Yes, there are
by Mindstyle06 - 10/9/12 7:29 AM
In Reply to: Open voip hardwares? by ahtoi
There are many hardwares. Its just how much you really want to spend. OBi is not only tied up to Google but actually it is one of the open hardwares. It advertises for google voice because everyone loves free and its very good marketing strategy but it works with many other SIPs. I personally plan to have a google voice account and one more VoIP account for international calling.
Cable company's charge for phone is outrageous. They make a ton of money. I calculated mine. My usage is about 800 minutes per month. With VoIP provider, it will cost me $8 per month + taxes. $10 for round figure (without any compromise on quality). The cable company wants me to pay $35+taxes for the same services. Hence, I said bye bye. Our ignorance is their benefit. Its our call if we want to be wise and make best use of technology or get ourselves ripped off.
I did a lot of research. At the moment, OBi100 is the cheapest and best hardware (feature-wise) I could find. I am yet to configure and use it and can not comment on that part. I will be glad if somebody more knowledgeable than me can correct me.
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