Friday, July 29, 2011

How To Setup Google Voice as a Landline with the OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter

As a Virtual Employee, I spend most of my workweek on the phone in my personal home office. I have a cell phone, but it's not very cost effective to use valuable wireless minutes on long conference calls.  So I set out to find a better, less expensive way, to add a dedicated phone line to my home office.  It didn't take me long to me to find the OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter by Obihai Technologies Inc.

The OBi100 is first (maybe the only) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) ATA device to support Google Voice without the need of a PC.  This means you can plug this little device into your home network and attach any landline phone you have available and start making calls using your Google Voice account in minutes.  The best part of all this is the cost.  The OBi100 only cost around $39 on No, that is not per month.  Since Google Voice currently is free and allows you to make and receive unlimited calls in the US and Canada, all you need to buy is the OBi100 for $39.