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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 #90 on: August 04, 2011, 05:02:15 PM »
thanx
so ppl have had luck with keeping their plans?
also will i able to downgrade? or will have to cancel and resign?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #91 on: August 07, 2011, 02:53:24 AM »
I got my Obi/GV working (transfered Vonage to Virgin) and I can now make outbound calls using the phone - the inbound calls all go to voicemail, calling it from my cell it asks me for my code - instead of ringing the phone - am I missing something? should it ring at home or just forward calls?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #92 on: August 07, 2011, 03:36:42 AM »
I got my Obi/GV working (transfered Vonage to Virgin) and I can now make outbound calls using the phone - the inbound calls all go to voicemail, calling it from my cell it asks me for my code - instead of ringing the phone - am I missing something? should it ring at home or just forward calls?
calling from your cell will ask you for your code as that is obviously set up as your forwarding phone so it assumes you want to pick up your voicemail. You have to go into settings and tell it to ring on Google Talk if you want Obi to ring.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #93 on: August 07, 2011, 01:43:25 PM »
I got my Obi/GV working (transfered Vonage to Virgin) and I can now make outbound calls using the phone - the inbound calls all go to voicemail, calling it from my cell it asks me for my code - instead of ringing the phone - am I missing something? should it ring at home or just forward calls?
calling from your cell will ask you for your code as that is obviously set up as your forwarding phone so it assumes you want to pick up your voicemail.
try calling from a different phone

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2011, 02:39:48 PM »
"calling from your cell will ask you for your code as that is obviously set up as your forwarding phone so it assumes you want to pick up your voicemail." Thanks


"You have to go into settings and tell it to ring on Google Talk if you want Obi to ring."
How do I set up G Talk with the Obi?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2011, 04:20:39 PM »
it isn't a obi setting its a gv setting The obi isn't a forwarding phone it basically logs into google talk for you. So if you want calls to ring to the obi you have to set the gv forwarding settings to also ring to google talk that way it will ring to the obi.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #96 on: August 07, 2011, 05:21:06 PM »
it isn't a obi setting its a gv setting The obi isn't a forwarding phone it basically logs into google talk for you. So if you want calls to ring to the obi you have to set the gv forwarding settings to also ring to google talk that way it will ring to the obi.
exactly

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #97 on: August 29, 2011, 01:27:02 PM »
back on the original topic. My Obi100 works perfectly in israel, with bezek isp.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #98 on: August 29, 2011, 05:16:15 PM »
My Obi110 is working in Israel as well (with GV)

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #99 on: August 29, 2011, 06:45:58 PM »
My obi app on iphone worked great from the streets of Meah Shearim to call the States for free.

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2011, 04:12:24 PM »
Ok so it seems this is what im looking to purchase. I live in israel and have only an israeli bezeq land line phone as of now, and of course GV. Which OBi am i looking to purchase? 110/100? any input here? (im not familiar with phones that much!!)

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2011, 04:23:12 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 #102 on: October 26, 2011, 04:30:36 PM »

as in i can get my israeli phone attached to there as well? thats what im confused about... whats the benefit of that?

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #103 on: October 26, 2011, 04:33:08 PM »
as in i can get my israeli phone attached to there as well? thats what im confused about... whats the benefit of that?
That you can have two lines on one phone (IIRC)

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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #104 on: October 26, 2011, 04:37:03 PM »
That you can have two lines on one phone (IIRC)
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