This two-line Voice-over-IP adapter handles incoming and outgoing calls for up to 2 phones and numbers.
Homes and small businesses that talk on the phone, and don't want to use a cell phone, can hook up a regular old wired or cordless phone.
Call quality works as good as your Internet connection, which for most people, is usually better than mobile phone service.
And, Google Voice is free and works just like most phone services.
A cheaper way to get free phone service without even buying a voice-over-IP box is convert an old cell phone into a Google Voice phone, free over WiFi.
Download the Google Voice app on any iOS or Android phone, even an old phone, and you can make & receive phone calls over WiFi without paying for any phone service.
However if you go down this route, free video chat apps (FaceTime, Google Meet, Zoom, etc.) are better ways to connect than phone calls.
The Polycom OBi200 Voice-over-IP Telephone Adapter is on sale for $40 when applying code 93XSA84
Normally about $50-60.
The OBI200 bridges a regular old telephone (cordless phone) with an Internet telephone service.
It is compatible with free Google Voice which provides a free phone number, unlimited calling within the U.S. and Canada, and voicemail with transcribing.
As a cheaper alternative, you can achieve the same thing with any smart phone and wifi home network.
Sign-in for free Google Voice, and use the Google Voice app on any current or old smart phone.
The phone will work over WiFi, without paying for any mobile phone service.
Another thing to know is 911 emergency service does not work over Google Voice.
Using the OBi200, emergency calls can be added for about $20 per year.
A home phone with 911 improves emergency response time because 911 calls transmit your home address to dispatchers without saying a word.
- Refurbished iPhone SE for $122
Read the instructions below, but first be mindful of the following things:
This 64GB iPhone SE (2nd Generation) is refurbished (not new), and could be a previously used item that has been certified as still in good working order.
The phone is locked for use with Total Wireless.
While is won't work on other wireless networks, it will work on any home WiFi network.
On WiFi, this $122.50 phone gets you a streaming music/audio player, a touchscreen remote control for your TV, a vehicle navigation GPS, a FaceTime/iMessage communications device, and a free Google Voice device for making and receiving free phone calls.