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strong mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 1:05 am
Im looking for more info on voip service on a cordless or regular telephone. I have high speed internet at home and I'd like to know what's the pros and cons for voip services rather then a regular phone company. Anyone has it? And if yes which company would you recommend
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 7:29 am
I use Google voice with an obi
Hardly any issues ba"h
I use fiber optics for Internet service

I worked in VoIP for a decade. With reliable, high speed internet, no reason not to.

If power is out, it won't work even with a corded phone but you can usually set it to forward to a cell number in those cases.
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strong mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 7:37 am
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
I use Google voice with an obi
Hardly any issues ba"h
I use fiber optics for Internet service

I worked in VoIP for a decade. With reliable, high speed internet, no reason not to.

If power is out, it won't work even with a corded phone but you can usually set it to forward to a cell number in those cases.


Thank you, I greatly appreciate your info

How do I set it up? Do I call Google voice to set it up? Also can I import a previous number?
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Amarante




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 9:32 am
I had a regular land line and made the mistake of changing over when my cable provider offered it with a special rate.

I didn't think it through and didn't focus on the internet line needing the electrical AND internet connection to work versus the old fashioned land line which operates independently. For me it defeated the reason for having it since the reason I kept a landline was because it would operate in the event of an emergency - if the power was off or the internet was down for some reason.

I tried to go back to the landline the next day but the phone company said they couldn't do it - that once I had made the switch that was it and no getting a regular land line.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 10:20 am
That's what cell phones are for...

Voice.google.com and yes you can pay to transfer a number I believe
I pay for e911 separately, it's a few dollars a year
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Amarante




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 10:23 am
Hashem_Yaazor wrote:
That's what cell phones are for...

Voice.google.com and yes you can pay to transfer a number I believe
I pay for e911 separately, it's a few dollars a year


The problem with cell phones in an emergency is that they need to be charged AND the lines get jammed if there is an emergency because they don't have the bandwidth to handle all of the calls simultaneously.
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healthminded




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Aug 02 2022, 5:27 pm
I know we use Google voice, so I asked my DH for more information he told me just to go to obitalk.com it’s very easy setup, even dummies will get it, you just need to open an account then connect Google voice via signing in to Google.

He said he will iy”h later find me a dansdeals link with more information.

Btw he said that the obi box is a discontinued product.
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healthminded




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Aug 04 2022, 10:13 am
healthminded wrote:
I know we use Google voice, so I asked my DH for more information he told me just to go to obitalk.com it’s very easy setup, even dummies will get it, you just need to open an account then connect Google voice via signing in to Google.

He said he will iy”h later find me a dansdeals link with more information.

Btw he said that the obi box is a discontinued product.

Here it is, seems like very easy step by step instructions
https://forums.dansdeals.com/I.....945.0
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strong mom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Aug 04 2022, 10:42 am
healthminded wrote:
Here it is, seems like very easy step by step instructions
https://forums.dansdeals.com/I.....945.0


Wow thank you so much for getting the info, I greatly appreciate it
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