Talk86 v.s. OBi

Update: OBi will no longer provider GV-based outgoing calls around May/2014.  Talk86 users are not affected.

If you would like to switch to Talk86, please visit here for more details.

If you already heard of OBi and are thinking about getting an OBi device, think twice!  See the following table about how Talk86 compares with OBi.

Google Voice supportYesYes
Supported VOIP adapterAny unlocked adapter
Brand new unlocked Linksys PAP2T-NA $39.99
OBi series starting at $45
# of Google Voice account8, and more with justification2 with basic version, 4 with advance version
Skype supportYesNo
International Calling0.9c/min to China2c/min to China
Could-basedYes (Amazon EC2)N.A.
Software SIP PhoneYesNo
Calling CardYesNo
Direct Forwarding CallsYesNo


China (landline and mobile)0.9
US (landline and mobile)1
Canada (landline and mobile)1
India (landline and mobile)1.3
Taiwan (landline)1
Taiwan (mobile)6
Hong Kong (landline and mobile)1.3
South Korea (Landline)1
Malaysia (Landline)1
South Korea (Mobile)3
Macau (landline and mobile)4
Singapore (landline and mobile)1
Japan (Landline)2
Thailand (landline and mobile)1
France (Landline)1
Germany (Landline)1
Denmark (Landline)1
Dominican Republic (Landline)4
Dominican Republic (Mobile)6
Finland (Landline)1
Switzerland (Landline)1
United Kingdom (Landline)1
Spain (Landline)1
Ireland (Landline)1
Greece (Landline)1
Austria (Landline)1
Australia (Landline)1
Norway (Landline)1
Argentina (Landline)1
Belgium (Landline)1
Chile (Landline)1
Croatia (Landline)1
Czech Republic (Landline)1
Estonia (Landline)1
Hungary (Landline)1
Israel (Landline)1
Italy (Landline)1
Italy (Mobile)2
Luxembourg (Landline)1
Netherlands (Landline)1
New Zealand (Landline)1
Norway (Landline)1
Poland (Landline)1
Portugal (Landline)1
Russia (Landline)1
Slovakia (Landline)1
Spain (Landline)1
Sweden (Landline)1
Malaysia (Mobile)3
Indonesia (Landline and Mobile)9
Philippines (Landline and Mobile)13
Vietnam (Landline and Mobile)5
Australia (Mobile)9
Austria (Mobile)5
United Kingdom (Mobile)10
Japan (Mobile)16
France (Mobile)9
UAE (Landline and Mobile)18
United Kingdom (Special)30
Bulgaria Mobile10
Bulgaria Landline3

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