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Last Edited by amax September 8, 2020 at 01:19 PM
WiFi dongle is an extra $30-40
No additional Fax connection.
Ignore "kwadguy"'s generalization that this doesn't work for G Suite customers. It only might not.

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Most people won't want this:

A) It doesn't work with Google G-Suite numbers, hence a no-go for a lot of businesses
B) Doesn't let you connect your wireless phones at home, hence a no-go for many home users

Only good if you use the free, non G-suite Google voice and you want a stationary phone that is on your desk that does not allow you to connect your existing wireless home phone system.

The call quality on this is good. That's the plus.

(You can make (B) work if you buy yet another piece of hardware ($40 electronic hook switch), and then you're up to why-bother territory, and reliability won't be as good as a standard Obi212).
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nice work desk voip phone, but cant plug a cordless into it like you can with the ata.
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Quote from kwadguy
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Most people won't want this:

A) It doesn't work with Google G-Suite numbers, hence a no-go for a lot of businesses
B) Doesn't let you connect your wireless phones at home, hence a no-go for many home users

Only good if you use the free, non G-suite Google voice and you want a stationary phone that is on your desk that does not allow you to connect your existing wireless home phone system.

The call quality on this is good. That's the plus.

(You can make (B) work if you buy yet another piece of hardware ($40 electronic hook switch), and then you're up to why-bother territory, and reliability won't be as good as a standard Obi202).
Right. It seems the 2062 has been discontinued.
If you want Wifi, this one needs a $30 USB dongle.
The 2182 which has built-in WiFi, but runs about $275.

Obi 212 is running for $80 at the moment.
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EDIT: Please delete. I was incorrect.
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Most people won't want this:

A) It doesn't work with Google G-Suite numbers, hence a no-go for a lot of businesses
B) Doesn't let you connect your wireless phones at home, hence a no-go for many home users

Only good if you use the free, non G-suite Google voice and you want a stationary phone that is on your desk that does not allow you to connect your existing wireless home phone system.

The call quality on this is good. That's the plus.

(You can make (B) work if you buy yet another piece of hardware ($40 electronic hook switch), and then you're up to why-bother territory, and reliability won't be as good as a standard Obi212).
Boo. Don't shill what looks at first like definitive advice, when you're generalizing to the point of ignoring reality. Most G Suite Google Voice numbers in existence today, created before this year or so, are grandfathered and absolutely do work. I'm currently using several G Suite-based numbers on this phone. So basically folks, ignore "kwadguy." His/her comments have nothing to do with how this phone works; it's a complaint about Google starting to charge only new G Suite customers very recently for Google Voice functionality.
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Last edited by amax September 8, 2020 at 01:24 PM.
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Is there a way to get this to work with Microsoft Teams or is it strictly Google Voice only?
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It seems that Obihai is not a technology currently certified with Teams [microsoft.com].

This seems like a decent deal for the product, but as a note, the prior FP from 6/28/2020 was for the OBi2162 (since sold out) which was the wifi version of this phone, and likely well worth the premium over this price. There was also a $69.97 price listed for the 2062 option in that June FP post.
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if i have a land line, and want to keep the number. how can i use this with the old number?
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General instructions on porting from landline to Google Voice (which is what you're probably be using this with): https://support.google.com/voice/...9537?hl=en

However, remember that GVoice as a standalone service does not include E911.
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