By Obihai Technology
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OBiON is a free communication application which makes possible placing and receiving free calls to/from other OBi endpoints using the OBiTALK network and your device's Wi-Fi or 3G** connection to the Internet. Calls with regular land line and mobile phones are possible when using an Obihai OBi Voice Service Bridge device.
To use OBiON, please do the following:
1. Download OBiON from the Apps Store.
2. Sign-up for an OBiTALK account at: www.obitalk.com
3. Log-in to OBiON with your OBiTALK user name and password and start making free calls.
- Please Note -
Your 9-digit OBi No. is viewable at the top of the OBiTALK screen of the OBiON app as well as in your Dashboard when you are logged in to OBiTALK.com.
**9-222-222-222 Test No.
At any time, you may call the OBiTALK Echo Service to test your connection.
How to Make and Receive Calls:
Using the 9-digit OBi No. you can call other OBi endpoints for free using any Wi-Fi or 3G** Internet connection.
If you call an Obihai OBi110 Voice Service Bridge, your call can be bridged to another service like your local Telco or a VoIP service to reach land lines and mobiles.
Your OBiON can receive calls from other OBi endpoints when they dial your 9-digit OBi No. Calls from a regular phone or the PSTN can ring your OBi No. by using an Obihai OBi110 Voice Service Bridge.
- Make or Receive VoIP Calls To/From Other OBi Endpoints - For Free!
- Make or Receive VoIP Calls To/From Land Lines and Mobiles Via an OBi Voice Service Bridge
- Make Calls Using 9-Digit OBi No.
- Make Calls Using OBiTALK Speed Dials (99)
- Call Log / History (Made, Received, Missed)
- Dial From Call History
- Clear Call History (All / Individual)
- Contact List
- Import Contact List from Phonebook
- Add to Contacts from Call Log
- Add/Remove Contacts Manually
- Dial From Contact List
- Remove Contact
- Log-In / Log-Out with OBiTALK UN/PW
- Synchronization with OBiTALK
- Codec Selection (Best, Great, Good, Acceptable)
- Silence Suppression
- Echo Cancellation
- Manage OBi Devices and Soft Phones
- Select a Default Voice Gateway OBi Device for Direct, Single Stage Calling
- Add/Remove Devices
- Add/Remove Services (SIP Accounts)
- Edit OBi Endpoint Names
- Manage Your OBi Circle of Trust (CoT)
- Add People to Your CoT
- Request to be Added to Another CoT
- Manage Trusted Caller ID Numbers
- Speed Dial List (99) Network Based
** 3G Connectivity:
Please note that while we have completed many successful voice calls using multiple carriers' 3G networks, we have found that performance of the app is the most reliable when Wi-Fi or 4G (when available) is used to connect to the Internet.
Carrier roaming and cellular data charges may apply.
The people at Obihai are re-inventing the telephone at a personal level. "OBi" products come in the form of powerful Internet connected devices and applications configured for optimum savings and absolute convenience. With the help of the OBiTALK web portal or an auto-provisioned service, OBi can help you start saving money and time immediately. Regardless of whether you are working, playing, or someplace in-between, OBi has the power to transform the way you live.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
Now works with iOS8
OMG, thank you for the update!! See updates 1 through 3!
Calls can absolutely be made with unprecedented sound quality. I've made calls to/from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and the US with ZERO dropped calls. That said, I highly recommend updating the screen for retina display. Also, while I've already stated that the calls don't drop, establishing the call can be challenging if the previous caller hangs up first... This does not apply at all if I initiate the hang up. What gives?!?! I cannot be the only person dealing with this issue. Please fix!
UPDATE: Ok, I cannot receive calls on the iPad... It rings, but the app drops once I attempt to answer the call. Thus, I've changed my rating from 4 stars down to three. Please fix!
UPDATE #2: new iOS8 upgrade has rendered ObiON useless. Rating dropped to ONE star! Please fix!
UPDATE #3: Wow, thank you so much for the update!! Back to five stars! Also, I can receive calls to my iPad (and itouch) now very easily! New look feels nice. I believe my speed dial has disappeared post-update, but that's an easy fix. RECOMMENDATION: your product is great... but your time between updates was unsatisfactory! You must respond much quicker, especially when your consumers are saying that the product doesn't work. YES, it works now, but how many customers did you lose in the process of dragging your feet?
Version 1.2.3 finally works with iOS 8…sorta
Now they have finally released a new app. The only problem is, it is still sized for a small screen. The whole graphics are pushed up to the top leaving a gap at the bottom. You cannot see the most recent outgoing or incoming calls without pulling down, but you cannot touch them to dial them if you want to because you are having to pull down. The OBiTALK page of it is done the same pretty much. If you wanna see your speed dials, you have to drag the top 2/3 of the screen up to scroll. There is a TON of empty space at the bottom, but you still have to scroll the top part to see stuff. They really need to fix it where it uses all the space of the new iPhone 6 and 6+. (I have a 6.)
Needs a App Development
The baseline functionality is there, however, this is not the standard user interface that one is accustomed to with apps. As has been mentioned in other reviews, the screen sizing is incorrect. Number pad entries beep regardless of silent mode. Contact storage is clunky. Formatting of standard US phone numbers is not great. A bit more use of the standard user interfaces would help. Not a selling feature for Obihai VoIP.