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Agenda What is OBi? Three ways of using OBi: 1.Stop Subscribing to land line. (and keep our old phone number) 2.Continue land line, but with lowest cost.

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1 Agenda What is OBi? Three ways of using OBi: 1.Stop Subscribing to land line. (and keep our old phone number) 2.Continue land line, but with lowest cost option. 3.Snowbird option. How to get free worldwide calls using any of the three. OBi benefits and capabilities OBi Resources

2 What is OBi? A Device for making phone calls over the internet. Software to tailor our individual telephone, fax, or video-call needs.

3 OBi 110

4 Requirements for using OBi Broadband Internet Connection Internet Router with Available Ethernet Port Corded or Cordless Phone

5 Optional Land-Line Telephone Service VOIP Service Provider Account Examples of Service Providers: Google Voice Callcentric VoIP.ms … Several others

6 Teco Telco VOIP Option 1: Stop Subscribing to Land Line How it Happens To OBi PHONE Port Purchase OBi 110 for $50.00 Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone Your Cost is Zero Your Experience Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone e.g. Google Voice

7 Option 1: Stop Subscribing to Land Line And Keep our old Phone Number Itd be nice if we could merely transfer our old number to Google Voice … but Google Voice isnt presently able to receive a transferred Land Line number. 1.Purchase a throw-away cell phone that includes some minutes... ~ $15 - $20. 2.PORT (Transfer) old number from land line provider to our new cell phone.. $Varys 3.PORT our old number from our new cell phone to Google Voice … $20.00 The Outcome: Our old familiar number is now our Google Voice/OBi number. Our old Land Line no longer works. Our new cell phone no longer works. We continue to get Robo calls, etc. We spent $35.00 to $50.00 Take the Long Way Around

8 Teco Telco VOIP Option 2: Continue Land Line, low-cost option How it Happens To Obi PHONE Port Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone Your Cost is Zero Your Experience Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone e.g. Google Voice $xx/Mo To OBi LINE Port Purchase Obi 110 for $50.00

9 Teco Telco VOIP Option 3: Snowbirds & those with distant family How it Happens To OBi PHONE Port Purchase Obi 110 for $50.00 Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone Your Cost is Zero Your Experience Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone Purchase second Google Voice Number for $30.00 Why get a second number?

10 Teco Telco VOIP Option 3: Snowbirds & those with distant family To OBi PHONE Port Purchase OBi 110 for $50.00 Any of Your Home Phones Any U.S. or Canadian Phone Purchase second Google Voice Number for $30.00 So Michigan to Arizona calls are free, and Arizona to Michigan calls are free. We have family in Michigan, Area Code 734. Our two Google Voice numbers are (520) 477-xxxx, and (734) 726-yyyy. Incoming calls to either number ring our OBi phones. We take our OBi to Michigan in the summer, avoiding land-line & cell costs. Why get a second number?

11 Options 1, 2, or 3 + Free Calls World-wide Any of Your Home Phones Your Cost is Zero Your Experience Any Phone Anywhere (on earth) How it Happens To OBi PHONE Port Purchase OBi 110 for $50.00 Any Phone Anywhere (on earth) Any of Your Home Phones Call as many as 98 other OBi devices

12 How it Happens To OBi PHONE Port Purchase OBi 110 for $50.00 Any Phone Anywhere (on earth) Any of Your Home Phones Call as many as 98 other OBi devices Only phones in your OBi s Circle of Trust will connect. There can be as many as 98. You can make outbound calls from a trusted OBi devices phone … at its rates. Your Land line and VOIP can be connected to your OBi … same as on previous slides. Options 1, 2, or 3 + Free Calls World-wide

13 Configuration for small Business

14 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice

15 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VOIP Service Provider Some Popular VOIP Service Providers: Google Voice Callcentric Voip.ms CallWithUs and many more …

16 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice

17 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more.

18 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more No Computer Required to Make or Receive Calls

19 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more No Computer Required to Make or Receive Calls OBi Callback Make Calls at Receiving Rate

20 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more No Computer Required to Make or Receive Calls OBi Callback Make Calls at Receiving Rate Excellent Call Quality

21 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more No Computer Required to Make or Receive Calls OBi Callback Make Calls at Receiving Rate Excellent Call Quality FREE OBiON iPhone & Android Apps from Your Smart Phone

22 Obi Benefits & Capabilities FREE Calls to US & Canada Using Google Voice Use with Any VoIP Service Provider Get the Lowest Cost International Calls with Service Providers of Your Choice Premium Features Voice Mail, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling … more. No Computer Required to Make or Receive Calls OBi Callback Make Calls at Receiving Rate Excellent Call Quality FREE iPhone & Android Apps for Your Smart Phone FREE OBi to OBi Calls Anywhere in the World

23 What Does Obi 110 Cost? $49.99 At Amazon on April 11, out of 5 stars (549 customer reviews) Ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

24 Any Other one-time Costs? Permanent second GV number $ (First number is free) Second number is optional. Works well if you have friends or family in a distant area code. (Snow Bird Option) No other one-time costs if you already have modem and router.

25 Any Variable Costs? No. No monthly fee. No annual fee. No membership fee No cost per minute. No cost per call. No taxes to pay.

26 Any Hidden Costs? No. A good source of information for hidden costs of similar devices are the comments in Amazon customer ratings.

27 What do Users Think of OBi?

28 OBi Resources Where to Go for Help OBihai Support Web Site: Documents Downloads Tips and Tricks FAQ / Knowledge Base. Of special value to new users are step-by-step instructions for installation and settings. Enter a Support Request at: Go to the OBiTALK forum at: the OBihai Support Team at:

29 The OBi Device Administration Guide is a 141 page PDF that can be downloaded from: Some of it may interest you; some is likely to be too technical to be of interest.

30 This slide show will be available on the Computer Club website. (ccgvaz.org)


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