Category Archive for 'Telephone'

Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic DECT 6.0 Link2Cell Bluetooth Cellular Convergence, 4 Handsets For $87 Shipped From Amazon

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic DECT 6.0 Link2Cell Bluetooth Cellular Convergence, 4 Handsets For $87 Shipped From Amazon

This was $104.99 earlier today and is now just $87 shipped with the current lightning deal, a record low price!

Lightning deal valid until 1:59pm EDT or while supplies last.

-Sync smartphone to home phone, no landline required
-Link up to two smartphones to make and receive cell calls with Link2Cell handsets
-Never miss a text with talking ID alerts from Link2Cell handsets
-Find misplaced cell phones with a button on the base
-Dial easily with large buttons on handsets and base
-Hear messages, call back and more with Smart Function Key

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic Dect 6.0 4 Digital Cordless Handsets For $64 Shipped

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Update: This lightning deal is now full, but you can still join the waitlist and keep checking back until 4:59pm to see if you’ve cleared the waitlist.

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic Dect 6.0 4 Digital Cordless Handsets For $64 Shipped

Lightning deal valid until 4:59pm EDT or while supplies last.
This was $88.23 earlier today and is now a record low price on Amazon.

HT: california, via DDF

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VTech DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System For $59.99 Shipped From Best Buy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

If you are on a computer use this link:
VTech DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System For $59.99 Shipped From Best Buy

If you are on a mobile device use this link:
VTech DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System For $59.99 Shipped From Best Buy

-Includes base speakerphone with Connect to Cell digital answering system plus 3 handsets and is expandable to 5 handsets
-DECT 6.0 digital technology For interference-free, secure calls and clear sound.
-Connect to Cell digital answering system
-Bluetooth support lets you connect to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones.
-Backlit cordless handset keypad and display
-Call waiting/caller ID with 50 name-and-number memory

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OBi Will Stop Working Tomorrow; VestaLink Prices Going Up Tonight

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Update: VestaLink prices are scheduled to go up tonight at 11:59pm PDT (2:59am EDT).

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As I reported back in November, Google is turning off support for the OBi tomorrow.

Today I took advantage of a free trial from VestaLink.

Thanks to very clear directions and OBi setup tool within a few minutes I had my OBi switched over to their service and got a new number.  I then had Google Voice forward calls made to Google Voice number to the new VestaLink number.  I verified the Google Voice number by answering the call in Gmail and entering the 2 digit verification code using the Gmail dialer pad.

Then I setup VestaLink to spoof my Google Voice number on outbound calls so that when I call people it will still show the Google Voice number.

You can also port your Google Voice number to VestaLink for free, though I just left mine with Google Voice.

Call quality seems very good and it can support fax and E911 as well.

Caller ID shows up just like on a regular landline!

Calls to the US and Canada are free with any plan, no long distance fees are charged. Here is a spreadsheet for rates to other countries.

There is also a free smartphone app you can use for calls over data or WiFi though I am having some audio issues getting it to work on my GS4, so try that out first if that’s a deal-breaker for you.

Other features include: Voicemail Transcription with SMS and email notifications, Ring up to 6 phone numbers and 10 VoIP devices simultaneously, Call Blocking, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Call Detail Records, Caller ID w/ Name, Ring Scheduling, Fax to Email, and Web Faxing.

Now here’s the rub, their rates are supposed to go up by 20% tomorrow.  The trial gives 60 free minutes, so try it now and see if you like it.  If you do, you’ll want to upgrade to a paid plan now before the rates go up.  Currently a plan with 500 minutes of monthly talk time is $29.99 for 1 year ($2.49/month) or $49.99 for 2 years ($2.08/month). A plan with 2,000 minutes of monthly talk time is $49.99 for 1 year ($4.17/month) or $74.99 for 2 years ($3.12/month). A plan with unlimited monthly talk time is $59.99 for 1 year ($4.99/month) or $89.99 for 2 years ($3.75/month).

All plans have a 30 day money-back guarantee.

Are you switching to VestaLink? Find another easy solution? Will you just give up your OBi completely? Hit the comments!

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Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic 5 Handset DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone System For $99.99 Shipped

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Amazon Lightning Deal: Panasonic 5 Handset DECT 6.0 Cordless Telephone System For $99.99 Shipped

This deal is an Amazon Lightning Deal. You may need to click view lightning deal to see the price.  It will expire at 12:59pm EST or while supplies last!

-Talking Caller ID, Call Block, Silent Mode
-Large, 1.8″ White Backlit Handset Display
-Dial Keypad on Base
-Power Back-Up Operation
-All-Digital Answering System
-One (1) Base Unit
-Five (5) Cordless Handset
-Five (5) AC Adapter
-One (1) Telephone Line Cord
-One (1) Wall Mounting Adapter
-Ten (10) Rechargeable Batteries
-Four (4) Chargers
-Expandable up to six handsets and also comes equipped with noise reduction, so you can hear the person calling you and advanced answering machine.
-Key Detector compatible. Attach an optional key detector to a frequently misplaced item and use your cordless handset to locate the lost item.

HT: ilherman, via DDF

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OBi100 For Just $29.99 Shipped From Amazon

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Update: Dead, Now $39.21
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OBi100 For Just $29.99 Shipped

Use the following code to drop the price to just $29.99: TALK2DAD

-Must say “Sold by Obihai Technology, Inc. and Fulfilled by Amazon”

With the OBi you can have free landline phone service.  Read more in this previous post about how I’ve had free landline service for years.

If you used to be landline-free like me, don’t forget to also pick up a phone like this VTech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID for $19.95, or the 2 handset version for $29.96.

HT: askmoses, via DDF

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Save on all your Amazon purchases! You can buy Amazon gift cards (as well as gift cards for airlines, hotels, clothing stores, gas stations, and much much more) at any Office Supply store with your Ink Bold, Ink Plus, or Ink Cash card to earn 5 points per dollar (worth roughly 9.5% back)!

For Q2 You can also purchase Amazon gift cards at Lowe’s with your Freedom card to earn 5 points per dollar!

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My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone.

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Update #3, 01/25/13: The OBi100 is currently on sale for just $37.99 and the OBi110 is currently on sale for just $39.99 shipped from Amazon!
HT: arch, via DDF
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Update #2, 12/26/12: Google has once again announced that US and Canada calling will remain free throughout 2013!
I also use GrooveIP on my Android when abroad to make free calls back to the US via Google, so that will remain free for 2013 as well. Thanks Google for the gift that keeps on giving!
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Update #1, 12/20/11: Google has announced that US and Canada calling will remain free throughout 2012! My OBi110 continues to pay dividends, hopefully it stays free for years to come as well!

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Originally posted on 03/28/11:
OBi100 Linky

OBi110 Linky

If you used to be landline-free like me, don’t forget to also pick up a phone like this VTech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID for $19.95, or the 2 handset version for $29.96, or the 2 handset version with a digital answering machine for $39.99.

Quick FAQ’s about this device:
-It works with any regular phone.
-It makes regular outgoing and incoming calls with caller ID.
-Calls are free from anywhere in the world to US and Canada numbers.
-You can call international numbers for very little per minute. Israel is 2 cents per minute to landlines and 10 cents for cell phones. All rates are listed here: https://www.google.com/voice/rates
-You can only port a cell phone number to Google, so if you want another number you’ll have to first port it to a prepaid cell service (page plus, att, tmobile, etc) and then port it to google.
-It costs nothing per month after you buy the machine.
-You don’t need any other phone service, just broadband (DSL/FIOS/Cable) internet service.
-You do not need a computer.
-You do not need a phone jack.
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Thanks to the heads-up of David, a DansDeals Forum member, I purchased the Obihai OBi110 from Amazon back on March 7th.

The device is a conduit between your broadband connection and a landline phone for free phone calls with no monthly service fee and no cost for making calls!

It performs all kinds of tricks, but the main feature that I got it for was its very easy setup with Google Voice.  It works with any regular or cordless landline phone for free incoming calls, free outgoing calls to the US and Canada, and Google Voice’s dirt-cheap international dialing rates. Your computer does not need to be on for your phone to work.

You can also plug in a landline phone, or another VOIP service like Ooma or Magic Jack, into the device and you’ll be able to access multiple different lines of service from your landline phone.

Here’s what I did:

-I bought the OBi110 for $49.99 and a Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54 last week. Additional cordless phones are available for just $14.95

-I opened up a new Google Voice account (there’s a limit of 1 per email address) and got a vanity number. (Google Voice allows you to search their database of free phone numbers for any combination of numbers or letters)

-I charged the cordless phone for 24 hours and then set it up.  With the easy instructions I was able to set it up in less than 15 minutes and the call quality has been very good! It displays the caller ID number for incoming calls and Gmail will even notify you of and transcribe voicemails!

Google has already announced that the free calling will last through 12/31/11. After that nobody knows, but here’s hoping Google continues to allow the free calls forever!

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OBi110 For Just $36.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Related: My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone…
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OBi110 Linky

This is the lowest price I’ve seen for the 110 model.

HT: yosseld, via DDF

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Get An OBi100 For Just $43.99 Shipped Or An OBi110 For Just $49.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Update 2: You can now get the OBi100 model for just $39.99 shipped by using the following code on the final checkout page: OBIDEAL4

Update: DansDeals Forum users are reporting that this device works as a free US phone line with free phone calls even while in other countries, like while in Israel!

Originally posted on 04/28:

Related: My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone…

OBi100: $43.99 Shipped

OBi110: $49.99 Shipped

In case you don’t have a landline, you may want to pick up a cordless phones like the Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $24.26. You can also buy the base and an additional cordless phone for $34.24 if you want more than just the 1 Vtech phone or just an additional Vtech cordless phone for $14.95.

The OBi100 and OBi110 will work perfectly as a free phone line with Google Voice.  The only difference between the OBi100 and the OBi110 is that the 100 model does not have a line option that allows you to plug in a landline phone, or another VOIP service like Ooma or Magic Jack, into the device that lets you access multiple different lines of service from your landline phone.

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HURRY! Get An OBi100 For Just $43.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Related: My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone…

OBi100 Linky
Use the following code at checkout to drop the price of the OBi110 from $59.99 down to $43.99: HELLOOBI
This code will only work if the price you see is $59.99.

In case you don’t have a landline, you may want to pick up a cordless phones like the Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54. You can also use the OBi110/Google Voice system with additional cordless phones for just $14.95 if you want more than just the 1 Vtech phone.

The OBi100 will work just fine as a free phone line with Google Voice.  The only difference between the OBi100 and the OBi110 is that the 100 model does not have a line option that allows you to plug in a landline phone, or another VOIP service like Ooma or Magic Jack, into the device that lets you access multiple different lines of service from your landline phone.

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HURRY! Get An OBi110 For Just $49.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Update 2: Alive again!

Update: DEAD! (This post will be updated if it goes back in stock for $49.99 again)

Related: My $0/Month and $0.00/Per Minute Landline Phone…

OBi110 Linky
Use the following code at checkout to drop the price of the OBi110 from $69.99 down to $49.99: GREATBUY
This code will only work if the price you see is $69.99.

In case you don’t have a landline, you may want to pick up a cordless phones like the Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54. You can also use the OBi110/Google Voice system with additional cordless phones for just $14.95 if you want more than just the 1 Vtech phone.

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HURRY! Uniden 2 Handset Cordless Phone System With Answering Machine For Just $24.99 From Amazon!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Update: DEAD!

Uniden 2 Handset Cordless Phone System With Answering Machine Linky

All reviewers have given this 5 stars!

HT: AsherO, via the DansDeals Forums

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Ooma Telo Lifetime Free Telephone Service For Just $169.99 Shipped From J&R!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Ooma Telo Lifetime Free Telephone Service Linky

Use code: GEICO10

Have an Ooma? Let’s hear what you think about it in the comments!

“-Revolutionary device that gives you free calls within U.S. and very low rates for international calls with no monthly charges or contracts.
-Works with any corded or cordless phone.
-Easy installation with no computer required.
-Includes caller-ID, call-waiting, 911, and many other calling features.
-Free Answering Machine/Voicemail.
-With the Ooma Telo, you’ll be ready to start calling within minutes.

You are able to port in your current number to Ooma should you desire for a one-time $39.99 fee or else you will get a new local number.

Ooma also offers a paid plan for $10/month which bonus features.  If you buy this plan you can port your number to Ooman for free.  These bonus features include:
-Advanced Voicemail Options for voicemail forwarding and added privacy.
-Instant Second Line for large households with busy phone lines.
-Personal Numbers for all family members so you’ll know who a call is for.
-Call Blocking and Community Blacklist to help rid yourself of telemarketers.
-Multi-ring lets you forward calls to your cell phone or any other phone.
-Three-way Conference Calls so you can add a third person to your calls.
-And much, much more.”

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Sign Up For AT&T U-Verse And Get Up To A $400 Prepaid Debit Card!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Update: Get an extra $25 GC by using the following code in your cart: EXTRAGIFT

AT&T Offer Linky

You must order service by 02/25 to qualify for the rebate!

Valid plans (Plan prices vary by city):
U-Verse TV 200 ($67/month in Cleveland) = $200 Rebate
U-Verse TV 200 + DSL ($102/month in Cleveland) = $300 Rebate
U-Verse TV 200 + DSL + Phone ($137/month in Cleveland) = $400 Rebate
Plus you can sign up for ebills with auto bill pay and save $10 off of your first 6 monthly bills!

Rebate rules:
-There is no contract required!
-Redemption requires customer to retain qualifying service a minimum of 30 days and at time processing of reward is completed.
-You will receive an online rebate form within 4 weeks of activating service.
-The prepaid debit card will be issued within 4-6 weeks of requesting it.

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Uniden Refurbished Expandable Dual Handset 2.4GHz Phone System With Digital Answering System For Just $17.99 Shipped!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Update: DEAD!

Uniden Refurbished Expandable Dual Handset 2.4GHz Phone System With Digital Answering System Linky

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Price Drop! Ooma Telo Lifetime Free Telephone Service For Just $199.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Ooma Telo Lifetime Free Telephone Service Linky

Have an Ooma? Let’s hear what you think about it in the comments!

“-Revolutionary device that gives you free calls within U.S. and very low rates for international calls with no monthly charges or contracts.
-Works with any corded or cordless phone.
-Easy installation with no computer required.
-Includes caller-ID, call-waiting, 911, and many other calling features.
-Free Answering Machine/Voicemail.
-With the Ooma Telo, you’ll be ready to start calling within minutes.

You are able to port in your current number to Ooma should you desire for a one-time $39.99 fee or else you will get a new local number.

Ooma does offer a paid plan for $10/month which bonus features such as:
-Advanced Voicemail Options for voicemail forwarding and added privacy.
-Instant Second Line for large households with busy phone lines.
-Personal Numbers for all family members so you’ll know who a call is for.
-Call Blocking and Community Blacklist to help rid yourself of telemarketers.
-Multi-ring lets you forward calls to your cell phone or any other phone.
-Three-way Conference Calls so you can add a third person to your calls.
-And much, much more.”

You can trade in your Magic Jack (which requires a computer to be powered on in order to make phone calls) when you buy an Ooma and get a $40 Amazon GC!

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Uniden Refurbished DECT 6.0 Corded/Cordless Digital Answering System With Dual Keypad And 3 Cordless Handsets For Just $49.99 Shipped!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Uniden Refurbished DECT 6.0 Corded/Cordless Digital Answering System With Dual Keypad And 3 Cordless Handsets Linky

“Advanced DECT 6.0 technology operates on the newly released 1.9GHz frequency band. Uniden DECT incorporated unique “listen before transmit” technology that avoids interference with many household products, such as baby monitors, microwaves and WiFi. As a result, these phones offer enhanced voice clarity and crystal clear digital sound quality. DECT also offers high security and voice protection as well as longer battery and battery standby life.”

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Uniden Refurbished Expandable Dual Handset 5.8GHz Phone System With Digital Answering System For Just $24.99 Shipped!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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Uniden Refurbished Expandable Dual Handset 5.8GHz Phone System With Digital Answering System For Just $29.99 Shipped!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Uniden Refurbished Expandable Dual Handset 5.8GHz Phone System With Digital Answering System Linky

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