Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Low Cost Land-line Phone

Google Voice  One number: a single phone number that rings all your phones – Google voicemail: voicemail like email – Voicemail transcription: read what your voicemail says – Custom greetings: vary voicemail greetings by caller – International calling: low cost calls to the world – Block calls: send unwanted callers straight to voicemail – Record calls: record phone calls and store them online – Conference calls: join several people into a single call – Screen callers: hear who is calling before you pick up.

I use Google Voice with the OBi200 adaptor for a one time cost of less than $50. I do pay for GV911.COM $12 per year for E911 service. Place and Receive Calls on Regular Phones. Once Google Voice is configured on the OBi (web access from browser required for initial set-up), you can start calling from your regular ‘house’ phone. Free Calls to US and Canada phones and 1¢ per minute from everywhere else. Check out all Google Voice Premium Features.

How It WorksGet Free Home Phone Service with an Inexpensive OBi200 VoIP Box by Review Geek – Having a telephone other than your cell phone can be handy. If you find yourself needing one, you might as well choose a solution with no monthly cost!

Step by Step Instructions: How to Switch to VoIP and Ditch Your Home Phone Bill Forever  – By Jason – You can enjoy the convenience of a whole-house phone line without shelling out your hard-earned money to your local telecommunications provider.

Setup E911 service at  GV911.COM – Enhanced E911 for Google ™ Voice Users. Designed for VoIP users who would need to be able to dial 911 and reach a live local Police / Fire Department dispatcher in case of an emergency. With address changes are free. Enable 911 for your OBI device for $12 per year!

You could also use the low-cost magicJack PLUS device. It is a stand-alone option you don't need a Google Voice number

Get magicJack PLUS with 12 months of Unlimited Local & Long Distance Calling to the U.S. and Canada.
   Renew service for $30 a year or 5 years for $100.

  • Connect Anyway You Want: There are more ways to call with magicJack – get Unlimited local & long-distance calling to the U.S. and Canada using your home phone, computer or mobile phone.
  • Keep Your Number – Now you can bring your phone number to magicJack.
  • magicJack PLUS can be connected straight to your modem or router and is independent of your computer. You can make and receive calls, even when the computer is turned off. 
  • Use any standard home telephone with magicJack: corded or cordless.
  • If you have a cordless phone system in your home or office, simply plug in the base station and your additional handsets will work as normal. Just can think of magicJack as your new phone jack, it's really that simple.

How do I activate 911 Emergency Service on my magicJack? 

  • 911 Emergency Services are for United States and Canadian addresses ONLY and is offered to you for a fee.

​​OBI detailed help pages.

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