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Ditch Your Landline Phone

September 13 2012

You don’t need to keep a landline phone any more because you can do your voice calling online. Today, we took a look at solutions that Iyaz and Leo use on a regular basis to replace a plain old telephone service.

Skype:
- You can get credits or a subscription so you can call regular phone numbers.
- If you're willing to call only the US or Canada, it'll cost you a whopping $3 a month for sort-of-unlimited minutes (Skype says there's a fair usage limitation: All calls will be disconnected and require a re-dial after a 2-hour duration).
- To receive calls you’ll need a Skype Online Number.
- For handset options, you can use your smartphone, your computer, or a Skype adapter. However we haven’t had the best experience in our tests with Skype-specific handsets.
- Skype does not support e911 or emergency calls.

Leo’s pick was Obihai. It’s a box you buy once and lets you make calls for free. It hooks into Google Voice and does some gymnastics with Google Talk to make voice calls.

Ooma:
- Buy the box, pay a yearly fee for taxes.
- To find out the fee Taxes and Fees Calculator.
- Ooma does support e911.
- Allows you to port your number for a $20 fee.
- Mobile component: pay app and it still costs you 1.9 cents per minute.

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