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|11-17-2012 06:03 PM|
This is something that I think most people don't understand. If you're going to use one of the older OBi devices or any network VoIP adapter, you need to use a router that can prioritize the traffic (and actually configure it to do so). If you don't, you'll wind up being unhappy with the quality when you saturate your Internet bandwidth. If your current router doesn't support prioritizing traffic, check to see if it's supported by DD-WRT or one of the other alternative router operating systems. If so, you can upgrade it to support traffic priority.
This is the same basic reason that the original MagicJack had so many people saying it was junk, except in that case it was traffic within the computer that needed to be prioritized (as well as at the router). I've known people that struggled with this, where the voice quality was great until they started using their web browser. If you're one of these people and you're not ready to make the leap to a network-based voice device, check out a program called NetBalancer Free. It allows you to prioritize network traffic within your computer. (There are other alternatives too, that's just the one I remember off the top of my head.)
|11-17-2012 02:09 PM|
|itsme13||its this price online today, check newegg or amazon they all have it at $45.99|
|11-17-2012 12:52 PM|
|MeatCatalog||Tax & gas/shipping make this not a deal.|
|11-17-2012 11:18 AM|
Amazon or Newegg have this on sale for a limited time (usually a day or less), Fry's has is for 6 days.
|11-16-2012 02:11 PM|
I've had my obi100 for a year. You have to reset it every once in awhile due to your router flaking out on you. Also, the 100/110 has to share the bandwith with other devises .
The obi202 gets first crack at the bandwith and no router conflict.
|11-16-2012 01:03 PM|
|itsme13||there is $5.99 shipping on this, i dont think this can make to front page.|
|11-16-2012 06:46 AM|
there goes another FP on fantastic Obi device!
ps: hoping for google voice to remain free come 2013
|11-16-2012 06:37 AM|
OBi110: VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice, SIP & Phone Line Gateway - 39.99 + tax at Frys
Frys has the OBi110: VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice, SIP & Phone Line Gateway for 39.99 + tax, for the next week. The online price is 49.99, but drops to 39.99 after you add it to cart.
Select pick-up in store to save on shipping.
It listed in their weekly flyer at page 25:
According to the flyer, "Price good Noverber 16 thru November 21, 2012. Prices subject to change after Wednesday, November 21, 2012.