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MikeHObi
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« on: January 07, 2014, 12:41:42 pm »

My mother who is in her late 60's is looking to cut expenses but would prefer to keep a handset rather than rely on a cell phone.  She finds cell phones too confusing and isn't confident in using them.

I have an Obi202 personally but I think that is more than she would need.  Should I go with just an Obi100 or is that likely to be too close to end of life as far as support and I should look instead at the Obi200?  She will be going straight VOIP, with no land line connection.

Thanks.
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carl
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 05:14:40 pm »

I do not see any end of support for obi 100.
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dircom
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 06:19:32 pm »

another reason to keep a "landline" be it copper/coax/voip is that call quality is usually better than cell phones

and speaking from experience, your hearing doesn't get better with age  Sad
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MikeHObi
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 03:04:35 pm »

another reason to keep a "landline" be it copper/coax/voip is that call quality is usually better than cell phones

and speaking from experience, your hearing doesn't get better with age  Sad

While I have not noticed an issue with overall voice quality on the cell phone, it is true that a reasonable quality handset usually will have a better earpiece than many cell phones have.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 07:08:28 am »

While I have not noticed an issue with overall voice quality on the cell phone, it is true that a reasonable quality handset usually will have a better earpiece than many cell phones have.

And cell phone codecs are not the greatest no matter what you use for mic/ear. Landline is typically g711 and you can often use that for VoIP (typically can if you have any say in the matter).

And some cell phones are better than others.  My brother recently upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a Nexus 5 and he comes thru a lot more clearly now than before.  And he is still calling from the same car with the same in-car bluetooth hands free setup.
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MikeHObi
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 09:11:32 am »

Nexus 5 should support both AT&T and T-Mobiles "HD Voice" which should provide improved call clarity.
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MikeHObi
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 12:10:02 pm »

purchased and received an obi100.  Probably going to add the line through CallCentric as a sub account on my account I already have and then add a outgoing rate plan for Callcentric.  I'll start with pay per call for both incoming and outgoing and see where that ends up after a couple months. If it works well I'll end up using this for my outgoing calls when GV integration goes away.
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