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Author Topic: Can Obi200 & Google Voice work in Germany or Japan?  (Read 1319 times)
TimSpencer
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« on: November 17, 2017, 04:01:34 pm »

I have been using Obi100 & Google Voice for about 6 years and it has worked flawlessly. I live near Chicago.   

I will be switching to the Obi200 soon.   Since it's currently on sale for $34, I'm wondering if I should get a couple more for my father and grandparents.     

Last year, my father's comany sent him to work in the branch office in Japan. He'll be there for another year and half.   My grandparents retired and moved to Germany. 

Can I buy a couple more Obi200 devices, setup Google Voice with new numbers and ship the devices to them?  (connecting to their existing routers and cordless phones)  Will they be able to use the Obi200 devices for Google Voice calls to and from the US?

Thanks!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 05:42:29 pm »

The other OBi devices do not need Google Voice numbers.  Each OBi has a "burned-in", nine-digit OBi number, printed on the bottom.  OBi devices can call other OBi devices for free, by dialing **9 followed by the desired party's OBi number.

You can also set up a list of trusted callers that can use the auto attendant feature on your OBi, by calling its number, and then their OBi number will be recognized and sent to your auto attendant.  From there, they can make an outbound call using your Google Voice service.
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LTN1
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 06:25:52 pm »

Here's a list of countries that may have problems with GV usage. Japan and Germany doesn't appear to be on that list: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=12639.msg84901#new
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 06:28:36 pm »

Here's a list of countries that may have problems with GV usage. Japan and Germany doesn't appear to be on that list: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=12639.msg84901#new


Thanks, but I didn't mention that, because it's a moot point.  The calls can traverse the OBiTALK network instead.  Calls bridged through the OBi's AA will simply be US phone calls placed from a US-located OBi with a US GV number.
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LTN1
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 09:32:21 pm »

Understood, Steve. Was just responding to the OP's thoughts on putting GV with the OBi and using it (instead of the OBi number) in those countries.
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