by Anura Guruge
>> I use $60/year PhonePower
>> — May 14, 2014.
>> $60/year PhonePower option
>> — Apr. 21, 2014.
>> VoicePro option — Apr. 19, 2014.
>> Obi110 without Google Voice —
>> Apr. 16, 2014.
>> Obi-based Guruge network — Nov. 24, 2013.
>> Obi110 Voice Service Bridge — Nov. 14, 2013.
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4 months after we lost, to my utmost distress,
Google Voice, OBi has managed to update its API
to AGAIN support Google Voice!
I happened to get an e-mail on the reinstated Google Voice support last night. At first I was going to ignore it because I was already signed up for a year, for $60, with PhonePower and it has been working quite well.
But it kept nagging at me so I decided to give it a quick spin. I also needed to make a phone call, to a cousin, in Sri Lanka, and Google Voice, with whom I have a credit balance, would have been my cheapest and easiest option.
So I logged onto obihai.com, with trepidation — and it took me a few minutes to realize that I logon using Google+ (since everything with OBi is so closely aligned with Google). Once I was logged in it really only took less than 4 minutes — and that included a COMPLETE software update to the OBi110. Pretty amazing. I kept on waiting for something to go wrong. I was impressed. Tried all 3 of my dial-out options: PhonePower (the default or **1 option), Google Voice the **2 option and TDS the **8 option. They all worked.
I called up Sri Lanka at midnight, which is the best time to call my kin. 10:30 in the morning for them. Had a nice chat. Cost me all of 42 cents.
So, I am happy. I am glad that OBi did this — the right thing.