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IF YOUR OBI NEEDS UPDATES SEE HERE

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 #1080 on: February 08, 2018, 06:32:08 AM »
I have OBI/google voice for over a month now, and I signed up with callcentric right away to get caller id, but so far I still don't have caller id, and on top of that, there is quite a bit of static - any ideas on a solution?
Did you do the last step in the wiki - enable caller ID on your callcentric account?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1081 on: February 08, 2018, 06:05:01 PM »
Did you do the last step in the wiki - enable caller ID on your callcentric account?
Yes. I can actually see the caller ID on the call log on their website, but it won't show up on my phone.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1082 on: February 08, 2018, 06:25:04 PM »
Yes. I can actually see the caller ID on the call log on their website, but it won't show up on my phone.
Are the incoming calls on your Obi coming through callcentric or GV? Is Google Chat unchecked?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1083 on: February 09, 2018, 10:43:59 AM »
Are the incoming calls on your Obi coming through callcentric or GV? Is Google Chat unchecked?
Thank you!! That seems to be the culprit!

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1084 on: February 12, 2018, 12:20:37 AM »
Got an Obi110 several years ago, first setting it up now - seems it will not work. After reading through their forums, seems basically, my loss, I need to get a newer one (i.e., Obi200).

Correct?

I have seen the simonics thing mentioned as a workaround, just worried that I'm not tech-savvy enough to set it up properly...and also that you seem to need to give them your gmail login credentials, and the gmail account I used for Obi is my main one.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1085 on: February 12, 2018, 08:50:55 AM »


and also that you seem to need to give them your gmail login credentials, and the gmail account I used for Obi is my main one.

You can transfer your GV number to a new account.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1086 on: February 19, 2018, 02:00:41 PM »
My Obi110 only works for outgoing calls & comes up as anonymous call, is this an obi issue or something else

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1087 on: February 21, 2018, 05:14:53 PM »
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1088 on: March 02, 2018, 11:13:25 AM »
my phone says check tel it was working this morning and now it's not.
is this an obi issue?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1089 on: March 02, 2018, 11:25:04 AM »
my phone says check tel it was working this morning and now it's not.
is this an obi issue?
Do you have a dial tone?
Try making an Obi test call.
Make sure everything is connected, and logged in.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1090 on: April 13, 2018, 01:50:50 PM »
is it possible for my phone to say on it when there is a voicemail?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1091 on: April 13, 2018, 03:19:13 PM »
is it possible for my phone to say on it when there is a voicemail?
No. But you can have GV send you an email.