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OBi200 1-Port VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Fax Support for Home and SOHO Phone Service, Blue
Works with Google VoiceEasy to Set-Up Using USB for Obihai Accessories OBiWiFi5G and OBiBTAlso Supports T.38 Fax and SIP Bring Your Own Device Services like Anveo, Callcentric,, etc.Works with Up to Four (4) VoIP Services Across One (1) Phone PortCall back service present. Application for iphone, ipad, ipod touch and android devices which makes possible placing and receiving calls to/from other OBi endpoints
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60 Reddit comments about OBi200 1-Port VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Fax Support for Home and SOHO Phone Service, Blue:

u/ctrocks · 17 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I am using an Obahi box with Google Voice. The Obahi box is pretty easy to get going, and Google Voice is free.

u/MISFITofMAGIC · 7 pointsr/homelab

This it's a VOIP box, basically it allows Google Voice to be used as a home phone. I have it hooked up to 2 phones in the house. I paid about $40 for the box and now I have a home phone that has no reoccurring fees. If I were to do it over, I would purchase the OBi202 since it has extra ports for Fax or more phones.

u/chillinandworken · 7 pointsr/cordcutters

I use Google Voice and an ATA (analog telephone adapter) so I can use my normal house phones.


This is the device: Google Voice OBi200

u/ad5ou · 7 pointsr/VOIP

Absolute simplest method is with an Obi200 Google Voice enabled ATA

u/MeowMixSong · 6 pointsr/cordcutters

If you want VoIP telephony, you can get that for free with the Obi200. Yes, you need to buy the box, but after that cost, it's free.

u/B1GEast · 5 pointsr/NoContract

I ported my home phone to Google Voice ($20 one-time port) and use this to get calls (They regularly go on sale at Newegg too). It gives you free calls in US and Canada. You can purchase e911 for $15/year.

u/NessInOnett · 5 pointsr/homelab

If you have any interest in a simpler solution... the OBi200+Google Voice is a popular option. $50 box and free thereafter

u/Mr_T0ad · 5 pointsr/verizon

My suggestion was to dump the home phone. You are spending $80 between the two. I would get internet and then purchase something like this

Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

or this

OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax

You would have an upfront cost of $50 - $100, but you would save about $10-$20 a month.

u/zerozed · 4 pointsr/ProjectFi

TBH, I haven't even tried either of those scenarios. But yeah, the SMS integration is the one area that needs some improvement. That said, I quickly adapted to just using the GV app for SMS. It has been a very small price to pay for the convenience of using my GV# instead of the one I got assigned on TMO.

While I'm yacking about GV, let me throw this out as well. I've used an Obihai device that I've used with another Google Voice number as my landline for years. After I ported my Fi phone number back to GV I was able to add that number to my Obihai as well, so now my cellphone calls come through on my landline as well. And the Obihai even allows me to set a distinctive ring for each line. Although I'm not a big proponent of Fi these days, I remain a big fan of Google Voice.

u/Dude4445 · 4 pointsr/nosurf

I don't typically talk about my interest in "no surf" with my IRL friends but it actually came up this weekend.

One of our friends was using too much data so they deleted Facebook and Instagram from their phone. She has been without the apps for one week but commented on how much less she checked her phone. About 6 months ago, my wife also deleted Facebook from her phone and her usage has declined significantly. She still has the Instagram app and will mindlessly scroll for 30 minutes after work. I'm trying to get her to change this.

I told everyone what I did to reduce my usage of SM. So, if I were creating a step-by-step guide to using less social media it would be this:

1. Get a password manager and auto-generate a new password for all social media accounts. Make your "Master Password" extremely cumbersome (but memorable). My "Master Password" is like 40-50 characters in length. Personally, I use LastPass but I know there are other, possibly better, alternatives. I don't even know my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter passwords.

2. Delete the apps from your phone. This is the key step. If you are one button press from a social media dopamine hit it's going to be damn near impossible to stop yourself. Acknowledge that you don't have that much self-control and just delete the apps.

3. Only login to your accounts on the browser. Delete your browser history every night which will force you to log back in manually.

Those 3 steps will help a lot. I haven't had the social media apps for about the last 2 years and if you're anything like me your interest in them will disappear in a matter of a few weeks (2-4 maybe). Once you're out of the social media loop you might not have any desire to re-engage on a significant level.

Some smaller tips would be:

4. Make an effort to stay in contact with people via texting/messaging and set up IRL events/gatherings. FOMO is real but can be mitigated by doing something. Don't quit SM and sit around your house alone. Make plans to meetup with people, learn something new (cooking, guitar, studying, whatever interests you) or get out and exercise.

5. Go silent. Turn off vibrate and sound notifications. This makes it easier to check your phone when you want and not get caught responding to every buzz or ding. I noticed that the constant email alerts would sometimes cause me to delete the email but then immediately check another app. If I didn't get alerted to the email, I would have avoided picking my phone up all together.

6. Get rid of some SM "friends." Personally, I ask myself "If I saw this person in a grocery store would I go out of my way to spend 5-10 minutes talking to them?" If I say "no" they get removed from my friends list. I went from ~ 1,000 Facebook friends to about 150. Instagram, I'm even more ruthless because I ask "would I be excited to receive a Xmas Card from this person?" This has left me with ~70 Instagram friends. The effect is the SM pages have less information to send your way.

The result is that never-ending page gets less interesting and your desire to spend time there diminishes. These sites know this too. Whenever you "Unfriend" people on Facebook the site will guilt trip you the next time you log onto the page. They realize that "Unfriending" or deleting contacts is the first step towards leaving the platform altogether.

7. Rearrange the icons on your phone periodically. I have a bi-weekly calendar reminder to move non-essential icons around. I never move the phone, camera, alarm clock, texting or email apps. I use them way too often and don't want to search for them. Everything else is rearranged that way I can't "auto-pilot" myself directly to apps that waste my time, such as Feedly, Google News, Yahoo Sports, ESPN, etc. This isn't necessarily SM related but I noticed that when I first got rid of Facebook/Instagram/Twitter apps I filled the void by reading more news/using other apps.

I will typically go on SM for ~10 minutes a week. I never use Twitter anymore. Facebook usually get a quick glance (2 minutes). I spend about 5 minutes quickly looking at photos on Instagram. I never really got that into Snapchat so I never waste time sending snaps. I will look at the ones I receive as they come in. I get maybe 8 a week so this takes a total of ~3 minutes/week.

As an aside, I want to point out the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles During. Not geared towards tech habits like the recommended reading but I think it's a good entry point into the realm of behavior change. Really easy to read and available at practically every library. The audiobook is ~8 hours long and usually available on OverDrive. The book really emphasizes how making a change to our habits is quite difficult but gets progressively easier. The website for the book has a few good resources as well.

One point that really hit home for me was the idea of "Keystone Habits". The premise is that some habits are so powerful that they can cascade into a positive feedback loop making many other positive habits easier. I've noticed that when I practice good "screen hygiene" I am able to cascade this into more productivity and better overall satisfaction at the end of a day. I'm thinking of making a few subtle changes to "force" myself to practice better screen time habits. It's a work in-progress for myself but I'll report back after I make some adjustments (analog alarm clock, ObiHai home phone).

tl;dr: YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON WILLPOWER. Use your current motivation to put barriers in place for when you lack willpower. Use the current "can-do" attitude to institute good habits that become second nature.

u/glassjester · 3 pointsr/startrek

> i do not have a landline service to test it out

If you get one of these, you can get a free Google Voice number, and use it with your Star Trek phone!

u/omegaken · 3 pointsr/VOIP

Not really able to help on your question, but why not go with something like this:

with a sip carrier or:

if you really want google voice. Not sure that the second one is still supported.

u/9sW9SZ189uXySHfzFVFt · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

I set a relative up with two Google Voice lines on an Obihai 200. The cost to make the switch is:

  • Obi200 = $50 (one time fee)
  • T-mobile phone port = $10 (one time fee)
  • Google Voice port = $20 (one time fee)
  • Anveo e911 service = $15/year

    If you do this, you can configure the Google Voice number to ring on the ObiHai 200 device and mobile line. In other words, anyone can call the original landline number and it will ring the home phone and mobile phone.

    Before you do this, you need to make sure you meet the following requirements.

  1. Verify that the landline number can be transferred to Google Voice. Go to this page and enter the landline number. If you get this message "Ooops! This number appears to be from an area we don't currently support," then there is no way to port the landline number to Google Voice. However, if you get this message "Ooops! We currently don't support porting from your carrier ..." then you can port the landline to Google Voice (by way of T-mobile).

  2. You must have a reliable Internet connection. I don't know if there is a required minimum speed, but I've used the GV/Obi200 device on plans as low as 5Mbs down/1 Mbps up.

    If you meet those requirements, then you need to buy the Obi200 and a T-mobile pre-paid sim card (don't get a post paid sim card). Once you have them both, then you will need to port the landline number over to the T-mobile sim card (you might need a T-mobile compatible phone to do this). Once you've done that, you can go into GV and port the number from T-mobile over to GV (use grandma's google account; if she doesn't have one, then open one). Then you just need to setup the Obi200 including setting up Anveo e911 service. Viola! You have reduced the monthly bill from $50 to a little over a $1. Congratulations.
u/ryanknapper · 3 pointsr/nova

I just checked my FIOS options and it looked like I could get telephone service for $5 a month. Or, for $50 you could get the ObI200 and use Google Voice.

u/inkypixel · 3 pointsr/resumes

You could try something like

That way you could use the google voice number when you were home.

Otherwise Sprint is offering a year free service if you bring your own device.

And then there is Google Fi which is fairly cheap assuming that you keep your data usage low and just use WiFi

Then there is also republic wireless, they are currently offering a free month and free sim card.

u/Nettwerk911 · 3 pointsr/NoContract

If you port it to google voice you can get one of these and make it your new landline and keep using it for free.

u/curdean · 2 pointsr/NoContract

another thing that can be done with google voice is get one of the obhai boxes from amazon, the has the convince of google voice, with the ability to make the occasional outbound phone call..

u/boombox_pimp · 2 pointsr/okinawa

Before you leave the US, transfer your cell phone number over to Google voice. Buy one of these and set it up with your Google Voice account. You can transfer your wife's phone number as well and add it as a secondary account. Incoming and outgoing calls to the US will be free.

Sign up for Amazon Prime. Your basic necessities can be found at the exchange and commissary, but they do a shit job in keeping their levels of stock maintained.

If you decide to go through a major provider for cell service, avoid Softbank. The coverage is garbage. AU is pretty decent and you can bundle with internet for a discount.

You should consider grabbing an international driver's license from your local AAA. You will need to take a short drivers ed course before you can get your base license, assuming you already have your stateside license. It's only offered on certain days, so if driving is an absolute necessity, you can rent a car with your international driver's license until you get your base license. Your sponsor should be able to take you around, so consider this tip low priority.

AFN satellite is pretty limited in their programming. If you want Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, you'll need something like a Roku or Apple TV and a DNS Proxy. I'm signed up for SMART DNS and I can access all the programming from those providers. I also have a Sling Box slinging cable from my brother's house to me over here. If you have family that is willing to pay for an additional cable box, you might want to invest in a Slingbox.

There is an auto resale lot on the base. You can find some good deals, but none of the cars have a warranty. If you decide to buy a car off base, you should avoid the places by the base that cater to Americans. A lot of cars are older and high-mileage. You should explore options off base. Try switching the language to English and browsing Crossroad. I'm sure the translation isn't perfect, but it will give you a good idea of what's offered here.

u/dontautotuneme · 2 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

I really want to do that but honestly I have no use for a landline. Here's the one I've been eyeing.

u/rsohne · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Do some research on the Obihai for VOIP calling. All you need is a Google Vouce account and 50$ for the Obihai box. It's not hard to setup and it's free after the price of the hardware.

OBi200 1-Port VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Fax Support for Home and SOHO Phone Service

u/aliendude5300 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

I would skip the phone service and go with a VOIP solution. You can get an ObiHai 200 and port the number to Google Voice or Anveo and spend less than $5 a month including 911 access.

You want to get the e911 from Anveo and use Google Voice for calling. That combo gives you unlimited calling and multiple 911 calls per year. I have this setup right now with a Panasonic wireless telephone set in all the rooms of my house and it works great.

u/the_best_moshe · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Google has offered VOIP for many years through Google Voice. You were even able to use it as a standard landline using hardware made by companies like Obihai. They make these adapters that you can connect to your landline phones and get free phone calling. Google Voice never supported 911 and these Obi boxes can't call 911. (They do sell a 911 service separately.)

u/Grimsterr · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Google voice + Obi 200 = free phone and GREAT control. Also it saves all voice mails.

I have mine set to not ring between 10pm and 7am (10 am on weekends) and my own JNMIL is WHY I have this set.

u/CuvisTheConqueror · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

For phone service, you could get an OBi 200 and connect your phones to Google Voice. That should cover you for everything you need except E911, which you can get from a variety of other providers for a nominal fee (I think Callcentric charges $1.50 a month).

As for internet, that is going to depend heavily on what is available in your area. Worst case scenario, you'll still have to go through Comcast for your internet connection, but your bill with them will be much cheaper for standalone internet than it would for internet + TV + phone.

u/Drivingmecrazeh · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You will need to buy an MTA, either built in to the modem or a separate device. I've personally used and recommend before, and because of the price being so inexpensive, can replace them if they go bad.

As far as AIO printers go, do you want laser or do you want inkjet? Are you concerned about print speeds?

I can suggest HP OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-in-One or the HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One -- both are good inkjet printers with WiFi.

u/XCorneliusX · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

They do sell Internet alone. You may have to push for it, but they do it. I moved from NoVA to Central VA and had to get Comcast when I did have FiOS. I used this site as it caters to getting live people at companies. I got a concierge sales person who set me up with a sweet deal.

If you are with Comcast, they will try and upsell later. Be strong. Try and do the Internet deal on the phone.

I have a 150/24 speed on my net roughly and it sits about 100 a month. Much better than 300 plus for unused channels. If you need OTA channels, you can get a digital antenna that is cheap. Just have to be close enough to get them.

Also, I do not use the Comcast router/wifi. It is garbage. I bought my own that is approved for use on their system and for Wifi I bought this bad boy.

I have two Amazon FireTV boxes, not usb dongles. They are faster and more stable imo. There are other devices, but i went with these as they are android, but only semi locked down. You can sideload apps and there are many many there anyway.

I went SlingTV and OAN for paid things. That is 25 a month on top of 100. Obvs I am online a lot and I do game, so its what is important to me.

As to phone. I bought an ObiHai device and linked it to a Google phone number and have a 3 cordless set hooked to that. Base and two remote locations. It is free and works very well. I know its Google, but its free and you can get a local number or possibly port your current one.

u/wolffstarr · 2 pointsr/homelab

In case of backing out to try Vonage, I would instead recommend you try an Obi200 instead. Pretty sure it works with if that's where you want to stay, but it also works with Google Voice, meaning you can grab a free number from them and make calls within the US for free.

Source: Just upgraded my Obi100, which I've had for 3 years, to an Obi200 doing the same thing. Conference call for work this morning was done over the Obi200.

I'd still say give the PBX thing a whirl; I mean, this is /r/homelab after all. But for actually getting stuff working fast, Obi200.

u/bertcox · 2 pointsr/funny

Phone+Tone to Pulse Converter+VOIP box+Google Voice=My daughters first and only phone I provided.

For all other tech; people need yards raked, poop scooped, dogs walked, babies sat.....

BTW she loves it her friends can call her, she can call them, the old who gets to the phone first game is live. And yes slamming the phone is the only way to hang up.

u/retsotrembla · 2 pointsr/VOIP

If I had known how easy it was, I would have done it years ago.

I bought an Obi200 interface box for about $50. It has 3 sockets: power, phone, and ethernet. I plugged its wall-wart into the power socket, my old home phone into the phone socket, and used an ethernet cable to connect it to my home router.

I used the router's configuration web-page to make the Obi200 visible to outside world.

Next step was picking a phone service provider. Obihai lists a dozen vendors that provide phone service through the device. I went with PhonePower at $33 per year. I paid $15 to port my old phone number away from AT&T. So, for better phone service, I'm paying $33 per year instead of the $545 that AT&T was charging me.

u/liquoranwhores · 2 pointsr/Googlevoice

Does anyone know the cheapest device you can get to work with this service? This one is $50

u/BarkWoof · 2 pointsr/Android

>Hardware units available to literally plug a home phone directly into GV without using a computer.

Big GV fan here. This is definitely one of my favorite tech toys, and a perfect complement to my $30/month plan from T-Mobile.

u/p0rkmaster · 2 pointsr/AirBnB

Do not leave DVDs. Make sure you have reliable fast internet (Cable not DSL) and have an AppleTV and Chromecast, your guests can stream their own stuff. Oh, and get a $2/month phone line from which you can use with an ObiTalk ATA

u/frontsidebust · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi
u/bintwrinkles · 1 pointr/tmobile

Is she using a smart phone or a flip phone? If its a smart phone you could just transfer her number to google voice and use the hangouts app over wifi.

Theres also the tmobile line link device for $10 per month but at that point you would be better off with the obihai + google voice solution others mentioned.

u/simplyclueless · 1 pointr/Comcast

Understood. If you already have an internet connection, running voice over it should border on free at this point. It's why Comcast throws it in, but it is a shame that its service locks us into a very limited number of particularly expensive endpoint devices. Cheap Obihai device here: But several other options out there that are also very inexpensive, if not completely free.

We are still maintaining a Comcast voice line and their rental box at the moment, but will look to migrate once promotional pricing runs out.

u/timmerk · 1 pointr/VOIP

It can be done at very slow speeds via Google Voice, if you really want to do this. If so, you will need this:

u/EpicCyndaquil · 1 pointr/networking

Fair enough. I suppose I could use the existing cabling with an Obibox or similar, but everything would be on the same line (which truly is the norm in a home).

u/rockker60 · 1 pointr/VOIP

+1 for Callcentric! I use a Obi200 phone adapter.

u/techpc · 1 pointr/homelab

Plug this into your network and any phone jack. Disconnect the telco line on the outside of your house. Setup with a VoIP provider and you good to go. All the phones in the house will be able to place and receive calls.

u/CPTherptyderp · 1 pointr/cordcutters

OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax

This thing?

u/acmods · 1 pointr/technology

This doohickey will allow you to connect a traditional landline phone, fax, or whatever you like for use with a variety of VOIP services, many of them free or low cost. Works with any broadband connection.

u/xXxNoScopeMLGxXx · 1 pointr/Comcast

I really don't understand why people pay for home phone anymore. Just get an OBi, connect it to Google Voice, get free home phone service with call waiting, transcribed voicemails, ability to send/receive SMS/MMS from the number, have that number also ring up to 5 other numbers, etc.

If you want 911 service that's like $3/mo.

Actually, I don't know why people even want a home phone anymore...

Edit: Here is some more info

u/goatmasterXX · 1 pointr/Louisville

If you don't mind a quick and dirty DIY job buy one of these (there are models with more sensors if you need them)

and one of these - .

It's super simple to setup the system for google voice for the obi. Afterwards you run an analog cable from the obi to the security system and program the security system to call whoever. My setup was around $160 total and it's rock solid.

u/Hodorgasm · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I bought an OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter. I got a phone plan with Phone Power for $59.99/year. Ported my number to Phone Power for a $15 fee. Quite happy.

u/ryao · 1 pointr/VOIP

Get an obihai obi200 and a POTS phone:

Then configure it to use Google Voice. You will be able to get telemarketers sent to google voicemail and have no monthly fee.

u/bilged · 1 pointr/tech

Don't forget to get an Obihai device (recently on sale for $30, now $47), so you can use your GV number as a landline too with a regular phone plugged into your router.

u/-weinerbutt- · 1 pointr/simpleliving

I use it with satellite internet service and it works just fine.

u/Pacoboyd · 1 pointr/ProjectFi


I really wanted one with a boom mic, I feel like they are superior.


So what I do with this is it's connected to my router via Ethernet and then via RJ9 (regular phone cable) to a wireless phone base. I have three wireless handsets, just traditional phones. For the cost of $50 bucks for the hardware you basically have free VOIP via Google Voice for life.

u/vehga · 1 pointr/Fios

I think this is the device that allows you to use google voice number for a land line phone:

u/AlSharptonIsWorthles · 1 pointr/VOIP
u/icecream21 · 1 pointr/ATT

Do they really need a home phone? Do they call international?

If not, then I would cancel that and just have the cell phones as their primary number. The other option is to port that home number to Google Voice and get a OBi200. The OBi200 lets you use your Google Voice number on a home cordless phone setup through VoIP. Google Voice has no monthly fee and you get free unlimited calling within US and super cheap per minute calls internationally.

You could also just get them the Google Voice app and have the home number calls forwarded to one of their cell numbers.

u/ScoopDL · 1 pointr/tmobile

For future reference, if you want to help anyone else out that still wants a landline, you can get one of these and plug in existing cordless phones (as long as they have broadband service):

You can use a free Google voice phone number with it and never have a phone bill, ever. Only downside - can't use for 911, unless you pay a couple bucks a month for another service alongside GV.

u/ARAR1 · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Many voip services available. I have been with these guys for years. $1 / month to keep the number + usage.

You will need a box similar to this if you want to use standard phone. Otherwise you will need an IP based phone.

u/daubertMotion · 1 pointr/lifeprotip

Know what speeds you're getting from your ISP and make sure the modem you want to buy supports or exceeds that speed. Usually getting a separate router and modem is the way to go, but if you want a single device, you'll be looking for a gateway. You'll get better wifi and save money getting your own devices.

You can also drop the land line and get an internet phone adapter which you can plug into your router and make calls for free over the internet. Only downside is that you'll need to pay something like 12 per year to upgrade your line if you want to be able to call 911.

u/NorthOfUptownChi · 1 pointr/ithaca

We use Google Voice. You buy this box and hook it to your internet, and configure it, and then Google Voice is your home phone. I actually have had it for 4 years, across a couple of different moves.

(I have an older version of this box but the principle is the same.)

u/theotherdanlynch · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Get a free Google Voice number, slap it on one of these for $50, and you've got a home phone.

u/ZippyTheChicken · 1 pointr/cordcutters

your cable bill will spike too.. there is no way triple play is going to cost your $140 after the trial period expect it to go up about 30%

Since you are in north jersey you can get a ton of Antenna broadcasts. I would suggest that you get the 50/50 from Verizon and then install an antenna then hook up your own VOIP service using Google Voice/messenger and a obi device and get a Vtech link to cell phone that will let you use either your voip or your cellphone to make and receive phone calls

these things let you plug your phone in and use it over the internet over your google account and you can get a free phone number or port one in for a small fee.

I got this from amazon for $32 about a month ago not sure why the price went up but I would wait until it goes down again.. you can add phones to it if you need more in your home

So you would have voip cellphone service so you don't need the triple play for phone.. then you have a low end data package .. and then you can get sony vue or sling or other services to watch special TV offerings like sports networks and kids channels whatever you need.

you end up only paying for your data plan but verizon needs to setup the Ethernet port in your home.. don't let them install the data plan on the coax ont port or you get screwed with rental fees for device you can't install on your own.. anyway..

If you eval yourself of those options you will save about $100 a month once the trial ends.

u/andrwoo · 1 pointr/techsupport

I see what you are saying. Thanks. So this one should work? OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax
with Comcast?