After years of unofficial support, and the future of the service unclear, Google Voice is now officially supported on Obihai VOIP devices. This means that, after purchasing the proper Obihai equipment, users can get essentially free landline service in their homes through Google Voice, minus support for 911. (Users can add this for a small fee.)
Obihai announced this late last week on its official blog, finally allowing its users to breathe a huge sigh of relief. After supporting the service unofficially for almost five years, many users were uncertain of what the future would be since Google Voice officially discontinued support for the XMPP protocol earlier this year.
In addition to this great news, users on Slickdeals discovered that it’s possible to get the Obihai OBi200 for only $29.99 with free shipping – a savings of $20 off the regular price. This is the lowest it’s been, and is a great way for people to get set up with Google Voice and Obihai. To get this deal, just head on over to NewEgg and use promo code EMCPAWW99 at checkout.[SlickDeals | Obihai]