Review: OBi200 FREE Home Phone Calls




After you cancel cable TV your home phone may be what you want to cut next. While many may not have had a home phone in years, others find home phone a necessary need whether that is for a home office or a long list of needs.

The good news is there are many great options available for home phone including the Obi200. With the Obi200 you can turn your free Google Voice account into a physical phone to receive and make calls.

Here is our hands-on review of the Obi200.

Note: If you need more than one home phone, check out the Obi202. It is just like the Obi200 but adds a second part to your phone system.


911 Service

If you use Obi200 with Google Voice you will find 911 support is not there. 911 will be unable to see where you are calling from using Google Voice. This is an issue with Google Voice not the Obi200. There are other VOIP services that you can use with the Obi200 to get 911 support, but they cost money every month.

So just keep in mind that 911 support will be lacking.

Final Thoughts

Set up was easy and only took five minutes. The quality of the calls is great, and it works just like your home phone does now. If you need a fax line or just want a home phone, the Obi200 is a great option. The downside is lack of 911 support if you use it with Google Voice.

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