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See here for some good tutorials on setting up the Obi.

You can switch your current landline number into a Google Voice account to retain your phone number on a free Obi phone line.
To port your landline to GV:
  • Get ahold of an old Page Plus or Verizon cell phone that isn't being used. Port your existing landline to Page Plus for free through their website.
  • Fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the old PP cell phone's ESN or MEID number (from under the battery) and wait a couple of days for it to go through. You will know that the port is complete, when dialing your landline rings on the cell phone.
  • Once the account is active, buy $10 worth of minutes from PagePlus in order to receive the verification call from GV.
  • Now you can initiate the GV port. It's a good idea to open a new Gmail account. You can then setup all emails that come to that account (all the voicemails notifications) to be forwarded to your main Gmail account. Login to GV from the new account and port in your number. It will cost $20, and you will get an email when the port to GV is complete.
Using the above method will only have incoming Caller ID numbers, not names. If you want names as well, follow these steps:
  • Go to https://www.callcentric.com/, click Products, then click the yellow Get A Number button next to Free Phone Number.
  • Use the tool on the left to pick an area code, then order the number. It doesnít have to be something memorable, because no one will ever have to dial it.
  • When it asks if youíre in US/Canada, either select Yes to use their E911 service, or No if you want to use something else. Callcentric setup is free, plus $1.50/mo if you want E911 services. See below for more details.
  • After you receive a confirmation email from Callcentric with your new account info, go to obitalk.com, and log into your Obi. Click SP2, scroll down to OBiTALK Compatible Service Providers, then click Next. Follow the prompts to link your Callcentric account. In the box that says Callcentric Number, enter the 1777 number you got in the email. Uncheck Primary Line for Outgoing Calls and 911.
  • Open Google Voice, go into Settings, and add a forwarding phone. Enter the real phone number you got in the email from Callcentric. Google will call it to confirm; it should ring on your Obi. Answer it and enter the code shown by GV.
  • Uncheck forward to Google Chat.
  • Log into your Callcentric account. Click Preferences. Under General, enable Caller ID with name (Inbound calls). (You can also change the maximum call duration, and unlist yourself from the directory).
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If youíre not using Callcentric, you have to set up SP3 in Obi settings to point to your E911 providerís account.
E911 providers:
Callcentric$18/year ($1.50/mo) + $1.50 setup
Anveo$15/year
http://www.gv911.com/$12/year
http://www.bulkvs.com/e911.html$8.64/year ($0.72/mo)

If you want the SP2 to ring like the standard US ringtone:
go to obi expert config, then to voice service, select sp2, and change it to this:
X_ServProvProfile B
X_RingProfile   A
X_CodecProfile   A
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1035 on: November 13, 2017, 10:29:41 PM »
One more pointer: When you buy the SIM card online, they add an airtime card to your cart. If you don't need that much airtime, remove the airtime card from your cart. You can buy airtime later by buying a card in a store or by paying online or over the phone. The minimum air time you can buy is $10. However, I had no problem paying $2 by credit card by talking to a representative.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1036 on: November 14, 2017, 01:26:50 PM »
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!

As you may have already known, in August of 2016 we notified customers that the OBi1 Series Devices (OBi100 & OBi110) had reached their EOL (end of life) and would no longer be supported by Obihai. Unfortunately, a recent google Voice server security requirement has caused the OBi1 Series to no longer be compatible with Google Voice. Thankfully, Obihai has a solution and it starts with the OBi2 series (OBi200 & OBi202). Both devices are fully supported and capable of using Google Voice as a service. If you are concerned about the transition, don't worry, we posted a BLOG showing how simple it is to move your Google Voice and, if you have one, an Anveo E911 account to your new OBi2 Series device.

Where is this quoted from? I came on here because my phone stopped working and I couldn't find anything, Is this official? time to buy an obi2 so that they'll pull the plug on that product in a few years? Any fixes? Or best place to buy obi2 series? Thanks

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1039 on: November 14, 2017, 01:42:23 PM »
Where is this quoted from? I came on here because my phone stopped working and I couldn't find anything, Is this official? time to buy an obi2 so that they'll pull the plug on that product in a few years? Any fixes? Or best place to buy obi2 series? Thanks
http://blog.obihai.com/2017/11/end-of-line-for-google-voice-on-obi100.html

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1040 on: November 15, 2017, 11:14:17 PM »
http://blog.obihai.com/2017/11/end-of-line-for-google-voice-on-obi100.html
My Obi110s are still working (and presumably will continue to work) using Simonics, no need to pay Obi ransom.