OBi Review - why 2.8 stars?

OBi Review
ITQlick Score: 81/100
ITQlick Rating: (2.8/5)
Pricing: 3/10 - low cost
Category: VoIP -> OBi
Ranking:Ranked 39 out of 164 VoIP systems
Company: Obihai Technology
Pricing: starts at $55,000 per license
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop
Links: OBi pricing, OBi alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 05, 2022

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What is OBi and its features?

OBi software is a cloud-hosted suite of VoIP telephony devices that target businesses, service providers and consumers. The user can manage OBi devices through OBiTALK cloud- platform portal & API which allows for a precise, easy first-day deployment and 2nd-day maintenance.

OBi Software is a product Obihai Technology founded in 2010 and based in Campbell, California. OBiTALK features cloud-based diagnostic and remote management capabilities which allow the IT and support team to troubleshoot and manage devices wherever they are.

The OBiTALK cloud platform helps to update the device firmware with new released. OBi devices work well with VoIP platforms that are SIP/IMS based like BroadSoft, Genband, Asterisk, Metaswitch, Huawei, Kamailio, and FreeSwitch.

The OBi software devices are purpose-built, stand-alone products with "system on a chip" platform that is high-performance.

What is OBi rating?

The rating of OBi is 2.8 stars out of 5 and the total score is 81 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses OBi?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small businesses and start ups.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, OBi makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is OBi cloud-based?

No, the software in not cloud based so you would need to install it locally and connect it directly to a server.

Can it be used on mobile?

No, currently OBi can't be accessed on mobile, you would need to access it from your computer.

Is OBi the best VoIP system?

OBi is ranked 39 out of 164 software in their category (VoIP systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of OBi software devices include Vonage Business Solutions and Google Hangouts. Vonage Business Solutions is a business communications solution that works best for small or midsize organizations, but in comparison, OBi software is a suite of VoIP telephony devices that target businesses, service providers and consumers.

Both Vonage Business Solutions and OBi devices are deployed as cloud-based. Vonage Business Solutions is a product of Vonage Company whereas OBi Software is a product Obihai Technology both of which are based in the United States.

The two cloud-based solutions offer Online, Business Hours, and 24/7 (Live Rep) support. Google Hangouts software is a team communication solution that helps users to chat effortlessly with their coworkers using their Gmail account whereas OBi software is a cloud-hosted suite of VoIP telephony devices suitable for businesses, consumers or service providers.

The OBi devices and Google Hangouts are ideal for small & medium businesses and large enterprises. Google Hangouts is a product of Google Company, but in contrast, OBi Software is a product Obihai Technology.

What is the cost of OBi?

The cost of license starts at $55,000 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for OBi. You can also find here pricing information from OBi's website.

What should you ask Obihai Technology during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with OBi and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching OBi in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where OBi is used?

OBi software offers a suite of VoIP telephony devices for various businesses, service providers and consumers. The OBi devices are ideal for small & medium business, as well as large organizations. Different industries using this product include education, healthcare, restaurants, service companies, consultants, and more.

List of categories

Business Phone Systems
Cloud PBX
SIP Clients
Video Conferencing

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.