Inexpensive Landline/VoIP Service Replacement: The OBi202 Voice Adapter

Recently, I had a need for to have a plug-in, landline phone. A cell phone simply wouldn’t get the job done.

Our Internet provider was charging $50/month for VoIP, and even a VoIP specialist wanted $30/month. I wanted a less expensive VoIP option, and I thought there should be something that works with Google Voice. I found the OBi202 Voice adapter.

The OBi202 Voice adapter has two traditional telephone ports, two network ports, a USB and a port for power. This enables you to set-up a traditional telephone line and a separate line for a fax machine. Then, this plugs into the line between your router and the rest of your local network.

You pay a one-time fee for the device, between $65-100, depending on where you purchase and whether it is on sale. There’s a quick set-up process through their website. I had the whole thing up in running inside of 15 minutes. Recommended.