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
  • configuring 'single' stage dialing here -
  • 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.
  • cheapest pay-per-minute is by 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. Be aware your number may get deleted with no obvious reason or notice from ipkall, you don't want your calls to be forwarded to someone else's phone system.
    • Another service offer free incoming phone number
    • is dead as of 10/31/13
  • 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. One suite charges $0.025 PER Minute for local calls (US<->US)
      - offer low price long distance (eg. 2.4 cents Per minute to india -- not really cheap when you consider GV offers india for 2 cent flat)
      - Global Call Forwarding
    • (cheapest pay-per-minute is by at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers)[SIZE="1"]
      We'd really like you to give our services a try so here's 25% extra credit to use when you top up your balance. That makes our call rates even cheaper than before.

Other Options for Home Phone Service to replace GV Home Service:

Offers available via the OBiTALK portal's approved service provider page (prices include E911 + all taxes and fees):

$35/yr - Phone Power: 300 minutes outgoing / unlimited incoming
$40/yr - Anveo: 333 minutes outgoing / unlimited incoming
Anveo- $84/yr for 1000 outgoing minutes per month.

UNLIMITED Incoming + Outgoing

VestaLink - $89/Yr Unlimited minutes to US/Canada

PhonePower - $148/yr for Unlimited minutes to US/Canada + 60mins international calling per month (IF you go through OBI portal it's $60/Yr)

VOIPo - $150 for 2 yrs - Unlimited minutes to US/Canada + 60mins international calling per month + FREE Google Voice # port

both PhonePower & VestaLink spoof outgoing calls with your existing GV number.
VOIPo lets you use Obi but sends you additional VOIP adapter & offers plug and play service.

The OBi202 voice adapter comes with the following features:

Works with Google Voice
Support for 4 VoIP Accounts (Google or SIP) plus OBiTALK
Two (2) Phone Ports
T.38 Fax Support
USB Port for OBi Accessories – OBiWiFi – OBiBT – OBiLINE


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Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

IMPORTANT: This deal won't be valid until Friday, May 22nd, 2015. A promo code may or may not be required. I will update as necessary.
Price showing ~$70.00 for me???ConfusedConfused

Sry, couldn't resistStick Out Tongue
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Thanks TD
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They just did this same price a month ago. Don't need 202's
Where is the 200 for $30? Want a few of those.
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Last edited by Redrotors May 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM.
ill mark this on my calendar right next to my mother's birthday
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Where is the 200 for $30? Want a few of those.
+1... GV support is now permanent right?
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+1... GV support is now permanent right?
"Officially supported" along w/a cute little logo on the box, not sure that = "permanent".

In addition Google could always just choose to drop voice or to charge for it. Unlikely I think, but you never know with them. Since the Obi box is not locked to any particular service at least it wouldn't be a brick, even if you would have to use a paid service. I use LocalPhone for overseas calling, best rates for where I usually call and .005/min. USA calling as a backup in case GV goes down.
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+1... GV support is now permanent right?
It is up to google if they want to keep GV for free.
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i have been VOIPing for 9 years 1st with the PAP2 and in 2011 i got the Obi 110 and the Obi 202 in 2012 and its been GREAT
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STARTS FRIDAY MAY 22 til the 24th So not yet active. Last time it was at this price it was a front page deal.

Got the following in an email today:

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From May 22 to May 24, click Here to go to the Newegg product page to get the OBi202 for $49.99 with free shipping.
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I received a notice since I now own 3 Obiahi devices. Bought these for my home and office. $50 is pretty solid price for this particular ATA. You're buying it more for the hosted software service then the ATA itself. That said my Grandstream HT701 are collecting dust now.

If you're a Google Voice User then this is a hot Grab. $15/yr for e911 w/ call alert.
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well written, for a repost
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Sorry had forgot to hit submit earlier today. Didn't re-search the deal.
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