A regular telephone uses ‘Analog’ technology to transmit your voice.
The Internet only uses ‘Digital’ technology.
An ‘Analog-Telephone-Adapter’ converts your ‘Analog’ conversion into a ‘Digital’ conversion. This allows you can use your regular telephone to talk over the Internet. There is no need to purchase a “VoIP” type telephone. “Internet telephones”(aka: VoIP telephones) do not require an ATA because they transmit your conversation using ‘Digital’ technology.
NB: To make high quality phone calls over the Internet you must have a high quality Internet service. A minimum upload speed of 0.700 GB (700 kbps) is required. Satellite Internet does not support high quality voice calls, regardless of it’s upload speed. This is due to the distances involved. It will work but you may notice a delay. This delay is called ‘latency’.
Here is a picture of an “Obi 110” ATA manufactured by Ohihai Technologies:
Click here to see a short YouTube Video of the OBi-110 in action.
On the web, people often mention that the Anveo website is confusing or intimidating - this is because the Anveo product is targeted towards businesses who wish to replace their entire phone system with a VoIP solution with a hosted PBX that has a zillion features.
Anveo also offers a great residential product – the problem is that both the 'simple residential product' and the 'fancy pants business product' are offered through the same website!
This tutorial will show you how simple it really is to set up an Anveo account and an Internet phone number for residential use. Continue reading
The word ‘VoIP‘ frightened the hell out of me – it sounded just too damn ‘technical’ for a person like me. I was wrong, and my fear was costing me BIG money!
How does saving around $900.00 per year sound to you?
You can make your Anveo phone number ring up to 4 phones, simultaneously, when there is an incoming call. Have it ring your home, your cell phone, your cottage and even your homes in London, Paris or New York. This is a great option if you want to ‘stay in touch’, no matter where you are.
Configuring your Anveo phone number to ring up to 4 phone numbers, at the same time, is easy – just follow along below…
Anveo offers 2 monthly options for residential phone numbers. In addition, if you are an Obi user, they offer 2 annual residential plans. To understand the differences, read on…
How does a monthly residential phone bill of $3.33 USD sound to you?
Buy an Obi, watch these two videos and you’ll be making free phone calls using Google Voice in minutes!
Sometimes, your standard long-distance plan from your phone company is not the best for you.
Here are some alternatives that may allow you to save some money, while still using your existing phone company line.
We were having trouble setting up FreePhoneLine, using their “VoIP Unlock Key”, on an OBI 110 until we received an answer to our support ticket.
This post provides the instructions that we received from FreePhoneLine and it worked just fine… Continue reading
Yep, Google Voice is now officially supported on Obi devices!
Once you have learned how to set up an OBI ATA to save yourself big money on your telephone bill, it is only natural for you to want to share this knowledge with your friends and family – use TeamViewer to help them set up their OBI…
As do many people, I have been using Ookla to test the upload & download speed of my internet connection. The only problem with it is that you have to initiate the test manually. There’s a better way… Continue reading