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Promoted 09-11-2014 by brisar at 07:16 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has Obihai OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter for $49.99 - $20 off with promo code EMCPAWW99 = $29.99 with Free Shipping. Thanks TDMVP73

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Has earned 4.5 stars overall (out of possible 5) based on 138 customer reviews at Amazon. - brisar

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that Obihai OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter is $19 lower (39.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $49. - brisar

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Edited September 11, 2014 at 05:32 AM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share. It's been a while since this device has been on sale, but last time it was an FP Deal at this price!
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Last Edited by Mungo September 12, 2014 at 01:19 AM
[9/11/14] Obihai just posted an update on their blog announcing official support for Google Voice.

http://blog.obihai.com/2014/09/go...pdate.html

"Google Voice is now Officially Supported on OBi VoIP devices.
Obihai is excited to announce official support for Google Voice. With a Google Voice account and a companion OBi device you can make and receive VoIP calls on a regular telephone. To get started, just login to the OBiTALK website, add your OBi device and select Google Voice as your service. You'll then confirm your account with Google, and within minutes, you will be making and receiving calls from the comfort and convenience of your home phone. [blah, blah, blah]"


Here's an announcement from Chee Chew, VP Engineering at Google about the Obi: https://plus.google.com/106717946...Ri3GxJ5hWK

5% Cashback through Discover. (will save another 2 bucks)

For reference,
Yes you CAN use wifi with this device.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/inde...pic=5959.0

You have to get the ObiWifi device though.

The main difference from the Obi200 and the Obi202 is the 202 supports 2 separate phone lines.

Link to ObiWifi product.

http://www.amazon.com/OBiWiFi-Wir...B007R6F7PS

old Obi202 wiki contents (credit to KodiakAlaska) from earlier deal (https://slickdeals.net/f/6012096-obihai-obi202-voip-telephone-adapter-with-built-in-2-port-router-usb-port-59-99-free-shipping-at-newegg-valid-till-5-8):

please note that some of these details are obi202 specfic, and edit as appropriate.

Use with OBiWiFi [$24.99 @ 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 [$24.99 @ 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.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/

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  • 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)

Activate 100mbps full-duplex ports:
The OBi defaults to 10 mb/s half-duplex on the Ethernet port. That shouldn't be a problem, and it's a shot in the dark, but you might try changing the OBi to 100 mb/s full-duplex:


1. Dial *** 0

2. Enter option 27 and press #

3. Press 1 to set a new value

4. Enter a value of 1 and press #

5. Press 1 to confirm/save

6. Hang up

7. Wait for the OBi to reboot

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#4
I recently got rid of my landline.
How much would it cost to use (not using GV) a month? I normally used my phone about 10 calls (25 minutes) each month. Any suggestions on VoIP service?
Thanks!
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yeah isnt this pretty much useless now without gv?
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My old unit continues to work with Google Voice, despite the warning that it would stop. Is there any reason why this device could not be set up with Google Voice now?
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Good price, though I still have an Obihai100 that I bought for $30 which I haven't used yet. Don't see a big deal compared to this one,

Quote from mrtasan View Post :
yeah isnt this pretty much useless now without gv?
There are plenty of voip providers out there that offers a very reasonable price, but nothing beats free from GV.
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What's the diff. between this and OBI110?
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I believe one of the differences is that this unit is fax friendly.
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It is a great device even without gv. Obihai just announced new product OBi1032 that handles gv, so there is a chance this will also.
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#11
GV still works. My set up uses:

Incoming:
GV for my landline number which is forwarded to:
Callcentric free incoming calls phone number (plus $1.50/mo e911).
Both GV and Callcentric offer free voicemail.

Outgoing:
Circlenet for extremely cheap outgoing calls ($1.50 per 1000 mins)

Calls are clear and reliable. No noticeable delay.

I had to first port my landline to a GoPhone ($10 phone, $10 for minutes activated, then over to GV ($20). It took a while to get it done, but the savings are great and worth the effort. You can read up on how to do this at the OBI forum.

If GV ever stops, I will have to find a replacement. It will cost more but I'll worry about it if it happens.

Thanks OP... got a couple for some family members.
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Quote from topntown View Post :
What's the diff. between this and OBI110?
If you scroll down the newegg product page for the 200 it shows you a comparison chart.

The 200:
Fax, up to 4 VOIP services (think of it as serving two phone numbers)

The 110:
No fax, 2 VOIP services, and a Line Port gateway. Which, if I understand it correctly, you can plug this in to your existing house system and the other phones on that line would work. Not 100% sure about that.
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Quote from GoldHawk View Post :
If you scroll down the newegg product page for the 200 it shows you a comparison chart.

The 200:
Fax, up to 4 VOIP services (think of it as serving two phone numbers)

The 110:
No fax, 2 VOIP services, and a Line Port gateway. Which, if I understand it correctly, you can plug this in to your existing house system and the other phones on that line would work. Not 100% sure about that.

Thanks + Reps

Also got the comparison chart at Amazon (Middle of following page)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...refresh_T1
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Quote from satnav4 View Post :
My old unit continues to work with Google Voice, despite the warning that it would stop. Is there any reason why this device could not be set up with Google Voice now?
I'm with you. My old unit is still working with GV. They can always try Ring To.
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Plus one on it still working with google voice......
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