[Newegg] Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice & SIP - 49.99
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- November 25, 2018
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I have a Freephoneline.ca SIP, call quality is crap
Pianoguy wrote:FreePhoneLine and VoIP.ms provide very similar services. The pricing structure is different, and VoIP.ms has more complex inbound call routing options, but the actual VoIP is the same. VoIP.ms even uses Fibernetics (FreePhoneLine and Fongo's parent company) as one of their carriers, so some of the service is literally identical.
FPL is a one time fee $89.95+tax, unless you're using the desktop app, which is completely free. People usually do have worse experiences with the desktop app.shayne85 wrote:but it’s free
No residential SIP service has 100% uptime.shayne85 wrote:and reliable (aka never down)
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That's usually related to upload jitter/packet loss.
Down doesn't matter. What people hear from you is upload.
A lot of people say that without realizing other devices and/or programs may actually be using bandwidth in the background. It's really not a good idea, in general, to be using a router that doesn't have a good QoS feature for VoIP.No other devices are being used at time of bad voice quality.
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I'm curius about the quality issues you have ? I can't say I'm using my freephoneline that much, however I'm not experiencing quality issues. I had somes at first when I was still on a basic DSL connection but after that, never had an issue and I have the service for ~ 9 years now
Nov 23rd, 2018 6:56 am
I use it daily, and I have no issues for local calling or faxing (FPL, unofficially, works with T.38 fax protocol). All other things being equal, G.711u=G.711u=G7.11u=POTS (plain old telephone service). There's absolutely no way I'd be using it if sounded worse than my old Bell landline, and I use a lot of different VoIP services including Callcentric, VoIP.ms, and Anveo Direct. I have no problems (normally . . . I did have to get VoIP.ms change carrier routing to a couple of locations) with any of them.
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I’d say almost 0% based on past history. Next round of sales might be during Boxing week, and I doubt the pricing will be better.
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http://forums.redflagdeals.com/need-lan ... #p23753017fastlayne wrote: ↑I use FPL and The Monitoring Center with an old DSC PC3000. I have two FPL numbers - one for the house phone system and one for the alarm.
I connected the DSC directly to a dedicated VOIP ATA. I did not want the DSC seizing my phone line and for $40 the extra ATA isolates any problems. If I needed to tweak the DSC ATA, I did not have to change my house phone ATA.
I had some problems initially with the useless Cisco SPA112, but have not had any problems with the Obi100.
(Disclaimer: I assume all risks in using VOIP for my alarm system. Thanks to everyone that is worried about my well being.)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/carrytel ... #p27166801fastlayne wrote: ↑My Freephoneline, Obi100 ATA, and DSC PC3000 (?) all play nice together.
It is very easy, at least for DSC, to use a RJ45 straight coupler to connect directly to the ATA with a short length of RJ11 cable.
This creates a dedicated configuration without having to play with any house wiring or the RJ31X and gives the alarm system its own "phone line".
Freephoneline users may find this thread useful: http://forum.fongo.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19236.kanata2004 wrote:I use freephone line + Grandstream HT502 and it works great with my alarm company (ADT). Also I tried the Fido home phone (gsm based) and it works fine too. I went with Freephoneline way since no monthly cost. I tried FPL + Obi200 device and it works just fine too. Search RFD if you want know more obi200 and Freephoneline . There are thousands of posts.
You can make the alarm system work first and switch internet after.
Pianoguy wrote: The service provider is not really relevant because everyone uses the G.711u codec. Setting up your equipment correctly will make the difference.
AcroVoice offers support for alarm systems, and they will preconfigure your device so that it is ready to go as soon as you receive it. If you want to DIY your VoIP setup, the OBi200 and OBi202 ATAs allow you to configure a fixed jitter buffer, which is crucial for reliable data transmission. Look in the admin guide for $NOJI1 and also $NOEC1.
Pianoguy wrote:I would make the argument that an alarm system connected to a POTS line is not reliable. If your demarc is mounted outdoors, an intruder could simply disconnect the line.
Instead, why not buy a system that connects to the monitoring station via cell, and perhaps also via IP so you can monitor it from your phone?
If you have a smartphone, this device will allow you to monitor your alarm with it. No fees beyond equipment purchase and installation:
You can receive a text message when your alarm trips, and there are no monthly fees. The downside is no police dispatch, but (at least in Vancouver) it's slow enough that there's not a great deal of value there.
Nov 23rd, 2018 9:06 am
When I first started using an Obi (with FPL) a couple years ago, I tried to get my alarm to work with it. I was actually able to make it work (think I may have routed the outbound call through Google Hangouts, but can’t remember). It did work sometimes, but there were times where it wouldn’t for whatever reason and my alarm company would contact me to let me know it was disconnected. Ultimately, my alarm contract was up and I was able to renew and have them throw in the cellular alarm chip for free so I went with that.
Nov 23rd, 2018 9:07 am
I have also been using my Linksys PAP2T with voip.ms for like 6 years.Temporel wrote: ↑ Is the OBi202 @ $65 with Free shipping the best deal on ATAs to buy right now?
- Simple (but extra features are always nice);
How likely is it that we are going to see a lower price on this in the next few months?
In other words, is it time to pull the trigger on this to replace an 8 year old Linksys PAP2T ATA before it fails?
Are there any reason NOT to buy the 202 but the 200 instead?