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|02-14-2013 10:21 AM|
|XeoNoX||Anyone know of a good VOIP Service for business?|
|01-29-2013 12:01 PM|
IGNORE THIS POST. I now see that the phone jack is "optional." Why include it? Sigh.
Dang. I got this (thanks OP!) and it arrived yesterday. Like a dumb@ss, I didn't really pay attention to something and now am not sure how to resolve. Here's my problem:
I have an old house with only 2 phone jacks. My router and modem are FAR away from those phone jacks and there's really no way to get them closer (I've tried all kinds of configurations). There is, however, a wifi extender (netgear) near one of the phone jacks. It works quite well and has an ethernet port.
Does anyone here plug their obi into an access point like that and does it work? Or does anyone know of a solution? I have a powerline unit, also, with the satellite end connected to another router. Of course, that thing is also far away from a phone jack. I've got an f-ed up house, I know.
EDIT: From Newegg, no mention of phone jack. Maybe I don't need it? Pic on manual suggested phone had to be plugged into wall and obi.
1. Broadband Internet Connection
2. Internet Router with Available Ethernet Port
3. Analog/Digital Corded or Cordless Phone
4. VoIP Service Provider Account Username & Password
|01-28-2013 11:05 AM|
|01-27-2013 07:34 PM|
|dgt02||Another option is to get voip.ms and a good vtech cordless phone. Is you are technical enough to install voip this is the most powerfull setup for dirt cheap.|
|01-27-2013 12:49 AM|
|aztony||It order to use the Obi110, do I need a phone that accepts an ethernet plug? Is there a reason why this doesn't work with Skype?|
|01-26-2013 06:29 AM|
I'd strongly recommend cell backup since internet goes out easily (or can be easily cut).
|01-26-2013 06:24 AM|
|01-26-2013 06:22 AM|
1. Purchase 2 obi devices
. you will call your home Obi with the one with you in Japan (free).
. your home Obi will call out over your home POTS. This will allow you to. Bridge the call and make free calls.
2. Use one device with you in Japan. Connect it to a router there and VPN into your home or work router back home. Once you have a USA IP address you will be able to use google voice and call to the US for free.
3. Unverified because I have a windows phone...
. leave the obi in the US, and on an IOS device use obitalk to connect to your home obi and bridge out a call.
|01-25-2013 08:31 PM|
The only worry is now how do I figure out the 4-digit pin of my account for my landline
|01-25-2013 08:17 PM|
|superdeal||Can this be used for Fax as well (like Vonage)? TIA.|
|01-25-2013 07:39 PM|
|01-25-2013 06:26 PM|
I bought this at the beginning of 2012. Have had it just about 1 year on the dot. Every now and then I have issues with dropped calls but it's fairly rare. Other weird issues now and then. But you can't complain. I use it with Google Voice.
For those who want E911 you can use Call Centric. You sign up for an account, and pay the min fee of $1.50/month. They will assign an E911 # to you. I called my local office and they were able to read the address to me.
I don't know why people would even bother waiting for this to go on sale, the $9 you save (seriously people?) would be made up in the first month alone.
|01-25-2013 05:49 PM|
Google voice rate.
|01-25-2013 04:59 PM|
Services such as voice mail and call waiting depend on the service provider you choose, but in general almost any feature you want should be available with most providers. Nice thing about VOIP providers is that they usually don't require any contract/commitment, so you can try any provider with a minimal charge/prepay of about $5-$10 and see if you like them before you decide to continue. Down side is that you'll have to do some legwork to find a provider you're happy with.
Good thing with this device is that Obi has made integration with Google very tight and easy to use, so you can start immediately with that, and get free calls to US and Canada for the rest of 2013 at least.
Can you use it internationally? Hmm...does that mean use the device abroad? Yes. Can you use it to make international calls? Yes.
|01-25-2013 04:32 PM|
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