Last week I found the gadget I have wanted for a long time. The Obi110 by Obihai is a Voice Over IP (VOIP) adapter box that connects your wired or cordless home phone to paid and even free Internet-based phone services.
I have used Vonage, SunRocket, and BroadVoice for VOIP service over the last 10 years. The price has ranged from $99 per year to nearly $30 per month. This is still half of what I would pay for traditional phone service. But, free is much more appealing.
This is how it works:
- Buy the box. Feel free to click the “Buy from Amazon” button to the right.
- Sign up for a Free Google Voice account.
- Follow the Obi110 Instructions.
I have only had my Obi110 for a few days, but I am very pleased, so far. The sound quality is better than through my current provider with no delay or echo.
Did I mention, the service is FREE, at least through the end of 2012. After that, who knows what Google with offer? But, even if they decide to charge 2 cents per minute, just for the minutes you use, that’s a wonderful deal for a land line.
Check it out!
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