If you are like most of the general population, you no longer have a home phone line and if you do, it doesn't get used nearly as often as your cell phone. Let's face it, this world is comprised of several new high tech gadgets to keep us connected. I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to a new gadget that will change your life or at least the way you look at home phone service, and it has been around for some time.
It's called OBi and it is a phone adapter that allows you to make and receive phone calls using your high speed internet connection. You simply plug in your internet connection, phone and set up your VoIP service provider like Google Voice or Callcentric. No computer is needed to use this service, like the Original Magic Jack, which I would not recommend. I had Magic Jack for three years and besides not being able to get a local number for my area, the connection was poor, voice quality was bad and customer service was the pits. After it was time to renew my service with Magic Jack, I quickly did some research and found this amazing alternative.
I ordered my OBi110 from Amazon end of day Tuesday and I received the router on Wednesday! Talk about fast service. I was thrilled to get it set up. It took me a few minutes due to setting up Google Voice, but once I completed all of the detailed steps that comes with the adapter, I was ready to make calls. I sat on the phone all night. I enjoyed not having a delay in hearing the person on the other end or them hearing me delayed. I was crystal clear to family I was chatting with and I could hear them better than ever.
I love that I no longer have to leave my computer on to make or receive calls. Since the adapter just plugs right into the wall internet port, there is no need for me to be wasting power running an entire machine for a phone that I may or may not use. Another great advantage to using the OBi, is the fact that once you set up your Google Voice number, when the number is called it rings directly to your cell phone and the regular phone, so you never miss a call.
I also love the Google Voice Mail system, you can instantly see what the caller has left in your inbox rather than having to call a number to listen to it. You can also customize your voice mail message. And you aren't left without any features that your normal home service would package together and change you more for each month.
- Local & Long Distance Calling
- Ultra Low-Cost International Calling
- Pick a New number or Use your existing number
- Caller Id - Name and Number
- Supports Two Phone Lines
- Call Waiting
- 3-Way Conference Calling
- Free Voice Mail
The requirements for this adapter are:
- Broadband Internet Connection
- Internet router with Available Ethernet Port
- Analog or Digital Cordless or Corded Telephone
- No Emergency 911 Service Provided
So what are you waiting for, ditch the third rate home phone plan and get free internet phone from OBi. It is only a one time $50 fee for the adapter.