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Discombobulated 03-19-2013 12:00 AM

Obihai OBi202 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Built-In 2-Port Router $59.99 + Free Shipping *Back* at Newegg
 
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iconian 03-19-2013 12:00 AM

Obihai OBi202 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Built-In 2-Port Router & USB Port $60 + Free Shipping
 
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Newegg has Obihai OBi202 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Built-In 2-Port Router & USB Port for $72 - $12 off with promo code EMCXTWL67 = $60. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

Price Research: Our research indicates that Obihai OBi202 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Built-In 2-Port Router & USB Port is $15 lower (20% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $75 to $84. - yuugotserved

wikipost 03-19-2013 12:00 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
BACK IN-STOCK !!! 3:03 pm PDT

Use with OBiWiFi [$14.99 @ Newegg [newegg.com]] to connect via wireless to your home router -- e.g. phone is in the kitchen, but router is in the basement.

Use with OBiBT [$14.99 @ Newegg [newegg.com]] to pair your cell phone to the OBi202 phone(s) and use your cell phone's service with your regular home phones.

Product Features:
- Works with Up to Four (4) VoIP Services: Google Voice and Other VoIP Service Support (SIP).
- Collaborative features which allow its phone ports to work together as a mini-phone system.
- High Quality Voice over IP Technology
- Built-In Router with QoS for VoIP Traffic Prioritization.
- OBiTALK Web Portal: The OBiTALK Web Portal allows you to manage your OBi endpoints and your Circle of Trust.

Benefits
- FREE Calls* to US & Canada Using Google Voice™
- Unlocked — Use with Any VoIP Service Provider (SIP)
- Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice
- FREE Premium Features — Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling
- FREE OBi to OBi Calls Anywhere in the World
- No Computer Required to Make/Receive Calls
- OBi Callback — Make Calls at Receiving Rate when your OBi automatically calls you back!
- Fantastic Call Quality - Even when there is heavy Internet traffic.
- Mini-Phone System — The two phone ports work together making the OBi202 perfect for small business!
- Reliable Faxing with T.38 when supported from the connected VoIP service.
- Use FREE OBiON iPhone™ & Android™ Apps from Your Smart Phone

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
    http://blog.obihai.com/2011/11/ca...vices.html
    • Cheapest E911 provider is Anveo (at $0.8/month) http://www.anveo.com/service.asp (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 http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year
    • www.smart911.com - 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 http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html
  • configuring 'single' stage dialing here - http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=1103.0
  • cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com 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.
      http://www.ipkall.com/
    • Another service offer free incoming phone number
      http://www.sipgate.com/
  • 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. Check their website for more info.
      http://www.onesuite.com (Onesuite has been around for 10+ years and consistently great quality)
      - offer low price long distance
      - Internet Fax
      - Global Call Forwarding
      - Voip phone service
    • http://www.localphone.com (cheapest pay-per-minute is by localphone.com at 0.5 cent/minute to US numbers)


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sphere2040 03-19-2013 06:09 AM

This is a very good deal, why no love?

Hawk2007 03-19-2013 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sphere2040 (Post 58313578)
This is a very good deal, why no love?


Probably because it was posted at 2 am.

Obi202 for $60 is the going slickdeal.

EyeBaller 03-19-2013 06:28 AM

Any codes for the other models?

KodiakAlaska 03-19-2013 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 58313904)
Any codes for the other models?

No code needed to get $10-off on the OBiWiFi and OBiBT adapters:

Obihai OBIWIFI Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20

Obihai OBiBT Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20

ZeroXD 03-19-2013 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KodiakAlaska (Post 58315838)
No code needed to get $10-off on the OBiWiFi and OBiBT adapters:

Obihai OBIWIFI Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20

Obihai OBiBT Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20


If we buy each outside of the combo, would newegg be willing to take 10 dollars off of the adapters?

pwong9 03-19-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KodiakAlaska (Post 58315838)
No code needed to get $10-off on the OBiWiFi and OBiBT adapters:

Obihai OBIWIFI Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20

Obihai OBiBT Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for OBi202 [newegg.com]
$10 off w/ OBI202 VoIP phone adapter combo purchase, ends 3/20

Almost placed the order.

The promo code EMCXTWL67 cannot be combined with combo deals or gift items attached to products.

Note: When purchasing combos, the promo code is applied after the combo discount. Stacking is not permitted.
If multiple codes are entered for the same item, only the first promo code will apply.

KodiakAlaska 03-19-2013 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwong9 (Post 58317332)
Almost placed the order.

The promo code EMCXTWL67 cannot be combined with combo deals or gift items attached to products.

Note: When purchasing combos, the promo code is applied after the combo discount. Stacking is not permitted.
If multiple codes are entered for the same item, only the first promo code will apply.

Just caught this on Obiahi's fb page as there must have been a problem with the OBiWiFi and OBiBT $14.99 price...

OBiWiFi and OBiBT reflect the $14.99 Sale Price Now -- No Promo Code Required.

OBiBT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617007

OBiWiFi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617004

ZeroXD 03-19-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KodiakAlaska (Post 58320024)
Just caught this on Obiahi's fb page as there must have been a problem with the OBiWiFi and OBiBT $14.99 price...

OBiWiFi and OBiBT reflect the $14.99 Sale Price Now -- No Promo Code Required.

OBiBT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617007

OBiWiFi: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617004

Sweet, the price is updated properly now for the adapters. In 4 1!

fatcool 03-19-2013 12:11 PM

I wish they provide a port to plug the 3G wifi dongle so we can take the phone anywhere while travelling

ILEng 03-19-2013 12:12 PM

Oos 2:11 cst

omegaroach 03-19-2013 12:17 PM

Just missed it...

In the meantime, can anyone speak on:

2) if you do not want to 'dedicate' a SIP slot for E911, you can use http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year

I have an Obi110 and I'm VERY interested in this service...

khoj 03-19-2013 12:32 PM

Thanks OP, I was able to order one before it went OOS.

kaf27033 03-19-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by omegaroach (Post 58322982)
Just missed it...

In the meantime, can anyone speak on:

2) if you do not want to 'dedicate' a SIP slot for E911, you can use http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year

I have an Obi110 and I'm VERY interested in this service...


I also have the obi110 and am currently setup with gv911. It was very easy to setup and they give you a number to call and validate the information. I keep thinking that I want to call 911 and validate they get the correct address information but I don't think they would appreciate that.

Thrax 03-19-2013 01:45 PM

Back in stock. I was able to place my order. Thanks!

izmeeh 03-19-2013 01:45 PM

nevermind .. it keeps going in and out of stock for me

omegaroach 03-19-2013 01:48 PM

Back in stock, just ordered...

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaf27033 (Post 58324776)
I also have the obi110 and am currently setup with gv911. It was very easy to setup and they give you a number to call and validate the information. I keep thinking that I want to call 911 and validate they get the correct address information but I don't think they would appreciate that.

Thanks! Seems like a quck call for verification would no be frowned upon.

max911turbo 03-19-2013 01:55 PM

Back to stock now :)

walled 03-19-2013 02:46 PM

What are the main differences between the Obi100 which is $40 and the pricier Obi202? Is the key difference just that the Obi202 can work wirelessly via a WiFi dongle?

row 03-19-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by omegaroach (Post 58322982)
Just missed it...

In the meantime, can anyone speak on:

2) if you do not want to 'dedicate' a SIP slot for E911, you can use http://www.gv911.com/ - costs $12/year

I have an Obi110 and I'm VERY interested in this service...

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaf27033 (Post 58324776)
I also have the obi110 and am currently setup with gv911. It was very easy to setup and they give you a number to call and validate the information. I keep thinking that I want to call 911 and validate they get the correct address information but I don't think they would appreciate that.

I use this service as well. Works fine, from what I can tell. I called the test # and it is reporting the correct information. I too wanted to make a test 911 call, but am too chicken. More info can be found here: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=3916.0

EyeBaller 03-19-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by walled (Post 58327062)
What are the main differences between the Obi100 which is $40 and the pricier Obi202? Is the key difference just that the Obi202 can work wirelessly via a WiFi dongle?

http://www.obihai.com/matrix.html

woodrooster 03-19-2013 03:22 PM

Does free OBi to OBi talk work overseas?
 
I bought one from previous deal. If I take the OBi overseas I can call another OBi device in the U.S. free right?

Thanks.

sm69th 03-19-2013 03:24 PM

Can you have two Google voice #'s ring ONE phone connected to this OBi? I have two business numbers and I want both to just ring the same line/phone.

fblissjr 03-19-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sm69th (Post 58327898)
Can you have two Google voice #'s ring ONE phone connected to this OBi? I have two business numbers and I want both to just ring the same line/phone.

Yes. I do this with the 110 right now.

scott101 03-19-2013 03:45 PM

Please help, I have the old Ooma device (no tax) I have a business line and fax with numbers that I ported over to Ooma. I currently pay Ooma $100.00 per year to have the second line for the fax and with it I get all the the other features is this worth the time and trouble to do this. How difficult is it to configure it?

batpot 03-19-2013 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 58327702)

Does 4 VOIP services mean you can have 4 separate numbers ring this device?

What are the 2 phone ports for?

I'm just trying to understand the usefulness of this over the 100.

fatcool 03-19-2013 03:54 PM

WHy dont you buy this and setup as a backup then decide to quit Ooma.
This is super easy. Video Tutorials are there.

Worst case you sell it for 60 on ebay.

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott101 (Post 58328314)
Please help, I have the old Ooma device (no tax) I have a business line and fax with numbers that I ported over to Ooma. I currently pay Ooma $100.00 per year to have the second line for the fax and with it I get all the the other features is this worth the time and trouble to do this. How difficult is it to configure it?


fatcool 03-19-2013 03:57 PM

You can call Obama if you want to . all calls to US are free from overseas to that matter even from moon if you have satelite Internet link. Internet = USA calling free.

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodrooster (Post 58327886)
I bought one from previous deal. If I take the OBi overseas I can call another OBi device in the U.S. free right?

Thanks.


sm69th 03-19-2013 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fblissjr (Post 58328004)
Yes. I do this with the 110 right now.

Mind if i ask HOW you do this with a 110? I actually have the 100 and was thinking of upgrading to the 202 specifically for that reason! If I can already do it on the 110, I am missing something LOL.

CAsawStud 03-19-2013 04:05 PM

Waiting on another Obi110 deal. The last one i purchased was defective and had to be returned. I intend to keep my landline (in an earthquake it will be the only phone service that will work) and it appears to be the only model that bridges it, VOIP and google voice

PoohBah 03-19-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by batpot (Post 58328422)
Does 4 VOIP services mean you can have 4 separate numbers ring this device?

What are the 2 phone ports for?

I'm just trying to understand the usefulness of this over the 100.

Yes, you can have 4 inbound calling accounts. The 202 has 4 in/out numbers and the other Obi products have 2. Remember that GV takes up one of these slots. So if you want GV and other VOIP lines, the 202 gives you 3 other VOIP lines and the 100/110 give you 1.

You can also configure a lot more VOIP accounts for outbound calls by using dialing codes or dial strings (the 100/110 can do this too).

The second phone port connects to another phone. If one phone is on the line and you get another inbound call, the second phone will ring. Most (many?) VOIP providers allow this to happen on the same inbound phone number. I think you can also specify certain inbound calls to ring either phone. The default is just to ring the primary phone, then the second phone if the primary is occupied.

woodrooster 03-19-2013 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatcool (Post 58328568)
You can call Obama if you want to . all calls to US are free from overseas to that matter even from moon if you have satelite Internet link. Internet = USA calling free.

OK thanks. Don't plan to call Obama, just wanted to make sure the Obi to Obi doesn't require anything else except internet.

idlejam 03-19-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PoohBah (Post 58328906)
I think you can also specify certain inbound calls to ring either phone. The default is just to ring the primary phone, then the second phone if the primary is occupied.

Yes, you can set up which of the 2 phone lines rings by default for each VoIP line is configured. For example, if you theoretically had 4 VoIP configurations, 2 for personal and 2 for work, you could configure the 2 personal lines to ring on one phone, and the 2 work lines to ring on the other one.

The inverse works when placing calls, although each phone will have a single default VoIP configuration when placing the call. You can override the default by picking up the phone (i.e. you hear dialtone) and then using one of the dial codes to tell it to switch to one of the other lines.

Indie 03-19-2013 04:46 PM

Confused?
 
Can someone please correct me if i'm wrong here, not exactly a Voip person. I currently have Vonage, but if i pick up this Obi Voip 202 and the Obi wifi I can connect to google for free calling in the US, plus $.8/month for 911 ?

mjv5864 03-19-2013 05:02 PM

I have 2 GV numbers. Can I use this unit with 1 port for the phone and 1 port to my fax machine?

A-B 03-19-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indie (Post 58329346)
Can someone please correct me if i'm wrong here, not exactly a Voip person. I currently have Vonage, but if i pick up this Obi Voip 202 and the Obi wifi I can connect to google for free calling in the US, plus $.8/month for 911 ?

Correct

netringer 03-19-2013 05:25 PM

In for 1.

I have a OBI110 sitting unopened waiting for a round tuit I was very close to getting.

I'll prolly sell the 110.

Thanks, OP!

Glock34 03-19-2013 05:33 PM

Coupon isn't working for me.

superdeal 03-19-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indie (Post 58329346)
Can someone please correct me if i'm wrong here, not exactly a Voip person. I currently have Vonage, but if i pick up this Obi Voip 202 and the Obi wifi I can connect to google for free calling in the US, plus $.8/month for 911 ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by A-B (Post 58329994)
Correct

If my phone is setup next to my router, I would not need a Obi Wifi, right? TIA.

baluvee 03-19-2013 05:49 PM

why Obihai OBI302 VoIP Telephone Adapter with 2-Phone Ports, Router & USB is less priced compare to 202 ?

eddiechi 03-19-2013 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baluvee (Post 58330600)
why Obihai OBI302 VoIP Telephone Adapter with 2-Phone Ports, Router & USB is less priced compare to 202 ?


The OBi302 is a SIP service provider only product.Note: The OBi302 does not support the Google Voice

fat_deals 03-19-2013 06:09 PM

Is there any way I can connect multiple phones ( wirelessly one phone upstairs) on the obi110?

baluvee 03-19-2013 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddiechi (Post 58330734)
The OBi302 is a SIP service provider only product.Note: The OBi302 does not support the Google Voice

Thanks Man. in 4 1

Ostracus 03-19-2013 07:05 PM

One thing to note with the Obi202 and the ObiBT. With a hub, the Obi202 can be set up with two BT dongles.

TAGcaver 03-19-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Discombobulated (Post 58311186)

Obihai always makes me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1lJFlB-89Q

awer25 03-19-2013 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by superdeal (Post 58330460)
If my phone is setup next to my router, I would not need a Obi Wifi, right? TIA.

That's correct, and exactly how my setup is.

Quote:

Originally Posted by baluvee (Post 58330600)
why Obihai OBI302 VoIP Telephone Adapter with 2-Phone Ports, Router & USB is less priced compare to 202 ?

They made the numbering system confusing. 110>100, but 202>302. The 302 is a dumbed down 202 that doesn't work with Google Voice.

izmeeh 03-20-2013 12:27 AM

Is there any way for me to set up a new google voice account (new number) to use the Obihai without having to enter a forwarding number?

Dranon 03-20-2013 03:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by izmeeh (Post 58336672)
Is there any way for me to set up a new google voice account (new number) to use the Obihai without having to enter a forwarding number?

You need to set up a forwarding number just to verify the google voice account. After it is verified you can just delete it. That is what I did. Get a throwaway cell phone or sim card, Just borrow someones phone, you can actually use a pay phone, work phone whatever just so long someone is there to answer and get the 2 digit verification code.

apjung 03-20-2013 04:37 AM

In for two!

Man, I've been shopping like crazy these past two months so I need to slow down!
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/88156/amazon-42-panasonic-viera-tcl42e50-120hz-1080p-led-hdtv-100-amazon-promotional-credit and using the $100 Amazon credit to get a replacement paper shredder, shredder lubricant and replacement APC UPS battery ($15 credit remaining).
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/89418/american-express-16gb-amazon-kindle-fire-hd-7-tablet-w-special-offers Sold this to my co-worker who wanted it so badly for her child for $140 (case, screen cover and stylus included I got off eBay)
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/90562/newegg-8gb-samsung-galaxy-tab-2-7-wifi-android-4.0-tablet-titanium-silver Replacement for the Kindle Fire HD I sold.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5893120-Scosche-Revive-Dual-USB-Car-Charger-USB12V2-Free-after-12-Rebate-Shipping
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/91438/best-buy-buy-one-get-one-free-on-select-10-blurays-lawrence-of-arabia-gandhi-close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-insidious-battle-los-angeles-more Gandhi and 2012 Blu-rays.

This will probably arrive today but I'm sending it back now that I'm getting two Obihai VoIP telephone adapters, one for me and one for my mom. I originally ordered another Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 for my mom just to run the magicJack Android app since she doesn't have a landline and was always using up her 300 monthly T-Mobile minutes.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5912854-Refurbished-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-2-7-0-with-8GB-Memory-Titanium-Silver-127-Tax-BestBuy

benjasmine 03-20-2013 04:41 AM

i'm somewhat confused...

I have a landline service and I intend to keep it, so should I get OBi110 only since it's the only model that has a line port? I can still get a OBi202 and use it separately, right?

Also, why does 202 have two phone ports? What can you use the 2nd phone port for?

Sorry, newbie here...

Baguda 03-20-2013 05:57 AM

I'm confused too. My 1 year contract with Vonage just ended, and Vonage is way too expensive and international calls often have lots of drop-outs. Every time I see one of these threads, I try to read it and still don't understand the dozens of different alternatives of devices and services, so I never do anything. The FAQ in the thread helps but isn't enough. The little table about Obi adapters doesn't help me because I don't know which service I want or how it'll be connected. I don't even know the international phone rates which requires digging into the web site of every possible service. It feels like hours or even days of research are required.

Besides a cell phone which everyone has, I have a land line from my cable service provider which is also used for the alarm system and on rare occasion FAXing. The land line does not have a long distance or international plan because they are too expensive ($5 + 7c a minute, I think). I was told I can't get rid of the land line because of the alarm. I already have a router and wired Ethernet throughout the house going to a central box where I can put an adapter. I just want something that will give me the cheapest possible international calling within the US and Mexico (other countries would be nice but aren't necessary) to other land lines that is more reliable than Vonage. Most months several hundred minutes of calls are made (never exceeded a thousand minutes though). The people receiving the calls in Mexico are not able to use a computer for VOIP and do not have any VOIP devices, so the service must call land lines.

Based on this, I don't know what service I want or how much it'll cost so I don't know if the Obi202 would be right for me. I guess I wouldn't need this E911 stuff because I already have a land line?

I guess I'll continue to pay about $35 to Vonage for crappy connections until I find these answers or a quick and easy to read FAQ that covers all the VOIP devices and services somewhere. I don't have hours to burn reading about this stuff on the Internet. Too bad there's no "VOIP Store" where I can go and have a human explain all the options to me.

EyeBaller 03-20-2013 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 58338744)
I'm confused too. My 1 year contract with Vonage just ended, and Vonage is way too expensive and international calls often have lots of drop-outs. Every time I see one of these threads, I try to read it and still don't understand the dozens of different alternatives of devices and services, so I never do anything. The FAQ in the thread helps but isn't enough. The little table about Obi adapters doesn't help me because I don't know which service I want or how it'll be connected. I don't even know the international phone rates which requires digging into the web site of every possible service. It feels like hours or even days of research are required.

Besides a cell phone which everyone has, I have a land line from my cable service provider which is also used for the alarm system and on rare occasion FAXing. The land line does not have a long distance or international plan because they are too expensive ($5 + 7c a minute, I think). I was told I can't get rid of the land line because of the alarm. I already have a router and wired Ethernet throughout the house going to a central box where I can put an adapter. I just want something that will give me the cheapest possible international calling within the US and Mexico (other countries would be nice but aren't necessary) to other land lines that is more reliable than Vonage. Most months several hundred minutes of calls are made (never exceeded a thousand minutes though). The people receiving the calls in Mexico are not able to use a computer for VOIP and do not have any VOIP devices, so the service must call land lines.

Based on this, I don't know what service I want or how much it'll cost so I don't know if the Obi202 would be right for me. I guess I wouldn't need this E911 stuff because I already have a land line?

I guess I'll continue to pay about $35 to Vonage for crappy connections until I find these answers or a quick and easy to read FAQ that covers all the VOIP devices and services somewhere. I don't have hours to burn reading about this stuff on the Internet. Too bad there's no "VOIP Store" where I can go and have a human explain all the options to me.

Start with google voice (which currently has no monthly fees): https://www.google.com/voice/rates#M
Those are rates to Mexico. US and Canada are free.

There may well be other VOIP providers that bundle mexico unlimited calls for some monthly rate. Or, if you call the same 1-2 people in Mexico, get them Obi devices and call each other for free.

The 110 device will allow you to "bridge" your current landline to the VOIP services so you only need 1 set of phones and you can call using either line. If you get a 100/202 you need another set of phones to use for that specifically.

Baguda 03-20-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 58339662)
Start with google voice (which currently has no monthly fees): https://www.google.com/voice/rates#M
Those are rates to Mexico. US and Canada are free.

There may well be other VOIP providers that bundle mexico unlimited calls for some monthly rate. Or, if you call the same 1-2 people in Mexico, get them Obi devices and call each other for free.

The 110 device will allow you to "bridge" your current landline to the VOIP services so you only need 1 set of phones and you can call using either line. If you get a 100/202 you need another set of phones to use for that specifically.

Thanks for the info. My house is wired so that I can make a 2nd line anywhere in the house. In fact, my current Vonage is a 2nd line plugged into the existing CAT5 lines along with the land line for the 1st line. I'd like to replace the Vonage adapter with something else that will become a 2nd line for VOIP calls. Do I need the 110 or 202 for that?

Basically, apart from the price and poor call quality, Vonage is OK. I just want something a lot cheaper and more reliable. Right now if we paid $5 + 500 minutes @ 7c each that our land line provider charges, it's more expensive than Vonage @ $35 for "unlimited" minutes. There must be some equivalent provider where I can get up to 1000 nationwide or international minutes for under $20 a month?

EyeBaller 03-20-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 58342418)
Thanks for the info. My house is wired so that I can make a 2nd line anywhere in the house. In fact, my current Vonage is a 2nd line plugged into the existing CAT5 lines along with the land line for the 1st line. I'd like to replace the Vonage adapter with something else that will become a 2nd line for VOIP calls. Do I need the 110 or 202 for that?

Basically, apart from the price and poor call quality, Vonage is OK. I just want something a lot cheaper and more reliable. Right now if we paid $5 + 500 minutes @ 7c each that our land line provider charges, it's more expensive than Vonage @ $35 for "unlimited" minutes. There must be some equivalent provider where I can get up to 1000 nationwide or international minutes for under $20 a month?

If you don't need to bridge your landline then the 100 or 202 will work fine. It'll be just like your vonage adapter. The 202 just has more options for multiple voip providers and such. I got the 202 so I can be future proofed for $20 more. Also, if you're not familiar with router settings for QoS the 202 handles that to maintain good call quality if you are using your internet for other things. What speed connection do you have? Vonage shouldn't be that unreliable IMO.

You'll have to do your own research on VOIP providers that bundle Mexico - although at 2c/min even with GV.. it's a lot of talking before you hit $35/mo.

meerkat 03-20-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by benjasmine (Post 58337916)
i'm somewhat confused...

I have a landline service and I intend to keep it, so should I get OBi110 only since it's the only model that has a line port? I can still get a OBi202 and use it separately, right?

Also, why does 202 have two phone ports? What can you use the 2nd phone port for?

Sorry, newbie here...


Unless someone paid you the landline, no reason to keep it (most companies allow you to get internet dryrun w/o landline). OBI +internet can replace it.

Having said that, yes, obi 110 is the one you should get with landline, and you can use 202 separately.

the 202 has 2 ports for you to set up whatever you do want, e.g.

* separate your business phone from the personal phone, do not ring up[ one of them during certain hours.

* use one of the port for dedicated fax etc etc

josim 03-20-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 58342418)
Thanks for the info. My house is wired so that I can make a 2nd line anywhere in the house. In fact, my current Vonage is a 2nd line plugged into the existing CAT5 lines along with the land line for the 1st line. I'd like to replace the Vonage adapter with something else that will become a 2nd line for VOIP calls. Do I need the 110 or 202 for that?

Basically, apart from the price and poor call quality, Vonage is OK. I just want something a lot cheaper and more reliable. Right now if we paid $5 + 500 minutes @ 7c each that our land line provider charges, it's more expensive than Vonage @ $35 for "unlimited" minutes. There must be some equivalent provider where I can get up to 1000 nationwide or international minutes for under $20 a month?

Just got this in my email today. Would this help you? $9.99/mo for unlimited local and long distance. Haven't checked all the details but might be worth a look.

https://subscribe.vonage.com/plan

DavNeil 03-20-2013 02:37 PM

I bought it though today I read the article that google is consolidating into google babble and not sure how that will work with this?

noracrub 03-20-2013 03:00 PM

Sorry, newbie questions here

Could I use this to replace my Verizon landline? I presume I would still need internet service. I currently have triple play from Verizon - I have flat rate calling in the US and my only international calls are to Ireland for which I use Skype from the handset to landines. But I want to do away with TV and phone to save money. Last time I checked though it wasn't that big a saving to from Triple Play vs. internet only.

I've read the posts here and the reviews of this on Newegg but still not clear on how it works. Does it connect to one's existing router from internet provider? Can you then connect a regular phone to the device?

tmacadocious 03-20-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by noracrub (Post 58353328)
Sorry, newbie questions here

Could I use this to replace my Verizon landline? I presume I would still need internet service. I currently have triple play from Verizon - I have flat rate calling in the US and my only international calls are to Ireland for which I use Skype from the handset to landines. But I want to do away with TV and phone to save money. Last time I checked though it wasn't that big a saving to from Triple Play vs. internet only.

I've read the posts here and the reviews of this on Newegg but still not clear on how it works. Does it connect to one's existing router from internet provider? Can you then connect a regular phone to the device?

I just did away with my triple play and use fios at $30 a month for 15/5 Internet. Loving the savings. Will get one of these eventually to have a landline.

noracrub 03-20-2013 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tmacadocious (Post 58354790)
I just did away with my triple play and use fios at $30 a month for 15/5 Internet. Loving the savings. Will get one of these eventually to have a landline.

That is great! I pay about $87/month for the Verizon bundle but I could live without TV and figured I could make VOIP calls over the PC. I need to call Verizon to see how much internet only would cost - I can't see that online for my address.

garfield00 03-20-2013 04:56 PM

have to pay tax in NJ. tried to ping Amazon with "find a lower price", but no update in the price yet to match this promo price on Newegg...

Prasha 03-20-2013 05:43 PM

Obi110 and 4G
 
I have Tmobile 4G service, my cellphone is rooted and I can use it for a hot spot. How can I connect my Obi110 with 4g hot spot (a bridge?).

EyeBaller 03-20-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Prasha (Post 58356612)
I have Tmobile 4G service, my cellphone is rooted and I can use it for a hot spot. How can I connect my Obi110 with 4g hot spot (a bridge?).

You need the 202 (this deal) with the wifi adapter (linked a while back). The 110 can't connect to a wifi hotspot.

Prasha 03-20-2013 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by EyeBaller (Post 58356752)
You need the 202 (this deal) with the wifi adapter (linked a while back). The 110 can't connect to a wifi hotspot.

Is this the adapter you are referring?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...004&cm_sp=

EyeBaller 03-20-2013 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Prasha (Post 58357084)
Is this the adapter you are referring?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...004&cm_sp=

Yep...

OmniNegro 03-20-2013 06:27 PM

VOIP.ms is what I use as my provider. It is dirt cheap. I usually pay around four dollars per month altogether with all fees and the E911 charge too. I use a Cisco SPA 3102 [newegg.com] device. But this is a good priced device too. (I do however like mine better after looking around.)

squanderer 03-20-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tmacadocious (Post 58354790)
I just did away with my triple play and use fios at $30 a month for 15/5 Internet. Loving the savings. Will get one of these eventually to have a landline.


how did you get fios for $30 a month? would like to know as i'm itching to get rid of time warner..

OmniNegro 03-20-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by squanderer (Post 58357490)
how did you get fios for $30 a month? would like to know as i'm itching to get rid of time warner..

Different areas have different prices. They are trying to push out the competition by offering a price that cannot be bested by anyone. They can afford to lose a tiny bit of money over time to build a great monopoly they can exploit.

Where I live in Texas, I can get exactly nothing better than dial up for less than $50. But someone living less than a mile from me has three different options for about $20-40 each.

If FIOS is ever here, I will jump on it even knowing it will backfire once they push out all competition.

superdeal 03-20-2013 07:01 PM

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from Wiki
- Reliable Faxing with T.38 when supported from the connected VoIP service
Does OBi202 and OBi110 allow faxes to be sent using Google Voice?

Will this unit work with Google Voice outside of US without using any VPN trick? TIA.

tmacadocious 03-21-2013 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by noracrub (Post 58355302)
That is great! I pay about $87/month for the Verizon bundle but I could live without TV and figured I could make VOIP calls over the PC. I need to call Verizon to see how much internet only would cost - I can't see that online for my address.

I called to see what they had to offer and they are running a $30 plan with 3 year price lock and no contract. I just got my first bill and they tried charging me an installation and internet fee. I laid into them and they removed it. The rep that sold it to me said it would be a flat $30 and no installation. I am in Oregon so no tax either

noracrub 03-21-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by tmacadocious (Post 58375126)
I called to see what they had to offer and they are running a $30 plan with 3 year price lock and no contract. I just got my first bill and they tried charging me an installation and internet fee. I laid into them and they removed it. The rep that sold it to me said it would be a flat $30 and no installation. I am in Oregon so no tax either

That $30/month must be for new customers. I just called Verizon and was told $64.99/month for Internet only. CSR assured me that new customers pay that too for internet only. I also asked about switching to Double Play. Prices quoted were no saving on what I now pay for Triple Play and in the case of Internet+TV would actually be higher.

I tried Cablevision. They offer internet only 15/2 service for $29.95/month which is all dandy except I left them on bad terms. I refused to pay my bills when they started hiking up the price on me at the end of the promotion period. And although I could get internet only for $29.95/month, I would first have to pay off my old balance - which shows up as soon as they look at my address.

cmpe 03-21-2013 03:42 PM

Already got one of these, where's the deal for a 2-line cordless phone! :)

izmeeh 03-22-2013 12:04 AM

:) Got it.

Prasha 03-22-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by superdeal (Post 58358104)
Does OBi202 and OBi110 allow faxes to be sent using Google Voice?

Will this unit work with Google Voice outside of US without using any VPN trick? TIA.

In Feb I was in Mumbai with my cell (android) with an App and WiFi. I could make and receive calls from US. No one had a clue I was in India. I use Google voice. no need to take OBI with you

khoj 03-25-2013 01:27 PM

Anyone know if OBi202 can work with a wireless access point? I have Asus WL-330gE and wondering if I could use that in "Ethernet Adapter Mode" to connect OBi202 (instead of buying OBi202 wireless adapter)? I tried and unable to get OBi202 working, test call fails saying something like no connection. Has anyone been able to make it work?

izmeeh 03-25-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by khoj (Post 58457340)
Anyone know if OBi202 can work with a wireless access point? I have Asus WL-330gE and wondering if I could use that in "Ethernet Adapter Mode" to connect OBi202 (instead of buying OBi202 wireless adapter)? I tried and unable to get OBi202 working, test call fails saying something like no connection. Has anyone been able to make it work?

I'm not sure I understand the question. You should be able to connect the Obi202 to the the Asus WL-330gE via an ethernet cable. The wireless adapter is needed if you are to connect the Obi202 via wifi.

khoj 03-25-2013 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by izmeeh (Post 58458188)
Quote:

Originally Posted by khoj (Post 58457340)
Anyone know if OBi202 can work with a wireless access point? I have Asus WL-330gE and wondering if I could use that in "Ethernet Adapter Mode" to connect OBi202 (instead of buying OBi202 wireless adapter)? I tried and unable to get OBi202 working, test call fails saying something like no connection. Has anyone been able to make it work?

I'm not sure I understand the question. You should be able to connect the Obi202 to the the Asus WL-330gE via an ethernet cable. The wireless adapter is needed if you are to connect the Obi202 via wifi.

Yep, that's what I attempted, tried to connect OBi202 to WL-330gE via ethernet cable but it doesn't get the network. I made sure my WL-330gE is configured properly by first connecting a laptop and also a TV (using ethernet cable) to it and I can get to internet from both of those. But OBi202 didn't work. That lead me to think maybe it doesn't work.

I guess, I should try one more time.

superdoopercoop 03-26-2013 06:35 AM

Newegg now saying OBI202 is discontinued. Any idea what's up with that?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617003

There is now an OBI302 on Newegg and Obi's website, but it says does not support Goog voice. Strange.

sirhacksalot 03-26-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by superdoopercoop (Post 58470942)
Newegg now saying OBI202 is discontinued. Any idea what's up with that?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833617003

There is now an OBI302 on Newegg and Obi's website, but it says does not support Goog voice. Strange.

where does it say it is discontinued?

superdoopercoop 03-26-2013 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by sirhacksalot (Post 58481784)
where does it say it is discontinued?

Hmmm... said that earlier today, and that's after I was auto-notified that it was in back stock. Strange. Should have taken a screen shot.

Nothing to see here... move along. :P :D

apjung 03-31-2013 11:00 PM

Darn, coupon code is no longer valid. I had gotten two but may need one more.


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