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AT&T Mobile Double Data Plan For Customers with 15+ GB Data:
According to CNet and other news reports, AT&T Wireless is now offering to double your data allowance if you have a plan with 15GB or greater.
For example, if you have a 15GB allowance, they will give you 30GB allowance for free.
You must call AT&T to upgrade your data plan for free.
Google Voice Support is Back for OBi Devices:
According to the OBi Blog, Google Voice is now officially supported again on OBi devices.
This is a complete turnaround from earlier this year, when Google Voice officially removed support for XMPP-based devices, which the OBi devices used.
However, users of OBi devices with a Google Voice number probably noticed their service continued to work, even after the May 15 deadline.
Now there is no more worry of having to pay for home telephone service.
If you currently have an OBi device, or if you want to buy an OBi device, you can enjoy free incoming and outgoing calls within the US and Canada with a free Google Voice number.
The OBi devices plug in to your home router and your landline phones.
We use ours with a multi-handset cordless phone system, so every room has a cordless phone.
If you have a Google Voice number, you can program it to ring your home phone and your mobile phone at the same time.
This allows people to call one number to reach you by voice, regardless of whether you are available at home or on your mobile phone.
Also, if you answer a Google Voice call on your mobile phone, come home, then you can transfer the call to your home phone.
Beware that Google Voice landline phones cannot call 911.
You will need to use your mobile phone in case of emergency.
If you do want your home phone to make emergency calls, OBi does have service options on their OBiTalk.com website, but you will need to enable one of those services and pay a monthly fee.