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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 question!!!
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2011, 09:40:29 PM »
Thanks !   would you know if it has to be setup (obi) in the u.s. or I can do it in israel

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2011, 09:55:55 PM »
Obi can be set up anywhere, as long as you have a computer with you at the time of your very first setup.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2011, 04:35:26 PM »
just got my "obi" and set it up!
IT DOES WORK IN ISRAEL! ;D  (i had an existing GV number)
p.s. it doesn't  seem like you can set up magic jack to work with it  >:(

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2011, 10:36:28 PM »
just got my "obi" and set it up!
IT DOES WORK IN ISRAEL! ;D  (i had an existing GV number)
p.s. it doesn't  seem like you can set up magic jack to work with it  >:(
Awesome!
Can anyone else confirm as well that it works for them in Israel?
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2011, 01:53:18 PM »
Quick question can the obitalk support more than one phone? meaning will all jacks in my house work if i plug in an analog phone?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2011, 01:58:37 PM »
Dan you would know this...

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2011, 02:00:37 PM »
I'm assuming you mean that you'll connect a wire from the Obi to a jack in which case they probably should work, though it is remotely possible it won't.
Good question.

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« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2011, 02:11:15 PM »
I'm assuming you mean that you'll connect a wire from the Obi to a jack in which case they probably should work, though it is remotely possible it won't.
Good question.
Thanks for the quick response...its connected to the line jack .. Can it support multiple phones, across the house?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2011, 02:22:46 PM »
Ok, so this is what I found.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2011, 02:41:14 PM »
Ok, so this is what I found.
Thanks so the obi110 doesnt distribute the dial tone all over the house? I previoulsy had the verizon dsl+phone and recently cancelled my phone service bec wasnt using it. Based on this do you think it will work? Im assuming a had voip with verizon.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2011, 10:42:34 AM »
Thanks so the obi110 doesnt distribute the dial tone all over the house? I previoulsy had the verizon dsl+phone and recently cancelled my phone service bec wasnt using it. Based on this do you think it will work? Im assuming a had voip with verizon.

FWIU the Obi will work this way but you must make sure there's no voltage coming in on the jack or you'll fry your Obi. You should make sure your phone wiring isn't connected to the phone company's lines (even if there's no service) as that'll cause voltage on the internal phone wiring of your home.
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2011, 10:53:24 AM »
I just use it plugged into a cordless, so you can have as many additional handsets as you want.
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2011, 03:58:42 PM »
FWIU the Obi will work this way but you must make sure there's no voltage coming in on the jack or you'll fry your Obi. You should make sure your phone wiring isn't connected to the phone company's lines (even if there's no service) as that'll cause voltage on the internal phone wiring of your home.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2011, 03:59:30 PM »
FWIU the Obi will work this way but you must make sure there's no voltage coming in on the jack or you'll fry your Obi. You should make sure your phone wiring isn't connected to the phone company's lines (even if there's no service) as that'll cause voltage on the internal phone wiring of your home.

how can i tell if its connected to comapnies lines? i mean i had verizon voip previously..