This can provide home telephone service over your home Internet connection, without paying for a telephone service.
Our family has used these in each of our homes since 2014, and they have worked well.
While cell phones are far more convenient, a (free) house phone has come in handy on occasion.
Plug one end into your high speed Internet router and other end into any regular cordless phone (or buy one), link to a free Google Voice account, and you will be able to make calls within the US and Canada for free, receive calls, and have text messaging and voice mail with transcribing.
Since this is an Internet-based telephone service, 911 emergency service will not work.
Use your mobile phone for emergency calls, or E911 can be added for about $20 for a year.
E911 immediately sends your home address to emergency responders, so they can respond quicker than giving your address while a stressful emergency situation is happening.
Also on sale:
OBi202 2-Line version for $78 (normally about $90).
This may be a good option for a small business, so 2 people can make and receive calls at the same time.
OBi212 1-Line Internet and 1-Line POTS for $80 with code PYNYB3NG .
Normally about $100.
This model is for those who want to use both a traditional telephone service (POTS) and want to make/receive certain calls over the Internet.
For example, if your building has telephone service that already works for local calling and 911 calling, the OBi212 can be configured to route those calls over the regular phone line and other calls through Google Voice.
Add one to the cart, view the cart, click "Apply Promo Code" on the right (above the Checkout button), and apply code to get 50% off their listed price.
There will be other tax software deals between now and late January.
Monday, December 28, 2020
- Polycom OBi202 Home Telephone Internet Adapter for $60 (expired)
$75, and code PYCH62NG applies $15 off.
This can give you free home telephone service, with a little bit of setup.
This is the 2-line model, which lets you use up to 2 home telephones and up to 4 voice-over-IP services at once.
This OBi202 normally sells for $100, and has not been on sale all year until now.
This box sits between your high speed Internet router and a home telephone (like a cordless phone), and links to a free Google Voice account and phone number.
Incoming calls are free, and calling numbers within the US and Canada are free.
Also includes voice mail with transcribing and text messaging.
Take your number with you by bringing this box to any home or office where it can be plugged-in to an Ethernet port.
The biggest downside is 911 emergency service does not work, but can be added for an annual fee of about $20 on the Polycom setup website.
This can give you free home telephone service, for making and receiving calls.
Plug it in to your high speed Internet router and any regular cordless phone (or buy one), link to a free Google Voice account, and you will be able to make calls within the US and Canada for free, receive calls, voice mail with transcribing, and text messaging.
Beware that 911 emergency service can be added for an annual fee of about $20, but is not included free when using a Internet-based telephone service like this.
Also on sale:
OBi202 2-Line version for $75 (normally about $90) which can handle two phone numbers on separate phones.
This may be a good option for a small business.
OBi212 1-Line Internet and 1-Line POTS for $80 with code DECPLY23 .
Normally about $100.
This model is meant for those who want to use both a traditional telephone service (POTS) and want to make/receive certain calls over the Internet.
For example, if your building has telephone service with free local calling and 911 calling, the OBi212 can be setup to route those calls over the phone line and other calls through Google Voice.
Monday, December 7, 2020
- Lenovo 21.5" IPS Monitor for $70
Lenovo L22e-20 21.5-inch IPS Monitor for $70.
Normally sells for $100, supports 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 4ms response time, and HDMI/VGA inputs.
- 25-Pack KN95 Masks and 50 Disposable Masks for $20
A 25-pack of KN95 face masks imported from China and sold by Newegg within the US for $20.
After adding to the cart, a free 50-pack of Disposable Face Masks are automatically added.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
- Seagate Portable 4TB Hard Drive for $89
Seagate Slim Portable 4TB USB Hard Drive for $98, and code 93XQA93 applies $9 off in the cart.
The hard drive is small and portable, compatible with PC and Mac.
4TB can hold about 1 million photos taken from a phone, about 64,000 uncompressed photos taken from a SLR or mirrorless camera, or about 64 hours of HD-quality videos.
- Lenovo 27" USB-C Monitor for $190
Lenovo is selling their L27m-28 27-inch IPS Monitor with USB-C input for $190, a rare low price for a monitor with this newer connection.
Available at Newegg and at eBay, either will ship directly from Lenovo.
The specifications on the monitor are good for the price, with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display, and 1920x1080 60Hz resolution.
USB-C (also known as USB Type-C) works with newer laptops and tablets that can connect video to their USB-C port.
If you are not looking for a USB-C monitor, save money and look for a regular monitor.
In the future, you can always get a USB-C Dock to connect your newer devices to regular monitors.