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Started by 4myphones, March 07, 2011, 01:14:35 PM
Quote from: James on July 11, 2012, 07:17:23 AMNoob here.Sending a new OBi100 to family in DUBAI (UAE). All we need is to call each other using our OBi numbers (OBi to OBi call). What steps do I need to take here in the States before I send the device to Dubai? Thanks for your help.
Quote from: QBZappy on July 11, 2012, 07:47:49 AMJames,I would not send an OBi overseas without setting it up with a second (backup) voip service. Consider setting up a free sip2sip acct as well. https://mdns.sipthor.net/register_sip_account.phtmlBefore sending it you should test it at a friend's house to simulate calling over the internet. By the way, are there any internet restrictions in DUBAI (UAE) which might impede a voip call?
Quote from: James on July 11, 2012, 12:30:08 PMbut services like Skype are blocked in UAE from what I understand. but since I have a OBi100 (connected to Google Voice) my thought I could send a OBi100 to my family in UAE and just use their OBi to OBi free call feature. Will this work?but I have no clue about the a "second (backup) voip service" and a "sip2sip acct" - why do I need these?
Quote from: James on July 11, 2012, 07:17:23 AMWhat steps do I need to take here in the States before I send the device to Dubai?
Quote from: Stewart on July 11, 2012, 03:26:22 PMBefore sending any hardware, confirm that the desired protocol(s) will work there, by testing with a softphone (or a smartphone app connected to their LAN by Wi-Fi).For OBiTalk, they can use OBiAPP + X-Lite on a PC, or OBiON for iPhone or Android.For Google Voice, they can use Gmail.For a SIP provider, I recommend Callcentric; try the softphone they supply.I suggest you setting up the accounts they will be using and testing the softphone or smartphone app at a US friend's, to confirm that the setup is correct. Of course, those apps should be shut down at your friend's before trying to run them in UAE.If, after getting all of the above working in US, none of them work in UAE, you might try a VPN connection, either one that you set up or one offered by a provider, e.g. CallWithUs or PBXes.
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Quote from: ShermanObi on March 09, 2011, 05:19:43 PMGoing forward, the purpose of this topic is to memorialize success associated with using OBi devices with Google Voice outside the USA. Where were you?How were you connected to the Internet?What kind of calls worked?What kind of calls did not work?Any other observations?