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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 #60 on: May 18, 2011, 04:19:16 PM »
how can i tell if its connected to comapnies lines? i mean i had verizon voip previously..

With VZ voip, I imagine you pulled a cable from your FIOS (modem?) to your phone jack, just make sure that's unplugged. Plug a (non-powered) phone into the jack and see if you get a dialtone and/or if you can hear touchtones when you dial.
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2011, 10:19:40 AM »
I read over here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=269.30 that obi11o does not work with the bezeq interchange. (014) Anyone try their obi in israel using a bezeq internet line??

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2011, 01:19:24 PM »
I read over here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=269.30 that obi11o does not work with the bezeq interchange. (014) Anyone try their obi in israel using a bezeq internet line??
Why not use GV?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2011, 01:22:50 PM »
Why not use GV?

I think satturn is looking to use the obi110 with GV over a Bezeq internet connection.
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2011, 12:05:16 PM »
Sorry i was not specific. Yes i would like to use GV with the obi on a bezeq line.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2011, 03:02:27 AM »
anybody successfully  setup the (telco) line on their Obi110?
would i be able to setup my sip (sipsorcey-ipkal-GV)  to work as a reg 2nd line?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2011, 10:26:40 PM »
How is this device better than say Magic Jack?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2011, 10:31:48 PM »
How is this device better than say Magic Jack?
For starters your computer doesn't need to be on and it works with a regular phone.
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2011, 07:48:38 PM »
sorry --- maybe someone can explain the diff bet the obi110 and obi100 ?  and which wud i need...?  tnx

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2011, 09:14:21 PM »
obi 110 allows a telephone line in so you could have a GV plus Telco line.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2011, 01:53:27 PM »
thanx   so if i plan to cut my home fone service i wont need the obi110?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2011, 02:06:06 PM »
there may be other diffs dunno

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2011, 04:06:24 PM »
obi 110 allows a telephone line in so you could have a GV plus Telco line.
Cant seem to fig. out whts a telco line, how does it work? care to share?....and yes i tried Google!! ;)

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2011, 04:55:08 PM »
Cant seem to fig. out whts a telco line, how does it work? care to share?....and yes i tried Google!! ;)
A standard telephone company line.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2011, 06:50:19 PM »
so who wud need a obi110 exactly?