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…
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.
Buy an Obi, watch these two videos and you’ll be making free phone calls using Google Voice in minutes!
Yep, Google Voice is now officially supported on Obi devices!
If you are using an Obi (or another manufactures ATA) with Google Voice and wish to port your Google Voice phone number out before Google pulls the XMPP plug, investigate one of these reputable providers… Continue reading
Once you have set up your Anveo account and telephone number, you will notice that the outgoing Caller ID (what people see on their phone when you call them) is your Anveo phone number. You may wish to change this information, here’s how… Continue reading
If you want to scrap your land line and just use the Internet for your phone calls, you need to ‘port’ (transfer) your home phone number from your existing phone company (Bell, Rogers, SaskTel etc) to a VoIP company, I chose Anveo.com. Here is how in went for me…
Most people now have wifi Internet in their homes. You can make phone calls from your cell phone, without using your cell phone minutes, just by installing an app on you phone…
To save real money on your cell phone plan, you must use the “Voice+” app on your Android phone, or, an equivalent app on a iPhone. But, most importantly, you must have some way to receive ‘unlimited’ incoming calls, even from the USA. Some cell companies only allow ‘unlimited’ incoming calls originating from phone numbers in Canada, here is a way around this limitation…
For Canadians, the two main Google Voice apps that you can use on your android phone, to save minutes and/or long-distance charges, are: