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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2014, 04:49:23 AM »

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2014, 08:15:06 AM »
$25/year (I won't need more than 500 minutes a month). Cheap, but still not free
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2014, 09:11:10 AM »
It says $39.99

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2014, 09:16:44 AM »
It says $39.99
There are different plan levels. The lite plan includes 500 minutes monthly for $24.99
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 10:17:14 AM »
There are different plan levels. The lite plan includes 500 minutes monthly for $24.99
IIRC You can get POTS with 500 min for ~$25

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2014, 10:34:01 AM »
For Unlimited its actually $49.99 a year.

The $39.99 plan only Includes 2,000 minutes talk time per month.

Although it was great having Google Voice and free phone service, and I saved a lot of money (I have 2 lines :) ) But I cant complain by paying only $50 a year

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2014, 10:35:14 AM »
who are they going to be running off

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2014, 10:45:14 AM »
Nice feature Obivoice has -

Spoof your outbound caller ID based on a number you own. Forward all your calls to a number we provide.

I was looking into options to replace my Google Voice, with keeping my number. Obviously I could try to port my number, but issue with that is, I don't want my number stuck with a different service, and decide the service is not good, or too expensive ect... I have found only one other service that is supported by Obi devices that allows spoofing your outgoing number - CALLCentric. The issue with their service is that their plan with 500 min is $6.95, 1000 min is $12.95, and Unlimited is $19.95. These prices are still cheaper than typical phone service, but not too apealing :)




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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2014, 12:22:27 PM »
 Obivoice has e911, but only for the US. Trying to sign up from Canada, it makes me put in a US location. Is this a problem?
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2014, 12:26:23 PM »
For Unlimited its actually $49.99 a year.

The $39.99 plan only Includes 2,000 minutes talk time per month.

Although it was great having Google Voice and free phone service, and I saved a lot of money (I have 2 lines :) ) But I cant complain by paying only $50 a year

The 2 year unlimited is only $75. They have a 30 day money back guarantee anyway, so if it's terrible at least you're not locked in all the way.

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2014, 02:08:19 PM »
The 2 year unlimited is only $75. They have a 30 day money back guarantee anyway, so if it's terrible at least you're not locked in all the way.
Good to know.

I just set up the 30 day trial will see how that works.

I set up with Google voice that all incoming calls should be fwd to obivoice, and I spoofed my outgoing number.

Nice feature with ObiVoice - they have working called ID (That Google Voice did not support) Caller ID works even if the call is fwded from my Google Voice number!

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2014, 02:53:35 PM »
Good to know.

I just set up the 30 day trial will see how that works.

I set up with Google voice that all incoming calls should be fwd to obivoice, and I spoofed my outgoing number.

Nice feature with ObiVoice - they have working called ID (That Google Voice did not support) Caller ID works even if the call is fwded from my Google Voice number!
Pls keep us posted how clear the line is

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2014, 02:58:12 PM »
Good to know.

I just set up the 30 day trial will see how that works.

I set up with Google voice that all incoming calls should be fwd to obivoice, and I spoofed my outgoing number.

Nice feature with ObiVoice - they have working called ID (That Google Voice did not support) Caller ID works even if the call is fwded from my Google Voice number!
Any thoughts on my Canada issue? Do you think it's an issue to have the wrong E911 locale?
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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2014, 03:02:26 PM »
For Unlimited its actually $49.99 a year.

The $39.99 plan only Includes 2,000 minutes talk time per month.

Although it was great having Google Voice and free phone service, and I saved a lot of money (I have 2 lines :) ) But I cant complain by paying only $50 a year


Wouldn't a Magic Jack line be a better deal at that point?

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Re: Google voice with obi is dead as of 5/14
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2014, 03:03:55 PM »
Any thoughts on my Canada issue? Do you think it's an issue to have the wrong E911 locale?
In order to set up the ObiVoice you have to set up with the correct address and city, originally when I was setting it up, I got a fail error, as E911 was not able to verify my address.

I am not sure on how to set it up in Canada, or of they support that, but if you are setting it up as if you are in the USA, then make sure to enter all the correct info, and when you select what number they should give you it should match "your" city.

I don't think once its set up for one city, it will not work in a different city / county based on the IP, but thats just a guess :)