Originally Posted by Sunset
I have Obihai with Google voice.
I paid around $40 for the little gadget that plugs into my internet.
I pay nothing else, no monthly fee, and I get free long distance phone calls in USA and to Mexico and Canada.
I've had it for a few years and it works fine.
It was a bit complex to set up, I had to repeatedly read the instructions
We've been using Obi+GV since I retired in 2013. Never a problem and never a bill. Robocalls are extremely rare. Lots of great features like voicemail transcription sent as text. True... set-up is a DIY affair, but well-documented and only took me about 5-10 minutes, IIRC. International calling is dirt cheap. DW calls her relatives in England for $0.01 per minute... which is basically free.
Retired at 52 in July 2013. On to better things...
AA: 55% stock, 15% real estate, 27% bonds, 3% cash
WR: 2.7% SI: 2 pensions, some rental income, SS later