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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 doesn’t have to be something memorable, because no one will ever have to dial it.
  • When it asks if you’re 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 you’re not using Callcentric, you have to set up SP3 in Obi settings to point to your E911 provider’s 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 #960 on: November 27, 2016, 05:21:34 PM »
Is there a list of IPs or domains? Link? Thanks!
Eta: I see it was mentioned upthread that it's possible to set the dns servers manually. That seems like a better option than mucking around with the filtering. Where's the dns settings located, can't find it...

No major "mucking around"
See here for a long list of places with simple lists of domains to whitelist.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #961 on: December 01, 2016, 11:27:19 AM »
Skimming through the last few pages of this thread, it seems that there are a lot of technical issues with the Obi. Is that just a non representative sample, because nobody would post to say "everything's working fine!"? Would all you Obi users continue to recommend it?

Also, looking at the Obi202 so I can have 2 lines, anything I'm missing here? Does it basically work the same?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #962 on: December 01, 2016, 04:34:54 PM »
Skimming through the last few pages of this thread, it seems that there are a lot of technical issues with the Obi. Is that just a non representative sample, because nobody would post to say "everything's working fine!"? Would all you Obi users continue to recommend it?

Also, looking at the Obi202 so I can have 2 lines, anything I'm missing here? Does it basically work the same?
My Obi has been working great for a while with the occasional bump in the road. Once you get it configured it works well. Every now and then I need to unplug and reboot it.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #963 on: December 04, 2016, 01:19:35 PM »
My Obi has been working great for a while with the occasional bump in the road. Once you get it configured it works well. Every now and then I need to unplug and reboot it.
Same here. It needs to be rebooted maybe once every few months.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #964 on: January 11, 2017, 05:42:38 PM »
Sometimes I'll see a Google Voice call coming in on my email account, but my phone doesn't ring. Anyone have this, and any solutions?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #965 on: January 11, 2017, 08:27:18 PM »
Reminder [/size][/size]– The OBi100 and OBi110[/color][/size][/font]
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[/size][/size]Have Reached Their End of Life (EOL)[/color][/size][/font]
[/size]Please note the OBi100 and OBi110 products have reached their End of Life.  This means they will no longer receive new firmware. Also, technical support will not be available for the OBi100/OBi110 devices without a Support Plan.
 
 The replacement products for the OBi100 and OBi110 is the
OBi200 or OBi202. Get the OBi200 and OBi202 now and receive 1-year of OBiTALK Premium Support (with OBi Notify) for free.Click here, for important information about the EOL of the OBi100 and OBi110. [/size]
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #966 on: January 12, 2017, 10:13:11 AM »
Sometimes I'll see a Google Voice call coming in on my email account, but my phone doesn't ring. Anyone have this, and any solutions?
I once had the same problem. There's a way in setting to make that it doesn't ring on your email and it will ring only on your phone. Look at setting you should be able to figure it out.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #967 on: January 12, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »
Reminder:

The OBi100 and OBi110, Have Reached Their End of Life (EOL).

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Please note the OBi100 and OBi110 products have reached their End of Life.  This means they will no longer receive new firmware. Also, technical support will not be available for the OBi100/OBi110 devices without a Support Plan.

The replacement products for the OBi100 and OBi110 is the OBi200 or OBi202. Get the OBi200 and OBi202 now and receive 1-year of OBiTALK Premium Support (with OBi Notify) for free.Click here, for important information about the EOL of the OBi100 and OBi110.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #968 on: January 12, 2017, 12:00:22 PM »
I once had the same problem. There's a way in setting to make that it doesn't ring on your email and it will ring only on your phone. Look at setting you should be able to figure it out.
Could you be specific? Are you talking about a GV setting? ? It has been my understanding that in order for OBi to work, GV must be set to ring Google chat, which results in ring on email.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #969 on: January 12, 2017, 12:23:30 PM »
Could you be specific? Are you talking about a GV setting? ? It has been my understanding that in order for OBi to work, GV must be set to ring Google chat, which results in ring on email.
I don't remember now what I did off hand but I will try checking later tonight.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #970 on: March 19, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »
found this 2 cordless set that Dan recommends for a few dollars cheaper than the price in this post.

If you really want to pinch pennies, you can save $0.05 by buying the single cordless and one accessory one...