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Post by pugchief » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:01 pm

What are people here using for their 'landline', if anything? I was using Nettalk [like magicjack] but they just raised their fees a lot and I am wanting to switch.
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Post by lordmetroid » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:14 pm

Landline?
I don't have no frickin landline. We are living in the age of cellphones now!
Broadband fiber internet connection is the closest to landline I got!
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Post by technovelist » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:22 pm

pugchief wrote: What are people here using for their 'landline', if anything? I was using Nettalk [like magicjack] but they just raised their fees a lot and I am wanting to switch.
Ooma, which I hope will work better once I switch to what I hope is a better internet connection.

Yes, I know hope is not a plan, but I just got a termination notice from my current internet provider and have had to scramble to get an alternative set up.
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Post by Cortopassi » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:59 pm

Voipo, 2 years, $149

http://www.voipo.com/
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Post by ochotona » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:25 pm

I use Ooma, and I have the app on my phone also, so my home phone number rings on my phone.
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Re: VoIP

Post by pugchief » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:38 pm

For those that use Ooma:

There is no monthly fee? Just buy the unit and register? Can you port existing number?

Anybody use Obi with Google Voice?
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Re: VoIP

Post by BearBones » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:38 pm

Obi200
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUV ... hatechn-20

Love that amazing little thing! Pair with Googlevoice number and for <$50 have free landline. No ongoing fees. Can add e911 for <$1 a month.
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Post by jafs » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:43 pm

With Ooma, you buy the unit, and set up the service.

It used to be completely free, but now you have to pay some monthly taxes/surcharges, which amount to about $4.50/month for us (I think this may differ from place to place).

I believe you can keep your existing phone number, but I'm not sure, and there may be a charge for that.
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Re: VoIP

Post by ochotona » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:01 pm

Basic Ooma is about $4 a month. Depends on the taxes where you live. I'm quite happy with it for the past couple of years. For $10 a month more, you get a pretty rich assortment of premium features. Robocall filtering, second line free, can ring to the phone app, text notification if someone calls 911 from your home phone, more. Yes, you can port your old phone number, then it becomes your lifetime phone number, no matter where you move in the world, it moves with you. I'm looking forward to not ever changing my phone number again.

I have Google Voice... I am always fearful about when they are going to cancel it because it's not "core" for them. When something is free, you're really at their mercy.
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Re: VoIP

Post by Austen Heller » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:05 pm

BearBones wrote: Obi200
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUV ... hatechn-20

Love that amazing little thing! Pair with Googlevoice number and for <$50 have free landline. No ongoing fees. Can add e911 for <$1 a month.
Another vote for the Obihai product.  I have been using the Obi100 for about 3-4 years, with no problems at all.  The device cost me $40, but there have been no ongoing fees at all, I use it with Google voice.  If mine broke, I would definitely buy the newer Obi200.
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Re: VoIP

Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:21 pm

google talk on a wifi enabled device...totally free.
unlimited talk, text, voicemail transciption, video calling.

works with freedompop phone over the sprint data network, again free up to 500 mb? per month
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Re: VoIP

Post by Mark Leavy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:20 pm

pugchief wrote: What are people here using for their 'landline', if anything? I was using Nettalk [like magicjack] but they just raised their fees a lot and I am wanting to switch.
I gave up a landline in 1995 and never looked back.  I've had the same phone number on my mobile ever since then.  Call my number and reach me.  Why would you want to call my house?  My house doesn't care about you.

Nowadays that number is mapped to Google Voice which is mapped to whatever temporary SIM card I have in my phone from whatever country I am in.
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