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drgeoff
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« on: June 02, 2015, 06:59:18 am »

See http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=10007.0

Additionally, although Obiplus Basic is still shown on the dashboard of the account which I used to subscribe to it, I have another account where I cannot find a link to subscribe to Obiplus.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 07:45:43 am »

When logged in to your account try clicking this link: http://www.obitalk.com/obinet/pg/services/subscribe?service=obiplus

Still offered for sale on my account.


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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 08:13:55 am »

Yes that brings up the page with the two Obiplus subscription options.  I didn't follow through to see if they actually work.

I've also just noticed the 0zone page, http://www.obitalk.com/ozone.  I wonder if the 'Link Devices' feature is intended as a replacement for Obiplus.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 09:39:57 am »

Yes that brings up the page with the two Obiplus subscription options.  I didn't follow through to see if they actually work.

I've also just noticed the 0zone page, http://www.obitalk.com/ozone.  I wonder if the 'Link Devices' feature is intended as a replacement for Obiplus.

The "link devices" functionality does not (seem) to provide the capable of Obiplus.

It would appear Obihai is in process of changing their business model, offerings, and support models.  That is their right.

Obihai does not "owe" us continued support for any product or function for life, but it is good (and, these days, expected) practice to announce the changes before the conjectures and rumors begin so that they (Obihai) can (try to) control the message.  Looks like Obihai has flunked public relations 101.

Let the random panics and sky falling proclamations begin.

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 09:46:31 am »

See http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=10007.0

Additionally, although Obiplus Basic is still shown on the dashboard of the account which I used to subscribe to it, I have another account where I cannot find a link to subscribe to Obiplus.
If one navigates to http://www.obihai.com/faq/obi-business/What-is-OBiPLUS the header indicates they are no longer accepting new customers (which, of course, means existing subscribers need to start considering their transition strategy).  Alas, poor OBiPLUS, we knew you well.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 03:10:39 am »

See http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=10007.0

Additionally, although Obiplus Basic is still shown on the dashboard of the account which I used to subscribe to it, I have another account where I cannot find a link to subscribe to Obiplus.
If one navigates to http://www.obihai.com/faq/obi-business/What-is-OBiPLUS the header indicates they are no longer accepting new customers (which, of course, means existing subscribers need to start considering their transition strategy).  Alas, poor OBiPLUS, we knew you well.

Trouble with OBiPLUS was unless you used everything it had to offer it worked out to be expensive. They did cut the cost. Again people complaining of no support, i guess you could trade the original high price against the great support network it came with... If it ever came with a great support network.

You have to ask yourself though - a Rasberry PI 2 will set you back 30, you can flash RasPBX and set it up in minutes! No annual costs, if you know what your doing it's a no brainer.

Another issue when using a PBX offering such as OBiPLUS is that your at their mercy, firmware updates that wouldn't let you downgrade, no changelogs, they are not very open about what they have planned, should they decide to close up the OBiPLUS shop you could be left high and dry if you don't visit the forums.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 10:15:03 am »


Trouble with OBiPLUS was unless you used everything it had to offer it worked out to be expensive.

"Expensive" is in the eye of the beholder (and the value they receive).  And the "Lite"/"Basic" version (free) worked for some individuals (not so much for real businesses).

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You have to ask yourself though - a Rasberry PI 2 will set you back 30, you can flash RasPBX and set it up in minutes! No annual costs, if you know what your doing it's a no brainer.

If you add in a FXO/FXS port it gets a bit more expensive (where can you purchase those at a cheap price again?).  Sure, if you are pure VoIP phones, there are some reasonable software solutions out there without the FXS/FXO costs.  But you now have a yet another new hobby to take care of (the hardware and the software on it that needs different care and feeding).  Sometimes not starting, or eliminating, that new hobby is worth some money to you (or your business), sometimes not.  Only you can make that decision for yourself.
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