Started by firstname.lastname@example.org, June 29, 2012, 04:59:40 PM
Quote from: email@example.com on June 29, 2012, 04:59:40 PM I am just curious if anyone has heard any rumors or talk of what Google is up to in 2013.
Quote from: firstname.lastname@example.org on June 30, 2012, 06:56:08 AMMost of us are using the OBi and Google Voice to make and receive free calls in the USA and Canada.
Quote from: JohnBowler on June 30, 2012, 06:50:39 PMQuote from: email@example.com on June 30, 2012, 06:56:08 AMMost of us are using the OBi and Google Voice to make and receive free calls in the USA and Canada. The OBi uses the internet; you are paying for that. (Even if you take your OBiWifi equipped Obi202 down to Starbucks every time you make a phone call you are still paying via overpriced coffee!)If you have a connection that permits unlimited download and upload (or if you never hit your limit) you might think you have free calls because there is no marginal cost to making an additional telephone call, but if you think about it a little you will see that your local telephone company also provides "free" calls by that definition because it will happily offer you a monthly subscription with unlimited calling in the US etc.As I said, this isn't new because telephone companies in the US have offered "free local calling" for years; indeed getting measured rate local service in the US is apparently impossible (you have to spend half an hour explaining the concept to the customer service people!) This is because US telephone companies make their money by charging monthly subscriptions to a fixed base of customers who have no choice but to pay.John Bowler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Quote from: Lavarock7 on June 30, 2012, 08:27:14 PMIt will probably be free as it has been for years now. Even if not, there are plenty of cheap services that you can use with the Obi boxes.
Quote from: davefred99 on June 30, 2012, 08:28:46 PMHow is any of that useful to the OP. Sounds like a Political speak!
Quote from: Frankfone on June 30, 2012, 11:48:36 PMI would not take any answer from here or any blog, for what it matters, as if the person responding was an erudite on the subject. Some people are bored to death and use "believers" to amuse themselves.
Quote from: Ostracus on July 01, 2012, 08:40:23 AMNow, now, let's no be too hard on each other. I think in his roundabout way the answer is, most likely. GV is free for what needs to be free, and charges for what it needs to charge. In other words, just like 2012.
Quote from: email@example.com on June 29, 2012, 04:59:40 PM I am just curious if anyone has heard any rumors or talk of what Google is up to in 2013. I am using 1 Obi now and want to add 2 more but am waiting to see what Google does. I also have a Phone Power line that cost $100 a year, I do not think Google would be stupid enough to charge more than that and you think it would be cheaper. pvkid