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Author Topic: when will Obi200 reach "end of life" like my Obi100?  (Read 1723 times)
TimSpencer
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« on: November 14, 2017, 01:14:45 pm »

I bought my Obi100 exactly 5 years ago. (November 2012) 

It still works as of today(Nov 14, 2017).  However, I'm thinking about buying the Obi200 since it's on sale for only $39.99 delivered and no tax.

How long can I expect the Obi200 to reasonably last before it reaches "end of life" like my old Obi100?   

Thanks!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 02:38:09 pm »

How long before the Chicago Cubs win another World Series?

Seriously, there is no way to predict that, because there are too many unknowns.  If it was a TV, it would be off warranty in a year, and probably not supported by the manufacturer at all in another year or two.  Same goes for Android phones, for example.
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kruegs
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »

Where are you finding it for $39.99 w/o tax?
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jbinmn
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 03:16:06 pm »

Where are you finding it for $39.99 w/o tax?
Try here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1293705-REG/obihai_technology_obi200_voip_phone_adapter.html

Subtotal:$59.99
Shipping Calculate Above
Coupon discount-$20.00
Sales Tax$0.00
You Pay$39.99

Looks like tax only in Ny/NJ
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TimSpencer
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 03:25:22 pm »


Try here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1293705-REG/obihai_technology_obi200_voip_phone_adapter.html

Subtotal:$59.99
Shipping Calculate Above
Coupon discount-$20.00
Sales Tax$0.00
You Pay$39.99

Looks like tax only in Ny/NJ

Yup, that's the one! Smiley    I ordered 3.  1 shipped, but the other 2 were on back order.(showing in stock in about 3 days)

By the way B&H can be a little quirky when you order more than one item that's on a special sale.  That's why I placed 3 separate orders several hours apart.
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LTN1
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 03:37:13 pm »

How long can I expect the Obi200 to reasonably last before it reaches "end of life" like my old Obi100?  

Thanks!

Steve may not be able to know how long the OBi200 will last, but I have devised a mathematical formula to reasonably estimate the EOL of the OBi200. Without getting into the technical part of the equation below...



50% of it will last more than 4.12 years and the other 50% will fail before the 4.12 years.

No need to thank me...your admiration of my intellect is good enough.
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Lavarock7
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 04:01:58 pm »

"End of life"? Do you mean "End of SUPPORT life"?

The Obi110 will keep working until it breaks. The Google Voice has always been a bit iffy because you have two companies involved, one who enjoys have OBis connecter (or at least tollerates them), but will stop that if itey decide to.

Obi decided to stop putting effort into the 100 so they could build better products.

My old computer company made a propitiatory maiframe and kept rewriting the operating system to allow programs compiled decades earlier to still run. Even Microsoft never did that. My company found value in letting people who spent monet on hardware decades earlier (maybe $250,000) to keep using that software even after the company who wrote the software may have gone out of business long ago.

I cannot see a company spending 'boatloads' of time and effort on a device which was so reasonably priced. I guess if haven't recovered the cost many times over, then perhaps you should be concerned.

As an aside, I once bought a riding mower for $800. It lasted a year and a half because I was moving 8 acres with lots of rocks. I saved about $2,000 by not having a guy come in on a tractor and do the work. I felt I was ahead and let that poor mower go to its final reward.
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 04:10:49 pm »

How long can I expect the Obi200 to reasonably last before it reaches "end of life" like my old Obi100?  

Thanks!

Steve may not be able to know how long the OBi200 will last, but I have devised a mathematical formula to reasonably estimate the EOL of the OBi200. Without getting into the technical part of the equation below...



50% of it will last more than 4.12 years and the other 50% will fail before the 4.12 years.

No need to thank me...your admiration of my intellect is good enough.


Oh no, now you have leaked my secret formula!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 04:43:45 pm »

"End of life"? Do you mean "End of SUPPORT life"?

The Obi110 will keep working until it breaks. The Google Voice has always been a bit iffy because you have two companies involved, one who enjoys have OBis connecter (or at least tollerates them), but will stop that if itey decide to.

Obi decided to stop putting effort into the 100 so they could build better products.

My old computer company made a propitiatory maiframe and kept rewriting the operating system to allow programs compiled decades earlier to still run. Even Microsoft never did that. My company found value in letting people who spent monet on hardware decades earlier (maybe $250,000) to keep using that software even after the company who wrote the software may have gone out of business long ago.

I cannot see a company spending 'boatloads' of time and effort on a device which was so reasonably priced. I guess if haven't recovered the cost many times over, then perhaps you should be concerned.

As an aside, I once bought a riding mower for $800. It lasted a year and a half because I was moving 8 acres with lots of rocks. I saved about $2,000 by not having a guy come in on a tractor and do the work. I felt I was ahead and let that poor mower go to its final reward.

Let me guess:  VSE?  The first "disk-based" operating system, circa 1965, still supported and in use today as z/VSE.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 01:26:00 pm »


Let me guess:  VSE?  The first "disk-based" operating system, circa 1965, still supported and in use today as z/VSE.

MPE (Hewlett Packard 3000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_3000
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Multi-Programming_Executive

The operating system separate data and code areas. So a company like State Farm could run their entry program. There would be one copy of that program in memory and a data area for each user. Thus a 256K memory system could handle many people simultaneously.
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