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TDMVP73 24,314 102,001 June 16, 2016 at 12:40 AM in Phone Accessories (9) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 06-16-2016 by Discombobulated at 03:34 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter w/ Google Voice/SIP on sale for $34.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Our research indicates that this Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter w/ Google Voice/SIP is $15 lower (30% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $50

With a Google Voice account and a companion OBi device you can make and recieve VoIP calls on a regular telephone (free domestic and super low cost international calling). Works with up to four VoIP services. For more information on how to setup your OBi device, click this link here - Discombobulated

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Edited June 17, 2016 at 08:41 PM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
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Last Edited by monkeybiz June 17, 2016 at 01:17 PM
Note to OBI100/110 users: If your Google Voice service was recently disabled, you can fix this yourself, without paying the $10 ransom fee.

Check this link [obitalk.com] for more instructions.
  • Download and save the .fw file from this link: http://fw.obihai.com/OBi110-1-3-0-2886.fw
  • Although the filename includes "OBi110", it is also valid for OBi100 devices.
  • Pick up the phone attached to your OBi and dial ***1 and write down the IP address that it reads to you.
  • Open a web browser to that address.
  • Log into your OBi device. The default username and password are both admin
  • Click System Management-->Device Update-->Firmware Update-->Select file to update firmware.
  • Browse to the file you downloaded and select it.
  • Click the "Update" button.
  • You may need to re-authorize your device to use your Google account after this procedure. To do that, first, be sure that you are logged into the correct Google/Gmail account that holds your Google Voice number. Then, open another web browser tab, and log into to the OBiTALK dashboard, click on your device, then click on the Service Provider (SP1 or SP2) that is using Google Voice. Click "Accept" at the prompt. On the window that will open, click the link to "Replace Google account credentials" and follow the instructions.

^^^ THIS. My OBI110/GV solution broke earlier this week and I was getting the $10 ransom messages from ObiTalk. The instructions provided got me on the newest firmware and fixed the problem in 5 minutes.

Devices may be updated via the touch-tone phone attached to the OBi or the IP phone dial pad. Dial *** 6 and confirm the update (if available). https://www.obitalk.com/forum/ind...?topic=9.0

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if you have high speed internet and are still paying for home phone service this is the best solution for free monthly service.
My ancient Obi100 stopped working because Obi now wants $10 per year for support. Wonder of they'll pull the same stunt on this unit when it goes out of warranty.

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if you have high speed internet and are still paying for home phone service this is the best solution for free monthly service.
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Thanks so much for posting this!, I was looking to buy one for the last few weeks to send it to India. The old trusted 100 series unit went south on me.
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Is it cheaper price than Amazon ?
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My ancient Obi100 stopped working because Obi now wants $10 per year for support. Wonder of they'll pull the same stunt on this unit when it goes out of warranty.
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Thanks so much for posting this!, I was looking to buy one for the last few weeks to send it to India. The old trusted 100 series unit went south on me.
You think it would work in UAE?
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Quote from SonofZeus View Post :
My ancient Obi100 stopped working because Obi now wants $10 per year for support. Wonder of they'll pull the same stunt on this unit when it goes out of warranty.
I just found this same issue with a family members obihai that I manage. A little annoying, but I think you can upload new firmware via the web interface.
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Quote from SonofZeus View Post :
My ancient Obi100 stopped working because Obi now wants $10 per year for support. Wonder of they'll pull the same stunt on this unit when it goes out of warranty.
I got the same "Ransom" note. It was either pay $10 or buy a new box. $10 was cheaper than a new box.

Pretty crappy of them in my opinion. Everyone wants a piece of my pie.
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So with this service you can send and receive long distance calls within the US for FREE?
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So with this service you can send and receive long distance calls within the US for FREE?
Yes that is correct.... add a house phone business phone google voice number
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My ancient Obi100 stopped working because Obi now wants $10 per year for support. Wonder of they'll pull the same stunt on this unit when it goes out of warranty.
You can download firmware from their website and update manually. It's not straightforward though since the firmware that is linked as being latest is not the latest.

You have to find the latest firmware version number and tweak link to download directly. Obitalk forum has several threads that discuss this "random" and how to bypass.
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I had same issue with $10 thing.. Don't pay.. I will post instruction on how to fix it
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911 emergency calls may not work with VOIP. You can get such service using a third party for less than $12 annually.
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