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Title: OBi 110
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 04, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
Its called the OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and Telephone Adapter. It works together with Google voice so you can make calls from a regular phone.

Its sold by  amazon  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20)for $49.99 but keeps going in and out of stock.

Ive been refreshing the page using the check 4 change (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/check4change/) Firefox extension since last night and i just got one.

They seem to update the stock with 16 at a time. There are alot of people on other forums trying to grab them this way as well. I have 1-click set up on amazon and even with that it took a few tries to finally score one. Google voice is supposed to be free at least through 2011. I was reading on another forum that this little thing has many other uses as well...maybe one of the techies here can tell us what else it can do
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Chaikel on March 07, 2011, 06:27:30 AM
Will this work with Google voice in Israel, even if you cant use GV on your computer?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 07, 2011, 10:24:37 AM
Will this work with Google voice in Israel, even if you cant use GV on your computer?

I dont think it would...You can try looking at the reviews on amazon or on the thread about this on another site.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 07, 2011, 03:23:59 PM
Its back in stock (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) for anyone who is interested.

If you are considering using this as your home phone (as i am), keep in mind GV does not have E911. Any old cell phone (Even without service) can dial 911 though.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 03:30:46 PM
Its back in stock (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) for anyone who is interested.

If you are considering using this as your home phone (as i am), keep in mind GV does not have E911. Any old cell phone (Even without service) can dial 911 though.
In for one, I'll try it out and report back.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Chaikel on March 07, 2011, 06:08:47 PM
Its back in stock (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) for anyone who is interested.

If you are considering using this as your home phone (as i am), keep in mind GV does not have E911. Any old cell phone (Even without service) can dial 911 though.
IIRC, if there is no E911, you can still dial 911, they just wont have your location
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Bp on March 07, 2011, 06:13:14 PM
What type of phone can u plug into this device? A regular phone? or a ip phone, or both?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on March 07, 2011, 08:19:56 PM
IIRC, if there is no E911, you can still dial 911, they just wont have your location
+1
also those old phones you mention might also not have e911
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 07, 2011, 08:44:15 PM
IIRC, if there is no E911, you can still dial 911, they just wont have your location

I was under the impression that one could not call 911 from google voice at all. When you sign up for a new google voice account, they make you accept the T&C which state that there is no e911.

What type of phone can u plug into this device? A regular phone? or a ip phone, or both?

I believe you can use any phone.

+1
also those old phones you mention might also not have e911

Im talking about cell phones a few years old. Any cell phone made within the last few years (i believe even as early as 2000) can call 911 even without a service contract.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on March 07, 2011, 08:50:34 PM
I was under the impression that one could not call 911 from google voice at all. When you sign up for a new google voice account, they make you accept the T&C which state that there is no e911.

I believe you can use any phone.

Im talking about cell phones a few years old. Any cell phone made within the last few years (i believe even as early as 2000) can call 911 even without a service contract.
any working cellphone can call 911 w/o a service plan it's an fcc requirement.I was referring specifically to the e911.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 07, 2011, 08:54:04 PM
any working cellphone can call 911 w/o a service plan it's an fcc requirement.I was referring specifically to the e911.
Oh sorry. I misunderstood you. I didnt think any cell phones had e911...
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2011, 09:50:10 PM
Oh sorry. I misunderstood you. I didnt think any cell phones had e911...

They do. I think one of the fees/surcharges on your bill is officially to maintain the e911. It's actually pretty spiffy (now it's common, it was cutting edge when it launched), within a few seconds they could triangulate your location.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bh on March 07, 2011, 10:29:03 PM
I guess this is good timing for all those that are using the gizmo5 + google voice + ATA  now that google is closing down gizmo5 (as of April). 

I don't understand why this would be better then Ooma (beside for the price of course)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: GMK on March 08, 2011, 05:10:40 PM
The way this device works is that it logs into google talk. Just like you would when you do when you have gmail open in a browser. The problem with this is if you are logged into google talk in more then one place it will only ring at one of the sessions. Meaning if you hook this up to your main gmail account then opening gmail on your computer will cause this device not to ring when you get a call. The way to get around this is to create a google account that is dedicated for your google voice number. This wouldn't work for me since my current gv number is my primary number and I am logged into gmail the whole day. Although I must give them credit for this very clever idea. For someone looking to setup a new number or even port over their number this would be a great way to have free home phone service.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Chaikel on March 08, 2011, 05:48:13 PM
I was under the impression that one could not call 911 from google voice at all. When you sign up for a new google voice account, they make you accept the T&C which state that there is no e911.
no E911, or no 911?
They do. I think one of the fees/surcharges on your bill is officially to maintain the e911. It's actually pretty spiffy (now it's common, it was cutting edge when it launched), within a few seconds they could triangulate your location.
I believe as of 2006 all phones must have a tracking device similar to a GPS chip which sends an exact location when you call 911. If you look at most phones the options for location or always on, and E911 only. I don't think they're even allowed to have an always off option. Once this law was passed cell phone gps systems became very easy to make, as you no longer needed to plug in a GPS receiver as was the case until then
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: AsherO on March 08, 2011, 05:52:10 PM
I believe as of 2006 all phones must have a tracking device similar to a GPS chip which sends an exact location when you call 911. If you look at most phones the options for location or always on, and E911 only. I don't think they're even allowed to have an always off option. Once this law was passed cell phone gps systems became very easy to make, as you no longer needed to plug in a GPS receiver as was the case until then

Sounds right, e911 uses aGPS (assisted Global Positioning System) which is GPS triangulation assisted by cellular towers. What's cool is that it all works over the voice channels when dialing 911.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 08, 2011, 05:57:26 PM
The way this device works is that it logs into google talk. Just like you would when you do when you have gmail open in a browser. The problem with this is if you are logged into google talk in more then one place it will only ring at one of the sessions. Meaning if you hook this up to your main gmail account then opening gmail on your computer will cause this device not to ring when you get a call. The way to get around this is to create a google account that is dedicated for your google voice number. This wouldn't work for me since my current gv number is my primary number and I am logged into gmail the whole day. Although I must give them credit for this very clever idea. For someone looking to setup a new number or even port over their number this would be a great way to have free home phone service.
Thats exactly what i did. I created a new gmail account with a new GV #.

no E911, or no 911?

"You understand and agree that Google Voice is an enhanced call management application and that Google Voice is not capable of placing or receiving emergency services calls. "

Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Chaikel on March 08, 2011, 05:59:50 PM
"You understand and agree that Google Voice is an enhanced call management application and that Google Voice is not capable of placing or receiving emergency services calls. "
Right, no 911 means you can't call 911.

No E911, mean you can call, but they wont have your location. I think that was what confused ppl about you previous post
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Googl
Post by: elikay on March 08, 2011, 06:02:18 PM
Is it really that accurate or is it like the pretty useless "my location" feature in Google Maps on a Palm Centro?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: AsherO on March 08, 2011, 06:14:56 PM
Is it really that accurate or is it like the pretty useless "my location" feature in Google Maps on a Palm Centro?

I'd guess it's more accurate because it's hard-coded into the phone's OS.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 08, 2011, 06:15:20 PM
Alot of interesting info here about this device and configuring it for 911: http://michigantelephone.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/review-of-the-obihai-obi110-voip-device-part-3-911-on-the-cheap/
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Bp on March 08, 2011, 06:32:57 PM
If this report is true    Google voice sip: http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/08/google-may-finally-be-adding-voip-to-google-voice/    than no need for this fancy device a standard linksys PBX box will do the trick
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Googl
Post by: elikay on March 08, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
@bp
if and when.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 09, 2011, 01:12:50 AM
Price is now $84.94...

Someone posted on another forums that the company posted this on FB:

"We expect new stock to be available at $49.99 tonight and tomorrow night. It is likely, there will be periods of Out Of Stock during the check-in period. Note that there is a possibility the stock we expect will be checked-in tonight could slip to tomorrow and Thursday - like what happened last Friday. Thank you for your patience! "
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 09, 2011, 01:15:30 AM
I got mine in the mail today. Took me about 10 min to set up using this step by step easy directions (http://voxilla.com/2011/01/24/how-to-use-google-voice-and-obi-for-all-your-calls-free-2512).

Call clarity seems to be pretty clear for me. That post above also has a way around the 911 issue although it looks like it will cost $1.50 a month using callcentric pay as you go
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 13, 2011, 01:03:47 AM
In for one, I'll try it out and report back.
So did you set yours up? What do you think?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2011, 11:47:41 AM
I bought the OBi for $49.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) and a Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S2PKFY/?tag=cl03f-20) last week.
Additional cordless phones are available for just $14.95 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S2PKHM/?tag=cl03f-20)


I opened up a new GV account and got a vanity number.
Charged the phone for 24 hours and then set it up yesterday.  Setup took less than 15 minutes and the call quality seems very good!
Free outgoing/incoming phone calls to the US/Canada with no monthly fee!
Thanks David!
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 16, 2011, 12:15:53 PM
I bought the OBi for $49.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) and a Vtech Dect 6.0 cordless phone with caller ID and speakerphone for $19.54 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S2PKFY/?tag=cl03f-20) last week.
Additional cordless phones are available for just $14.95 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001S2PKHM/?tag=cl03f-20)


I opened up a new GV account and got a vanity number.
Charged the phone for 24 hours and then set it up yesterday.  Setup took less than 15 minutes and the call quality seems very good!
Free outgoing/incoming phone calls to the US/Canada with no monthly fee!
Thanks David!


Now we just need to figure out 911 and i wont have to keep a charged cell phone available for the babysitter.
What do you think about using callcentric and paying $1.50 a month for the pay as you go plan? Its mentioned in this link (http://voxilla.com/2011/01/24/how-to-use-google-voice-and-obi-for-all-your-calls-free-2512) amongst the other ways of using this box.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Zeeeeks on March 16, 2011, 02:09:51 PM
I bought the OBi for $49.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20)

Dan, this is currently selling for $84.94 at Amazon, do you think it is worth it?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 16, 2011, 02:14:56 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obihai-Technology/112820825433817
March 11 at 11:30am:
The OBi110 at $49.99 will be replenished at Amazon in approximately two weeks. The OBi100 will also be available in that time frame. Do not buy an OBi110 from anyone other than "Obihai Technology." Obihai will not honor the warranty or provide technical support for OBi devices purchased from a third party. Thank you very much for your support.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:12:35 PM
OBi110@$49.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) & the *New* OBi100@$43.99 will be available at Amazon this week.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 28, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
OBi110@$49.99 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) & the *New* OBi100@$43.99 will be available at Amazon this week!

I see 84.94...

Any announced better features of the new one?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:19:00 PM
I see 84.94...

Any announced better features of the new one?
The OBi100 is the OBi110 without the line port option.

It has to say sold by Obihai.

It will be in stock later today or tomorrow.

The OBi100 can be had for $43.99 with code: HELLOOBI
The OBi110 can be had for $49.99 with code: GREATBUY

Limit 4 discounted OBi100 and 4 discount OBi110 units per customer.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:52:09 PM
From their Facebook page:

Later this evening and/or tomorrow, the OBi100 and OBi110 will be available at Amazon.com.

We have implemented a separate coupon code for each product, which will be required to arrive at the $43.99 & $49.99 price for the OBi100 and OBi110, respectively.  Up to four (4) units of each model may be purchased at a discount by an individual Amazon customer.  The coupon codes may be used one time and one time only by an individual Amazon customer.

Coupon codes and offer descriptions:
OBi100
OBi100 Coupon Code:  HELLOOBI
For a limited time, up to four (4) OBi100 units may be purchased at $43.99 or $16 off the Obihai Technology list price of $59.99.  The regular list price of $59.99 will apply to all subsequent purchases of the OBi100 by the same customer.

OBi110
OBi110  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20)Coupon Code:  GREATBUY
For a limited time, up to four (4) OBi110 units may be purchased at $49.99 or $20 off the Obihai Technology list price of $69.99.  The regular list price of $69.99 will apply to all subsequent purchases of OBi110 by the same customer.

In summary, any single Amazon customer will be able to buy up to four (4) units of the OBi100 at $43.99 and four (4) units of the OBi110 at $49.99.   

As with any Amazon.com coupon code, customers will apply this to items in their shopping cart at checkout.

In the Amazon.com, "Review and submit your order" area you will see an area on the right titled, "Do you have any gift cards or promotional claim codes?"  There is a window below this, which allows you to apply the coupon code(s).

Should you have difficulty applying the coupon code, you may need to remove the item(s) from your shopping cart and shopping history, then add them and apply the coupon code(s) again.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: aaa on March 28, 2011, 11:42:10 PM
Ive been trying to add to cart for 10 minutes...what is wrong?!
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 11:57:41 PM
Ive been trying to add to cart for 10 minutes...what is wrong?!
Worked for me.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: aaa on March 28, 2011, 11:59:44 PM
Ya I got it. At 11:30 the price changed, but it must have just been an error...I couldnt add it to cart. At 11:50 it worked fine. Thanks
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: nis965 on March 29, 2011, 12:29:42 AM
Got one! I'm really curious to see how or even if the phone/cable companies try and compete with these! As VOIP become more common and easy to use, landlines are going to become extinct
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Zeeeeks on March 29, 2011, 12:49:03 AM
Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: miles on March 29, 2011, 09:58:29 AM
why we need a new GV account
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 29, 2011, 10:24:14 AM
why we need a new GV account

because you cant have google talk (or gmail) open when the phone rings.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: dirah on March 29, 2011, 08:00:44 PM
For those who are international, I can tell you from personal experience that although you can only obtain a GV voice number from a USA or Canada IP, nevertheless, once you have it, it works anywhere in the world. [At least where I have travelled.] So if you are international, get someone in the US to sign up for you.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: ceejay on March 29, 2011, 09:38:07 PM
I would still go with a cheap Linksys ATA device because of this .
Title: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw on May 01, 2011, 08:37:24 PM
hi did anyone try this OBi110 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20) out in Israel SUCCESSFULLY ?
does google voice/talk work in israel etc.??
would this be a way to dich my Jivetel and save $$$$$ ??
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: dirah on May 01, 2011, 08:42:08 PM
I haven't used this is Israel, but I have taken it along with me to several other international destinations, and it works perfectly! You can only obtain a GV voice number from a USA or Canada IP, but once you have it, it works anywhere in the world.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw 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
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: dirah 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: ShermanObi on May 06, 2011, 05:16:24 PM

Please see this post:  http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=269.msg4529#msg4529
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw 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  >:(
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Dan 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 17, 2011, 01:58:37 PM
Dan you would know this...
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on May 17, 2011, 02:22:46 PM
Ok, so this  (http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=332.0)is what I found (http://www.google.com/search?q=obi+110+multiple+jacks).
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 on May 17, 2011, 02:41:14 PM
Ok, so this  (http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=332.0)is what I found (http://www.google.com/search?q=obi+110+multiple+jacks).
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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: AsherO 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: aryeh1 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..
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: AsherO 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: satturn on May 25, 2011, 10:19:40 AM
I read over here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=269.30 (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??
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Zeeeeks on May 25, 2011, 01:19:24 PM
I read over here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=269.30 (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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: AsherO 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: satturn 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sun365 on May 31, 2011, 10:26:40 PM
How is this device better than say Magic Jack?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT 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
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 13, 2011, 09:14:21 PM
obi 110 allows a telephone line in so you could have a GV plus Telco line.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 14, 2011, 01:53:27 PM
thanx   so if i plan to cut my home fone service i wont need the obi110?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 14, 2011, 02:06:06 PM
there may be other diffs dunno
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw 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!! ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: smurf 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 14, 2011, 06:50:19 PM
so who wud need a obi110 exactly?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 14, 2011, 07:24:58 PM
if you want to have 911 service, or any other reason you can imagine.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 14, 2011, 07:51:22 PM
sorry im tryin to figure out which model to get.... and still dnt rly get the diff

Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 14, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
(http://obihai.com/images/matrix.png)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 14, 2011, 09:16:02 PM
ok so wat does "bridging calls between landline and voip service" do?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 14, 2011, 10:05:21 PM
http://obihai.com/features-and-set-up.html
# You control the way the OBi connects calls. For example, OBi lets you use your home telephone service to make local, long distance or international calls from the road using your mobile phone or laptop computer.
# You can direct calls to go in the most cost-effective direction by using OBi endpoints to bridge services. You can ultimately route calls in ways that your mobile or land line service provider cannot or would not do!
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 15, 2011, 12:11:18 AM
thanx  but still not sure what that means

if gonna cancel home fone service will this all make a diff?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on June 15, 2011, 12:20:54 AM
no
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 19, 2011, 07:38:47 PM
how exactly port land line to att go phone (and then to GV)?

I have an unused att gophone...
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on July 19, 2011, 08:07:54 PM
with a sim? call at&t and tell them you would like to port you # over (might be doable online, I don't know)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 21, 2011, 12:32:07 PM
thanx!  ...the phone isnt active.. do i need to buy minutes and activate?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw on July 21, 2011, 01:13:05 PM
thanx!  ...the phone isnt active.. do i need to buy minutes and activate?
i believe you have to activate but dont have 2 add min
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on July 21, 2011, 01:15:09 PM
i believe you have to activate but dont have 2 add min
BUT without minutes, if there is any gap in activating Google Voice you will miss calls. Also often you get bonus minutes upon activation.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: sawlw on July 21, 2011, 04:27:20 PM
BUT without minutes, if there is any gap in activating Google Voice you will miss calls. Also often you get bonus minutes upon activation.
deff. true!! but you'll have a gap anyhow since it doesn't transfer instantly,
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on August 04, 2011, 04:25:39 PM
if cancel cablevision phone service (cuz have obi) will be able to get their $30 plan phone only plan?
will be able to keep it after 1st yr?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: smurf on August 04, 2011, 04:28:57 PM
if cancel cablevision phone service (cuz have obi) will be able to get their $30 plan phone only plan?
will be able to keep it after 1st yr?
You mean $30 internet only plan? See here (http://www.optimum.com/online/pricing.jsp) it's available for $30 for a year. After that they will raise you but if the offer is still around you should be able to get the price by either threatening to cancel or by actually cancelling.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: EliH 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: gozalim 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
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: EliH 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: smurf 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay 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
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: satturn on August 29, 2011, 01:27:02 PM
back on the original topic. My Obi100 works perfectly in israel, with bezek isp.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: EliH on August 29, 2011, 05:16:15 PM
My Obi110 is working in Israel as well (with GV)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: njmacman 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: MnM1130 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!!)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on October 26, 2011, 04:23:12 PM
obi 110 allows a telephone line in so you could have a GV plus Telco line.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: MnM1130 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay 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)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: MnM1130 on October 26, 2011, 04:37:03 PM
That you can have two lines on one phone (IIRC)
gotchya... awesome!
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Steven on December 13, 2011, 09:59:50 AM
so I took the plunge an ordered an OBi 110. I wanted to know if I can hook it up to a fax machine? (I guess i can wait till tom when I get it)
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: njmacman on December 13, 2011, 11:42:25 AM
You can try, but I haven't had luck with it to fax.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Steven on December 13, 2011, 11:47:49 AM
You can try, but I haven't had luck with it to fax.
thanks. any idea y it wont work?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: gozalim on December 13, 2011, 02:51:22 PM
thanks. any idea y it wont work?
not all voip technologies work for fax, only specific ones, and i think google uses a different one.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: elikay on December 13, 2011, 03:14:40 PM
Yup fax probably will not work.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Steven on December 13, 2011, 05:09:25 PM
not all voip technologies work for fax, only specific ones, and i think google uses a different one.
:-[
My wife really wants a fax.. any idea which voips you can fax from? In israel my dsl worked fine with a fax
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: gozalim on December 13, 2011, 05:18:56 PM
:-[
My wife really wants a fax.. any idea which voips you can fax from? In israel my dsl worked fine with a fax
possibly anything using T.38 ?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: ye on December 13, 2011, 06:40:30 PM
so I took the plunge an ordered an OBi 110. I wanted to know if I can hook it up to a fax machine? (I guess i can wait till tom when I get it)
It works for me
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: kayef on December 14, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
It works for me
+1
although i had to change the speed on my fax machine in order for it to work.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: njmacman on December 14, 2011, 01:51:28 PM
Is there a way to permanently slow down a fax machine to a lower baud so that you don't have to put it on Overseas mode for each fax?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: kayef on December 14, 2011, 01:59:25 PM
Is there a way to permanently slow down a fax machine to a lower baud so that you don't have to put it on Overseas mode for each fax?
I actually sped it up. and it was a permanent change. I have the hp officejet pro 8500(thanks to dans deals) and it has 3 speeds in the advanced fax setup: slow(9600) medium(14400) and fast(33600). I don't remember what it was set to but when I changed it to fast i was able to fax no problem. 
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: njmacman on December 14, 2011, 03:05:07 PM
I have a Brother multifunction. Anybody know how to make it fast or slow permanently?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: smurf on December 14, 2011, 03:08:39 PM
I have a Brother multifunction. Anybody know how to make it fast or slow permanently?
don't know about speed settings, but on my mfc under fax>misc>compatibility- there is an option for voip. Don't know if that'll help for the obi though
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 12:47:47 AM
Didn't notice this last time around. Is there any reason for me not to get this? any downside besides the 911 issue?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2011, 12:49:11 AM
Didn't notice this last time around. Is there any reason for me not to get this? any downside besides the 911 issue?
No downside at all, it's awesome!
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 12:51:37 AM
No downside at all, it's awesome!

sounds good any easy way to port over my current optimum number or have to go through that at&t thing you were saying in the comments?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2011, 12:52:11 AM
sounds good any easy way to port over my current optimum number or have to go through that at&t thing you were saying in the comments?
Go to Google Voice and try to port.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 01:00:26 AM
Go to Google Voice and try to port.

only seems to be giving me the option for a mobile number  :(
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 01:07:07 AM
only seems to be giving me the option for a mobile number  :(
you can Do a free port to page plus and from there to gv
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 01:11:49 AM
you can Do a free port to page plus and from there to gv

anyone with page plus willing to do this for me?  :)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: AsherO on December 15, 2011, 01:16:30 AM
anyone with page plus willing to do this for me?  :)

They would lose their PP line when porting to GV. IME a port requires closing the account you're porting from. I was successful when porting to t-mobile prepaid (used a kit like the ones sold on eBay for a few bucks) and porting from there to GV, just make sure all the account info (name/address etc.) matches exactly, or you might have a problem.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 01:31:09 AM
They would lose their PP line when porting to GV. IME a port requires closing the account you're porting from. I was successful when porting to t-mobile prepaid (used a kit like the ones sold on eBay for a few bucks) and porting from there to GV, just make sure all the account info (name/address etc.) matches exactly, or you might have a problem.

So I would have to get myself the cheapest prepaid phone and port it over to that from optimum and then from there to gv?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:13:49 AM
So I would have to get myself the cheapest prepaid phone and port it over to that from optimum and then from there to gv?
Ask a friend with an old verizon phone lying around if you can borrow it for a couple of days. That should be enough to part in and out of PP.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2011, 02:17:41 AM
Ask a friend with an old verizon phone lying around if you can borrow it for a couple of days. That should be enough to part in and out of PP.
Are there any activation fees?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:22:46 AM
Are there any activation fees?
Not when porting an existing number
I have an old sprint phone (TP2) that I reprogrammed for my stint with PP. so if you or Bubbles  want help porting to GV PM me. Also when I last checked PP wasn't an available port option to GV so I just did the port by selecting verizon as my carrier
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:33:08 AM
heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2011, 02:35:12 AM
heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

Very nice.  Can you comment on the main site for more people to see how to port their numbers?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:38:52 AM
Very nice.  Can you comment on the main site for more people to see how to port their numbers?
This info is based on my personal separate experiences porting with Optimum,PP and  google voice It was actually Verizon>PP>GV and separately Optimum>PP. The info is a bit outdated since I did this a while ago but I'm sure most of the process is still the same.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 01:54:57 PM
heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

what happens to my landline once i port out the number? it gets closed automatically?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:04:36 PM
I think you'll have to call to finalize the cancellation with optimum especially if you have internet from them too.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 02:09:27 PM
I think you'll have to call to finalize the cancellation with optimum especially if you have internet from them too.

thanks for the help. i'm ordering the box  :)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 02:16:08 PM
slightly ot but does the starwoods consumer card have any extra protections over the ink bold?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 02:41:04 PM
thanks for the help. i'm ordering the box  :)
NP
lemm know if you need a phone to do the port
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 15, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
one more thing. how long does the whole porting process take? basically i want to know how long im not going to have a landline for
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 15, 2011, 03:11:19 PM
one more thing. how long does the whole porting process take? basically i want to know how long im not going to have a landline for
it could take a couple of days at each juncture. but at all times you should be able to have the number active and see who is calling you
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 18, 2011, 04:49:49 PM
set up was nice and easy. works great  :)  now just going to port my number over. Thanks!!
Title: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: A3 on December 18, 2011, 04:57:40 PM
Will
This work with a fax machine? Tia
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 18, 2011, 05:02:06 PM
Will
This work with a fax machine? Tia

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7039.msg156331#msg156331
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: MnM1130 on December 18, 2011, 05:27:10 PM
thanks.. i to got this in israel and just got my husband to hook it up today. was faster than i imagined and so far so good!!! cant figure out though how to call out on the phone on my israeli landline phone- i can get incoming calls from google voice and my israeli land line- but cant figure out how to call out... thanks for the advice from here about obi- really truly amazing...
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: A C on December 20, 2011, 10:02:21 AM
This is going on sale today on Amazon @ 11 AM PST. It's one of Amazon's Lighting Deals
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox
Title: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 20, 2011, 10:23:48 AM
This is going on sale today on Amazon @ 11 AM PST. It's one of Amazon's Lighting Deals
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: A3 on December 20, 2011, 10:32:25 AM
What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?

Buy it and return the new one with the old ones label... Thats what a rep told me once when there was a price match... They only price match on TV's
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Dan on December 20, 2011, 11:20:32 AM
Try chatting with them and ask if they would really rather return/rebuy than do a price adjustment.

Works nearly every time.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 20, 2011, 02:03:34 PM
Only $6.50 off  :( . How do I chat with them?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: A3 on December 20, 2011, 02:07:15 PM
does amex spg give price adjustments?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Saver2000 on December 20, 2011, 02:07:33 PM
What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?

Speaking from experience,  IB should have no prob price matching.
I recently purchased an item at target. A couple of days later I found the same item for a lower price on Amazon. 
. . . Just spoke to enhancement services,  check was mailed  out today.  :)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 20, 2011, 02:14:01 PM
Speaking from experience,  IB should have no prob price matching.
I recently purchased an item at target. A couple of days later I found the same item for a lower price on Amazon. 
. . . Just spoke to enhancement services,  check was mailed  out today.  :)

even though it's a limited supply/time deal?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Saver2000 on December 20, 2011, 02:15:58 PM
even though it's a limited supply/time deal?

How would they know that?
It says that on the web page?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 20, 2011, 02:17:10 PM
Try chatting with them and ask if they would really rather return/rebuy than do a price adjustment.

Works nearly every time.

Thanks! just got $10 amazon credit  :) Think it's still fair for me to call chase?  ;)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Zeeeeks on December 21, 2011, 01:31:45 PM
I just recived this email from OBI

“Ring” in the New Year Holiday Special – OBi110 for $44.88  Sale Ends on Sunday (12/25)! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20)
Use Coupon Code: “OBIGREAT” at Amazon.com checkout.
The OBi110 VoIP telephone adapter is now on-sale for $44.88 OBi110 from Amazon (with Free Shipping).  Use the OBi110 device to set-up a super-low-cost (or free*) VoIP service with your broadband Internet router and any regular home telephone.  Select the link and use coupon code, “OBIGREAT” at checkout on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20).
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: Saver2000 on December 22, 2011, 05:26:44 PM
Is this this possible to be done in a home that doesn't have internet?

 If not, wats the least expensive internet plan avail that would be sufficient enough for this service to work?
thanx
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Nitantnel on December 24, 2011, 08:01:52 PM
Anyone with a deal on good cheap cordless? (Dan's is no longer $15)
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: BAHayman on December 24, 2011, 10:33:24 PM
Anyone with a deal on good cheap cordless? (Dan's is no longer $15)
I believe this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OA74MY/?tag=cl03f-20) is the newer version of the one Dan posted.
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 27, 2011, 01:50:04 AM
heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

k so I filled out the port form before the weekend and now when I try calling out from my house phone it still works but when you try calling the number it says it has been changed or disconnected. any ideas or should I just call pp tech support tomorrow?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 29, 2011, 03:13:19 PM
heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

All ported over and good to go :)

Thanks smurf!!
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 29, 2011, 03:27:58 PM
All ported over and good to go :)

Thanks smurf!!
NP
Question;
Is pageplus listed with GV as a port option or do you still have to select verizon?
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 29, 2011, 03:31:11 PM
NP
Question;
Is pageplus listed with GV as a port option or do you still have to select verizon?

i didnt have to select anything. i just typed in the number and they said its eligible for porting
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 29, 2011, 03:32:52 PM
i didnt have to select anything. i just typed in the number and they said its eligible for porting
Cool, so they've made it eaiser since I did it
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 29, 2011, 03:34:00 PM
Cool, so they've made it eaiser since I did it

on the phone with optimum right now. cancelled the phone and got them to come down $25 on the internet not to cancel that too  :)
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: smurf on December 29, 2011, 03:35:20 PM
on the phone with optimum right now. cancelled the phone and got them to come down $25 on the internet not to cancel that too  :)
Very nicely done
Title: Re: OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
Post by: bubbles on December 29, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
now how do I go about hooking it up to my phone jack? I found this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7039.msg86457#msg86457)
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.
but not sure how to do that. I had optimum until now
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Nitantnel on December 29, 2011, 10:38:57 PM
Would a good router enhance the obi's performance? Any suggestions for one?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Name Changed on December 29, 2011, 10:44:30 PM
Would a good router enhance the obi's performance? Any suggestions for one?
Yes, Very possibly.
What internet service do u have?
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Nitantnel on December 29, 2011, 10:49:31 PM
cable.
Title: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: zale on December 30, 2011, 12:36:03 AM
I have searched through the obi forums and have seen various opinions whether 911 will work with Google voice on the obi or not.

The general consensus is that e911 certainly won't work, but there has been no conclusion as to whether 911 will work AT ALL.

Unfortunately, there is no way for me to test this out, as it is a crime to call 911 if there is no emergency.

If 911 indeed does not work, then I will have you know that this is extraordinarily dangerous, for a number of reasons:


A Google search has not yielded a clear answer for me, but I have learnt the following:


Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


[/list]
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: elikay on December 30, 2011, 12:53:34 AM
There is some gadget/addon that you can use for 911 on GV I don't remember where I saw it. GIYF
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Name Changed on December 30, 2011, 08:12:42 AM
Here (http://www.obihai.com/recommended.html) is the list of obi recommended routers.
Title: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
Post by: Nitantnel on December 30, 2011, 09:23:32 AM
Tnx, the link though doesn't appear to be working
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: bubkiz on December 30, 2011, 09:39:58 AM
You can also keep an old cell phone that had service which will work for 911.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: zale on December 30, 2011, 10:28:16 AM
You can also keep an old cell phone that had service which will work for 911.

Hmm... Why didn't I think of that?????

Cell phone? Riiiiiight!

And you will make sure that your old cellphone is charged and powered on at all times? Because you most certainly are aware, that just powering on the phone can take up to a minute, right?

Oh, and I am sure the babysitter will know exactly where you keep the "old cellphone", just in case there's an emergency.

Also, were you aware, that in certain disaster situations, cell phones become totally unreliable. For example, there was NO cell service this past summer in NYC just after the little earthquake. (I was able to make calls over Google Voice on my computer though).

Sorry that I am being very harsh on your comment, but iv'e seen that same comment from many people, and clearly, nobody has though this through. You need to understand that while an old cellphone is a good backup for emergencies, there is clearly nothing that can replace a solid landline phone.

You should NEVER have a phone that cannot dial 911.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: elikay on December 30, 2011, 11:52:52 AM
Your internet connection is IMHO less reliable for 911 especially when you have to rely on GV, Obi and your ISP.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: AsherO on December 30, 2011, 12:19:09 PM
Your internet connection is IMHO less reliable for 911 especially when you have to rely on GV, Obi and your ISP.
And you will make sure that your old cellphone is charged and powered on at all times? Because you most certainly are aware, that just powering on the phone can take up to a minute, right?

Oh, and I am sure the babysitter will know exactly where you keep the "old cellphone", just in case there's an emergency.

Also, were you aware, that in certain disaster situations, cell phones become totally unreliable. For example, there was NO cell service this past summer in NYC just after the little earthquake. (I was able to make calls over Google Voice on my computer though).

Why not have both GV/Obi and a Cellphone, and instruct the babysitter on both.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: zale on December 30, 2011, 12:50:26 PM
Why not have both GV/Obi and a Cellphone, and instruct the babysitter on both.

Or better yet, why not just hire a 24 hour paramedic and security guard, and then you won't need any phones at all!

To elikay: when talking about actual downtime, you are probably right. Between the modem, router and obi, you will probably have more downtime than your cell service overall. (Though both will be very minimal)

However, the main issue is not the downtime. The issue is that a landline phone is always docked in one area of the house, be it the kitchen, bedroom or other. And, it is powered by a cord, so is therefore always on.

A cellphone, on the other hand, is NOT. A cellphone can get lost anywhere and everywhere, and the battery can and WILL die. Not only that, but your battery charger can (and probably will) also get lost. (The response that "you can keep it charging at all times" is meaningless, because first of all, you will not do that, and secondly, a cell phone is not meant to be charging at all times, and it may kill the battery)

Even a cordless phone is more reliable in this respect, although it too can get lost.

Of course, nothing beats a solid, standard telephone line from a phone company (not a cable company) with a standard CORDED phone. A standard telephone line has its OWN power, so even in the event of a blackout, it will still work. (Cable phone relies on the modem, which relies on power from the wall. You can buy a battery for your cable modem, but it will only last about 10 hours) But even VOIP is a step above a cell phone.

Just trying to share some common sense here. I think those of you who have cellphones know how often you have a hard time finding it, or how often the battery is completely dead. (Oh, and how many of you power off your cellphones for Shabbos?)
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: MarkS on December 30, 2011, 01:27:53 PM
How about in an effort to save lives, you call 911 and when they pick up say ' I'm sorry, I called by mistake' and then hang up?

I doubt you will get in any trouble with the law and you will be doing many a big service!!!
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: bubbles on December 30, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
How about in an effort to save lives, you call 911 and when they pick up say ' I'm sorry, I called by mistake' and then hang up?

I doubt you will get in any trouble with the law and you will be doing many a big service!!!

or you can just call and say you were programming a new phone or how about a novel approach, call and say that you wanted to make sure your new obi box that runs off of gv can call 911?
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: Dan on December 30, 2011, 01:32:31 PM
How about in an effort to save lives, you call 911 and when they pick up say ' I'm sorry, I called by mistake' and then hang up?

I doubt you will get in any trouble with the law and you will be doing many a big service!!!
If 911 worked with GV I don't see why it wouldn't work with OBi.
e911 won't work, but 911 should, no?
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: zale on December 30, 2011, 02:52:14 PM
If 911 worked with GV I don't see why it wouldn't work with OBi.
e911 won't work, but 911 should, no?

Apparently not.

There is no 911 at all on Google Voice, period.

I found this:

"You acknowledge and understand that Google Voice does NOT currently allow you to access any 911 or similar emergency services (no traditional 911, E911, or similar access to emergency services). You should always have an alternative means of accessing 911 or similar emergency services. Please inform others who use your Google Voice service and devices used to access Google Voice that they must access these numbers directly through a traditional landline or mobile phone. Google Voice is not intended to replace your primary phone service, such as traditional landline or mobile phone."

This is from the T&C as of 2009, but I don't think it has changed.

911 is a location-based service. Calling 911 in NYC is not the same 911 as in Tennessee, Iowa or anywhere else. I believe that Ooma and Vonage make you provide an address when you sign up, so they can therefore provide 911. Google voice is a moving target, and has no registered location.

The only thing you can do is find out the local number to the police station nearest you, and program the obi to call that number via 911.

There is a discussion about this here: https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!category-topic/voice/account-credit-security-and-privacy/3JPRqwDq7ag (https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!category-topic/voice/account-credit-security-and-privacy/3JPRqwDq7ag)
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: Dan on December 30, 2011, 03:11:11 PM
Looks like you're right, just tried calling 911 and it does not work.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: Nitantnel on December 31, 2011, 07:28:17 PM
Did you try this? (From the website linked by Dan in the comments to the main article)


Getting Emergency Calling (i.e.: e911) to work (optional)

Fewer do each passing day, but if you still have a regular old POTS line at home (or even an analog telephone adaptor connected to a VoIP service provider that offers E911 such as VoicePulse, Vonage, and cable services such as CableVision, Comcast and Time Warner), and you connect the service to the “Line” port on the OBi, you won’t have to do anything to get emergency calling service. By default, the OBi will send any “911″ call through whatever is connected on its “Line” port. (Note: In many regions within the United States, even a disconnected POTS line may work with 911 calling services — but please check with your local carrier to make sure).

If you don’t have E911 coming into your home, there are several VoIP services available that offer low-cost emergency services calling. One such service is offered by popular pay-as-you-go VoIP provider CallCentric for $1.50 per month (there is also a one-time e911 setup fee). If you sign up for the company’s Pay-Per-Call plan, and fill your account with a minimum of $5, you can add the 911 service and the fee will be deducted from your deposit.

There is a small catch: Unless you have a spare VoIP adaptor to install the Callcentric (or other provider’s) service on (in which case you should simply connect the “Phone” port on the external ATA to the “Line” port on the OBi using a basic telephone cable), you will have to dedicate one of the Service Provider ports (SP1, or most likely, SP2) solely to 911.

To configure it, add the service provider to SP2 using any of the methods illustrated above (OBiTalk, which comes with pre-configuration for 8 service providers, including Callcentric, is the easiest method).

To ensure that 911 calls over the OBi are routed correctly, connect to the device via the built-in configuration tool (point your browser to the OBi’s local IP address) and make a small change to the long dial string setting located at Physical Interfaces/Phone Port/OutboundCallRoute. The default setting is:

{(< #:>|911):li},{**0:aa},{***:aa2},{(Mpli):pli},{(< **1:>(Msp1)):sp1},{(< **2:>(Msp2)):sp2},{(< **8:>(Mli)):li},{(< **9:>(Mpp)):pp}
Uncheck the “Default” box on the right, and make the following small change to the long string: Change the first instance of “li” to “sp2″. The result will be this string:

{(< #:>|911):sp2},{**0:aa},{***:aa2},{(Mpli):pli},{(< **1:>(Msp1)):sp1},{(< **2:>(Msp2)):sp2},{(< **8:>(Mli)):li},{(< **9:>(Mpp)):pp}
Click “Submit” and “Reboot” the device.

Ideally, we could easily test 911 calling. Unfortunately, ensuring that 911 calling works on your OBi is a bit problematic. Calling 911 as a test is highly frowned upon by emergency service operators, and is even illegal in some states. The only surefire way to test 911 is to call your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number, hope to get someone on the phone that understands what you are trying to accomplish, and schedule a 911 call. It’s a bit of a hassle, but definitely encouraged.

When you’re done, you’ll have a complete phone system, with it’s own phone number(s), free phone calls throughout the US and Canada, voice mail, call forwarding and dozens of other “premium” services, for pennies. And you’ll help speed along the landline’s obsolescence. Good riddance.
Title: Re: obi: 911 or no?
Post by: AsherO on December 31, 2011, 07:34:25 PM
Did you try this? (From the website linked by Dan in the comments to the main article)

FYI, I've seen the info elsewhere online, it's copy/pasted.

Ideally, we could easily test 911 calling. Unfortunately, ensuring that 911 calling works on your OBi is a bit problematic. Calling 911 as a test is highly frowned upon by emergency service operators, and is even illegal in some states. The only surefire way to test 911 is to call your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number, hope to get someone on the phone that understands what you are trying to accomplish, and schedule a 911 call. It’s a bit of a hassle, but definitely encouraged.

Surefire? I highly doubt you can set that up in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Alexsei on January 04, 2012, 12:21:06 PM
@Dan
Hey this is a note i found here: http://nerdvittles.com/?p=720 (http://nerdvittles.com/?p=720)

“You can’t be logged in and also use the OBi110. That’s why we set up a dedicated Google account for this device. Guess what? You’re done.”

is this something anyone has experienced???????
it might be a big issue for me because the gv# im using is associated with the gmail account im logged in all day!!!

Also will it work with jnet? (1. if filter doesent block it. 2. if connection is good enough)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Alexsei on January 04, 2012, 12:31:26 PM
Here is a email conversation with obi support
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Obihai Support Team
12:26 PM (2 minutes ago)

 
Yes, you may.
- Obi Support
 
From: -----------------------------------------------------
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:15 AM
To: support@obihai.com
Subject: OBI 110

 
Hi,
 
Can i be logged in on pc with same google account my obi device is using??
 
Thanks

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bubkiz on January 04, 2012, 02:23:59 PM
@Dan
Hey this is a note i found here: http://nerdvittles.com/?p=720 (http://nerdvittles.com/?p=720)

“You can’t be logged in and also use the OBi110. That’s why we set up a dedicated Google account for this device. Guess what? You’re done.”

is this something anyone has experienced???????
it might be a big issue for me because the gv# im using is associated with the gmail account im logged in all day!!!


My Obi works just fine when I'm logged in.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 05, 2012, 09:30:39 AM
is it a big deal not having 911 if have a cell ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on January 05, 2012, 12:18:36 PM
is it a big deal not having 911 if have a cell ?
I don't think it is, but I've never had to rely on it.  In NYC maybe it's a bigger deal than in Beachwood, OH.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bubbles on January 09, 2012, 08:09:32 PM
has anyone had issues with the caller id? The number shows up by me but it no longer has the name
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 09, 2012, 08:33:46 PM
has anyone had issues with the caller id? The number shows up by me but it no longer has the name
Yes I have this issue when I get a phone call I get just the number no name, didn't have a chance to check it out yet.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on January 09, 2012, 08:35:26 PM
has anyone had issues with the caller id? The number shows up by me but it no longer has the name
Of course not, it is like a cellphone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bubbles on January 09, 2012, 08:44:29 PM
Of course not, it is like a cellphone.

hmmm didn't think of that. o well not such a big deal
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Drago on January 26, 2012, 02:48:13 PM
I read through the thread, and it appears that this will work in Israel, as long as the # is set up in the US.
However, I didn't understand if there may be an issue if my line is Bezek.
Can anyone comment, or tell me if I'm missing s/t?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on January 26, 2012, 03:29:47 PM
I use it on Bezek and it is fine. Netvision is another thing.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on January 26, 2012, 04:43:48 PM
I use it on Bezek and it is fine. Netvision is another thing.
+1
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Organitech on March 04, 2012, 02:53:55 AM
Has anybody used OBi 110 in Israel with a "HOT" land line for out going calls.?
Regards
Ashley
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Steven on March 20, 2012, 11:53:10 AM
So I have a really weird thing with my OBi. It seems like after 2-3mins the call is dropped? (My internet service it TWC)
Anyone experience the same thing?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Steven on March 20, 2012, 04:00:04 PM
So I have a really weird thing with my OBi. It seems like after 2-3mins the call is dropped? (My internet service it TWC)
Anyone experience the same thing?
seems like my issue is that I wired my obi through my wireless router. does that make sense? Do I need to have the obi attached directly to my modem for it to work?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2012, 04:04:17 PM
Mine is wired through my wireless router.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: nis965 on March 20, 2012, 06:16:03 PM
Try logging into your obi account and check for updates. When my obi is acting up it's sometimes because I didn't install the newest updates.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on March 20, 2012, 07:00:22 PM
Mine works in Israel, but I actually use Magicjack there. I keep my Obi in the States and can use it wireless through my iPhone anywhere I get WIFI.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Steven on March 21, 2012, 09:22:49 PM
Try logging into your obi account and check for updates. When my obi is acting up it's sometimes because I didn't install the newest updates.
thanks!
if anyone else has advice hope to trouble shoot with their OBi (mines keeps dropping call after a few min) I would really appreciate it. My wife is ready to make me get rid of it and get a real phone line!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on March 22, 2012, 04:55:45 PM
Try going straight into the wired router to test it. If calls fine then you know the issue is with your wireless router.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on March 22, 2012, 05:40:07 PM
i have been having sporadic problems with incoming calls not connecting...any ideas?

I am connected directly to the router.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on March 22, 2012, 07:35:24 PM
i have been having sporadic problems with incoming calls not connecting...any ideas?

I am connected directly to the router.
did you check for updates?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on March 25, 2012, 03:35:20 AM
did you check for updates?

yes. its not the issue.

i think i figured it out.... this is a common problem on the obi forums that they have many different workarounds.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on March 25, 2012, 03:36:32 AM
Also great news for israel users.

Spikko can be connected to your SP2 on the obi to get a full local number in israel or abroad! and its sorta free!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MnM1130 on March 25, 2012, 05:27:43 AM
im also having trouble now with incoming calls- They arent coming in- the phone rings- and noones there.. but if i press 1 it comes through. weird. and also im having trouble with calls dropping... didn have these problems b4 (im in israel)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on March 25, 2012, 05:51:16 AM
im also having trouble now with incoming calls- They arent coming in- the phone rings- and noones there.. but if i press 1 it comes through. weird. and also im having trouble with calls dropping... didn have these problems b4 (im in israel)

i had the same problem here in israel.

look it up on the obi forums, (http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=2703.0) they have multiple fixes there. i did one of them last night, i will see if it works next time i get a call. also update the firmware. they released a new one last week.

btw get spikko, it great for israel calls for  cheap/free and it can be added to the obi so it works on a regular phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 01, 2012, 04:34:20 PM
Question!
I got the Obi, some kind guys on the forums helped me figure out how to port my number (Thanks!) and I'm all set up. Since the configuration is from my modem to my router to my Obi, and my router drops of every other day or so out of the blue only to reconnect by itself after a minute, I wanted to configure the Obi directly through the modem. The problem is that the modem only has one ethernet port.

Does anyone know if an ethernet splitter (http://www.amazon.com/RJ45-Ethernet-Splitter-Connector-Adapter/dp/B003C2QS90) would work? I would put that into my modem, one cord would go to Obi, and one to Router.

Some reports I've seen say using an ethernet splitter is never a good idea and will cause all sorts of problems and others say no problem.

Did anyone try doing this with their Obi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 01, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
I have both incoming and outgoing faxing working! I set my fax transmission speed to 9600 as I've seen online to enable faxing.

As far as the 911 discussion goes, every city/town has a direct police local number. Calling that actually gets you help sooner since calling 911 takes you to a regional center who then transfers your call to your local police station.

I programmed the local 732 number for the police station in my Town into my phone and now I can dial them with only pressing 2 digits on my phone (even quicker than dialing 911!)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on April 01, 2012, 07:06:37 PM
How can you downgrade the fax to 9600 baud? I have a Brother fax. There is an overseas mode, but you have to program it each time.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 01, 2012, 07:09:51 PM
How can you downgrade the fax to 9600 baud? I have a Brother fax. There is an overseas mode, but you have to program it each time.
On my Canon there is an option under fax settings to change it.
The truth is, I didn't even try it without changing, I just relied on online reports that said you need to change it....

If you have this one (http://www.brother-usa.com/fax/modeldetail.aspx?PRODUCTID=PPF775&tab=spec#.T3jf0DFmIk0) it may already be on 9600. I have noticed that it prints the fax much slower on 9600 than my machine did before I switched but it's worth saving $30 per month!!!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: moto on May 01, 2012, 01:42:12 AM
I just ordered the thing can someone please explain me when I get it how to set it up and how to connect my google voice to it thank you
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on May 01, 2012, 03:37:25 AM
I just ordered the thing can someone please explain me when I get it how to set it up and how to connect my google voice to it thank you
http://www.obihai.com/tutorials-tips.html
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 01, 2012, 11:00:17 AM
I just ordered the thing can someone please explain me when I get it how to set it up and how to connect my google voice to it thank you
Here is a previous post on this thread from Smurf. I've made some changes to the post for clarity.


heres a landline to GV port demo;

Get a hold 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 (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the cell phones ID 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 to the cell phone.

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! You'll need it to accept a 1 minute call to verify the GV port!
Once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port. People have reported that it's wise to open a new Gmail account (ie not one that you have open a lot on your computer). I then setup all emails that come to that account (all my voicemails...) to be forwarded to my main gmail account. Login to Google voice from that new account and port in the number. It will cost $20, and within 24 hours the port to GV will be complete.

 Verify the number and you are all done!

Go through the tutorials in the post above as well!!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on May 01, 2012, 11:05:53 AM
When u port your # from pp to gv does that mean it will ring on both your pp an gv?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 01, 2012, 11:07:05 AM
When u port your # from pp to gv does that mean it will ring on both your pp an gv?
NO. Porting it removes it from the PP phone and puts it into GV which when configured properly with your obi that has your landline phone plugged in - will become your landline.

I waited so long after this was originally posted to cave in and go for it. Now that I have it, I kick myself for not doing it earlier! I pay $30 per month for my internet and that's all!!

Even when it's not on sale and costs $50, it's not worth waiting for it to go on sale. Every 10 days that you wait, costs you another $10 in phone bills (on a $30 per month landline!)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on May 01, 2012, 11:10:30 AM
NO. Porting it removes it from the PP phone and puts it into GV which when configured properly with your obi that has your landline phone plugged in - will become your landline.

I waited so long after this was originally posted to cave in and go for it. Now that I have it, I kick myself for not doing it earlier! I pay $30 per month for my internet and that's all!!

Even when it's not on sale and costs $50, it's not worth waiting for it to go on sale. Every 10 days that you wait, costs you another $10 in phone bills (on a $30 per month landline!)
So if I already have a gv # that rings on my cell will it ring on both with the obi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 01, 2012, 11:11:27 AM
So if I already have a gv # that rings on my cell will it ring on both with the obi?
Setup a new gmail account -new GV account (assuming you want to have 2 different lines)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on May 01, 2012, 11:13:20 AM
Setup a new gmail account -new GV account (assuming you want to have 2 different lines)
No I want it to ring on both
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 02, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
So if I already have a gv # that rings on my cell will it ring on both with the obi?
Yes it will ring on both,
unless your on a call on your cell or on the obi, then it will come in as a beep, or flash wtvr,
Just remember that if your cell is shut down or low on service where it will send all calls to the cell v/m, then it wont ring the obi only 1-2 rings, it will go to your cell phones v/m.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 02, 2012, 04:56:44 PM
To fix the Caller ID issue take a look here http://michigantelephone.wordpress.com/tag/google-voice/


Setup took me 7 minutes and it works fine.


Just make sure to really use a separate Google account, the more you give away your password the more your vulnerable to other ppl sticking in their noses...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on May 07, 2012, 09:31:54 PM
Two pointers, firstly the calls will not go to the vm if you setup call screening. Second, your PP phone will not ring until a test call has been made
 It is not possible to make a test call until the phone has been programmed. So the only way to know that the port went through, is when the landline stops working.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 07, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
if I dont have a pageplus phone laying around is there any other ez way to port in a landline?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 07, 2012, 09:57:49 PM
if I dont have a pageplus phone laying around is there any other ez way to port in a landline?
An old Verizon phone will work too.

Where do you live? If in Lakewood, PM me and I can work out a phone for you.
If not, post here and see if a member can hook you up with one for a few days!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 07, 2012, 09:58:47 PM
An old Verizon phone will work too.

Where do you live? If in Lakewood, PM me and I can work out a phone for you.
If not, post here and see if a member can hook you up with one for a few days!
No old verizon, and im not from Lakewood.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on May 08, 2012, 12:12:14 AM
No old verizon, and im not from Lakewood.
old sprint phones can work too but that may require some reprogramming
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2012, 12:19:40 AM
I did something similar when porting a business landline # to GV, first I ported the # to a T-Mobile prepaid sim/line, then ported from that to GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 08, 2012, 12:28:18 AM
I did something similar when porting a business landline # to GV, first I ported the # to a T-Mobile prepaid sim/line, then ported from that to GV.
Thats what I wanna do, port a verizon business landline to gv. Can you give more details how you did it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2012, 12:36:33 AM
Thats what I wanna do, port a verizon business landline to gv. Can you give more details how you did it?

Got a T-Mo prepaid sim (something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170838309063), methinks), called T-Mo, and activated it with porting in the biz phone line (BTW my landline biz carrier wasn't VZ). Once the sim was active with T-Mo, I ported it to GV using the online system. Took a few days, but once it was done I now have a GV line with free incoming calls and no monthly fee. This biz line was only used for incoming, and was costing the biz $20+ per month for just incoming calls, now it isn't costing the business anything.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 08, 2012, 12:53:06 AM
Got a T-Mo prepaid sim (something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170838309063), methinks), called T-Mo, and activated it with porting in the biz phone line.
do you need a t-mo cellphone to do it? Or can I put it in to any Sim phone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: gozalim on May 08, 2012, 01:00:03 AM
Got a T-Mo prepaid sim (something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170838309063), methinks)
or this http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-phone/T-Mobile-Prepaid-SIM-Activation-Kit
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2012, 01:08:30 AM
do you need a t-mo cellphone to do it? Or can I put it in to any Sim phone?

Any unlocked phone US GSM should work.

or this http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-phone/T-Mobile-Prepaid-SIM-Activation-Kit

That should work, I didn't realize they themselves sell it for so cheap.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: gozalim on May 08, 2012, 01:12:53 AM
Any unlocked phone US GSM should work.

That should work, I didn't realize they themselves sell it for so cheap.
was $ .99 a few weeks ago
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 09, 2012, 08:19:24 AM
Looks like the Obi-GV connection is down for a lot of people. Is anyones still working?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 09, 2012, 08:22:35 AM
Looks like the Obi-GV connection is down for a lot of people. Is anyones still working?
mine is fine.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: nis965 on May 09, 2012, 10:30:15 AM
Mine is not working as well
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on May 09, 2012, 10:33:13 AM
Maybe its working by me because im using simon method mentioned above. So im not actually being connected thru GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: YankyDoodle on May 09, 2012, 10:38:46 AM
Mine is down as well (and the website seems to be down)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: nis965 on May 09, 2012, 01:48:19 PM
It's working now
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on May 09, 2012, 04:35:52 PM
seemed there was a server down today or something, on their website when you tried to log o to your account it said scheduled maintenance- and mentioned that everything should still work. I guess something went wrong. Good news its back up!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Bp on May 09, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
Is it possible to use a linksys Voip phone with obi?
any link or guide would be appreciated
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on May 14, 2012, 03:23:18 AM
Is it possible to use a linksys Voip phone with obi?
any link or guide would be appreciated
??? could be i don't understand what your question is, but it seems that they would both do the same thing for you, with obi doing it a lot simpler. If i understand correctly they are both hardware phones/routers that support SIP or other VOIP protocols to connect the digital signal to an analog phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Bp on May 14, 2012, 02:17:05 PM
Is it possible to use a linksys Voip phone with obi?
any link or guide would be appreciated
??? could be i don't understand what your question is, but it seems that they would both do the same thing for you, with obi doing it a lot simpler. If i understand correctly they are both hardware phones/routers that support SIP or other VOIP protocols to connect the digital signal to an analog phone.
I meant this
http://voxilla.com/2011/02/15/how-to-obify-your-ip-phone-no-asterisk-involved/
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: creditor on May 20, 2012, 03:16:54 PM
obi100 now [3:00 pm Et] available for 36.99 on Amazon lightning deals
will be gone soon
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Alexsei on May 31, 2012, 10:27:02 PM
Hi,

Any way to have music on hold (when flashing a call) with obihai+GV?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yup on June 03, 2012, 01:26:04 AM
Here is a previous post on this thread from Smurf. I've made some changes to the post for clarity.


heres a landline to GV port demo;

Get a hold 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 (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the cell phones ID 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 to the cell phone.

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! You'll need it to accept a 1 minute call to verify the GV port!
Once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port. People have reported that it's wise to open a new Gmail account (ie not one that you have open a lot on your computer). I then setup all emails that come to that account (all my voicemails...) to be forwarded to my main gmail account. Login to Google voice from that new account and port in the number. It will cost $20, and within 24 hours the port to GV will be complete.

 Verify the number and you are all done!

Go through the tutorials in the post above as well!!

I succesfully ported my number from comcast to page plus. Phone is programmed and fully working on the new number.
I now want to go to step 2 and port it to Google Voice.

I got this message from google voice:

Porting your mobile number to Google Voice is unavailable
Your mobile number can not be ported at this time.
- This number appears to be from an area we don't currently support for porting.
- We currently don't support porting from your carrier. We apologize and are working on adding support for more carriers.

Any ideas?
Did GV stop porting from Page Plus?, (which comes up as Verizon I think. It definitly came up as verizon in Comcast when it requested the port)

Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yup on June 04, 2012, 12:08:51 AM
Figured it out.
GV doesn't support numbers from my local area.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on June 04, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
Figured it out.
GV doesn't support numbers from my local area.

What area is that?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: moto on June 06, 2012, 12:24:59 PM
Is there a way to make the obi work by just plugging it into a computer when the computer is connected to wifi without the need of connecting the obi into a router?
Thanks



Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: BAHayman on June 06, 2012, 01:45:48 PM
Is there a way to make the obi work by just plugging it into a computer when the computer is connected to wifi without the need of connecting the obi into a router?
Thanks
Assuming you have Windows on your computer, follow this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978618) guide.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: moto on June 07, 2012, 07:06:07 PM
Quote
Quote from: moto on Yesterday at 12:24:59 pm (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg237232#msg237232)
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Is there a way to make the obi work by just plugging it into a computer when the computer is connected to wifi without the need of connecting the obi into a router? <br />Thanks <br />
<br />Assuming you have Windows on your computer, follow this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978618) guide.
This is for xbox?..
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: BAHayman on June 07, 2012, 08:58:46 PM
This is for xbox?..
Dosent matter, just follow the steps that are for the PC.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Alexsei on June 18, 2012, 08:47:36 PM
Hello,

Any way to set google voice forwarding rules if th OBI is connected or set when a phone is connected to wifi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on June 21, 2012, 12:54:49 PM
Did anybody have success on setting up the auto attendant feature on the obi?
I would like to disable google vm and it seems that the only way to do i t is thru setting up an autoattendant.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yitz on June 29, 2012, 09:23:30 AM
anyone have experience setting up the OBI110 so that you port your existing landline to google voice #
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 29, 2012, 09:25:21 AM
anyone have experience setting up the OBI110 so that you port your existing landline to google voice #
Yes.
It's been mentioned step by step earlier......
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg219218#msg219218
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mercaz1 on June 29, 2012, 10:06:23 AM
can you call 911 with obi 110 and if not is there any of these tyoes of voip that does allow you to call 911 or am i overreacting?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 29, 2012, 10:10:29 AM
can you call 911 with obi 110 and if not is there any of these tyoes of voip that does allow you to call 911 or am i overreacting?
You are overreacting.
A) I happen to live in a city that has Hatzolah. If you do too, program that into your phones memory and it's quicker than calling 911.
B)Use a cell phone to call 911 (assuming both you and your wife have cell phones there should always be one floating around).
C)For Police, every city/town has a direct police local number. Calling that actually gets you help sooner since calling 911 takes you to a regional center who then transfers your call to your local police station.
I programmed the local 732 number for the police station in my Town into my phone and now I can dial them with only pressing 2 digits on my phone (even quicker than dialing 911!)
D) It's no more dangerous than someone who doesn't own any landline.

The one thing to be careful about is that a babysitter is aware of this and knows how to call police/Ambulance.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mercaz1 on June 29, 2012, 10:12:06 AM
thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yitz on June 29, 2012, 10:29:27 AM
Yes.
It's been mentioned step by step earlier......
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg219218#msg219218
Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ganizzy on July 04, 2012, 01:58:51 AM
I finally set up my google voice with the obi
now i have to cancel my voip service

some q's:
if i put some money on my google voice account, can i call international from my "home phone" - the phone connected to the obi?

also, google voice requires you to have a forwarding number so i put my cell number. now, even though calls are not being forwarded to my cell, I can not call my house phone. when i call my phone (gv number) it prompts me to put in my pin number and make a call.
so, i want the feature to make calls from my cell phone thru google voice (then i can call international from my cell) but i would also like to call my house number if i need to. How do i do that?

lastly, if i have a cable provider for internet - is there any way of using that for 911?
did anyone have any luck with using 911 by hooking up the obi with the regular house line (with no service working)?

thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Saver2000 on July 04, 2012, 02:06:25 AM
i want the feature to make calls from my cell phone thru google voice (then i can call international from my cell) but i would also like to call my house number if i need to. How do i do that?
thanks

Maybe get a 2nd gv number?

If its not possible to have 2 gv numbers forwarded to the same cell phone,  maybe forward the obi number to somewhere else, and get a 2nd gv number for your cell phone so u'll be able to call international and u'll be able to call home.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on July 04, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
Maybe get a 2nd gv number?

If its not possible to have 2 gv numbers forwarded to the same cell phone,  maybe forward the obi number to somewhere else, and get a 2nd gv number for your cell phone so u'll be able to call international and u'll be able to call home.
you could have 2 gv accounts forwarded to the same number if you set one as mobile and one as home office etc.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: gozalim on July 04, 2012, 12:29:55 PM
you could have 2 gv accounts forwarded to the same number if you set one as mobile and one as home office etc.
won't (directly) solve his problem. anything forwarding TO the cell will not ring when called FROM said cell
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on July 04, 2012, 01:06:37 PM
I had a similar problem, I wanted 2 gv numbers to fwd to my cell, I think I ended up solving the problem by passing one through sipgate
You can probably try the same, have sipgate fwd to yóur gv number and when yÓu want to call home dial the sipgate number, but make sure gv isnrt set to fwd to your cellphone or else you'd just be calling yourself
Title: ombi and google voice
Post by: him on July 11, 2012, 04:18:04 PM
i would like to have that my cell phone which currently has google voice, should be my cell and landline. Will this help me? i want that when you call me it should ring both the cell and land line and also that when i make a call from the ombi it should be from my cell which is GV number, can that be done? basically i want a cell and landline with the same number so i can use the cell when out and landline when home but have only one number to be reached at. can you help me with that??
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: satturn on July 11, 2012, 10:37:41 PM
i dont think you need an obi for this- (i think thats what you wanted) just make the forwarding numbers of your gv line- to both your house and cell phone. GV will forward to many different numbers at once.
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: him on July 12, 2012, 04:55:00 PM
i know that but i want to make calls from my land-line and the caller ID should be my cell phone also, and also i want a separate land line for my business and don't want to use my house line. Now i just use my cell and have to charge it alot bec i use it when i'm home also, i want a line i can use when i'm at home that is the same number as my cell incoming and out going.
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: Zeeeeks on July 12, 2012, 05:01:57 PM
i know that but i want to make calls from my land-line and the caller ID should be my cell phone also, and also i want a separate land line for my business and don't want to use my house line. Now i just use my cell and have to charge it alot bec i use it when i'm home also, i want a line i can use when i'm at home that is the same number as my cell incoming and out going.
Sprint with Google Voice (http://www.google.com/googlevoice/sprint/)
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: him on July 16, 2012, 03:00:18 PM
Sprint with Google Voice (http://www.google.com/googlevoice/sprint/)

not sure your point................
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: Zeeeeks on July 16, 2012, 03:49:36 PM
not sure your point................
http://www.obihai.com/sprint.html
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Daniel on July 18, 2012, 11:58:52 PM
I own the Obi110 but now realize I want two google voice lines. Is there any detriment to buying another Obi110/100 as opposed to buying the Obi202? Any benefit to having both lines on one device?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on July 19, 2012, 09:43:40 AM
I own the Obi110 but now realize I want two google voice lines. Is there any detriment to buying another Obi110/100 as opposed to buying the Obi202? Any benefit to having both lines on one device?
the 202 has better fax capabilities, also has the option of connecting thru wifi vs network cable.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Daniel on July 19, 2012, 09:47:04 AM
Thanks. I was also thinking about interaction between the two phone lines. Is there any benefit with them being on one device- like using a 2 line phone or better quality because it knows how to handle two simultaneous calls better?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dominique8888 on July 23, 2012, 02:47:57 PM
The OBi202 is a good choice for use with a 2-line phone and/or by homes or businesses with two incoming/outgoing lines that need to be accessible by any phone.

I asked Obihai a similar question a while back and this is what they sent me:

- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 will ring the phone on phone port 2 (and vice versa).
- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 while the phone on phone port 2 is ringing will allow the phone port 1 phone to pick-up the call (and vice versa).
- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 while the phone on phone port 2 is already in a call will allow the phone port 1 phone to join the call (and vice versa).
- If the phone on phone port 1 puts their call on-hold (press flash key) and hangs up. The phone on phone port 2 can retrieve the call by pressing the # key (and vice versa).
- All of these  phone port behaviors are configurable (enable/disable).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Daniel on July 23, 2012, 02:57:20 PM
The OBi202 is a good choice for use with a 2-line phone and/or by homes or businesses with two incoming/outgoing lines that need to be accessible by any phone.

I asked Obihai a similar question a while back and this is what they sent me:

- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 will ring the phone on phone port 2 (and vice versa).
- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 while the phone on phone port 2 is ringing will allow the phone port 1 phone to pick-up the call (and vice versa).
- Pressing the # key on a phone connected to phone port 1 while the phone on phone port 2 is already in a call will allow the phone port 1 phone to join the call (and vice versa).
- If the phone on phone port 1 puts their call on-hold (press flash key) and hangs up. The phone on phone port 2 can retrieve the call by pressing the # key (and vice versa).
- All of these  phone port behaviors are configurable (enable/disable).


Perfect. Exactly what I needed to know. I will now be buying the Obi202. Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Daniel on July 23, 2012, 02:59:16 PM
Also just saw you can use the Obi202 with wifi. I dont think the others have that option.

www.amazon.com/dp/B007R6F7PS/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mushkie10 on August 12, 2012, 09:35:36 PM
Hey all, So I bought the OBi-100, transferred my home phone to a ATT Go Phone, after a week tried to transfer it to GV, I'm getting a message that GV doesn't currently support my area, but that's BS because my cellphone (same area) they would transfer. Any Ideas? Comments? Anybody else ran into the same wall?

Also ppl happy with the Obi-100 connected to GV? (I connected it in the meanwhile, using the number GV assigned me)
1.The caller ID is some random number?
2. It takes a second after people pick up for my end to start...
3. I cant punch in extensions??? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks to anyone who can help me out here....
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smiley face on August 14, 2012, 02:40:16 AM
Hi I ordered this device and had a few questions
1-Moving to Israel-do I have to set it up here in America?
2-if I use a cell phone number can the cell phone still be used?
Tia
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 14, 2012, 05:18:18 PM
Hi I ordered this device and had a few questions
1-Moving to Israel-do I have to set it up here in America?
2-if I use a cell phone number can the cell phone still be used?
Tia

yes u have to set it up before; i live here now and use it and its gr8
use a cell phone numb for what? ur gvoice numb?
rephrase q 2 [pls
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on August 14, 2012, 06:09:54 PM
Hi I ordered this device and had a few questions
1-Moving to Israel-do I have to set it up here in America?
2-if I use a cell phone number can the cell phone still be used?
Tia
1- best to set up GV beforehand- it can be annoying to do it from israel.
2 - i do not think so. once you port the number is lost, but you can set your google voice to forward to another cell number i think.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 18, 2012, 05:45:17 PM
(im in israel so maybe is specific to here) but anyone have service with the google voice. i hear i dial tone but when i dial the number it says "sorry there is no service"
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 18, 2012, 09:22:32 PM
(im in israel so maybe is specific to here) but anyone have service with the google voice. i hear i dial tone but when i dial the number it says "sorry there is no service"
I was having the same problem. I called obi and they told me to try making a call from my gmail account. Sure enough for some strange reason making calls from my gmail account with my computer wasn't working either. That means the problem was with google not obi. When calling out I had what you described, and incoming calls went straight to my voicemail. I opened a new gmail account, verified that the calling was working from that one and then switched my number from the original google voice account to the new one.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on August 18, 2012, 09:27:10 PM
OBi100 $39.99  (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LO098O/?tag=cl03f-20)
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 19, 2012, 01:58:21 AM
I was having the same problem. I called obi and they told me to try making a call from my gmail account. Sure enough for some strange reason making calls from my gmail account with my computer wasn't working either. That means the problem was with google not obi. When calling out I had what you described, and incoming calls went straight to my voicemail. I opened a new gmail account, verified that the calling was working from that one and then switched my number from the original google voice account to the new one.

but 2 things
1- its my house number, that means im changing my number?!
2- dont i have to be in america to switch my google voice?

also its working from my computer calling and receiving calls, i think maybe its my obi box;
Title: Re: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 19, 2012, 08:01:49 AM
but 2 things
1- its my house number, that means im changing my number?!
2- dont i have to be in america to switch my google voice?

also its working from my computer calling and receiving calls, i think maybe its my obi box;
You are able to transfer the number from one gv acct to another for free. http://support.google.com/voice/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1378507&page=ts.cs   It sounds like in your case the obi is the problem. Call them up!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on August 20, 2012, 11:09:54 AM
A relative of mine has Clear Internet, would it be a problem using the Obi100 because its a wireless connection? would there be poor call quality?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Menach on August 20, 2012, 01:34:15 PM
I have an existing number with Optimum Voice that I use as my home phone. Is there an yway to port it to this device?
Title: Re: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 01:40:10 PM
You are able to transfer the number from one gv acct to another for free. http://support.google.com/voice/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1378507&page=ts.cs   It sounds like in your case the obi is the problem. Call them up!

thanks, my wife somehow fixed it when i went to yesh, she too is getting involved on ddf
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2012, 01:45:07 PM
I have an existing number with Optimum Voice that I use as my home phone. Is there an yway to port it to this device?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg219218#msg219218

thanks, my wife somehow fixed it when i went to yesh, she too is getting involved on ddf
Maybe she figures the only way to talk to you now is by signing up to DDF and sending you a PM ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 02:10:00 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg219218#msg219218
Maybe she figures the only way to talk to you now is by signing up to DDF and sending you a PM ;)

lol,  ;D ;D na she can post too  ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Name Changed on August 20, 2012, 02:14:50 PM
Thanx everyone for all their input on this forum.

I have just set up an Obi 100 for my home phone.

I ported my Verizon landline to ATT Go Phone, and then to GV, and not its working perfectly!!  ;D
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on August 20, 2012, 02:50:46 PM
A relative of mine has Clear Internet, would it be a problem using the Obi100 because its a wireless connection? would there be poor call quality?
Anyone?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2012, 02:54:33 PM
Anyone?
have him try making calls from his google account. If those calls are clear I imagine this would be just as clear. I'm not sure we're he would plug the obi into though.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on August 20, 2012, 02:56:46 PM
I'm not sure we're he would plug the obi into though.
Clear does have some type of modem.

have him try making calls from his google account. If those calls are clear I imagine this would be just as clear. I'm not sure we're he would plug the obi into though.
Pun intended? (AsherO)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Menach on August 20, 2012, 03:36:07 PM
2 add'l questions.

1. Can you setup more than one line.
2. Are the extensions built into the house usable or must you work with cordless phones?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JEWDA on August 20, 2012, 03:40:07 PM
2 add'l questions.

1. Can you setup more than one line.
2. Are the extensions built into the house usable or must you work with cordless phones?
This might help you http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13469#comment-102251
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 03:40:53 PM
2 add'l questions.

1. Can you setup more than one line.
2. Are the extensions built into the house usable or must you work with cordless phones?

the phone line goes into the obi and the obi into the modem it can be a corded phone,
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2012, 04:23:36 PM
Anyone?
Clear is WiMax which has high latency and probably won't be good for any type of VOIP.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 04:39:23 PM
i know this might sound strange, lets say i have an obi here in israel and i did not set it up in america, if i am able to switch my ip add on my computer, would i be able then to set it up here? (i have mine but someone just asked me)

in addition, is it even worth it to do obi, is google going to start charging?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2012, 05:02:52 PM

in addition, is it even worth it to do obi, is google going to start charging?
are you really asking that? It costs $40 and saves me $30 per month. Even if they would start charging 2 months after you get it you still save money.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 05:04:13 PM
u in IL? i think jive tel is around 20 a month..or something like that, im asking bec somoen just asked me if i can do thhat for them?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on August 20, 2012, 05:06:06 PM
u in IL? i think jive tel is around 20 a month..or something like that, im asking bec somoen just asked me if i can do thhat for them?
I doubt they will start charging anytime soon, and even if they do it would probably be a very low fee. I advise people not to even wait for it to go on sale. If you wait a month for it to go on sale $10 cheaper, and in the meantime pay another $30 to optimum you lost out on $20!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on August 20, 2012, 05:17:57 PM
I doubt they will start charging anytime soon, and even if they do it would probably be a very low fee. I advise people not to even wait for it to go on sale. If you wait a month for it to go on sale $10 cheaper, and in the meantime pay another $30 to optimum you lost out on $20!
.

oh in america i would advise everyone to do it even for a month, optimum or verizon is a fortune, the q i was asking is based out of Israel, bec here its so cheap as it is,
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on August 29, 2012, 08:27:00 AM
As cheap as it is, it is still kedai to get now. I have wasted tons of money because of being to lazy/unsure to order this.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yup on September 04, 2012, 12:45:00 PM
My quality is so bad, it’s not functional.
Can anyone share their download speed so that I can see if it’s my internet connection? Does the upload speed matter?
I have Cable (Comcast) Download average 20 – 25 and upload 2-4. Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on September 05, 2012, 01:37:16 PM
I have about 10 down 2 up, it works fine

Go to http://www.pingtest.net & check what GRADE you are getting

Try to check 3 times

Please report back
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yup on September 05, 2012, 03:22:31 PM
D, B,B,B,A,B
14.43 up
3.40 down
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on September 06, 2012, 09:48:32 AM
So you got the answer , not the speed is the issue here .

You have to see why you got so much Ping Problems.

I always got a A score
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on September 09, 2012, 03:25:54 AM
So you got the answer , not the speed is the issue here .

You have to see why you got so much Ping Problems.

I always got a A score

+1

Yup, apparently you have latency problems (that's what the first D means), which is unusual with Comcast, but will degrade your VOIP experience.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hiding on September 23, 2012, 09:19:11 AM
If I have an old jivetell box (linksys), is that the same as the OBi box, and I can set that up with GV?
Or do I need the OBi specifically?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on September 23, 2012, 05:40:13 PM
If I have an old jivetell box (linksys), is that the same as the OBi box, and I can set that up with GV?
Or do I need the OBi specifically?

i think to do it without a background in internet telephony- u need the obi. But google it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: presidentialplus on September 24, 2012, 07:40:05 AM
is the http://www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adapter-Router-2-Phone/dp/B007D930YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1348486035&sr=1-3&keywords=obi (http://http://www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adapter-Router-2-Phone/dp/B007D930YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1348486035&sr=1-3&keywords=obi) worth it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: satturn on September 24, 2012, 09:10:52 AM
is the http://www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adapter-Router-2-Phone/dp/B007D930YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1348486035&sr=1-3&keywords=obi (http://http://www.amazon.com/OBi202-Phone-Adapter-Router-2-Phone/dp/B007D930YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1348486035&sr=1-3&keywords=obi) worth it?
the link is not woring- but it looks like your askig about the obi202- it worth it if  need those features- imho- only if your a business user or need the wifi adapter.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MosheP on November 11, 2012, 07:24:04 PM
I have the OBi in America with Google Voice, it is my landline. When going to Israel, can I just bring it with me, and plug into the router and have a US phone number for incoming and outgoing? 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on November 12, 2012, 01:06:03 AM
I have the OBi in America with Google Voice, it is my landline. When going to Israel, can I just bring it with me, and plug into the router and have a US phone number for incoming and outgoing?
Yes
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on November 19, 2012, 11:14:50 AM
Does anyone have a working configuration for a Cisco SPA942 with Obi Device ?

I am using obi110 on a regular phone plus I have 2 old SPA942 which I want to add to my system , is there any way where I can read about it ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: samzyr on November 19, 2012, 02:30:04 PM
I have a obi and google voice. For some reason I suddenly can't call my google number from my cell. Cause that was the number I used to set up my google number.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DovtheBear on November 27, 2012, 09:42:05 PM
The obi110 is on sale for 39.99 free shipping at newegg here is the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-TechBargains&cm_mmc=AFC-TechBargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16833617002
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2012, 09:44:59 PM
The obi110 is on sale for 39.99 free shipping at newegg here is the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-TechBargains&cm_mmc=AFC-TechBargains-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16833617002
Same, same
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045RMEPI/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2012, 10:34:12 PM
Ergel, find me those Newegg GCs at an Office Supply store or Best Buy, will ya?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on November 27, 2012, 10:35:15 PM
Ergel, find me those Newegg GCs at an Office Supply store or Best Buy, will ya?
And find me tax free shipping to NY from Amazon
ETA: I don't mind you making extra money (I use your links whenever I can), just like transparency
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2012, 10:37:09 PM
And find me tax free shipping to NY from Amazon
ETA: I don't mind you making extra money (I use your links whenever I can), just like transparency
I don't think it's a secret that I make my parnossah from DD.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on November 27, 2012, 10:37:36 PM
I don't think it's a secret that I make my parnossah from DD.
Fair enough
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smiley face on November 29, 2012, 06:13:42 PM
hi
my obi 110 doesn't connect to the router-i have to change the setting on my ip address and don't know how?
did anyone have this experience?
If there is anyone that can help me out i would greatly appreciate it!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Sammy82 on December 04, 2012, 10:18:24 PM
So I ported my Ooma number to PP and used the two minute credit from PP (the strange thing is that I could still make outgoing calls from my ooma and shows up the PP number). Problem is that I now want to port the number from PP to GV (thats how it is done, right) but GV is saying that it cannot port the number. Any advice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2012, 12:48:08 AM
So I ported my Ooma number to PP and used the two minute credit from PP (the strange thing is that I could still make outgoing calls from my ooma and shows up the PP number). Problem is that I now want to port the number from PP to GV (thats how it is done, right) but GV is saying that it cannot port the number. Any advice?

Port it to a T-Mobile sim ($1 here (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-phone/T-Mobile-Prepaid-SIM-Activation-Kit)), number will be down for a few days.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on December 05, 2012, 12:59:15 PM
is gv going to be free in 2013
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on December 05, 2012, 01:09:48 PM
is gv going to be free in 2013
Was about to ask that too
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bh on December 06, 2012, 12:21:46 AM
is gv going to be free in 2013

Keep an eye on the blog http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/ (http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/) their bound to make an announcement soon. Although they probably would give more of a heads up if they planned on charging. But you never know.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bh on December 26, 2012, 04:35:53 PM
Keep an eye on the blog http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/ (http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/) their bound to make an announcement soon. Although they probably would give more of a heads up if they planned on charging. But you never know.

Yay! (http://gmailblog.blogspot.fr/2012/12/free-calling-within-us-and-canada.html)

dansdeals.com (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13469)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2012, 06:17:36 PM
Yay! (http://gmailblog.blogspot.fr/2012/12/free-calling-within-us-and-canada.html)

dansdeals.com (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13469)
ROFL, well that gives away to the main site-goers where I am :D
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 26, 2012, 06:24:19 PM
ROFL, well that gives away to the main site-goers where I am :D

How so?

ETA: never mind, I got it. ;)

Wonder how many people are savvy enough to get that, though...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mmermss on December 26, 2012, 06:55:15 PM
How so?

ETA: never mind, I got it. ;)

Wonder how many people are savvy enough to get that, though...
I give up  ???
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 26, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
I give up  ???

Like I said... ;)

Hint: look at the blog URL Dan links to on the main site.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: The Rabbi on December 27, 2012, 12:55:20 PM
is it possible to get a canadian area code with google voice
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 02, 2013, 06:46:23 PM
The obi202 is the model that supports two different GV lines? Anyone have it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 02, 2013, 08:28:03 PM
So if I have 2 gv accounts and I attach 2 telephones I have 2 separate lines and what else does the obi202 have extra that its worth 20 dollars
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Barryg on January 03, 2013, 12:31:16 PM
I have an ADT system for home security which apparently works through phone line (and not VOIP). Before discovering this, I read the whole thread, decided to go with obi100, and then called ADT to ask if I'd have issues (and maybe I had free 911 through them). Anyone have any ideas like a cheap home phone that doesn't even need to make phone calls or did anyone else get stuck with something like this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: plainbachur on January 03, 2013, 07:29:52 PM
I am switching to this product (dan I will use ur link) quick question I need 2lines I currently have a phone that takes two lines will the OBi 110 work for two lines or will I need to get the OBi 202?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 03, 2013, 11:05:44 PM
I have an ADT system for home security which apparently works through phone line (and not VOIP). Before discovering this, I read the whole thread, decided to go with obi100, and then called ADT to ask if I'd have issues (and maybe I had free 911 through them). Anyone have any ideas like a cheap home phone that doesn't even need to make phone calls or did anyone else get stuck with something like this?
the cell phone companies offer a cheap home phone plan for ~$20...its far from free though.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Barryg on January 04, 2013, 01:57:23 AM
ADT said they can run without phone line for $15/month additional, but I didn't think it was worth getting obi + paying 15/month
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: Yosel on January 09, 2013, 12:25:57 PM
i am looking for the thread that discribes in great detail how to make a landline phone into a google voice phone number and then connect the Obi thing.............

Anybody please?
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: MarkS on January 09, 2013, 10:30:16 PM
i am looking for the thread that discribes in great detail how to make a landline phone into a google voice phone number and then connect the Obi thing.............

Anybody please?
It's here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=search;params=eJwtzDEOgCAQRNG72NhaehsCu5OgQdYsqDHh8C6G7s8rxvPtM4Hb3JY2taC9VqsS5XEkx5lQYdbpCjuoOsnpHSJarRQJ_80gx5saMwp1gVeKtj8KICrO)
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: Yosel on January 10, 2013, 11:58:39 AM
It's here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=search;params=eJwtzDEOgCAQRNG72NhaehsCu5OgQdYsqDHh8C6G7s8rxvPtM4Hb3JY2taC9VqsS5XEkx5lQYdbpCjuoOsnpHSJarRQJ_80gx5saMwp1gVeKtj8KICrO)
link not working
Title: Re: ombi and google voice
Post by: skyguy918 on January 10, 2013, 04:12:28 PM
link not working
Try this (http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yosel on January 10, 2013, 04:38:40 PM
Try this (http://www.obihai.com/porttutorial.html)
Thanks
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 11, 2013, 01:10:46 AM
The obi202 is the model that supports two different GV lines? Anyone have it?
I have four of them, used it for a four line system, even figured out how to do line jumping, because you can't have two obi's with same gv account.

So if I have 2 gv accounts and I attach 2 telephones I have 2 separate lines and what else does the obi202 have extra that its worth 20 dollars
Wi-Fi, so you can connect the device to a Sprint mifi service for example. Or of you steal your neighbors internet....
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 11, 2013, 01:53:51 AM
Can you port your number from gv to a cable company if I ever want to change back
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 11, 2013, 02:12:04 AM
You can port your gv number to any company in the future,
http://support.google.com/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1316844 (http://support.google.com/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1316844)

And this link for ladieshttp://www.technologywoman.com/2012/04/20/how-to-port-a-number-out-of-google-voice-and-into-verizon-my-experience/ (http://www.technologywoman.com/2012/04/20/how-to-port-a-number-out-of-google-voice-and-into-verizon-my-experience/)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 11, 2013, 04:14:02 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 11, 2013, 03:50:47 PM
i got the obi202 set it up and it works fine so far but i have one problem when i call someone the caller id comes up the location and a number is there any way to get my name in the outgoing caller id
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 11, 2013, 04:45:36 PM
i got the obi202 set it up and it works fine so far but i have one problem when i call someone the caller id comes up the location and a number is there any way to get my name in the outgoing caller id
read post 225 above.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 12, 2013, 06:09:09 PM
read post 225 above.
Two pointers, firstly the calls will not go to the vm if you setup call screening. Second, your PP phone will not ring until a test call has been made
 It is not possible to make a test call until the phone has been programmed. So the only way to know that the port went through, is when the landline stops working.
What about this? I asked about the caller I'd when I call someone but thank you either way for trying to help
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 12, 2013, 07:09:56 PM
What about this?
I don't really understand what your question is, can you explain?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 12, 2013, 07:15:14 PM
When I call someone it normally shows my name and my phone number on there caller id my q is how do I set it up with the obi and gv bec now it only shows my phone number and city state
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 12, 2013, 07:22:31 PM
Having issues with obI202, I added the GV accounts, but they aren't working?! Incoming and outgoing.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 12, 2013, 07:30:54 PM
On the obi website it says to check the status and if its not working click here did u try that
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 12, 2013, 07:43:02 PM
Would an firmware upgrade prevent it from working?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 12, 2013, 07:45:02 PM
Would an firmware upgrade prevent it from working?
sometimes, also did you make sure google chat is enabled by your gv settings?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 12, 2013, 07:54:12 PM
When I call someone it normally shows my name and my phone number on there caller id my q is how do I set it up with the obi and gv bec now it only shows my phone number and city state

Oh my, I got confused here, first of all I thought you asked about called id so I referred you to post 225 which is this:
To fix the Caller ID issue take a look here http://michigantelephone.wordpress.com/tag/google-voice/


Setup took me 7 minutes and it works fine.


Just make sure to really use a separate Google account, the more you give away your password the more your vulnerable to other ppl sticking in their noses...
For some reason you looked at post 226 and you quoted the two pointers, so I asked what you mean.

And now answering your question,
You can search it up in Google. There's no way to fix that, although some people had success by attaching a name to it before porting in, when I did it from Verizon or thru T-Mobile it changed it to show location like in your case.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 12, 2013, 07:58:13 PM
Wolf - I didnt check chat settings. Thanks let me check.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 12, 2013, 08:17:53 PM
Oh my, I got confused here, first of all I thought you asked about called id so I referred you to post 225 which is this:For some reason you looked at post 226 and you quoted the two pointers, so I asked what you mean.

And now answering your question,
You can search it up in Google. There's no way to fix that, although some people had success by attaching a name to it before porting in, when I did it from Verizon or thru T-Mobile it changed it to show location like in your case.

You might want to double check it now I see the post you were talking about and it's post 224 and can u explain about adding a name to the phone number
Title: Re: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 12, 2013, 08:47:23 PM

You might want to double check it now I see the post you were talking about and it's post 224 and can u explain about adding a name to the phone number
I'm on tapatalk now, and its definitely 225 but wtvr.

You can't add a name period.
Some people were lucky that google didn't take away the existing name when they ported, most are not.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 13, 2013, 06:16:18 PM
My OBi202 still not working. It can make the test call, but GV phone lines not working.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 13, 2013, 07:08:34 PM
My OBi202 still not working. It can make the test call, but GV phone lines not working.
does it say backing off on the setup page or connected?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 13, 2013, 07:34:34 PM
Wolf - None! When I try dialing out it says. "No service available"
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 13, 2013, 07:50:57 PM
He's talking about on obis website were you set up your gv does it say connected or backing off
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 14, 2013, 01:53:29 AM
Popcorn I am aware of that. And as I said, it says neither of them.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on January 14, 2013, 02:23:16 AM
So what do you see by sp1
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 14, 2013, 03:35:14 AM
Popcorn - it says gv, and that is it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 19, 2013, 12:26:43 PM
I am having weird issues now with my OBi 202. (In Israel)
It works fine... up until there is heavy usage on both lines, and then it stops working. When dialing out I hear one ring, and then it turns into a busy signal. And when calling in it wont ring.

The test call works fine.

I called OBi tech, and they didn't really have a solution.
Does it have to do with GV, Israel, or who knows what?
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on January 19, 2013, 12:31:26 PM
My OBi202 still not working. It can make the test call, but GV phone lines not working.

I don't know if this is your issue: but, if you changed your gmail password after setting up the obi, you have to go back in the setup and change the password there too.

It happened to me and I was clueless for almost a week and dint know why my GV wasn't working.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 19, 2013, 12:34:51 PM
I don't know if this is your issue: but, if you changed your gmail password after setting up the obi, you have to go back in the setup and change the password there too.

It happened to me and I was clueless for almost a week why my GV wasn't working.
Thanks, but I diddn't change the password.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on January 19, 2013, 08:16:20 PM
I am planning to go Brussels, I want to plug in my Obi device in the wired hotel Internet.

Will it work? Will I be able to use the same phone number? Will I need a laptop also to it?

If you can point where to read about it, will be a big help

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: plainbachur on January 19, 2013, 08:40:46 PM
I am planning to go Brussels, I want to plug in my Obi device in the wired hotel Internet.

Will it work? Will I be able to use the same phone number? Will I need a laptop also to it?

If you can point where to read about it, will be a big help

Thanks in advance
it should
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 19, 2013, 09:00:05 PM


Will it work?
 Will I be able to use the same phone number? Will I need a laptop also to it?

If you can point where to read about it, will be a big help

Thanks in advance

Will it work? Don't see why it shouldn't

 Will I be able to use the same phone number? Sure that's what it meant for

Will I need a laptop also to it?  No
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Chaikel on January 20, 2013, 02:28:45 AM
Will it work? Don't see why it shouldn't

 Will I be able to use the same phone number? Sure that's what it meant for

Will I need a laptop also to it?  No

Well most hotel's networks require you to accept the T&Cs before you can access the internet. I can't imagine how it would work, at the very least you would need a laptop
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on January 20, 2013, 06:21:12 AM
Why not just bring a laptop and use Google talk from gmail instead of lugging an obi and telephone. Or if you're not interested in bringing a laptop, get an app on your smartphone that works with GV. 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2013, 12:03:32 PM
Why not just bring a laptop and use Google talk from gmail instead of lugging an obi and telephone. Or if you're not interested in bringing a laptop, get an app on your smartphone that works with GV. 
That.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on January 20, 2013, 12:16:52 PM
Why not just bring a laptop and use Google talk from gmail instead of lugging an obi and telephone. Or if you're not interested in bringing a laptop, get an app on your smartphone that works with GV.

Don't plan to bring a laptop, an app on my phone will only work Via WiFi, which is not so good quality to talk for long hours , I want to being able to use WIRED internet for best quality

Anyway tanks all for your help
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: plainbachur on January 22, 2013, 11:08:34 PM
On sale $39.99 w/ promo code EMCXWVV225, ends 1/28:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833617002&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=5320895&SID=skim15512X721248X92d4b529f70db6ff023dc6c12823942e
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 23, 2013, 07:29:48 PM
On sale $39.99 w/ promo code EMCXWVV225, ends 1/28:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833617002&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=5320895&SID=skim15512X721248X92d4b529f70db6ff023dc6c12823942e

Sold out.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Shvitzer on January 25, 2013, 04:00:30 PM
Since I got this I only had problems
It worked fine for a week then I had to restart my modem and it stop working after that
tried calling OBI but they were clueless.
Title: Re: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Wolf on January 25, 2013, 04:22:33 PM
Since I got this I only had problems
It worked fine for a week then I had to restart my modem and it stop working after that
tried calling OBI but they were clueless.
probably an issue with your modem, is your internet working fine? Is it connected to the router or to the modem? Or you have a combined one?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Saver2000 on February 25, 2013, 01:25:01 PM
I just read through most of this thread.

A few questions. . .
1) When porting the number over to pp/att prepaid phone, it takes a few days for the port to go through.
During those few days, is the number still active on the line that its coming from?

2) Do they all take a few days? Are some providers quicker than others?

3) Will a verizon prepaid phone work for this, or does it need to be a pp phone?

Thanx!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on February 25, 2013, 01:31:04 PM
Normally you won't lose service at all and it can ring in both locations sometimes for up to 24 hr

Verizon pp should work though dont know for sure
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 25, 2013, 01:32:14 PM
I just read through most of this thread.

A few questions. . .
1) When porting the number over to pp/att prepaid phone, it takes a few days for the port to go through.
During those few days, is the number still active on the line that its coming from?

2) Do they all take a few days? Are some providers quicker than others?

3) Will a verizon prepaid phone work for this, or does it need to be a pp phone?

Thanx!
IME when porting a number it always stays active on old carrier until the port goes through, there should not be any down time.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Saver2000 on February 26, 2013, 02:04:26 AM

Here is a previous post on this thread from Smurf. I've made some changes to the post for clarity.
Thanx! Very helpful!
Quote
Get a hold 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 (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Online%20Store/Activate.aspx)
The link you posted doesn't work and I can't seem to find the option on their website. Can it still be done that way?
Quote
After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! You'll need it to accept a 1 minute call to verify the GV port!
I plan on doing this with ATT go phone. The balance is zero. I'll have to add money (minimum $10?) in order the verification call? Is there a way around it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on February 26, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
Thanx! Very helpful!The link you posted doesn't work and I can't seem to find the option on their website. Can it still be done that way?I plan on doing this with ATT go phone. The balance is zero. I'll have to add money (minimum $10?) in order the verification call? Is there a way around it?
this (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/activate/) is we're it is on their website
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on February 26, 2013, 11:14:50 PM
Thanx! Very helpful!The link you posted doesn't work and I can't seem to find the option on their website. Can it still be done that way?I plan on doing this with ATT go phone. The balance is zero. I'll have to add money (minimum $10?) in order the verification call? Is there a way around it?
they just recently redid their website

this (http://www.pagepluscellular.com/activate/) is we're it is on their website
thanks
Anyone have recent experience porting from Verizon landline to page plus ?
How long does it take ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Saver2000 on March 01, 2013, 01:45:27 PM
Anyone have recent experience porting from Verizon landline to page plus ?
How long does it take ?
I initiated the report on the 26 or 27, and it went through today.

I did a 2nd number yesterday, and my service provider said they see that the number will be ported out on 3/4

ETA: I see you asked about verizon. I'm with cablevision.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on March 12, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
For the simple purpose of using gv as a landline, is there any reason to spring for the 110?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: YOSEF on March 14, 2013, 02:35:25 PM
I have Clear for my internet service.

Is there any way to get OBi to work with it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on March 14, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
Why not ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 16, 2013, 10:59:21 PM
Why not ?

Do you know what Clear is?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on March 17, 2013, 12:11:52 AM
No I don't know, please explain
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 17, 2013, 12:18:39 AM
No I don't know, please explain

It's a 4G wireless-based service (similar to MiFi).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on March 17, 2013, 12:30:23 AM
Is this better or faster then Verizon 4G LTE service?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 17, 2013, 12:40:30 AM
Is this better or faster then Verizon 4G LTE service?

I don't think they have LTE. Point is, this
I have Clear for my internet service.

Is there any way to get OBi to work with it?

Thanks!
is a legitimate question, since wireless-based Internet may have latency that is too high to properly support VoIP.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2013, 10:54:01 AM
Is it worth it to get the obi202 over the obi110?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on March 19, 2013, 11:03:46 AM
I will also spend more money, if this model will give me better quilty
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2013, 11:12:23 AM
I will also spend more money, if this model will give me better quilty
Besides for the quality .. I want to know if features are better/worth it..
(Is it simple to hook up through wifi in any hotel for example?)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on March 29, 2013, 10:01:05 AM
Questioin: I recently moved, and just got my new Optimum internet service hooked up.

In my old house, when I originally had Optimum Voice + Internet, Optimum plugged something from my modem to a house phone jack (possibly the main phone jack leading into the house?) which turned all of my house jacks into Optimum phone (instead of being limited to just using the jack in my modem). That came in handy when I got an Obi because again I was able to turn all of the house jacks into my Obi phone.

Now, Optimum came down and installed internet. As of now, I need to use the modem (or router) to plug into my obi and the built in house jacks don't have phone service. I tried plugging the Obi into a nearby house jack hoping it would convert the entire house into Obi but it didn't work (possibly because I need to locate the main phone line leading into the house and hijack it into Obi service?).

Does anyone here have experience with how to configure that all of the house jacks should be connected to my Obi?

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on March 29, 2013, 12:49:56 PM
Questioin: I recently moved, and just got my new Optimum internet service hooked up.

In my old house, when I originally had Optimum Voice + Internet, Optimum plugged something from my modem to a house phone jack (possibly the main phone jack leading into the house?) which turned all of my house jacks into Optimum phone (instead of being limited to just using the jack in my modem). That came in handy when I got an Obi because again I was able to turn all of the house jacks into my Obi phone.

Now, Optimum came down and installed internet. As of now, I need to use the modem (or router) to plug into my obi and the built in house jacks don't have phone service. I tried plugging the Obi into a nearby house jack hoping it would convert the entire house into Obi but it didn't work (possibly because I need to locate the main phone line leading into the house and hijack it into Obi service?).

Does anyone here have experience with how to configure that all of the house jacks should be connected to my Obi?
what your trying to do is commonly referred to as backfeeding.
It should work no matter which jack you plug into as long as the wires are done right. Also there can't be other service on the lines
How far away did you move?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on March 29, 2013, 01:16:15 PM
any jack should work.

just make sure there are no other phone services connected to your lines, cause it can possibly fry your obi.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 29, 2013, 01:32:52 PM
Questioin: I recently moved, and just got my new Optimum internet service hooked up.

In my old house, when I originally had Optimum Voice + Internet, Optimum plugged something from my modem to a house phone jack (possibly the main phone jack leading into the house?) which turned all of my house jacks into Optimum phone (instead of being limited to just using the jack in my modem). That came in handy when I got an Obi because again I was able to turn all of the house jacks into my Obi phone.

Now, Optimum came down and installed internet. As of now, I need to use the modem (or router) to plug into my obi and the built in house jacks don't have phone service. I tried plugging the Obi into a nearby house jack hoping it would convert the entire house into Obi but it didn't work (possibly because I need to locate the main phone line leading into the house and hijack it into Obi service?).

Does anyone here have experience with how to configure that all of the house jacks should be connected to my Obi?
some older houses have separate phone jacks for separate lines so they are not always necessarily connected. Look in your phone box outside, maybe you can see how many are pugged in...?
Also you might just have a bad jack.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on March 29, 2013, 01:57:30 PM
I assume there is not currently any other phone service at the house (unless the previous tennant never disconnected theirs?)

After Pesach I will A)Test another jack  B) Take a look at the outside phone box and try to see if there are 2 lines
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on March 29, 2013, 02:14:26 PM
You can open up the phone jacks and check if the wiring is via looping, or direct feeds.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on March 29, 2013, 02:17:58 PM
You can open up the phone jacks and check if the wiring is via looping, or direct feeds.


Once I open it up, what does looping look like and what does direct feed look like?
Once I determine that, what do I do with that information?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on March 29, 2013, 02:21:33 PM
looping is where the wire is ran inside the house from phone jack to phone jack. You would see a minimum of two sets of wires. That would mean all the lines jacks are connected.

Direct feed is where each jack is connected directly to the main circut.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 29, 2013, 02:51:23 PM
I assume there is not currently any other phone service at the house (unless the previous tennant never disconnected theirs?)

After Pesach I will A)Test another jack  B) Take a look at the outside phone box and try to see if there are 2 lines
If its a basement they sometimes have a jack from the upstairs in the basement.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 03, 2013, 08:13:33 PM
Update:
I plugged the phone into a few different jacks around the house and determined that there are no current active phone lines.
I opened a few jacks and saw that they appear to be looped (although one of the ones that I opened was not).

I opened up the phone box out side the house and saw wires attached to 4 screws leading me to believe that the house is wired for two lines.
(http://i45.tinypic.com/19a8tl.jpg)

While I would initially assume that the five sets of screws are for five lines, and the top two screws are line one, and the next two are line 2, the coloring of the wires seem to imply otherwise (the coloring of top left matched coloring of top right. Coloring of bottom left matched bottom right).

What is the next step? Do I just remove the bottom two wires and try again? And then if that doesn't work put them back and try removing the top two and replace the bottom two?

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on April 03, 2013, 09:55:02 PM
Update:
I plugged the phone into a few different jacks around the house and determined that there are no current active phone lines.
I opened a few jacks and saw that they appear to be looped (although one of the ones that I opened was not).

I opened up the phone box out side the house and saw wires attached to 4 screws leading me to believe that the house is wired for two lines.
(http://i45.tinypic.com/19a8tl.jpg)

While I would initially assume that the five sets of screws are for five lines, and the top two screws are line one, and the next two are line 2, the coloring of the wires seem to imply otherwise (the coloring of top left matched coloring of top right. Coloring of bottom left matched bottom right).

What is the next step? Do I just remove the bottom two wires and try again? And then if that doesn't work put them back and try removing the top two and replace the bottom two?

Thanks! :)
The one that was not looped was probably because it's the EOL (End of line)

Each phone line consist of two wires. (Two Screws)

The four wires is for 2 phone lines.

The next step is to test it directly over there by the main box.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Name Changed on April 04, 2013, 02:05:09 PM
Test directly by the main box

You likely will need you use a phone wire that does not have a head, and just connect the 2 wires to the screws (if there are screws there)

Now - test if it is going to the other phone jacks from there.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on April 04, 2013, 02:06:34 PM
NC + 1, Also check to see what color wiring the jacks inside the house are wired with.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on April 04, 2013, 02:06:51 PM
NC + 1, Also check to see what color wiring the jacks inside the house are wired with.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 14, 2013, 10:58:30 PM
Anybody else using callcentric For E911 and Caller ID? It does cost $1.50 a month but it fixes the 2 biggest problems of the GV obi combo
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 14, 2013, 11:11:09 PM
Anybody else using callcentric For E911 and Caller ID? It does cost $1.50 a month but it fixes the 2 biggest problems of the GV obi combo
I use it for 911.
Tell me more about caller ID!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 14, 2013, 11:17:10 PM
I use it for 911.
Tell me more about caller ID!
I assume you have the free NY number, and have Callcentric configured as SP2 on your Obi.
Given the above, disable your GV ringing to Gchat and instead replace it by adding your CC number as a forwarding number, then login to CC and enable Incoming caller ID and Voila!
Basically you'll be using GV as outgoing and CC as incoming.
This works because contrary to popular belief incoming calls don't come along with the name info, your phone provider does a CNAM lookup for the info, While GV doesn't support this CC does

Dan if you have a callcentric affiliate link maybe update this info into the Wiki and post it there
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 14, 2013, 11:21:07 PM
I assume you have the free NY number, and have Callcentric configured as SP2 on your Obi.
Given the above, disable your GV ringing to Gchat and instead replace it by adding your CC number as a forwarding number, then login to CC and enable Incoming caller ID and Voila!
Basically you'll be using GV as outgoing and CC as incoming.
This works because contrary to popular belief incoming calls don't come along with the name info, your phone provider does a CNAM lookup for the info, While GV doesn't support this CC does

Dan if you have a callcentric affiliate link maybe update this info into the Wiki and post it there
sounds sweet, cant believe didnt do this all along. Been paying CC for months...
Do you have any issues with this set up at all?

But wont CC charge for incoming minutes?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 14, 2013, 11:33:56 PM
sounds sweet, cant believe didnt do this all along. Been paying CC for months...
Do you have any issues with this set up at all?

But wont CC charge for incoming minutes?
Quote
With a Free Phone Number you can receive calls from traditional landlines and mobile phones, for no setup, monthly, or per-minute fees! Free Phone Numbers are available parts of New York State. For more details and available areas please visit our phone number information page.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 14, 2013, 11:47:01 PM

Thats probably what I have dont remember... I set it up and forgot kinda thing. they do auto charge my CC though..Il login and check
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 12:11:56 AM
I checked with CC, Got myself a "Free" Number, here's the email confirmation:

This email is a receipt of your transaction.

Product name   Period   Price
DID - Free Phone Number - 1845xxxxx5   Apr 15, 2013 - Apr 30, 2013   $ 0.00 setup fee / $ 0.00
Billed from Credit card:   $ 0.00
Billed from Balance:   $ 0.00

So its only for 15 days?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on April 15, 2013, 12:47:25 AM
Why only 15 days? I have mine for months already.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 08:01:31 AM
Why only 15 days? I have mine for months already.
was there some kind of promo that I missed?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 15, 2013, 10:32:04 AM
I assume it's recurring monthly billing, and so they prorate the first month,
And even though it's free they Bill you (0.00) monthly.I just set this up myself so I can't be sure
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: skyguy918 on April 15, 2013, 11:10:28 AM
Don't know why you need CC for caller ID. I have an OBi with GV and the phone numbers show up on my phone's caller ID just fine.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on April 15, 2013, 11:19:42 AM
But as far as I know only the phone number is showing up , not the name 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: skyguy918 on April 15, 2013, 11:21:01 AM
But as far as I know only the phone number is showing up , not the name

You make a good point. When I'm tired even the most basic and obvious things escape me.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 15, 2013, 11:29:08 AM
But as far as I know only the phone number is showing up , not the name
+1
when properly configured CC will display the name as well
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on April 15, 2013, 11:29:52 AM
U mean to "configure" with CC ? Right ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 15, 2013, 11:41:35 AM
U mean to "configure" with CC ? Right ?
yes, Basically use GV for outgoing and route incoming through CC
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kls0654 on April 15, 2013, 11:56:25 AM
I don't know how to do it, even the basic I don't know

Is there somewhere I can read instructions how to do it ?

Thanks for your help 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 01:02:58 PM
I assume it's recurring monthly billing, and so they prorate the first month,
And even though it's free they Bill you (0.00) monthly.I just set this up myself so I can't be sure
IIRC I think I did set up this free number thing last year and it probably expired automatically.
 Can someone confirm that the number gets renewed every month b4 I go and change my GV settings. Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 15, 2013, 01:04:38 PM
I don't know how to do it, even the basic I don't know

Is there somewhere I can read instructions how to do it ?

Thanks for your help
All the info is either in the main site article comments or on the forums. Search 'un learn
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ydbe on April 16, 2013, 10:27:59 AM
i have read many, if not all of the posts on this thread, but i have 2 questions remaining.
#1- if i get DSL service, as opposed to cable, can I also use the OBI? i didn't sign up for high-speed online yet, so i'm wondering if DSL is an option since i bought the OBI202 recently
#2- when i connect the OBI with google voice do i also get the calling features of call waiting, three way calling, return call service, call forwarding, etc...? basically i want to know what features are included, because we are used to the aforementioned features...
thanks for a great thread.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on April 17, 2013, 04:42:32 PM
I set up my obi10 and hooked it up to a 2 line Panasonic and the caller id wont show at all it just says incoming call. when i hook it up to a different phone it does show the number. weird
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on April 17, 2013, 10:14:18 PM
Test the panasonic with a different telephone service.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: plainbachur on April 17, 2013, 10:36:09 PM
Test the panasonic with a different telephone service.
+1
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on April 18, 2013, 01:51:46 AM
I did. it works with verizon, bezeq and with vonage. its an obi issue with certain panasonic phones...... not only that but when line 2 is connected to the obi line 1 wont show caller id. ass soon as i disconnect the obi line 1 caller id starts working
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on April 18, 2013, 08:17:42 AM
I see that on the obi forums others users had the same issue with certain models of Panasonic phones.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 22, 2013, 08:20:53 AM
IIRC I think I did set up this free number thing last year and it probably expired automatically.
 Can someone confirm that the number gets renewed every month b4 I go and change my GV settings. Thanks
Confirmed! On the CC dashboard it says that the number will auto renew 8)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ydbe on April 22, 2013, 04:51:32 PM
BUMP!
2 questions remaining, after reading most of this thread.
#1- if i get DSL  for my online service, as opposed to cable, can I also use the OBI?
#2- when i connect the OBI with google voice, what calling features besided caller ID are included? e.g. call waiting, three way calling, return call service, call forwarding, etc...?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mercaz1 on April 23, 2013, 09:52:59 AM
does this work with Fios?
where do get a hold of a PP phone to transfer my existing line to?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 23, 2013, 04:15:47 PM
does this work with Fios?
where do get a hold of a PP phone to transfer my existing line to?
should work fine with Fios.
Use any old Verizon phone
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 23, 2013, 04:58:20 PM
Confirmed! On the CC dashboard it says that the number will auto renew 8)
Set it up, Main complaint is that Calcentric is not as clear as plain GV, also they have a weird ring... and, It takes some time until the forwarding happens, I lose around one or two "rings"...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 23, 2013, 05:31:36 PM
Set it up, Main complaint is that Calcentric is not as clear as plain GV, also they have a weird ring... and, It takes some time until the forwarding happens, I lose around one or two "rings"...
you can set the weird ring back to normal, it's the default obi sp2 ring.Just change it back to ring type A.
Didn't notice the other stuff although I wouldn't know as I used call centric right away so I can't compare to straight gv
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 23, 2013, 06:14:09 PM
you can set the weird ring back to normal, it's the default obi sp2 ring.Just change it back to ring type A.
How? logged into obi, didnt see anything.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 23, 2013, 06:17:55 PM
How? logged into obi, didnt see anything.
choose obi expert config,choose to configure SP2 and set ring type back to A
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 23, 2013, 06:29:25 PM
choose obi expert config,choose to configure SP2 and set ring type back to A
What button should I click??
(http://i35.tinypic.com/vrf2fc.png)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 23, 2013, 06:37:12 PM
What button should I click??
(http://i35.tinypic.com/vrf2fc.png)
Left side under voice services select SP2
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aajfried on May 02, 2013, 05:53:59 PM
I am wonderin with the OBi if there is a way to send calls to my Israeli Cell phone?

Basically, I have the OBi set up to ring on my land line... no problem. But when I am runnning around Israel, I would like that same number to ring on my cell phone. Has anyone figured out a good solution for this? I know there is the OBiON app, but I am not entirely sure how well that works.

Can anyone advise here?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on May 02, 2013, 09:31:31 PM
Do you have a smartphone? You can have a GV app.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aajfried on May 02, 2013, 09:33:55 PM
Do you have a smartphone? You can have a GV app.

I have the GV app, but it doesn't work when I am in Israel. I need another solution... anyone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on May 03, 2013, 12:06:09 AM
Do you have a smartphone? You can have a GV app.
gv app won't enable phone calls in Israel.
Groove ip should work
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on May 03, 2013, 02:34:28 AM
I am wonderin with the OBi if there is a way to send calls to my Israeli Cell phone?

Basically, I have the OBi set up to ring on my land line... no problem. But when I am runnning around Israel, I would like that same number to ring on my cell phone. Has anyone figured out a good solution for this? I know there is the OBiON app, but I am not entirely sure how well that works.

Can anyone advise here?
Before you leave the house you can enable forwarding from your land line to your cell. Depending on your phone plan you will be charged airtime for the forwarding.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aajfried on May 03, 2013, 09:39:52 AM
gv app won't enable phone calls in Israel.
Groove ip should work

Woah, this might be a really good solution. I need to find a way to test it.

Anyone else have a good solution?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: plainbachur on May 10, 2013, 05:38:20 PM
can someone that knows how to set up cc add it to wikki
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on May 12, 2013, 12:12:12 AM
can someone that knows how to set up cc add it to wikki
as e911 or caller id?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 12, 2013, 12:14:21 AM
can someone that knows how to set up cc add it to wikki
btw iirc, there are some very informative comments on the main site article.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Avid Reader on May 31, 2013, 12:33:20 AM
Ever since I started using Obi with GV, it get a busy signal every time I call a number associated with http://www.freeconferencing.com/ (http://www.freeconferencing.com/)
Does anyone have a fix?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Avid Reader on June 02, 2013, 12:57:50 AM
Ever since I started using Obi with GV, it get a busy signal every time I call a number associated with http://www.freeconferencing.com/ (http://www.freeconferencing.com/)
Does anyone have a fix?
Nobody knows why this happens?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DovtheBear on June 02, 2013, 12:59:48 AM
Nobody knows why this happens?
This? (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/voice/XcgZf39_Zcg)  :-\
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Avid Reader on June 02, 2013, 01:16:25 AM
This? (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/voice/XcgZf39_Zcg)  :-\
Yes! Thanks. This workaround posted there solves the problem for now:
Quote
Like the thread carbonita mentioned. Dialing in to my GV #, * {Your PIN} 2 and then dialing the freeconference # worked fine as a workaround for now.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 02, 2013, 11:27:07 AM
When my cell number is added to my gv profile, even if call forwarding to cell is off, when calling my gv number from cell it goes directly to "enter your pin etc"
Any solution?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on June 02, 2013, 12:23:37 PM
Delete it
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 02, 2013, 04:38:07 PM
Delete it
yeah, that works...would like to leave it to turn on forwarding with a click though.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: theberk on June 02, 2013, 11:56:29 PM
the obihai units may no longer work once google disables reverting to old chat in gmail.
check here http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/19/4346910/google-hangouts-upgrade-removes-host-google-voice-calls-gmail
and here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=5954.0

even once voice is supported in the new hangouts, it still may be a problem
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 03, 2013, 12:02:02 AM
the obihai units may no longer work once google disables reverting to old chat in gmail.
check here http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/19/4346910/google-hangouts-upgrade-removes-host-google-voice-calls-gmail
and here http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=5954.0

even once voice is supported in the new hangouts, it still may be a problem
-1
I have the new chat. I am no longer able to make calls from my computer - gmail. My Obi device still works fine.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DovtheBear on June 03, 2013, 01:10:29 AM
Yes! Thanks. This workaround posted there solves the problem for now:
Glad to be of help.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: theberk on June 03, 2013, 07:13:49 AM
-1
I have the new chat. I am no longer able to make calls from my computer - gmail. My Obi device still works fine.

That may only be temporary. As of now google created a bridge between the two (talk and hangouts) but once they actually remove support for talk (xmpp) there could be problems for obi.
Title: OBI / Israel?
Post by: sun365 on June 07, 2013, 11:57:24 AM
Can OBI be setup in Israel or does it need to be setup in US and then can be taken to Israel and will work from there?
thanks
Title: Re: OBI / Israel?
Post by: hocker on June 07, 2013, 12:20:58 PM
Can OBI be setup in Israel or does it need to be setup in US and then can be taken to Israel and will work from there?
thanks

the latter.

Why dont you search before you open a new thread?
Title: Re: OBI / Israel?
Post by: moish on June 07, 2013, 12:24:45 PM
you do? i set mine up in israel (after i already had google voice)
Title: Re: OBI / Israel?
Post by: real-brisker on June 07, 2013, 03:14:41 PM
Can OBI be setup in Israel or does it need to be setup in US and then can be taken to Israel and will work from there?
thanks

you do? i set mine up in israel (after i already had google voice)
You need to open the GV acct in America, or at least have someone there open it for you.
But the OBi can be set up in IL

And BTW, here is a lot more info --
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.0
Title: Re: OBI / Israel?
Post by: sun365 on June 07, 2013, 04:35:36 PM
Thank you Real-Brisker and everyone else.
GS
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kow613 on June 09, 2013, 05:48:59 PM
So this morning I set up my Obi100 with my VTech CS6419-2 (the phone recommended by Dan)  and my Google Voice account and I am having some issues I can't seem to find answers to.

1. Caller ID is not showing up. No number at all. Just says "inbound call".

2. I have left myself a few voicemails and no indicator on the phone is showing up.

Can anyone offer some assistance?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dan on June 25, 2013, 11:46:34 PM
Anyone use this?
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/03/easy-emergency-911-calling-serivice.html
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on June 26, 2013, 01:34:53 AM
Anyone use this?
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/03/easy-emergency-911-calling-serivice.html
checkout the callcentric info I posted earlier. You get e911 and caller id, with name for only 50 cents more a month.
Used to be cool paying with freedom as they billed you monthly
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: bzam99 on June 28, 2013, 10:17:35 AM
I currently have a VOIP service is it the same process to port to GV? (is switch my line to a prepaid cell phone and then to GV)? or is there a simpler process as it is not an ordinary landline anyway?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yakovwogi on June 28, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
Anyone use this?
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/03/easy-emergency-911-calling-serivice.html

this works well.
http://www.gv911.com/ (http://www.gv911.com/)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 28, 2013, 01:18:28 PM
I currently have a VOIP service is it the same process to port to GV? (is switch my line to a prepaid cell phone and then to GV)? or is there a simpler process as it is not an ordinary landline anyway?

VoIP is considered the same as a landline. You'll need to first port to a wireless carrier and from there to GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mordy44 on July 05, 2013, 01:12:18 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to hook up 2 lines (two different google voice numbers) to the obi110? How would I go about setting this up?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on July 05, 2013, 01:14:05 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to hook up 2 lines (two different google voice numbers) to the obi110? How would I go about setting this up?
You can give it two numbers, bit not two lines. For that you would need the 202
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mordy44 on July 05, 2013, 01:17:13 PM
You can give it two numbers, bit not two lines. For that you would need the 202

Sorry, it actually is the obi202.....Do you know how i would proceed?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on July 05, 2013, 01:19:20 PM
Sorry, it actually is the obi202.....Do you know how i would proceed?
Never used one in my life. No clue. If you only need it for two google voice numbers, would you be interested in trading for the 110 [obviously I'd add some cash)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mordy44 on July 05, 2013, 01:23:59 PM
Its actually my neighbors, so i would need it for the separate lines. Thanks!

Anyone know how to set this up?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Got a clue on September 09, 2013, 02:06:06 AM
I am trying to set up my Obi110 and when i call that **922... number I get a operator saying  the feature is not available for this service.... anybody experience an issue like this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: hknmtta on September 09, 2013, 02:45:10 PM
Can you have 2 lines in one house using this OBi thingee?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on September 09, 2013, 02:57:22 PM
Yes, Obi202
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Got a clue on September 09, 2013, 04:13:00 PM
If you already have a google voice number can u set up the box overseas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on September 09, 2013, 04:28:16 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on October 02, 2013, 04:24:34 PM
Hi, I think I went through this whole thread and other tutorials etc. I have the OBi and a google voice number which works on it. I want to port my vonage number.

I am just double checking;
1] if I am overseas, is it impossible to do the port with PagePlus?
2] can someone in the us do it for me (getting the activation call from gv) or is it too complicated?
3] anyone here who can help me with it?
4] I just got charged for the annual fee for vonage, should I port the number and then call them and ask for a refund? Any ideas?

Thanks a million! Every month I am burning money with vonage.  :-[
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on October 03, 2013, 02:41:42 AM
Sorry, I have packet8, not vonage. Is everything the same?
Hi, I think I went through this whole thread and other tutorials etc. I have the OBi and a google voice number which works on it. I want to port my vonage number.

I am just double checking;
1] if I am overseas, is it impossible to do the port with PagePlus?
2] can someone in the us do it for me (getting the activation call from gv) or is it too complicated?
3] anyone here who can help me with it?
4] I just got charged for the annual fee for vonage, should I port the number and then call them and ask for a refund? Any ideas?

Thanks a million! Every month I am burning money with vonage.  :-[
Any ideas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Got a clue on October 03, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
Set up the whole obi thingie... for some reason whenever I get a call to my google voice # my reg cell rings as well. Anybody have this issue?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: theberk on October 03, 2013, 04:39:59 PM
Set up the whole obi thingie... for some reason whenever I get a call to my google voice # my reg cell rings as well. Anybody have this issue?
Go to google.com/voice and go to settings and then the phones tab and deselect your cell phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Got a clue on October 04, 2013, 03:11:59 AM
Go to google.com/voice and go to settings and then the phones tab and deselect your cell phone.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on October 04, 2013, 04:32:07 AM
Sorry, I have packet8, not vonage. Is everything the same?  Any ideas?
bump...

can anyone help me with porting my packet8 to gv? My obi is already setup with gv but I want to port my packet8 and I am not in the USA now. TIA!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jerseysteve on October 31, 2013, 07:57:14 PM
All good things come to an end.
This will no longer work with Google voice begining in a half a year.
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/10/important-message-about-google-voice.html

Great while it lasted.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on October 31, 2013, 07:59:48 PM
All good things come to an end.
This will no longer work with Google voice beging in a half a year.
http://blog.obihai.com/2013/10/important-message-about-google-voice.html

Great while it lasted.
:( I sure hope there will be some work around
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jerseysteve on October 31, 2013, 11:17:25 PM
Does not look like there will be a work around for Google voice though maybe a different company will pop up. I use ooma.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on November 03, 2013, 05:47:48 PM
Does not look like there will be a work around for Google voice though maybe a different company will pop up. I use ooma.

Can you post rates and a link maybe?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on November 03, 2013, 05:49:48 PM
Does not look like there will be a work around for Google voice though maybe a different company will pop up. I use ooma.
I believe one has  already been posted in the other thread
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on November 03, 2013, 05:59:28 PM
I believe one has  already been posted in the other thread

Do you mean on the main site? http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/35948 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/35948)

Where is the workaround? I guess you mean another link in the forums. I could not find it. Can you post a link? TIA!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on November 03, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33621.msg617093.msg#617093
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 19, 2013, 05:54:08 PM
My GV on OBI 110 is not ringing (incoming), outgoing works fine. I updated the firmware and unplugged the obi etc. still not ringing. Didn't change any of the GV settings, it has been working fine for months.

Solutions?

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on December 20, 2013, 02:10:55 AM
Did you change any gv settings lately?
Make sure it's still set to ring to gchat
Are you logged in elsewhere?
Also are you using solely gv or did you combine with another service?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Ergel on December 20, 2013, 07:45:39 AM
Is there a solution to the upcoming GV changes?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 20, 2013, 08:35:32 AM
Did you change any gv settings lately?
Make sure it's still set to ring to gchat
Are you logged in elsewhere?
Also are you using solely gv or did you combine with another service?
didn't change anything recently but yes, I am using calcentric for incoming caller I'd. I'll check that its working. Ty
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 20, 2013, 08:59:03 AM
Just checked, my GV is set to forward to my free calcentric number (not google chat), which worked fine till yesterday. Callcentric account looks fine.

ETA when switching to Google chat it rings fine, somethings wrong with the callcentric free number. Anyone els having issues?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on December 20, 2013, 11:18:19 AM
Just checked, my GV is set to forward to my free calcentric number (not google chat), which worked fine till yesterday. Callcentric account looks fine.

ETA when switching to Google chat it rings fine, somethings wrong with the callcentric free number. Anyone els having issues?
I'm using call centric too
Try dialing your call centric number directly
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: googwallet on December 23, 2013, 01:48:55 PM
I just set up my OBi with callcentric mainly for the full caller ID (name & number) people have been talking about here (and the E911 is also a good thing, which I hope to never have to use), and after setting it up (which was $3, not $1.50), and setting Google to forward my GV number to my Callcentic number i'm still getting the limited Called ID thats just displaying number.

Now that I think about it, I don't know how it could work otherwise, since GV doesn't support full CID, how can a number they forward the call to support full CID? Please correct which part I'm getting wrong.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: googwallet on December 23, 2013, 02:35:32 PM
Update:
Had to change the settings for CallCentric which by default disable the CNAM feature under Preferences > Caller ID with name (Inbound calls): > Enable.
(Still don't understand how this work, but that doesn't seem to stop it from working ...;))

Only thing I'm having trouble with now, is getting a Voicemail notification tone when new voicemail comes, although this option is checked on my OBi, I'm not getting the voicemail tone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on December 23, 2013, 05:24:40 PM
Update:
Had to change the settings for CallCentric which by default disable the CNAM feature under Preferences > Caller ID with name (Inbound calls): > Enable.
(Still don't understand how this work, but that doesn't seem to stop it from working ...;))

Only thing I'm having trouble with now, is getting a Voicemail notification tone when new voicemail comes, although this option is checked on my OBi, I'm not getting the voicemail tone.
I just set up my OBi with callcentric mainly for the full caller ID (name & number) people have been talking about here (and the E911 is also a good thing, which I hope to never have to use), and after setting it up (which was $3, not $1.50), and setting Google to forward my GV number to my Callcentic number i'm still getting the limited Called ID thats just displaying number.

Now that I think about it, I don't know how it could work otherwise, since GV doesn't support full CID, how can a number they forward the call to support full CID? Please correct which part I'm getting wrong.
Caller ID comes from your telco looking up the number and returning a name. GV passes the number to cc which is all it needs.
Anybody using the GV cc combo having some weird caller id issues lately?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: googwallet on December 23, 2013, 07:16:37 PM
Caller ID comes from your telco looking up the number and returning a name. GV passes the number to cc which is all it needs.
Anybody using the GV cc combo having some weird caller id issues lately?
Thanks for clarifying.
Now the VM tones are working as well, just rebooted the OBi. All this for GV support which is being discontinued in May..
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 23, 2013, 07:37:05 PM
Is there a solution to the upcoming GV changes?

+1?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ydbe on December 25, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
+1?
only solution i see is to go to ooma. i've been watching the telo and it's been as low as $80 this season, but i haven't taken the plunge yet...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: skyguy918 on December 25, 2013, 09:34:59 PM
only solution i see is to go to ooma. i've been watching the telo and it's been as low as $80 this season, but i haven't taken the plunge yet...

That's not a solution, that's going with an entirely different product. The million dollar question is whether there's a way to take advantage of the Obi unit many of us already have to continue to get free service on it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmuelb on December 26, 2013, 05:22:41 PM
I am porting (from8x8) to callcentric (for the OBi), I do not chap exactly, do I need two services from them, one for making calls and one for receiving calls?

Anyone here have recommendations about them, quality etc.?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on March 17, 2014, 12:41:52 PM
anyone having issues with gv i cant make calls with gv and i get some kind of error when i try to login into my google voice account


this is the error i get
502. That’s an error.
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds. That’s all we know.



Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yossi621 on March 17, 2014, 02:19:15 PM
same thing here, obi 100 and GV, getting error 503 though
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on March 17, 2014, 03:28:33 PM
Must be Google outages. People are complaining about docs and g chat as well
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: how on March 17, 2014, 04:36:44 PM
anyone having issues with gv i cant make calls with gv and i get some kind of error when i try to login into my google voice account


this is the error i get
502. That’s an error.
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds. That’s all we know.
+1 but now it seems better
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: EliteMavin on April 12, 2014, 09:25:24 PM
Well, it looks like this ride is finally over...
Any other alternatives? Here's the email I got today..

Google Voice: Not Supported on OBi Devices After May 15, 2014
Back at the end of October, Obihai announced Google would end its support for the XMPP communication protocol. This announcement came on the heels of Google's announcement that as of May 15th, XMPP would no longer be supported for third-party VoIP applications. The Google Voice service uses XMPP to connect the OBi to the service. With that, after May 15th Obihai will no longer support the Google Voice service on its OBi devices. More Info

Well, that's a bummer. But wait, please keep reading!
Anveo and Phone Power Provide Phone Service for Under $40 per Year - Exclusive to OBiTALK Users Only!
You may or may not know it, but your OBi can be used with many Internet phone (VoIP) services. That's just one of the benefits of owning an OBi. A new service can be easily configured from the OBiTALK website and used on your OBi in seconds. Multiple offers are available - with some starting at under $3 per month. That's less than you pay for a latte from Starbucks!
With service from Anveo or Phone Power on your OBi you will be able to:
– Make and Receive Calls Normally with Your OBi Device
– 911 Emergency Calling Included with the Service
– Continue to Use Your Google Voice Phone Number or Get a New Number More Info
– Port Your Number to the New Service More Info
– Free Premium Services Like: Telemarketer Blocking, 3-Way Calling, Call Waiting, Caller ID
– Amazingly Low International Calling Rates

Just sign-in to OBiTALK and select Approved Service Providers to see the fantastic offers from Anveo and Phone Power. Your OBi truly is the ultimate tool which allows full control of your phone service. More Info
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 13, 2014, 12:55:34 AM
Well, it looks like this ride is finally over...
Any other alternatives? Here's the email I got today..

Just sign-in to OBiTALK and select Approved Service Providers to see the fantastic offers from Anveo and Phone Power. Your OBi truly is the ultimate tool which allows full control of your phone service. More Info[/i]
Hmm, sounds exciting (def better than a full regular phone plan) until I saw the terms.
Anveo: $40 a year
USA or Canada phone number
Free incoming calls
E911
Free voicemail
Free Caller ID
333 outgoing minutes/month to USA and Canada

Phone Power: $35 a year
US or Canada phone number
Free incoming calls
300 outgoing minutes/month to USA and Canada

It would be one thing if there were free nights and weekends. (Although cell phones can just be used for outgoing then)


Edit: Might be worth paying
Phonepower $60 a year ($5 a month) for:
US or Canada phone number
Free incoming calls
Unlimited outgoing minutes/month to USA and Canada
60 min/month of international calling to 55 countries

Worth the extra $20 for menuchas hanefesh of unlimited plus international dialing without bothering with calling cards etc
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: EliteMavin on April 13, 2014, 01:51:45 AM
Edit: Might be worth paying
Phonepower $60 a year ($5 a month) for:
US or Canada phone number
Free incoming calls
Unlimited outgoing minutes/month to USA and Canada
60 min/month of international calling to 55 countries

Worth the extra $20 for menuchas hanefesh of unlimited plus international dialing without bothering with calling cards etc

Agree.
Another issue is that the google voice is also my cell number, so incoming and outgoing, both cell and home are both the same number... avoids confusion.
Seems like that will be terminated...
Anyway to keep the same number system?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on April 13, 2014, 01:54:02 AM
I just heard of a different option: Obivoice. $50 a year unlimited calling.  http://www.vestalink.com
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on April 13, 2014, 02:11:06 AM
I just heard of a different option: Obivoice. $59.99 a year unlimited calling.  http://www.vestalink.com
ftfy
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on April 13, 2014, 02:49:31 AM
Anyone look into  this  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AWJYJ1U/)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: googwallet on April 13, 2014, 03:28:34 PM
Anyone know if any of these options have Called ID with Name?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 13, 2014, 04:38:50 PM
Anyone know if any of these options have Called ID with Name?
calcentric does
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on April 24, 2014, 11:36:48 AM
Just switch over to MagicJack. The new one doesn't need a computer. For about $40 for the device and first year (Ebay) and $19 per year afterwards, we get great service in Israel, and there is an Iphone app also. We plug it into the wall phone jack and the whole house is then "live."
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 24, 2014, 01:11:14 PM
Quote
   
Your Question
Can I transfer or "port" my current land line telephone number to magicJack?
   
Answer

Click here to login into your magicJack account and follow these instructions:
Click the "Phone Numbers" tab and then "Transfer". Next, click the "Transfer My Number" button.
Follow the prompts to submit your transfer request.

There will be a non-refundable $19.99 one time fee and $9.95 annual charge after the first year. We will provide status via email.


This is unacceptable. Who else is reliable and cheap?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mickeyg on April 24, 2014, 03:23:02 PM
This is unacceptable. Who else is reliable and cheap?
Port it to a prepaid cell phone and then port it into GV...then you can forward to any other number you want...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 24, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
Port it to a prepaid cell phone and then port it into GV...then you can forward to any other number you want...
Its in GV now! If forwarding, is it smooth or do I lose a ring or two? Also I won't get Caller ID and 911 if I stay with GV...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 24, 2014, 04:50:33 PM
Its in GV now! If forwarding, is it smooth or do I lose a ring or two? Also I won't get Caller ID and 911 if I stay with GV...
incoming  caller id will work even with gv if your forwarding to a different provider.
And since you won't be using gv for outgoing you'll have 911 as well
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 24, 2014, 04:56:56 PM
but my outgoing caller id will be a different number...I guess thats not so bad, may as well change my number in the book if the old one still gets forwarded.  :-\
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 24, 2014, 04:57:23 PM
Whats the bottom line with faxing with MJ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on April 24, 2014, 05:36:19 PM
but my outgoing caller id will be a different number...I guess thats not so bad, may as well change my number in the book if the old one still gets forwarded.  :-\
some providers well let you"spoof"the outgoing if of you verify the number
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pizzahut on May 05, 2014, 07:33:07 AM
this thing is going extinct soon cause gvoice is closing their support for it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: njmacman on May 05, 2014, 08:18:36 AM
I can fax with mj, at least well as with obi. Faxing with VoIP is variable.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 05, 2014, 08:21:53 AM
I can fax with mj, at least well as with obi. Faxing with VoIP is variable.
ordered a MJ
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: presidentialplus on May 05, 2014, 10:51:48 AM
Magic Jack reviews on Amazon seem to be terrible. People are complaining about the customer service, and that they shut you down for to much use.
Could any heavy users chim in please.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 05, 2014, 11:16:17 AM
Would MJ work when traveling internationally to call the US?
I would assume it would, but then again GV didnt.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 05, 2014, 11:23:04 AM
Magic Jack reviews on Amazon seem to be terrible. People are complaining about the customer service, and that they shut you down for to much use.
Could any heavy users chim in please.
Almost never use it...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Red on May 05, 2014, 01:11:14 PM
Magic Jack reviews on Amazon seem to be terrible. People are complaining about the customer service, and that they shut you down for to much use.
Could any heavy users chim in please.
Customer service is almost non existent, they didn't even bother responding when i filed a dispute against them a couple of years ago.
I haven't been shut down, but I do get disconnected after 10 min when I receive a call from a small phone company such as exchange. This was discussed and explained in a different thread somewhere.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: carrentals on May 05, 2014, 01:43:45 PM
So then MJ isn't an option,

Whats left?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Red on May 05, 2014, 01:46:13 PM
So then MJ isn't an option,

Whats left?
I didn't say it isn't an option, I have been using it daily for 4+ years now.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: rots5 on May 05, 2014, 05:17:17 PM
Would MJ work when traveling internationally to call the US?
I would assume it would, but then again GV didnt.
I have used it on my old iphone only when in wifi idont know if it works on cell networks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ydbe on May 08, 2014, 02:19:56 PM
So then MJ isn't an option,

Whats left?
i switched to Ooma though i resisted for awhile. been ok so far, customer service very good too. they have chat support 24/7 IIRC.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 01:18:45 PM
Whats the difference between the OBI100, OBI110 & OBI202,
I'm asking regarding using this with vestalink, what features do I need + fax, and which one should I get?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on June 19, 2014, 01:41:08 PM
Whats the difference between the OBI100, OBI110 & OBI202,
I'm asking regarding using this with vestalink, what features do I need + fax, and which one should I get?
Differences: http://www.obihai.com/product-primer

I use Vestalink happily with the obi100.

What do you need fax for? Incoming? Outgoing?  Read up on their fax support.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
What do you need fax for? Incoming? Outgoing?  Read up on their fax support.
ideally I'd want incoming & outgoing fax support, from your link I understand its not possible with the obi100?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on June 19, 2014, 01:48:50 PM

thanks.

ideally I'd want incoming & outgoing fax support, from your link I understand its not possible with the obi100?
Vestalink does not officially support faxing with a fax machine through their line.  If you want to do it anyway, get the 202 which supports t38
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 19, 2014, 01:51:56 PM
I send faxes all the time (up to 10 pages each) from my computer on vestalink's site and find it very easy.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 01:54:44 PM
I send faxes all the time (up to 10 pages each) from my computer on vestalink's site and find it very easy.
what do you do about receiving faxes?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 19, 2014, 01:59:37 PM
what do you do about receiving faxes?
I don't ususally.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on June 19, 2014, 02:05:10 PM
what do you do about receiving faxes?
You can add an additional line for $2 a month, and set it as a fax line, and then any incoming faxes will be sent to any email address you provide (more than 1 email address is allowed).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 02:11:44 PM
Vestalink does not officially support faxing with a fax machine through their line.  If you want to do it anyway, get the 202 which supports t38
So if I get the 202 & someone sends me a fax the line will automatically register that its a fax & receive it?

I send faxes all the time (up to 10 pages each) from my computer on vestalink's site and find it very easy.

seems like a PITA to have to scan and upload a doc every time I want to send a fax

You can add an additional line for $2 a month, and set it as a fax line, and then any incoming faxes will be sent to any email address you provide (more than 1 email address is allowed).
I dont think its worth it, I already have a fax machine, might as well use it
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on June 19, 2014, 02:13:53 PM

seems like a PITA to have to scan and upload a doc every time I want to send a fax
 
Conversely, how about when someone emails you something and you need to print and fax it somewhere? ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 02:15:49 PM
Conversely, how about when someone emails you something and you need to print and fax it somewhere? ;)
indeed, but that situation happens less often than this one
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on June 19, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
So if I get the 202 & someone sends me a fax the line will automatically register that its a fax & receive it?
Not sure what you mean by automatically.  What it means, is that if you attach a fax machine to the phone line, and you set your fax to answer the call after X amount of rings, it *should* work, although Vestalink does not officially support it (the codec they use is not designed for fax. iirc.  but iirc i've read that people have tried doing this and it works just fine.  you can always test it and back out - vestalink has free trial)
I dont think its worth it, I already have a fax machine, might as well use it
True - the only question is - will it work.

See these links:
https://intelafone.uservoice.com/forums/232787-feedback-forum/suggestions/5684127-fax
https://intelafone.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/1419769-does-vestalink-offer-faxing-
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29129905-
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 19, 2014, 06:40:17 PM
I fax daily with ObI 110 both with Vesta link and GV.

Change settings on fax machine for the slowest transmission speed and you should be fine.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 07:14:52 PM

I fax daily with ObI 110 both with Vesta link and GV.

Change settings on fax machine for the slowest transmission speed and you should be fine.
do you need to unplug the phone line & plug in the fax cord every time you wanna send a fax?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on June 19, 2014, 07:17:28 PM
do you need to unplug the phone line & plug in the fax cord every time you wanna send a fax?
iirc the 110 has two Jacks but even if not you can use a splitter.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 19, 2014, 08:26:12 PM
do you need to unplug the phone line & plug in the fax cord every time you wanna send a fax?
Nope, the OBI is plugged into my wall phone jack -which then activates all of the houses phone jacks, I have phones all over the house...
 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
So I'm a bit confused, which do I need
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 09:51:39 PM

Vestalink does not officially support faxing with a fax machine through their line.  If you want to do it anyway, get the 202 which supports t38
I fax daily with ObI 110 both with Vesta link and GV.


i'm a bit confused, which do I need
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 19, 2014, 10:03:30 PM
i'm a bit confused, which do I need
IME 110. While it may not officially support fax, it works fine if you do what I posted. (slow transmission speed on the machine)

The 220 is for 2 lines, and may fax more reliably but I dont know.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 19, 2014, 10:06:10 PM

IME 110. While it may not officially support fax, it works fine if you do what I posted. (slow transmission speed on the machine)

The 220 is for 2 lines, and may fax more reliably but I dont know.
i got the 100 (don't ask me why) will it work
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 19, 2014, 10:07:48 PM
i got the 100 (don't ask me why) will it work
Im pretty sure it doesnt make a difference and would work.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avrumy22 on October 27, 2014, 06:07:17 PM
What is the cheapest OBI adapter?

I am finding the OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter for 48.98.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on October 27, 2014, 06:13:25 PM
What is the cheapest OBI adapter?

I am finding the OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter for 48.98.
What do you need it for?  The cheapest is the Obi100.  It was just on sale; now it's back to 37.99
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 27, 2014, 06:17:55 PM
Obi100 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LO098O/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avrumy22 on October 27, 2014, 06:34:53 PM
What do you need it for?  The cheapest is the Obi100.  It was just on sale; now it's back to 37.99

I need the cheapest lol thanks

what was it going for onsale?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 27, 2014, 06:36:15 PM
I need the cheapest lol thanks

what was it going for onsale?
$30
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on October 27, 2014, 06:46:36 PM
$30
Where?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 27, 2014, 06:51:46 PM
Where?
2 weeks ago amazon had it for 30. Now it's 38.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on October 29, 2014, 11:46:21 AM
if i hook this up with gv will i get a answering machine through gv or will my hooked up phone need one?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2014, 11:49:33 AM
if i hook this up with gv will i get a answering machine through gv or will my hooked up phone need one?
CMIIW but answering machine depends on the phone you have. GV has voicemail.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on October 29, 2014, 11:51:43 AM
CMIIW but answering machine depends on the phone you have. GV has voicemail.
if someone calls my gv number when hooked up to obi what will happen if no answer? vm or will it ring and ring if the phone has no answering machine?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2014, 11:53:04 AM
if someone calls my gv number when hooked up to obi what will happen if no answer? vm or will it ring and ring if the phone has no answering machine?
It should go to voicemail. Check your settings.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on October 29, 2014, 11:55:59 AM
It should go to voicemail. Check your settings.
dont have it yet...getting a cordless without an answering machine and wanted to confirm will got to vm...thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on October 29, 2014, 01:34:48 PM
dont have it yet...getting a cordless without an answering machine and wanted to confirm will got to vm...thanks
Gv vm should answer it
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aaa on October 30, 2014, 02:55:08 AM
How can I avoid google voice answering the call (VM) as opposed to my answering machine?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shael on October 31, 2014, 10:07:17 AM
AFAIK that can't be done. I've heard of people complaining that their answering machine picked up instead of GV and they were trying to figure out how to address it. Some people posed different solutions, but I haven't seen anyone get to the bottom of it. My answering machine will pick up randomly, but most of the time it's going to GV and I can't explain that (it doesn't bother me though). If you find a solution, post it here!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on October 31, 2014, 10:11:52 AM
AFAIK that can't be done. I've heard of people complaining that their answering machine picked up instead of GV and they were trying to figure out how to address it. Some people posed different solutions, but I haven't seen anyone get to the bottom of it. My answering machine will pick up randomly, but most of the time it's going to GV and I can't explain that (it doesn't bother me though). If you find a solution, post it here!
If you don't want the answering machine to pick up don't you have the option on the phone to just shut off answering machine ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on October 31, 2014, 12:10:08 PM
Where?
See the Obi100 thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45843.msg951622#msg951622).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on November 02, 2014, 02:45:58 PM
How can I avoid google voice answering the call (VM) as opposed to my answering machine?
change amount of rings on your voicemail?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ushdadude on November 19, 2014, 04:18:03 PM
dont have it yet...getting a cordless without an answering machine and wanted to confirm will got to vm...thanks
I use gv vm. My question is, is there a way to get notification on the phone that a vm is there? Special beep when you try to make a call etc?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on November 19, 2014, 05:13:58 PM
I use gv vm. My question is, is there a way to get notification on the phone that a vm is there? Special beep when you try to make a call etc?
I think I think VM notification is the default setting
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mmsscc on November 30, 2014, 09:53:26 AM
I'm trying to decide whether to use a obi100 or ooma in Israel as a VOIP service (with Bezeq dsl).

 Anyone have experience with the two and which works better i.e. no dropped calls/static etc..

Any advice is appreciated!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on November 30, 2014, 11:28:12 PM
I have opendns on router and obi won't work.  Any ideas what needs to be whitelisted?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on December 01, 2014, 01:30:55 AM
I have opendns on router and obi won't work.  Any ideas what needs to be whitelisted?
What if you set the obi to use your ISP's DNS instead of whitelisting anything? Does that make sense?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on December 01, 2014, 01:31:35 AM
I have opendns on router and obi won't work.  Any ideas what needs to be whitelisted?
Works for me.  Try whitelisting intelafone.com
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on December 01, 2014, 02:51:24 PM
What if you set the obi to use your ISP's DNS instead of whitelisting anything? Does that make sense?
I using OpenDNS for filtering purposes.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mmsscc on December 02, 2014, 10:22:12 AM
Does anyone have experience with OBi100 v Ooma for use abroad (israel).  Anyone recommend one over the other? Trying to decide which one to get. Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on December 02, 2014, 01:01:53 PM
Does anyone have experience with OBi100 v Ooma for use abroad (israel).  Anyone recommend one over the other? Trying to decide which one to get. Thanks!
An open system that works with any SIP provider versus something proprietary? Without having any experience with the latter, I am still confident recommending the former.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on December 02, 2014, 01:23:57 PM
Does anyone have experience with OBi100 v Ooma for use abroad (israel).  Anyone recommend one over the other? Trying to decide which one to get. Thanks!
I have both and both are good
(I actually have the obi202)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on December 03, 2014, 04:10:15 AM
I have opendns on router and obi won't work.  Any ideas what needs to be whitelisted?
Still having issues?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elikay on December 04, 2014, 12:38:04 AM
didn't have a chance to try yet.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avrumy22 on December 25, 2014, 04:43:50 AM
OBi 110 for sale. $30. Located in lkwd. Pm pls.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avrumy22 on December 28, 2014, 03:31:45 PM
OBi 110 for sale. $30. Located in lkwd. Pm pls.

Bump
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: jdross on December 30, 2014, 08:24:46 AM
I also have a few of these for sale. If you are interested please PM me. Not looking to make a profit, just help out other DDFers...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: lunatic on December 30, 2014, 08:32:40 AM
I have a new obi100 that I will sell for my cost, 30. Just opened up to try it out
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on December 30, 2014, 11:48:07 PM
I bought an Obi 200 in most recent MS deal, read through this thread be'iyun rav, was very helpful. However, much of the information is out of date (e.g. Page Plus link in the wiki). If there are any Obi newcomers who would like to know more current info based on my experience feel free to pm me
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on December 31, 2014, 12:19:44 AM
I bought an Obi 200 in most recent MS deal, read through this thread be'iyun rav, was very helpful. However, much of the information is out of date (e.g. Page Plus link in the wiki). If there are any Obi newcomers who would like to know more current info based on my experience feel free to pm me
Feel free to update the Wiki
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on December 31, 2014, 01:25:38 AM

I bought an Obi 200 in most recent MS deal, read through this thread be'iyun rav, was very helpful. However, much of the information is out of date (e.g. Page Plus link in the wiki). If there are any Obi newcomers who would like to know more current info based on my experience feel free to pm me
A google search or a YouTube clip should work....
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on December 31, 2014, 01:32:42 AM
Feel free to update the Wiki
Its a lot of info, and very time consuming. If there is interest among DDF'ers I will try to put something together.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avrumy22 on December 31, 2014, 06:38:13 AM
I also have a few of these for sale. If you are interested please PM me. Not looking to make a profit, just help out other DDFers...

In that case want to buy mine? Bought it 3 months ago and never used it. Now don't need it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on January 02, 2015, 11:04:55 AM
if i wanted to port 2 landline numbers i get i need to buy a sim first. but can u do it on 1 google voice account? is it easy to set up the obi 202 with 2 numbers?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on January 02, 2015, 11:31:40 AM
Need some advice with cc. When I get a beep and press flash theres an automated menu instead of going right to the call I have to then press 1 any fix? Also how do I make my name come up on CID when calling out? TIA!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on January 27, 2015, 12:02:18 PM
I bought the Obi 100 and ordered a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card thinking that I had an unlocked phone that it could be used in. However, my unlocked phone is dead and not working. I have an old Sprint Blackberry but that is all, so I don't think it will work. Any ideas as to what I should do? Order a phone for $20 or is there a better method out there?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on January 28, 2015, 08:00:44 PM
Can u get an inactive page plus phone for a few days?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on January 28, 2015, 09:21:02 PM
Can u get an inactive page plus phone for a few days?

Not familiar. Does it work with t-mobile?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 28, 2015, 11:12:59 PM
Not familiar. Does it work with t-mobile?
Doubtful.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on February 08, 2015, 09:55:39 AM
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on February 08, 2015, 12:29:10 PM
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.
Do you have that problem no matter whose internet you use or is it only when you plug it in to a specific router? If the latter, you may need to adjust firewall settings that are blocking packets from getting through.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on February 08, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.
Are you in Israel?  Rimon has to fix firewall issues.  Router also may require tuning (disabling SIP ALG, etc).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on February 08, 2015, 06:43:09 PM
Do you have that problem no matter whose internet you use or is it only when you plug it in to a specific router? If the latter, you may need to adjust firewall settings that are blocking packets from getting through.
using comcast. It worked in the past not sure what changed.
Are you in Israel?  Rimon has to fix firewall issues.  Router also may require tuning (disabling SIP ALG, etc).
nope. States.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on February 08, 2015, 07:13:27 PM
using comcast. It worked in the past not sure what changed. nope. States.
Did you go through the steps they outline for people with these issues?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on February 08, 2015, 09:17:24 PM
Did you go through the steps they outline for people with these issues?
Where can I find that?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mocha on February 17, 2015, 07:36:56 PM
Where can I find that?
Bump
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Moishebatchy on February 18, 2015, 08:55:32 AM
Where can I find that?
Bump

Ask Google, I hear they know lots of cool stuff.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cowboysuk on February 27, 2015, 02:14:25 AM
Is there a way to activate a page plus phone without paying for a plan? It doesnt seem to work on their website although it seems a little buggy right now.
Also is pageplus still the best way to port a landline number?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on February 27, 2015, 05:39:11 AM
Also is pageplus still the best way to port a landline number?
Ring.to is ok IME
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on February 27, 2015, 10:12:24 AM
When getting a beep I have to press flash then 1. How do I change that? Also I usually end up losing the first call. Any advice will be much appreciated!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cowboysuk on February 27, 2015, 10:58:24 AM
When getting a beep I have to press flash then 1. How do I change that? Also I usually end up losing the first call. Any advice will be much appreciated!
Try turning off call screening in your google voice settings
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cowboysuk on February 27, 2015, 11:01:47 AM
Ring.to is ok IME
Do you use ring.to as a mid man between your landline and gv or as your service instead of gv?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on February 27, 2015, 11:44:06 AM
Try turning off call screening in your google voice settings
Thanks for responding. Call screening is off ever since. I have contacted cc and they are blaming gv or obi. Contacted Obi and no answer. Cant seem to find gv support.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on February 27, 2015, 05:23:25 PM
Just called T-mobile to port my number from Optimum. Rep asked me for phone number and my PIN. I never set up a PIN with Optimum and he told me that I need to obtain it to have the number ported. Anyone deal with the same issue?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on February 28, 2015, 01:28:57 PM
Do you use ring.to as a mid man between your landline and gv or as your service instead of gv?
Instead of gv
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on February 28, 2015, 08:26:55 PM

Just called T-mobile to port my number from Optimum. Rep asked me for phone number and my PIN. I never set up a PIN with Optimum and he told me that I need to obtain it to have the number ported. Anyone deal with the same issue?
Yes, with dif companies. Like everything in life HUCA.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on March 02, 2015, 11:16:42 AM
Just received the text message from T-Mobile that my number has been ported. When I call from the prepaid phone, the ported number shows up on the caller ID, but when I call to the phone, my landline still rings. I tried going to GV to port the number but it is still saying the carrier is unsupported and the number can't be ported at this time.

Anyone know what I can do? Is it just a matter of waiting a bit longer for the porting to completely prorcess or do I have to make a call to T-Mobile or Optimum?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on March 02, 2015, 11:30:16 AM
Just received the text message from T-Mobile that my number has been ported. When I call from the prepaid phone, the ported number shows up on the caller ID, but when I call to the phone, my landline still rings. I tried going to GV to port the number but it is still saying the carrier is unsupported and the number can't be ported at this time.

Anyone know what I can do? Is it just a matter of waiting a bit longer for the porting to completely prorcess or do I have to make a call to T-Mobile or Optimum?
Wait.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on March 02, 2015, 01:32:53 PM
Wait.

Thanks. How long does it usually take?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on March 02, 2015, 05:18:05 PM
Took 24 hrs by me
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on March 02, 2015, 05:31:32 PM
Took 24 hrs by me

Overall or you had the same issue?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on March 02, 2015, 08:11:41 PM
same issue but with pp>gv
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on March 04, 2015, 09:13:33 PM
Wait.

Still waiting...Issue hasn't been resolved yet. Any ideas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on March 04, 2015, 11:32:19 PM
Still waiting...Issue hasn't been resolved yet. Any ideas?
I don't know if or when Google will allow you to port the number in, but I am curious about the symptom you described. When you call the ported phone number does it always ring the landline regardless of what kind of phone you call from, or does calling from certain phones ring the T-Mobile prepaid phone? What if you call from another T-Mobile subscriber's phone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on March 04, 2015, 11:34:36 PM
I don't know if or when Google will allow you to port the number in, but I am curious about the symptom you described. When you call the ported phone number does it always ring the landline regardless of what kind of phone you call from, or does calling from certain phones ring the T-Mobile prepaid phone? What if you call from another T-Mobile subscriber's phone?

No matter what phone I use the landline rings and the t-mobile phone doesn't. I can make outgoing calls with the t-mobile phone and the ported number shows on the caller ID, but it won't ring when I make an incoming call.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on March 04, 2015, 11:37:23 PM
No matter what phone I use the landline rings and the t-mobile phone doesn't. I can make outgoing calls with the t-mobile phone and the ported number shows on the caller ID, but it won't ring when I make an incoming call.
So by now it's been 2 1/2 days since you got that text. You should contact T-Mobile to figure out what's going on.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on March 26, 2015, 08:32:39 PM
Want to sell my obi, what steps, if any, do I take to "wipe" it before selling?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on March 26, 2015, 09:27:12 PM
Want to sell my obi, what steps, if any, do I take to "wipe" it before selling?
Wipe it with a soft damp cloth taking care not to let excess water drop into the ports!

http://www.obihai.com/faq/Troubleshooting-sec/How-to-Factory-Reset
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Banillareloads on March 27, 2015, 12:16:16 AM
 :D Thanks a lot
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on April 07, 2015, 12:14:48 AM
anyone selling an obi device?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: SearchGuy on May 20, 2015, 04:56:14 PM
I read in the Wiki that it's not recommended to use the regular email address as the GV account, why?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 20, 2015, 05:03:00 PM
I read in the Wiki that it's not recommended to use the regular email address as the GV account, why?
If you're logged into that gmail account it will ring on your computer
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: SearchGuy on May 20, 2015, 05:05:37 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: popcorn1508 on June 07, 2015, 04:53:01 AM
Anyone else can't update there obi device because its past the year of support?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: acercomp on June 08, 2015, 02:45:32 PM
anyone have any primers or suggested reading on Voip phones for a beginner? thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yesitsme on June 08, 2015, 03:22:19 PM
The wiki needs some refreshing,

Page Plus doesn't give anymore $2 credit,
you have to apply a pin in order to port the cheapest pin would be $10.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: geheyman on July 13, 2015, 02:01:01 AM
Anyone else can't update there obi device because its past the year of support?

i had that problem also and found how to update manually:
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: greatdeals on December 17, 2015, 09:12:37 AM
thinking of getting an Obi what are the cons of getting an Obi
as opposed to a regular phone
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 22, 2015, 12:14:49 PM
thinking of getting an Obi what are the cons of getting an Obi
as opposed to a regular phone
No stutter tone for voicemail.
911 costs extra.
Caller ID with names needs to be set up separately.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on December 22, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
No stutter tone for voicemail.
911 costs extra.
Caller ID with names needs to be set up separately.
How do you get caller ID with names?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 22, 2015, 01:02:10 PM
How do you get caller ID with names?
You need to route incoming calls through a Callcentric account. Search the thread.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on December 22, 2015, 01:05:38 PM
You need to route incoming calls through a Callcentric account. Search the thread.
Can that be done with Google voice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 22, 2015, 01:07:34 PM
Can that be done with Google voice?
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on December 22, 2015, 01:26:01 PM
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.
Any setup needs to be done on call centric?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on December 22, 2015, 02:30:29 PM
https://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=3640.0
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on December 22, 2015, 03:38:59 PM
https://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=3640.0
Thanks
Title: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on December 22, 2015, 04:58:16 PM
Forward incoming calls from GV to Callcentric. Set up a second account on the Obi for Callcentric. Disable GV forwarding to Chat, or whatever it's called.
so when my house phone that's connected to the obi rings, it's coming from call centric or gv?
If it's not gv, then I lose outgoing caller id of my gv number ( that people know)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 22, 2015, 06:32:30 PM


so when my house phone that's connected to the obi rings, it's coming from call centric or gv?
If it's not gv, then I lose outgoing caller id of my gv number ( that people know)

When incoming calls ring on your phone, it's coming from Callcentric, but Callcentric got it forwarded from GV.
For outgoing calls, you dial out with GV, so the outgoing CID is your GV number.
This is possible because Obi can use multiple accounts at the same time, and you can set which one you want to use for incoming, and which for outgoing.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on December 22, 2015, 07:04:05 PM


When incoming calls ring on your phone, it's coming from Callcentric, but Callcentric got it forwarded from GV.
For outgoing calls, you dial out with GV, so the outgoing CID is your GV number.
This is possible because Obi can use multiple accounts at the same time, and you can set which one you want to use for incoming, and which for outgoing.
Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 05, 2016, 03:21:12 PM
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on January 05, 2016, 03:23:45 PM
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?
What are your internet 'up' speeds?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 05, 2016, 03:31:53 PM
What are your internet 'up' speeds?
26.58mbps
When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on January 05, 2016, 03:34:12 PM
26.58mbps
When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad
Obi or the internet?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on January 05, 2016, 03:34:48 PM
Did you try on a different connection?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 05, 2016, 03:45:22 PM
Obi or the internet?
that's my internet (speedtest)
Untill now I had optimum DSL with no problems
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on January 05, 2016, 03:47:24 PM


When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad
Obi or internet (is your internet bad or the obi device?)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 05, 2016, 05:16:00 PM
internet is fine
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on January 10, 2016, 01:24:34 PM
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?
Does your voice break up or the other party hears complete silence?
that's my internet (speedtest)
Untill now I had optimum DSL with no problems
Are you sure you had Optimum DSL? Optimum is a cable company; never heard of them offering DSL. Are you telling us that you switched internet providers and that is when the problem began? Did you switch routers at that time? If so, it is likely a firewall issue that you can resolve by tweaking settings or by switching to another router.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on January 10, 2016, 01:37:48 PM
you can try switching to https://simonics.com/gw/
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 10, 2016, 03:00:55 PM
Does your voice break up or the other party hears complete silence?Are you sure you had Optimum DSL? Optimum is a cable company; never heard of them offering DSL. Are you telling us that you switched internet providers and that is when the problem began? Did you switch routers at that time? If so, it is likely a firewall issue that you can resolve by tweaking settings or by switching to another router.
the other party hears complete silence.
You are right I was meant cable I had a phone line with them but then switched over to gv. internet and router stayed the same.
It has gotten much better lately though
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on January 10, 2016, 04:34:31 PM
you can try switching to https://simonics.com/gw/
What is this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on January 10, 2016, 05:07:26 PM
What is this?
lets you use gvoice as regular SIP (for a non-obi device, for example)
see more here:
https://simonics.com/services/
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on January 11, 2016, 09:05:42 AM
lets you use gvoice as regular SIP (for a non-obi device, for example)
see more here:
https://simonics.com/services/
So it is basically a service which you set up GV to go "through" them and your device is configured to their server? For someone with an obi the only difference would be CID name? Can extensions be set up using obi as well?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 13, 2016, 11:36:11 AM
I am using the obi with google voice for my landline
how can I listen to voicemails? my voicemail is activated in GV but when I call my number from home to access voicemail, I get a busy tone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on January 13, 2016, 12:04:36 PM
I am using the obi with google voice for my landline
how can I listen to voicemails? my voicemail is activated in GV but when I call my number from home to access voicemail, I get a busy tone?
An easy way to listen is in gmail.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 13, 2016, 01:24:01 PM
An easy way to listen is in gmail.
correct, but am asking about this way
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on January 13, 2016, 10:29:46 PM
correct, but am asking about this way
Try this: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115089?hl=en
Set calls from your own number to go to voicemail. Then when you call your own number from your Obi, press * as soon as you start to hear your greeting.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on January 13, 2016, 10:35:42 PM
Try this: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115089?hl=en
I followed the instructions and voicemail is setup but still getting busy tone
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Super Speed on January 27, 2016, 09:41:27 AM
Can someone link me to a page that explains this in detail?
I have no clue how this works.
I want a phone for my office nothing fancy and I just want to know if this is the cheapest way to go.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on January 27, 2016, 09:48:05 AM
Can someone link me to a page that explains this in detail?
I have no clue how this works.
I want a phone for my office nothing fancy and I just want to know if this is the cheapest way to go.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13469
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Super Speed on January 27, 2016, 09:57:50 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13469
Thanks! Seems simple enough.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on January 27, 2016, 10:03:08 AM
Thanks! Seems simple enough.
There's also this wiki & the obi site should have a tutorial.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 28, 2016, 11:21:00 PM
you can try switching to https://simonics.com/gw/
Are there any comparable free services?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on January 29, 2016, 02:47:20 AM
Are there any comparable free services?
Not really.  (Not sure what you mean. If you mean are there any other services that change GV to SIP - not that I know of.)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on January 29, 2016, 10:08:53 AM
Are there any comparable free services?
It is a total of $5 for lifetime using this link
https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 01, 2016, 07:09:59 PM
Wiki updated.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Super Speed on February 01, 2016, 07:47:26 PM
Wiki updated.
Thanks for taking the time.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: hocker on February 01, 2016, 09:06:18 PM
Still looking for someone to set one up for me. paying $50.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 01, 2016, 09:53:21 PM

Still looking for someone to set one up for me. paying $50.
What do you need?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: mosh.now on February 03, 2016, 12:32:06 AM
Anyone have any advise (link or youtube video) on how to connect a obi200 to a polycom vvx 400 phone? 
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on February 03, 2016, 12:52:17 AM
It is a total of $5 for lifetime using this link
https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles
I think it's only incoming.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on February 03, 2016, 10:16:56 AM
I think it's only incoming.
No you pay $5 and will not get income from it directly.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on February 04, 2016, 07:15:34 PM
When useing OBI  with Google Voice does it require a certain Internet speed?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 25, 2016, 01:31:45 PM
I have Verizon DSL. I need a phone plan with Verizon for my DSL.

Verizon charges me (besides for the phone plan) for caller id and call waiting (about $25).

I want to get obi and cancel my caller id and call waiting.

Will I be able to port my Verizon phone number to a mobile phone without terminating my verizon phone plan?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 26, 2016, 09:55:10 AM
I have Verizon DSL. I need a phone plan with Verizon for my DSL.

Verizon charges me (besides for the phone plan) for caller id and call waiting (about $25).

I want to get obi and cancel my caller id and call waiting.

Will I be able to port my Verizon phone number to a mobile phone without terminating my verizon phone plan?
When I ported out, I was still able to use DSL afterwards. I don't remember if the phone plan was active or not, but it didn't make a difference.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 26, 2016, 11:42:28 AM
When I ported out, I was still able to use DSL afterwards. I don't remember if the phone plan was active or not, but it didn't make a difference.
How much do you pay for DSL?

Also, my download speed is 10mbps, and my upload is 1mbps. Will the oBi, slow down my internet?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 26, 2016, 03:13:32 PM
I have Verizon DSL. I need a phone plan with Verizon for my DSL.

Verizon charges me (besides for the phone plan) for caller id and call waiting (about $25).

I want to get obi and cancel my caller id and call waiting.

Will I be able to port my Verizon phone number to a mobile phone without terminating my verizon phone plan?
Just FYI GV only give you caller number ID not name. There is a work around though..
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on February 26, 2016, 05:07:06 PM
Just FYI GV only give you caller number ID not name. There is a work around though..
Which is?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 27, 2016, 07:57:48 PM
Which is?
check wiki
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on February 27, 2016, 09:49:03 PM
check wiki
thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 28, 2016, 12:46:15 AM
How much do you pay for DSL?

Also, my download speed is 10mbps, and my upload is 1mbps. Will the oBi, slow down my internet?
I switched to Optimum a year ago. Verizon was charging me $75/mo.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 29, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
I have Verizon DSL.

Verizon says I can't cancel my phone service, and keep the DSL.

I don't care because with the lifeline program, phone service (without caller id and call waiting) is free.

But I want an OBi,  ringing with my current Veizon phone number, so I can have caller id and call waiting.

If I port out my Verizon phone number, will Verizon cancel the account and the DSL? Or, I can port out and they'll keep the phone service and DSL?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 29, 2016, 02:16:10 PM
I think porting out closes the account.

BTW, verizon landline is the worst thing in the world. It causes massive amounts of pain and strife.
If you value your health never even think of signing up.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 29, 2016, 02:17:05 PM
I think porting out closes the account.

BTW, verizon landline is the worst thing in the world. It causes massive amounts of pain and strife.
If you value your health never even think of signing up.
But, their DSL I'm getting is $35. What should I get?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 29, 2016, 02:20:04 PM
I think porting out closes the account.

BTW, verizon landline is the worst thing in the world. It causes massive amounts of pain and strife.
If you value your health never even think of signing up.
I've heard that even if they close the phone service, the DSL will remain. Even though they claim that you can't have DSL without phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 29, 2016, 03:57:40 PM
I've heard that even if they close the phone service, the DSL will remain. Even though they claim that you can't have DSL without phone.
Not sure.. The reps are all pathological liers.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 29, 2016, 03:58:44 PM
But, their DSL I'm getting is $35. What should I get?
Neighbors don't have optimum routers?

But that won't help for the phone..
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: cozmohoot on February 29, 2016, 04:32:14 PM
Im sure There are ways to get an ethernet plug from neighbors wifi.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 29, 2016, 04:34:04 PM
Not sure.. The reps are all pathological liers.
It's crazy. There's something deeply wrong there. They lie and scam everytime you deal with them.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 29, 2016, 06:38:37 PM
I think porting out closes the account.

BTW, verizon landline is the worst thing in the world. It causes massive amounts of pain and strife.
If you value your health never even think of signing up.
+10000
I've heard that even if they close the phone service, the DSL will remain. Even though they claim that you can't have DSL without phone.
That was my experience, as I posted upthread.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on February 29, 2016, 08:10:16 PM
That was my experience, as I posted upthread.
True. I also heard from someone else.

Did they have a rule then that you can't get DSL without phone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on March 01, 2016, 01:09:29 AM
Verizon did offer "dry loop" DSL that did not require phone service. If you would plug in a phone to this line, you would not hear a dial tone. Perhaps they no longer offer this service, but there is nothing about it that's technically unfeasible.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 01, 2016, 02:37:47 AM
True. I also heard from someone else.

Did they have a rule then that you can't get DSL without phone?
Not that I'm aware, and they never told me that.
IIRC, when I signed up, I had the option of getting just DSL, but I got a bundle together with phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 01, 2016, 10:01:42 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2015/07/10/how-get-dsl-without-phone-service/29973047/

In the above article Verizon says that for the past 3 years they have this policy. That is why I'm hesitant to rely on anonymoususer's experience.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 01, 2016, 11:45:10 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2015/07/10/how-get-dsl-without-phone-service/29973047/

In the above article Verizon says that for the past 3 years they have this policy. That is why I'm hesitant to rely on anonymoususer's experience.
What do u have to loose by trying it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 01, 2016, 01:45:48 PM
What do u have to loose by trying it?
They may close the entire account.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 01, 2016, 11:26:15 PM
They may close the entire account.
I guess I can restart the account afterwards. Will I be able to port back in my phone number?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 01, 2016, 11:32:01 PM
I guess I can restart the account afterwards. Will I be able to port back in my phone number?
Shouldn't be a problem
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 01, 2016, 11:32:46 PM
They may close the entire account.
And charge you for breaking the contract..
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 01, 2016, 11:34:21 PM
And charge you for breaking the contract..
I don't have a contract
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 01, 2016, 11:35:44 PM
I don't have a contract
So go for it.

- Verizon will find a way to make u miserable though.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 02:56:34 PM
I'm porting my number from Verizon Residential to Verizon Wireless prepaid.
I did the port 2 days ago.

When I text the number, the text comes up on my Verizon Wireless phone.

When I call the number, it calls my Verizon Residential phone.

When I call a 3rd phone, from either the Verizon Residential or Verizon Wireless phone, the 3rd phone's caller id displays the same number (that I'm porting).

What's going on?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 08, 2016, 03:02:03 PM
I'm porting my number from Verizon Residential to Verizon Wireless prepaid.
I did the port 2 days ago.

When I text the number, the text comes up on my Verizon Wireless phone.

When I call the number, it calls my Verizon Residential phone.

When I call a 3rd phone, from either the Verizon Residential or Verizon Wireless phone, the 3rd phone's caller id displays the same number (that I'm porting).

What's going on?
It didn't fully close out the landline yet. Might stay open for a while.
What's the problem?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 03:08:09 PM
It didn't fully close out the landline yet. Might stay open for a while.
What's the problem?
I want to port it to GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 03:08:38 PM
It didn't fully close out the landline yet. Might stay open for a while.
What's the problem?
How long is a while?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 03:09:25 PM
My Verizon port status has this info:

Status:
Your Old Service Provider has agreed to release your telephone number to Verizon Wireless. You should receive a free text message within the next 10 business days welcoming you to Verizon Wireless
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 08, 2016, 03:18:39 PM
I want to port it to GV.
So port it, whats the problem? GV it comes up as ineligible?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 03:20:30 PM
So port it, whats the problem? GV it comes up as ineligible?
How am I going to receive the call from GV to confirm?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on March 08, 2016, 06:11:59 PM
How am I going to receive the call from GV to confirm?
If GV sees it as a mobile number, they'll initiate the call, even if it rings on the landline.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: flyingBlue on March 08, 2016, 10:24:03 PM
Can I use this if I only have wifi at home?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 08, 2016, 11:40:23 PM
Can I use this if I only have wifi at home?
If I understand your question correctly, then the answer is Yes.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on March 09, 2016, 03:23:43 AM
Can I use this if I only have wifi at home?
The Obi110 does not have WiFi, so you will need another device that has an Ethernet port and can pick up the WiFi signal. Many repeater models can do this.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Red on March 09, 2016, 03:31:41 AM
Can I use this if I only have wifi at home?
You will need the obi200 for that.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Hidden on March 09, 2016, 06:55:02 AM
You will need the obi200 for that.
Or 202
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 09, 2016, 08:39:39 AM
If GV sees it as a mobile number, they'll initiate the call, even if it rings on the landline.
But if VR didn't finish porting the number to VW, and I port it to GV, I'm scared the number will get lost. Because VW will send the half of the port that they received, and stop requesting the other half from VR, and GV will not be requesting anything from VR, rather from VW.

I can't risk losing my home phone number.

I wonder how many ppl don't have Voip, because they don't want to even take  a small tiny risk of losing their home number.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 09, 2016, 09:49:57 AM
No way you'll lose the number imho
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: flyingBlue on March 09, 2016, 10:26:54 PM
If I understand your question correctly, then the answer is Yes.
So my question is "how?"
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 09, 2016, 10:29:19 PM
So my question is "how?"
A few fellow DDFers have already answered ^^^^
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 17, 2016, 01:45:13 PM
I just signed up for callcentric. It is now free. No 2.50 setup fee

DID - Free Phone Number - 1845xxxxxxxx   Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016   $ 0.00 setup fee / $ 0.00
Billed from Credit card:   $ 0.00
Billed from Balance:   $ 0.00
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on March 17, 2016, 02:34:24 PM
I just signed up for callcentric. It is now free. No 2.50 setup fee

DID - Free Phone Number - 1845xxxxxxxx   Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016   $ 0.00 setup fee / $ 0.00
Billed from Credit card:   $ 0.00
Billed from Balance:   $ 0.00
iirc free phone number has been free (even setup) for a while..  (definitely in january)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on March 17, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
When you setup callcentric with obi, what password do you put in by Callcentric Password? Your account login password?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on March 17, 2016, 03:47:03 PM
When you setup callcentric with obi, what password do you put in by Callcentric Password? Your account login password?

Quote
Enter your extension SIP Password here. Your extension SIP password is the password you created for the extension you are trying to use. You may edit the SIP password you wish to use in by logging into your My Callcentric account and clicking on the Extension menu link and then modifying the appropriate extension.

http://www.callcentric.com/support/device/obihai/obi100
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: menachemmc on April 07, 2016, 09:45:55 PM
I am trying to set up my home phone with GV via obi110. I am getting this message. Did they start charging recently for this service?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on April 07, 2016, 10:33:26 PM
iirc free phone number has been free (even setup) for a while..  (definitely in january)
I've had a free Callcentric number for years (no setup fee). I use it as a free virtual fax. Just need to make sure that you receive at least one call every 30 days, or else you could lose number. For that purpose I actually found a free fax newsletter that I get every week, makes sure I keep my free incoming faxes!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on April 07, 2016, 10:57:29 PM
I am trying to set up my home phone with GV via obi110. I am getting this message. Did they start charging recently for this service?
Obi wants to charge you for support. When you pay for support, you will be able to get the upgrade automatically. Decline to pay for support and fetch the upgrade manually. http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on April 07, 2016, 11:55:59 PM
If I want to use OBI for my regular landline,  does it inquire a certain Internet speed it should work?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on April 08, 2016, 12:50:03 AM
If I want to use OBI for my regular landline,  does it inquire a certain Internet speed it should work?
In Israel people do it at 5megabits, iirc even 2.5
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on April 08, 2016, 12:52:19 AM
Any idea how much data it uses I know it depends how much I'm  Talking but in general is it a thing which uses a lot or not.?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Eliyohu on May 01, 2016, 11:41:04 PM
Where would i find my Verizon landline porting pin number to port out ... (eventually to GV/obi) so far from looking around ppl are saying last 4 digits of ssn (which i don't believe they have) or last for digits of phone number .... anyone have experience with this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 02, 2016, 11:22:44 AM
Where would i find my Verizon landline porting pin number to port out ... (eventually to GV/obi) so far from looking around ppl are saying last 4 digits of ssn (which i don't believe they have) or last for digits of phone number .... anyone have experience with this?

Call them up, and ask them.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 12, 2016, 09:19:42 AM
N00b in this whole free phone line. I am fed up from my current phone provider, wanna switch to this. I am so not tech savvy that it's scary. Will I be able to get this to work? 

Also, can I have 2 or 3 lines with this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 12, 2016, 09:51:54 AM
N00b in this whole free phone line. I am fed up from my current phone provider, wanna switch to this. I am so not tech savvy that it's scary. Will I be able to get this to work? 

Also, can I have 2 or 3 lines with this?
Between google and YouTube it shouldn't be to hard to get it even if your not too tech savvy....
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 12, 2016, 09:54:40 AM
How can I have 2 lines?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 12, 2016, 09:55:21 AM
How can I have 2 lines?
You would need 2 google voice numbers.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 12, 2016, 09:57:38 AM
N00b in this whole free phone line. I am fed up from my current phone provider, wanna switch to this. I am so not tech savvy that it's scary. Will I be able to get this to work? 

Also, can I have 2 or 3 lines with this?
The wiki is pretty comprehensive, and if you have any questions, post here or PM me.
The 200 supports up to 4 accounts, but if you use Callcentric for incoming Caller ID, that will take up 1 or more. The 202 supports 2 physical phones.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 13, 2016, 10:01:36 AM
My obi misses about 2 calls a day, that don't ring on my obi, and show as a missed call in my google voice.
What's going on?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 13, 2016, 10:13:16 AM
My obi misses about 2 calls a day, that don't ring on my obi, and show as a missed call in my google voice.
What's going on?
I have Google voice set to forward to my cell and I miss some calls.. Dunno
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 13, 2016, 04:57:53 PM
I have Google voice set to forward to my cell and I miss some calls.. Dunno

+1  :-\
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 16, 2016, 01:31:14 PM
I tried porting my landline to a page plus phone, and this is what I got at the end.

We’re sorry, the device activation failed. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-550-2436, or contact us via Live Chat.



What to do?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sawlw on May 18, 2016, 11:02:49 AM
I tried porting my landline to a page plus phone, and this is what I got at the end.

We’re sorry, the device activation failed. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-550-2436, or contact us via Live Chat.



What to do?

tried calling?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sawlw on May 18, 2016, 11:05:22 AM
setup a  Callcentric account for inbound calls only, and configured the Obi to register it on SP2. 
issue: my inbound calls only work intermittently.

My setup:  Obi 110

SP1:  GoogleVoice for free outbound

SP2:  Callcentric free DID number, designated as inbound destination number for GoogleVoice.  Inbound calls made to my GV number are directed to SP2's Callcentric DID number.

Incoming calls work sometimes and not others

Call history in GV shows all inbound calls, history in CC portal only shows some of them (the missing calls get sent to GV voicemail).


any advice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 18, 2016, 11:36:25 AM
tried calling?
Yes. It is a system error, it went thru even thought it said error.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 18, 2016, 11:38:12 AM
setup a  Callcentric account for inbound calls only, and configured the Obi to register it on SP2. 
issue: my inbound calls only work intermittently.

My setup:  Obi 110

SP1:  GoogleVoice for free outbound

SP2:  Callcentric free DID number, designated as inbound destination number for GoogleVoice.  Inbound calls made to my GV number are directed to SP2's Callcentric DID number.

Incoming calls work sometimes and not others

Call history in GV shows all inbound calls, history in CC portal only shows some of them (the missing calls get sent to GV voicemail).


any advice?
Im not sure I understand. You are missing incoming calls like others reported above?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 03:54:53 PM
Anyone else having issues with Obi110 and GV?

As of the last 2 days Obi is saying that my GV credentials are bad (username and password). One time I was able to re-enter credentials online for GV accounts, but since then whenever I try clicking on "Setup Google Voice" webpage seems to flash as if it's displaying another section for a split second, and then it's back to the same display of "Backing off" or on one of the devices which I decided to try an reset to factory setting it just says "not configured" and won't let me do anything.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 04:09:24 PM
Anyone else having issues with Obi110 and GV?

As of the last 2 days Obi is saying that my GV credentials are bad (username and password). One time I was able to re-enter credentials online for GV accounts, but since then whenever I try clicking on "Setup Google Voice" webpage seems to flash as if it's displaying another section for a split second, and then it's back to the same display of "Backing off" or on one of the devices which I decided to try an reset to factory setting it just says "not configured" and won't let me do anything.
Are they advising you to pay $10 for premium tech support ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 04:15:08 PM
Are they advising you to pay $10 for premium tech support ?

There's a button there on obitalk.com offering me to pay $10 for premium support for a year. Is that required in order to keep GV working?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 04:27:25 PM
There's a button there on obitalk.com offering me to pay $10 for premium support for a year. Is that required in order to keep GV working?
I'm switching from vestalink back to GV & obi is saying that something expired & I should pay $10. Not sure if that's the same as your case.
See here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=41218.msg1475271#msg1475271
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 18, 2016, 04:31:37 PM
Anyone else having issues with Obi110 and GV?

As of the last 2 days Obi is saying that my GV credentials are bad (username and password). One time I was able to re-enter credentials online for GV accounts, but since then whenever I try clicking on "Setup Google Voice" webpage seems to flash as if it's displaying another section for a split second, and then it's back to the same display of "Backing off" or on one of the devices which I decided to try an reset to factory setting it just says "not configured" and won't let me do anything.
I had the same, I was able to change the google password to fix it and that resolved the issue.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 04:35:41 PM
I had the same, I was able to change the google password to fix it and that resolved the issue.

Changed it on Obitalk? I did that yesterday, but today it's not working again, and it's not even letting me change it, except in Expert Mode, and that doesn't seem to help.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 18, 2016, 04:36:23 PM
Changed it on Obitalk?
Yes
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 04:41:36 PM
Yes

As I said, it let me do it once yesterday, and no longer lets me do it. I am at a loss (and pissed with Obi on this coercion to purchase support)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on May 18, 2016, 04:58:35 PM
All those with GV issues recently:
https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30765078-Equipment-OBi110-stopped-authing-correctly-w-Google-this-afternon
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 05:15:00 PM
Anyone else having issues with Obi110 and GV?

As of the last 2 days Obi is saying that my GV credentials are bad (username and password). One time I was able to re-enter credentials online for GV accounts, but since then whenever I try clicking on "Setup Google Voice" webpage seems to flash as if it's displaying another section for a split second, and then it's back to the same display of "Backing off" or on one of the devices which I decided to try an reset to factory setting it just says "not configured" and won't let me do anything.

I'm also experiencing issues, starting today.
Incoming calls don't ring, and outgoing calls I get a message- "Your google voice account is disconnected".
I've been on the latest software for a while and still getting the "backing off" error.
Tried re-entering my password, that didn't help either...

Really annoying.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 05:18:05 PM
I think all of us should be leaving MAJOR negative feedback on Amazon.

Obi should not play with us and force us to buy something all of the sudden, and I'm not sure if that will help. All of this after so much wasted time trying to figure out what's wrong. Let them at least notify of a change.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 05:20:57 PM
I think all of us should be leaving MAJOR negative feedback on Amazon.

Obi should not play with us and force us to buy something all of the sudden, and I'm not sure if that will help. All of this after so much wasted time trying to figure out what's wrong. Let them at least notify of a change.

They break their firmware and then coerce you to pay $10 to get it working again.
I agree they deserve bad feedback.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 05:30:14 PM
Is this all only with the 110 or others as well ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 05:34:03 PM
Unfortunately this device doesn't have a valid support contract so we're unable to view anything further on this device.

You can get our assistance by going to obitalk.com and click on your device. Once in the Device Configuration page, you will see a tab that says "Support and Warranty".  Once the $10 premium support is applied to your device then you can email us back and we can help out with the device configuration.

Thank you,
Obihai Technology
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 05:35:54 PM
Is this all only with the 110 or others as well ?

Only the 100 series
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 05:37:02 PM
And they're telling me the problem is VL & I shouldn't use them anymore EVER. Suuuure
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 05:40:19 PM
And they're telling me the problem is VL & I shouldn't use them anymore EVER. Suuuure

What's VL?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 05:41:48 PM
Prior to using Obi I was using Sipsorcery.com with an ATA adapter. When Obi came out I switch to using Obi, as it was smoother and more reliable to set up with GV, though administration was more of a pain.

I am seriously considering switching back to Sipsorcery, but I need to check if they currently support GV.

I've had a free account with them for a long time, when I signed up for it, was able to set up several providers and devices even with free account. Now that's only possible with paid account, but I am thinking that it might be worth it if it works well.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 05:42:04 PM
What's VL?

Probably Vestalink
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 05:44:08 PM
Probably Vestalink
yup
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 05:44:48 PM
Prior to using Obi I was using Sipsorcery.com with an ATA adapter. When Obi came out I switch to using Obi, as it was smoother and more reliable to set up with GV, though administration was more of a pain.

I am seriously considering switching back to Sipsorcery, but I need to check if they currently support GV.

I've had a free account with them for a long time, when I signed up for it, was able to set up several providers and devices even with free account. Now that's only possible with paid account, but I am thinking that it might be worth it if it works well.

https://www.sipsorcery.com/mainsite/Help/GoogleVoice
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 06:00:21 PM
So, there you've got it, Obi's version of Ransomware:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30766822-
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:01:18 PM
Just opened a ticket with Obi.

If they don't respond and resolve the issue quickly I will pay the $10,
dispute the charge, and leave the negative reviews they deserve.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 06:02:46 PM
So, there you've got it, Obi's version of Ransomware:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30766822-
I don't understand him. Did he pay the $10 or not ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 18, 2016, 06:02:54 PM
So the $10 is a service plan for how long? A year?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 06:03:40 PM
Just opened a ticket with Obi.

If they don't respond and resolve the issue quickly I will pay the $10,
dispute the charge, and leave the negative reviews they deserve.
When I opened the ticket they responded that I need to first pay the $10.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:03:59 PM
So the $10 is a service plan for how long? A year?

It's a 1 year extortion plan.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:04:25 PM
I don't understand him. Did he pay the $10 or not ?

yes
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 18, 2016, 06:05:07 PM
So sounds like they are turning Obi into a $10 a year fee device? 

Sneaky
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:06:04 PM
When I opened the ticket they responded that I need to first pay the $10.

That's insane.
They brick everyone's devices and then charge to talk to them.

If we all pay the $10 and dispute the charges at once that should really hurt.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 06:07:32 PM
It's a 1 year extortion plan.
lol  yup
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 18, 2016, 06:09:59 PM
That's insane.
They brick everyone's devices and then charge to talk to them.

If we all pay the $10 and dispute the charges at once that should really hurt.
How are you disputing the charge?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 06:10:39 PM
Blocking the devices is unacceptable. I could understand them not wanting to offer free lifetime support on a piece I bought years ago.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 06:35:36 PM
The biggest problem is that it just stops working out of the blue, unannounced, and then they try to extort $10 per device (I am assuming, didn't try - I have 3).

If they want to start charging an annual fee, that might be OK, but it needs to be communicated, options need to be given, don't just make it stop working one day with no notice.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 18, 2016, 06:47:41 PM
I just called obi.  408-634-5904 Extention 150, 1 and 8 all got me to live people. Although they insisted they were not the right Dept I explain to them that the $10 obi scam is going to bring down their company I told them that thousands of people on the internet are cursing them out and they need to get their act together and that any gain from the $10 scam will be far outweighed by the losses to their company's worth.

Please call 3 times and speak to all three people and if enough people call it will definitely have an effect
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 06:52:59 PM
I just called obi.  408-634-5904 Extention 150, 1 and 8 all got me to live people. Although they insisted they were not the right Dept I explain to them that the $10 obi scam is going to bring down their company I told them that thousands of people on the internet are cursing them out and they need to get their act together and that any gain from the $10 scam will be far outweighed by the losses to their company's worth.

Please call 3 times and speak to all three people and if enough people call it will definitely have an effect

Can't call, my Obi isn't working ;D ;D
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:54:22 PM
As expected, I paid the $10 extortion fee and my device started working immediately.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 06:56:17 PM
As expected, I paid the $10 extortion fee and my device started working immediately.
Did you have to reboot everything ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 18, 2016, 06:57:07 PM
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.  (https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles)

If you do that you also get incoming CID.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 06:57:27 PM
Did you have to reboot everything ?

No it automatically rebooted and was working a minute later.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 07:00:03 PM
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.  (https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles)

If you do that you also get incoming CID.

Thanks for that. Will try it tomorrow. Worth spending $6 to see if it works. Otherwise I guess I will just pay the Obi ransom.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 07:00:43 PM
No it automatically rebooted and was working a minute later.

Lowlifes - a.k.a כאלערעס!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 07:01:10 PM
Does google chat need to be checked off ? And do I need a 2nd number attached or is the google number enough ? I forgot how I originally set it up.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 18, 2016, 07:58:43 PM
How come my obi 110 is still working?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 08:07:26 PM
How come my obi 110 is still working?

Don't open your mouth they're still working on a fix.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 08:13:36 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Obihai-OBi110-Service-Telephone-Adapter/product-reviews/B0045RMEPI/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_viewopt_srt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=1

http://www.amazon.com/OBi200-VoIP-Phone-Adapter-T-38/product-reviews/B00BUV7C9A/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R2VMB81MQLM6X

Let the reviews (and helpful up votes) pour in!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 18, 2016, 08:14:33 PM
Don't open your mouth they're still working on a fix.
I'm serious. Is this everyone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 18, 2016, 08:43:21 PM
I'm serious. Is this everyone?

Not everyone but it's affecting a lot of people.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 10:16:09 PM
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.  (https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles)

If you do that you also get incoming CID.
Does that offer anything over GV other than CID ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 11:20:58 PM
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.  (https://simonics.com/gw/?promo=nerdvittles)

If you do that you also get incoming CID.

+1000

Thanks to the link you provided it's a whopping $1 less than regular price  ;D

Invested the $5 and set it up. Working like a charm. It might die out in the future, but at least it's only $5 and he's not promising anything, and the support community seems better than Obi.

Anyone signing up might want to refer to http://support.simonics.com/support/solutions/articles/3000032742-obihai-devices-enabling-proxy-server-redundancy

Also note, don't use ObiTalk.com to configure, log into your Obi device using your local network address (often 192.168.x.x) Make sure to uncheck ObiTalk and Device Default, and enter your simonics.com information for Voice Provider -> SIP, there are a few places where it needs to be entered, and don't forget to reboot the device so that it starts working.

Will try my other GV accounts later on and see how I like it. $5 is a small price to pay to avoid paying ransom!!!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 18, 2016, 11:23:08 PM
Thanks to the link you provided it's a $1 less than the whopping $6 regular price  ;D
FTFY
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 18, 2016, 11:28:13 PM
+1000

Thanks to the link you provided it's a whopping $1 less than regular price  ;D

Invested the $5 and set it up. Working like a charm. It might die out in the future, but at least it's only $5 and he's not promising anything, and the support community seems better than Obi.

Anyone signing up might want to refer to http://support.simonics.com/support/solutions/articles/3000032742-obihai-devices-enabling-proxy-server-redundancy

Also note, don't use ObiTalk.com to configure, log into your Obi device using your local network address (often 192.168.x.x) Make sure to uncheck ObiTalk and Device Default, and enter your simonics.com information for Voice Provider -> SIP, there are a few places where it needs to be entered, and don't forget to reboot the device so that it starts working.

Will try my other GV accounts later on and see how I like it. $5 is a small price to pay to avoid paying ransom!!!
Is it the same thing as obi just $5 less ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sawlw on May 18, 2016, 11:29:23 PM
+1000

Thanks to the link you provided it's a whopping $1 less than regular price  ;D

Invested the $5 and set it up. Working like a charm. It might die out in the future, but at least it's only $5 and he's not promising anything, and the support community seems better than Obi.

Anyone signing up might want to refer to http://support.simonics.com/support/solutions/articles/3000032742-obihai-devices-enabling-proxy-server-redundancy

Also note, don't use ObiTalk.com to configure, log into your Obi device using your local network address (often 192.168.x.x) Make sure to uncheck ObiTalk and Device Default, and enter your simonics.com information for Voice Provider -> SIP, there are a few places where it needs to be entered, and don't forget to reboot the device so that it starts working.

Will try my other GV accounts later on and see how I like it. $5 is a small price to pay to avoid paying ransom!!!

crap i removed call centric to add this and now they want ransom!!!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 18, 2016, 11:30:05 PM
Is it the same thing as obi just $5 less ?

Absolutely not.

Once you do this you can use your Obi (or any other ATA adapter or softphone) with GV, not requiring special GV support, as it is build into simonics.com
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 18, 2016, 11:31:47 PM
Is it the same thing as obi just $5 less ?
No. When doing that you connect to dimonics which connects to gv and the obi does not connect directly to gv
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Eliyohu on May 19, 2016, 12:15:25 AM
This issue isn't the same issuea that they're was a little bit ago when they started with this  $10 support fee that you needed to upgrade something and they didnt tell you that can be done manually for free?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 19, 2016, 01:24:22 AM
This issue isn't the same issuea that they're was a little bit ago when they started with this  $10 support fee that you needed to upgrade something and they didnt tell you that can be done manually for free?

No it's worse now.
The free software update doesn't fix the device.
You need to pay or else you have a brick.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 19, 2016, 08:21:12 AM
If I have time later today I will בעז"ה post screenshots and instructions for OBi setup with simonics.com
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: claker on May 19, 2016, 11:14:03 AM
Having same issue on 2 of my GV lines.... "Google Voice System Connection Error".....tried manually upgrading firmware and get message that the firmware is up to date....Any ideas???
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 19, 2016, 11:15:03 AM
Having same issue on 2 of my GV lines.... "Google Voice System Connection Error".....tried manually upgrading firmware and get message that the firmware is up to date....Any ideas???

Either pay up the $10 extortion fee or better go with simonics for $5
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Eliyohu on May 19, 2016, 01:35:39 PM
My obi 110 seems to be fine as well as a friend told me his is also with no extortion fee...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: claker on May 19, 2016, 01:39:21 PM
Just started working again after 2 days of no service.....Don't know why but all good for now.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: MarkS on May 19, 2016, 02:25:58 PM
Please report Obi to the FTC https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1

Click on mobile devices and then on VOIP
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 19, 2016, 02:48:45 PM
If you still didn't fix it yet or fork over money, there's a solution finally.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11256.msg73954#msg73954
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 19, 2016, 02:56:36 PM
Oh well. I already paid the fee. The nerve of them to blame it on vestalink.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: EP123 on May 19, 2016, 03:52:58 PM
If you still didn't fix it yet or fork over money, there's a solution finally.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11256.msg73954#msg73954

Much thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on May 19, 2016, 04:16:52 PM
Please report Obi to the FTC https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#&panel1-1

Click on mobile devices and then on VOIP

Done
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 19, 2016, 05:46:42 PM
Now that a fix has been posted (copied below to save people from needing to go to another site), does anyone still want me to take the time and post detailed instructions/screenshots to make Obi work with simonics.com?


Here's the fix posted elsewhere:

Found the solution on another thread for the Obi100. 

Download this firmware for the Obi110 http://fw.obihai.com/OBi110-1-3-0-2886.fw
(Yes, I know its for the Obi110 but it will work in the Obi100).

Then Reboot.

If you don't know how to install the firmware:

Dial * * * 1

It will give  you the IP Address:  192.168.XXX.XXX   (example 192.168.1.27 )

My edit: if, like in my case, ***1 doesn't give you the ip address but gives you an error, log into your router (you can find the address for your router by clicking on the Start button in windows and entering cmd in the universal search bar, this should open a "DOS style" command prompt/window. In there type ipconfig and Enter, it should display your Gateway ip address. You can then go to your browser and type in that number as the address you want to browse.
You will probably be prompted to enter a username and password for your router. Unless you set it up yourself, it is often
admin , if unsure try Google to find the default password for your router.

Once logged into the router, you should be able to find the ip address for attached devices, possibly under status. If you're still having difficulty finding the ip address for your pm me for help


In your browser, enter the IP Address as the URL.

User Name: admin
password: admin

On the left side, navigate to SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Click DEVICE UPDATE

At the top where it says "Firmware Update
Select file to update firmware [BROWSE] ...."

Click BROWSE and add the file.    Then click UPLOAD

Once it reboots its done.

In the obitalk portal, you can delete the old device and add a new device.  Its should work with Google Voice using OAuth.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 22, 2016, 02:57:21 PM
Now that a fix has been posted (copied below to save people from needing to go to another site), does anyone still want me to take the time and post detailed instructions/screenshots to make Obi work with simonics.com?

Yes please!

I just paid the $5.99 but I have no idea what to do further. I already linked my GV account.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ye on May 22, 2016, 03:07:45 PM
If you still didn't fix it yet or fork over money, there's a solution finally.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11256.msg73954#msg73954
Thank you!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 04:53:21 PM
Yes please!

OK. Here go a series of annotated screen shots.

I am assuming you signed up for simonics.com and have your simonics.com SIP username (should be GVxxxxxxxxxx where xxxxxxxxxx is your GV number) and password (which is NOT your simonics.com log in password, but a SIP password which you should be able to get at https://simonics.com/gw/# once you sign in with the appropriate Google account).

After logging into your Obi device on your local network (NOT USING OBITALK.com) here are the changes you need to make.

Don't forget to click the "SUBMIT" button on the bottom after each page you change. At the end of all the changes you will need to reboot the Obi device.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 04:54:06 PM
Next screen:
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 04:54:50 PM
SCROLL DOWN on same screen for the next changes:
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 04:55:33 PM
Last screen you need to change. After finishing, hit SUBMIT, and after that hit REBOOT.

Please forgive me for my poor graphic skills   ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: monkey on May 22, 2016, 05:13:38 PM
Interesting. My obi stopped working. I hadn't had a chance to do the fix. Today it started working without me doing anything.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 05:15:47 PM
Interesting. My obi stopped working. I hadn't had a chance to do the fix. Today it started working without me doing anything.

I am guessing that they actually pushed the firmware upgrade on everyone, or that something else was fixed in the background. It's just that they refused to address this without paying the ransom. Extremely unprofessional. I am sticking to the simonics.com solution where I've implemented it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 22, 2016, 09:46:02 PM
Make sure to uncheck ObiTalk and Device Default
Where do you do this? Under Voice Services->OBiTALK Services?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 22, 2016, 10:38:18 PM
Where do you do this? Under Voice Services->OBiTALK Services?

Correction: those checkmark for each setting exist on the OBitalk.com interface. When logging into the device on your local network you only have a default check box to uncheck, as per images I posted up thread.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 23, 2016, 12:26:58 PM
It is already over 24 hours since I initiated the port from my cell to GV but nothing has changed yet. Does that mean something is wrong? Where can i contact google support?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: claker on May 23, 2016, 12:36:19 PM
Interesting. My obi stopped working. I hadn't had a chance to do the fix. Today it started working without me doing anything.

And this morning my GV lines stopped working again.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elya on May 24, 2016, 06:03:47 PM
If you still didn't fix it yet or fork over money, there's a solution finally.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11256.msg73954#msg73954
Many Thanks!

Was about to pay the $10.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 27, 2016, 10:46:45 AM
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 27, 2016, 12:12:43 PM
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.

Did you try the Obi troubleshooting? http://www.obihai.com/support/troubleshooting/start

I didn't have such problems ever with Obi, but I recall in the past having issues with a different adapter, and nothing worked, until I changed the firmware of my internet router.

If you try everything and nothing works as it should, try connecting your Obi to a different internet router and see if it makes a difference.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 27, 2016, 02:18:16 PM
The obi echo test also fails.
Troubleshooting doesn't have my problem listed
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 27, 2016, 02:45:20 PM
The obi echo test also fails.
Troubleshooting doesn't have my problem listed
Did you try connecting it to a different router?

It might also be a blocked port on your Internet connection.

This might be a case where it's worth paying $10 for support, rather than spending hours trying to find the problem.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: monkey on May 27, 2016, 03:39:36 PM
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.
I have s similar issue. The other person could hear me just not that loud like a normal phone. Never bothered trying to fix it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on May 28, 2016, 04:00:22 PM
post (search) here for all voip related issues:
https://www.dslreports.com/forum/voip
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 29, 2016, 03:15:36 AM
Can someone help me?
I updated to 2886 and rebooted and its still not working.
What am I doing wrong??
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on May 29, 2016, 09:06:02 AM
Did you try connecting it to a different router?

It might also be a blocked port on your Internet connection.

This might be a case where it's worth paying $10 for support, rather than spending hours trying to find the problem.
Or pay $10 for a new router if your range requirements don't need something more expensive.
I have s similar issue. The other person could hear me just not that loud like a normal phone. Never bothered trying to fix it.
It's a different issue. When there's complete silence in one direction, it is usually a firewall issue.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: monkey on May 29, 2016, 09:09:14 AM
Or pay $10 for a new router if your range requirements don't need something more expensive.It's a different issue. When there's complete silence in one direction, it is usually a firewall issue.
Thanks.

I'm not that tech savvy. When you say it may be a firewall issue I'm assuming that means router firewall(not computer). Any ideas how I could fix it?

TIA
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 29, 2016, 06:39:33 PM
Last screen you need to change. After finishing, hit SUBMIT, and after that hit REBOOT.

Please forgive me for my poor graphic skills   ;) ;) ;)
Where can I hit reboot?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 29, 2016, 06:54:36 PM
Where can I hit reboot?
I believe it's in the top right corner.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 29, 2016, 07:11:21 PM
I believe it's in the top right corner.
I am at the OBI interface and its not there.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 29, 2016, 07:16:01 PM
I am at the OBI interface and its not there.
How you get there? Screenshot of where your screen is?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 29, 2016, 07:17:48 PM
Where can I hit reboot?

From the phone press *** option 9 is reboot.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 29, 2016, 07:19:03 PM
From the phone press *** option 9 is reboot.
And then 1 to confirm the reboot.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 29, 2016, 07:19:41 PM
From the phone press *** option 9 is reboot.
And then 1 to confirm the reboot.
But still didn't work for me.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 29, 2016, 07:24:28 PM
I am at the OBI interface and its not there.

Excuse my graphic abilities, but I pointed out the Reboot button in this post: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg1479140#msg1479140 (scroll the image to the right to see it)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 29, 2016, 07:36:53 PM
Excuse my graphic abilities, but I pointed out the Reboot button in this post: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg1479140#msg1479140 (scroll the image to the right to see it)
Not showing here.

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on May 29, 2016, 07:40:23 PM
If I'm having technical difficulties, and I want to reboot. Does rebooting delete all the info on the obi? (such as my gv number and callcentric number)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 29, 2016, 07:51:33 PM
If I'm having technical difficulties, and I want to reboot. Does rebooting delete all the info on the obi? (such as my gv number and callcentric number)

Shouldn't delete. But just in case you can backup your settings.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 29, 2016, 09:49:34 PM
Excuse my graphic abilities, but I pointed out the Reboot button in this post: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg1479140#msg1479140 (scroll the image to the right to see it)
I followed all the steps and still no caller id. What is the issue?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 29, 2016, 10:32:04 PM
I followed all the steps and still no caller id. What is the issue?

Is that your only issue? Did you update the OBi firmware or are you using simonics? Did you previously have caller ID on this device /line?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 30, 2016, 12:39:39 AM
Is that your only issue? Did you update the OBi firmware or are you using simonics? Did you previously have caller ID on this device /line?
what do u mean? I signed up for simonics and then followed ur instructions.

I did have caller id before.

Anyway to have outgoing caller id? My name should come up?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 30, 2016, 12:46:48 AM
what do u mean? I signed up for simonics and then followed ur instructions.

I did have caller id before.

Anyway to have outgoing caller id? My name should come up?
Is your problem with outgoing caller ID, incoming caller ID, or both?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 30, 2016, 01:07:13 AM
Now that a fix has been posted (copied below to save people from needing to go to another site), does anyone still want me to take the time and post detailed instructions/screenshots to make Obi work with simonics.com?


Here's the fix posted elsewhere:

Found the solution on another thread for the Obi100. 

Download this firmware for the Obi110 http://fw.obihai.com/OBi110-1-3-0-2886.fw
(Yes, I know its for the Obi110 but it will work in the Obi100).

Then Reboot.

If you don't know how to install the firmware:

Dial * * * 1

It will give  you the IP Address:  192.168.XXX.XXX   (example 192.168.1.27 )

My edit: if, like in my case, ***1 doesn't give you the ip address but gives you an error, log into your router (you can find the address for your router by clicking on the Start button in windows and entering cmd in the universal search bar, this should open a "DOS style" command prompt/window. In there type ipconfig and Enter, it should display your Gateway ip address. You can then go to your browser and type in that number as the address you want to browse.
You will probably be prompted to enter a username and password for your router. Unless you set it up yourself, it is often
admin , if unsure try Google to find the default password for your router.

Once logged into the router, you should be able to find the ip address for attached devices, possibly under status. If you're still having difficulty finding the ip address for your pm me for help


In your browser, enter the IP Address as the URL.

User Name: admin
password: admin

On the left side, navigate to SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Click DEVICE UPDATE

At the top where it says "Firmware Update
Select file to update firmware [BROWSE] ...."

Click BROWSE and add the file.    Then click UPLOAD

Once it reboots its done.

In the obitalk portal, you can delete the old device and add a new device.  Its should work with Google Voice using OAuth.
When I put in IP address as URL i get this The requested URL was not found!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on May 30, 2016, 01:07:32 AM
Is your problem with outgoing caller ID, incoming caller ID, or both?
Both.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 30, 2016, 04:01:50 AM
Can someone help me?
I updated to 2886 and rebooted and its still not working.
What am I doing wrong??
Anyone?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 30, 2016, 09:08:46 AM
Both.
Afaik there is no way to have outgoing cnam with gv
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: stevendre on May 30, 2016, 08:43:51 PM
So I got a new number a year ago using Vestalink and my obi. Now I would like to switch it back to GV and my obi and to leave vestalink. What is the process for me to port my vestalink phone number to GV.
GV says its not available to be ported ??
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on June 01, 2016, 04:15:56 AM
When I put in IP address as URL i get this The requested URL was not found!
Do you get replies if you ping it?
Not showing here.
Maybe it only shows up if you control it directly but not via obitalk.com.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 01, 2016, 12:24:43 PM
What do you mean ping it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on June 01, 2016, 03:29:57 PM
What do you mean ping it?
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 01, 2016, 04:19:14 PM
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.
How do I open up a commend page?  ::)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on June 02, 2016, 06:20:20 PM
How do I open up a commend page?  ::)

Search for CMD in the start menu.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 02, 2016, 06:26:11 PM
Type CMD followed by Enter after clicking on the start button (will type it into in the bar that says "Search programs and files").

FTFY - sometimes we need to spell things out ברחל בתך הקטנה. http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_calls.shtml
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 03, 2016, 11:05:14 AM
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.
I typed the commend ping ip_address

And the reply I get is IP address could not be found.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 03, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
You entered "ip_address", or the actual numbers the Obi read off to you?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 03, 2016, 12:13:06 PM
You entered "ip_address", or the actual numbers the Obi read off to you?
That.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 03, 2016, 12:17:01 PM
That.
Okay now I tried to put in the OBI IP and got this response https://gyazo.com/ccf4dd0999531931dc4ff883725d324a
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 03, 2016, 12:38:00 PM
Okay now I tried to put in the OBI IP and got this response https://gyazo.com/ccf4dd0999531931dc4ff883725d324a
So now type 192.168.1.101 in your browser address bar
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 03, 2016, 03:54:12 PM
So now type 192.168.1.101 in your browser address bar
Still getting this

https://gyazo.com/357070a1316b210c1cb91239dd17b99c
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on June 04, 2016, 11:52:00 PM
So I got a new number a year ago using Vestalink and my obi. Now I would like to switch it back to GV and my obi and to leave vestalink. What is the process for me to port my vestalink phone number to GV.
GV says its not available to be ported ??
what's the answer to this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on June 05, 2016, 05:26:42 PM
Still getting this

https://gyazo.com/357070a1316b210c1cb91239dd17b99c
How did you determine that 192.168.1.101 is the address of your obi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on June 05, 2016, 06:15:31 PM
I dialed ***1
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 05, 2016, 06:23:45 PM
I dialed ***1

Is it possible that your Obi and your computer are not on the same LAN?

In the CMD windows, if you type ipconfig and Enter what does it show as your ip and your gateway?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on June 05, 2016, 06:51:36 PM
Is it possible that your Obi and your computer are not on the same LAN?

In the CMD windows, if you type ipconfig and Enter what does it show as your ip and your gateway?
ilherman already got ping replies. Could those replies have come from another device on the same LAN as the computer but a different LAN than the Obi? Yes. So here's something to rule that out. Run the ping command again. If you still get replies like last time, disconnect the network cable from the Obi and ping it again. If you still get replies, you'll know they're not coming from the Obi.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 05, 2016, 09:45:45 PM
ilherman already got ping replies. Could those replies have come from another device on the same LAN as the computer but a different LAN than the Obi? Yes. So here's something to rule that out. Run the ping command again. If you still get replies like last time, disconnect the network cable from the Obi and ping it again. If you still get replies, you'll know they're not coming from the Obi.

That's not the issue. We managed to change the ip address of the OBi and log into it.

However after switching OBi back to DHCP and reserving the ip address on the router, and rebooting, we're again getting a "bad url" error.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on June 06, 2016, 06:31:15 AM
https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/OBi202-sec/Howto-Access-Web-from-WAN

also, have you tried using a different browser to access the login portal?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2016, 07:57:15 AM
https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/OBi202-sec/Howto-Access-Web-from-WAN

also, have you tried using a different browser to access the login portal?
Tried different browsers. I think it's a Windows networking error. Will try a few other options today.

Need to try logging in from a different computer or phone connected to the same network, in order to figure out if problem is the computer accessing it, or in the router or OBi device.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 06, 2016, 01:45:24 PM
https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/OBi202-sec/Howto-Access-Web-from-WAN

THIS was the correct answer.

It is specific to the Obi202 and NOT the Obi110
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on June 14, 2016, 01:27:52 PM
Anybody ever get a spam warning from Google?
This is an account I use exclusively with the Obi
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: deli52 on June 24, 2016, 12:38:05 AM
I signed up to simonics and my incoming calls dont ring on my phone. Can anyone help me?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: deli52 on June 28, 2016, 02:11:32 PM
It just started working without Simonics. I will try to get a refund...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2016, 08:04:01 PM
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dr Moose on July 27, 2016, 08:27:51 PM
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
It's for sure the aliens from Area 51 calling.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on July 27, 2016, 08:46:07 PM
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.

Check in GV is there's any more details. Could be someone was just trying to screw you.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on July 27, 2016, 09:35:31 PM
It's for sure the aliens from Area 51 calling.
Huh?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Dr Moose on July 27, 2016, 10:21:48 PM
Huh?
(http://i.imgur.com/9nohQh4.jpg)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on July 28, 2016, 11:15:34 PM
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
If my phone is not off the hook I get phone calls every minute!

I am afraid that it has to do with simonics being involved here. The weird part is that the number which is coming up on my phones calling ID is 8000 8000 But when I go to my GV history there is no history of any phone call.  >:( >:( >:(

PLEASE HELP
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on July 28, 2016, 11:37:23 PM
If my phone is not off the hook I get phone calls every minute!

I am afraid that it has to do with simonics being involved here. The weird part is that the number which is coming up on my phones calling ID is 8000 8000 But when I go to my GV history there is no history of any phone call.  >:( >:( >:(

PLEASE HELP
Dump simonics. All u need is callcentric and GV
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 08:34:31 AM
If my phone is not off the hook I get phone calls every minute!

I am afraid that it has to do with simonics being involved here. The weird part is that the number which is coming up on my phones calling ID is 8000 8000 But when I go to my GV history there is no history of any phone call.  >:( >:( >:(

PLEASE HELP

I have simonics on my GV account and don't have such a problem.

I wonder if it could be solved by setting up a new simonics account for the same number. Might be worth trying.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 08:37:28 AM
Dump simonics. All u need is callcentric and GV

I've had that before, but:

1. Wasn't reliable.
2. How do you use it for outgoing calls?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on July 29, 2016, 10:06:27 AM
I've had that before, but:

1. Wasn't reliable.
2. How do you use it for outgoing calls?
How does Simonics help for outgoing?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 11:13:41 AM
How does Simonics help for outgoing?
Outgoing calls use sip messaging to simonics, which in turn routes the call via GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on July 29, 2016, 11:55:29 AM
Outgoing calls use sip messaging to simonics, which in turn routes the call via GV.
I get that but if you are using an Obi that doesn't gain you anything.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 12:44:17 PM
I get that but if you are using an Obi that doesn't gain you anything.
Nothing specific over any other sip adapter, except if you find OBi to be better than others in price or quality. (I've wasted many hours with other sip adapters in my lifetime, only to find that an inexplicable problem I had was caused by an incompatibility between the latest firmware of a Linksys router and a Linksys sip adapter).

Other reason is that I already have several OBi adapters purchased in the pre ransom days.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on July 29, 2016, 12:48:52 PM
I am getting a "configuring" on Sp1 trying to set up with GV. Its just stuck there. Any tips?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 01:22:33 PM
I am getting a "configuring" on Sp1 trying to set up with GV. Its just stuck there. Any tips?
Are you using OBitalk.com (I assume so as I think that's the only way to set up GV on OBi without a solution such as simonics)?

What does it look like if you log out and log in again?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on July 29, 2016, 01:33:45 PM
Nothing specific over any other sip adapter, except if you find OBi to be better than others in price or quality. (I've wasted many hours with other sip adapters in my lifetime, only to find that an inexplicable problem I had was caused by an incompatibility between the latest firmware of a Linksys router and a Linksys sip adapter).

Other reason is that I already have several OBi adapters purchased in the pre ransom days.
I meant that you do not gain anything outgoing over using the Obi straight unless it is saving the ransom or you need specific SIP features which is not what the vast majority here are using it for. For them GV and CC will do the trick unless there is a reliability problem.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 02:53:04 PM
I meant that you do not gain anything outgoing over using the Obi straight unless it is saving the ransom or you need specific SIP features which is not what the vast majority here are using it for. For them GV and CC will do the trick unless there is a reliability problem.

That is the issue, and if you've already paid the ransom, why do you need CC?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on July 29, 2016, 02:55:57 PM
That is the issue, and if you've already paid the ransom, why do you need CC?
For incoming CNAM
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 03:07:45 PM
For incoming CNAM

Really? Do you find any use for CNAM? How so?

It's a nice concept but from what I see it would only work for techno geeks like some people around here, but not for most people around here... unless you've seen some good way to leverage CNAM, and if so, kindly share.

I personally find CC extremely useful for free incoming fax-to-email line with a local phone number.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on July 29, 2016, 03:34:41 PM
Really? Do you find any use for CNAM? How so?

It's a nice concept but from what I see it would only work for techno geeks like some people around here, but not for most people around here... unless you've seen some good way to leverage CNAM, and if so, kindly share.

I personally find CC extremely useful for free incoming fax-to-email line with a local phone number.
name with caller id?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2016, 05:00:49 PM
name with caller id?

Sorry, you got me on that one. I was confusing CNAM with ENUM.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: smurf on August 22, 2016, 11:33:47 PM
anybody else having issues accessing obitalk?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: hocker on August 23, 2016, 11:19:35 AM
Someone here helped me with my OBI and I would like to pay him and thank him. If it's you please message me.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on August 24, 2016, 08:41:17 PM
Someone here helped me with my OBI and I would like to pay him and thank him. If it's you please message me.

Helping others is what DDF is all about! Why don't you message him?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on August 24, 2016, 09:55:30 PM
Helping others is what DDF is all about! Why don't you message him?
S/He probably doesn't remember.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on August 24, 2016, 10:25:46 PM
S/He probably doesn't remember.

Go back and look it up.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Let3 on September 05, 2016, 01:36:31 PM
I live in Israel, my kids were playing with my obi and now it doesn't  work- only 2 green lights , no service...
I saw somewhere that  it has to be reconfigured...
Any way to fix this in Israel ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on September 05, 2016, 01:53:20 PM
I live in Israel, my kids were playing with my obi and now it doesn't  work- only 2 green lights , no service...
I saw somewhere that  it has to be reconfigured...
Any way to fix this in Israel ?
What was it registered to? GV?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Let3 on September 05, 2016, 02:22:14 PM
What was it registered to? GV?
Yes
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Name Changed on September 05, 2016, 02:35:16 PM
I live in Israel, my kids were playing with my obi and now it doesn't  work- only 2 green lights , no service...
I saw somewhere that  it has to be reconfigured...
Any way to fix this in Israel ?
May need to be factory reset.
I am not familiar with Obi in Israel, does it not allow you to setup GV from Israel IP?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on September 05, 2016, 03:12:17 PM
You should be able to do it from Israel.  What do you see on Obi device management page?  https://www.obitalk.com/obinet/pg/obhdev
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: hocker on September 05, 2016, 05:06:07 PM
Helping others is what DDF is all about! Why don't you message him?
This guy went way and beyond and I offered him $.
Go back and look it up.
I tried.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on September 08, 2016, 02:20:58 PM
I'm getting this message when configuring my obi100 to google voice, any way around this randsomware

Quote
Your device may have outdated, old software which no longer complies with Google Voice security requirements.

The latest software, available through your OBiTALK account, will ensure that you can continue using Google Voice on your OBi securely. To get the latest software, please make sure your device is within its one-year warranty and support entitlement or that you have paid for extended support. Obihai support entitles you to the latest software for your OBi with automatic software updates as well as expert advice from Obihai's support team.


ETA: this seems to have done the trick http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11384.0
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 26, 2016, 11:21:56 PM
I have a obi 200 . Plug in it lights up but no dial tone. - can't add it to obi talk or anything..

I factory reset it, updated to latest firmware, and verified that it's not a router issue.
It is showing up on the router page as connected and I logged into the obi interface and set everything to default.

Is it dead or can I be missing something?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on September 26, 2016, 11:33:10 PM
I have a obi 200 . Plug in it lights up but no dial tone. - can't add it to obi talk or anything..

I factory reset it, updated to latest firmware, and verified that it's not a router issue.
It is showing up on the router page as connected and I logged into the obi interface and set everything to default.

Is it dead or can I be missing something?
Are you using open DNS
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 26, 2016, 11:34:28 PM
Are you using open DNS
No. I tested using another obi device (100) on same network and it works fine.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on September 27, 2016, 09:19:48 AM
This guy went way and beyond and I offered him $.I tried.
Was it this guy ?
What do you need?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: insider on October 09, 2016, 10:20:55 PM
I want to port verizon landline to google voice for OBI. Google voice requires mobile number.

Is it possible to port verizon landline to at&t mobile? Can you point me to page with more info about the process of porting?

Thank you
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: emineh17 on November 09, 2016, 02:25:58 PM
Has anyone transferred from Optimum to Obi?
Is it possible?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 13, 2016, 06:39:10 PM
Has anyone transferred from Optimum to Obi?
Is it possible?

I want to port verizon landline to google voice for OBI. Google voice requires mobile number.

Is it possible to port verizon landline to at&t mobile? Can you point me to page with more info about the process of porting?

Thank you
See the wiki
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pcgeek on November 14, 2016, 10:19:35 AM
Are you using open DNS
Is there a known issue with opendns?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on November 14, 2016, 10:22:52 AM
Is there a known issue with opendns?
Not if it is set up properly, but sometimes openDNS will block some of the addresses needed for the OBi to work. You just need to set them as exclusions.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on November 15, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
I'm getting a Google Voice Service Connection Error. Just started today I believe. Anyone having same issue? Last time this happened I had to do the firmware upgrade.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: skyguy918 on November 17, 2016, 09:58:18 AM
I'm getting a Google Voice Service Connection Error. Just started today I believe. Anyone having same issue? Last time this happened I had to do the firmware upgrade.
I had it. Logged into ObiTalk, and it told me to re-authenticate my Google login. A few clicks later and I was back in business.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on November 18, 2016, 07:22:43 AM
I had it. Logged into ObiTalk, and it told me to re-authenticate my Google login. A few clicks later and I was back in business.

I logged in the other day but couldn't find where to do that. Can you tell me where on Obi I can reauthenticate? Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on November 22, 2016, 10:20:05 AM
My phone stopped working. When I try to call out I got the message "the number you dialed was rejected by service provide, reason is 500"

Can anyone please help. This is so annoying.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on November 22, 2016, 10:24:28 AM
My phone stopped working. When I try to call out I got the message "the number you dialed was rejected by service provide, reason is 500"

Can anyone please help. This is so annoying.
If you go onto Obitalk.com, what does it show for the status of the service provider (sp1 or sp2)?

Did you recently change your google password? That could also be the issue.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ilherman on November 22, 2016, 10:34:03 AM
Status is registered.

I did not change passwords and both of my lines got the same issue.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on November 22, 2016, 10:48:22 AM
Status is registered.

I did not change passwords and both of my lines got the same issue.
If status is registered, and you are using simonics, then the problem is probably with simonics. Try contacting them. I once before had a problem with simonics, and they did something on their end and it was all fixed.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on November 27, 2016, 02:06:50 PM
Is there a list of IPs or domains? Link? Thanks!
search the obi and open DNS forums
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pcgeek on November 27, 2016, 02:09:02 PM
Not if it is set up properly, but sometimes openDNS will block some of the addresses needed for the OBi to work. You just need to set them as exclusions.
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...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart 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  (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=obi+opendns)for a long list of places with simple lists of domains to whitelist.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: cholent 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: cholent 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on January 11, 2017, 08:27:18 PM
Reminder [/size][/size]– The OBi100 and OBi110[/color][/size][/font]
[/size]  [/color]
[/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 (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=nFYZ9lbJj4s1T68NCGcqPaYajaMKJX2RI7DXAgMGSsJrrO6xeJaHqQvQY0rOF-2FivevE8SOQ3NyjGcc2Q91g8A54Jl0n5ctl89wBGKLgldO4Tvla4DXGv-2FcuH-2F1dpI4hDygOzhhkBZZZopDE2E10OJBT9XdDC1S9kPRklOUYQTTwHIpBEtFxmVjotpHA4v1snuqla7PvpFiack9nnG94YqQ-3D-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXVh5crdXiXzkvTw4GmOSqzjcJkfNvaVGnZQ0Y4Q1LdyA2nIGdrfsFERtXV3arJvqkPHzas2l5hsOyhrRaQfgdgTx3uK9JKm1SHCH0xelKZ7xNYAy332hNV9ptFavipeL1ohj8xpYDdVZHbb7P4RMgBRDmuGhg2KMzda1f-2BXr8tM-2B9Vk-2B856uiGwXKG6Q-2BJPDxUW1ZCXW3KMQgHrgFfJmN2-2FEWftqmgNmnOwux7O4o-2F9VErP8D9yBArX6wlzpQ1KgyCuN-2F-2FGUTSgr-2Btacfbdbruied-2Fo709NrjzVT7xdF-2FVNrYTCoE-2FsgFamtqJyZj-2BWm1Rw9NUtUjOwGYdU00Xz-2BcPw-3D-3D) or OBi202 (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=nFYZ9lbJj4s1T68NCGcqPaYajaMKJX2RI7DXAgMGSsKdt70YySfpwafxUzrFxzoxe0HOdpMdEahSkWER2Opqp9NUdboqcvaOJZRYz6MwM-2BERhucHhNZJVfpEtd9iT0eRUFN2HmaVtWV1O9AB6iIyHm0T9d5rFDITuIYVwWHRNGnVlbCtHmVzNuPAzqd1v0tgOYx3J5vNHwtp8I4UCptbvyohWf84qGyivBbZpjrcWRw-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXvvntM7d5xHNRDim8dKx0o-2FuDOobs9mFarcdiiU-2BykCeIdreYiEiDXnnG-2BQiTdRGzTHzWHhmq2F7IWMehgd5hZe5TQXDClB-2FN7bmgqUAFnaAT-2FMUlqJpC6toHYHc4aZZ8S9b6XKUxbbXHYhfIjZ-2Bv-2FfIGXFFkq8FLXW1Vm1X5-2B-2FmKbQi8WsOejC-2B3crle9XC6JVqmXgjZRBlIB8UpXyZzZt32x6mAGmuqR7dM6OLT1AUA8TrHidty8iea6jgyjkoY0hGCdofGKWQ-2FGkxDie3Rscfjw6Bhhoa-2BbxlnPdk-2FiMGq21mg-2FCmdsxwyCgfp3fhWTKr4PkxXbfwl7xjy7yhOwA-3D-3D). Get the OBi200 and OBi202 now and receive 1-year of OBiTALK Premium Support (with OBi Notify) for free.Click here (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=S3B6rDxQYnAz51QUbqWzKEpAK6oFozlV-2FAf1BU6pr1U-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXjwyPKYNNOkEY1Oyq9cOF6DvoXkoXiasphJA84kfAwpZsOLZCZ6eyXAbL7SG24AULvAqbzxKSj-2Fq3WU3P4kYE53erZ4Tu4ly86VUNW9kUcj3nqxU9Q90mTGd8A-2FT3DMAWWFes7yQKpl5nXxDIyuPE4HwHUvCn6D12RW-2Bza7TPwzVKerKHXmqQQpOcox6OkZ1mpskhc2RzaH-2BDy1at-2FVM6PCCkqoqLGcadIIvnIhSsNVOYMF5NEba6MaGalihOggQPxoWK01XM5mwCcZWi32nosqLCav9kQqrqmrdATpgzAEn6zMLZ-2FYeW7ylfOHLpPPWIbbv1IgLjlj95aH4tm1trBw-3D-3D), for important information about the EOL of the OBi100 and OBi110. [/size]
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on January 12, 2017, 10:14:55 AM
Reminder:

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

Quote from: Obihai
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.

Link (http://blog.obihai.com/)

FTFY.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: zh cohen on March 19, 2017, 03:17:20 PM
found this 2 cordless set (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FRSYS12/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) that Dan recommends for a few dollars cheaper than the price in this post (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/84504).

If you really want to pinch pennies, you can save $0.05 by buying the single cordless and one accessory one...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on May 09, 2017, 05:26:10 PM
Is it possible to (send and) receive a fax with the obi202 ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 05:40:44 PM
Is it possible to (send and) receive a fax with the obi202 ?

Yes.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on May 09, 2017, 05:41:14 PM
Yes.
Would it work with Google voice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 06:02:04 PM
Would it work with Google voice?

yes, it should.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on May 09, 2017, 06:31:53 PM
yes, it should.
Personal experience?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 07:59:02 PM
Personal experience?

Never really used it, but once read somewhere that is should work.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 09, 2017, 09:30:46 PM
Personal experience?
Yes. It works with google voice to send fax.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 11:09:42 PM
Is it possible to (send and) receive a fax with the obi202 ?

Quote from: https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/About-the-OBi/faxing-work-with-the-OBi
Does faxing work with the OBi?
Yes. Sending and receiving faxes works with the OBi. Note that there are challenges inherent with using fax technology and VoIP technology such that many factors having to do with network resilience and fax machine compatibility make faxing with VoIP less reliable than using the plain old telephone service's network
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 10, 2017, 01:55:51 AM
Personal experience?
I do it all the time with the 200. The 202 shouldn't be any different.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on May 10, 2017, 11:46:11 AM
I'm if people use their obi as the main home phone, I'm moving out of a basement and I'm  questioning whether to do phone outlets if I cud use my obi
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 10, 2017, 12:51:33 PM
I'm if people use their obi as the main home phone, I'm moving out of a basement and I'm  questioning whether to do phone outlets if I cud use my obi
You will need phone outlets if you want to connect multiple phones. Unless you will be using only cordless.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on May 10, 2017, 12:52:45 PM
You will need phone outlets if you want to connect multiple phones. Unless you will be using only cordless.
How do phone outlets work with obi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 11, 2017, 04:42:16 PM
How do phone outlets work with obi?
Basically, as long as all the phone jacks are connected at some point, all you have to do is plug the Obi in to one of them and they will all work.
You can google it. Here is one result http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31302226-Using-existing-phone-wiring-after-porting-to-VOIP

You just have to make sure that you are not also connected to phone company.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pixi on May 12, 2017, 08:10:14 AM
I do it all the time with the 200. The 202 shouldn't be any different.
Send and receive?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on May 12, 2017, 08:34:19 AM
Send and receive?
Yes. I've done both with the 110 and now the 202
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Geshmak25 on May 14, 2017, 11:16:35 AM
My obi 100 isnt working anymore. When I login this is the message that I get:

"Your device may have outdated, old software which no longer complies with Google Voice security requirements.

The latest software, available through your OBiTALK account, will ensure that you can continue using Google Voice on your OBi securely. To get the latest software, please make sure your device is within its one-year warranty and support entitlement or that you have paid for extended support. Obihai support entitles you to the latest software for your OBi with automatic software updates as well as expert advice from Obihai's support team. "

Any way around this issue?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 14, 2017, 01:25:48 PM
My obi 100 isnt working anymore. When I login this is the message that I get:

"Your device may have outdated, old software which no longer complies with Google Voice security requirements.

The latest software, available through your OBiTALK account, will ensure that you can continue using Google Voice on your OBi securely. To get the latest software, please make sure your device is within its one-year warranty and support entitlement or that you have paid for extended support. Obihai support entitles you to the latest software for your OBi with automatic software updates as well as expert advice from Obihai's support team. "

Any way around this issue?
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?OBTKSID=fa8nh61ig3ga7tg31areb73ec2&topic=8560.msg56460#msg56460
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Note:  If you haven't upgraded the firmware on your OBi device in the past year or longer, then you must upgrade it now, so that your device includes support for Google's approved authentication protocol.  You can download the latest firmware for free, regardless of the age or warranty status of your device, here in the forum's firmware section:  http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0.  Scroll through, read and follow the firmware installation instructions.  Caution:  The "latest" firmware build links in Obihai's firmware section may not actually be truly the latest!  You may need to read through the forum to learn about new issues fixed by specific firmware build numbers, and the specific locations of those versions.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Geshmak25 on May 14, 2017, 04:22:16 PM
Awesome that worked thanks so much.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on May 15, 2017, 04:30:02 AM
Awesome that worked thanks so much.

You saved yourself $15.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aaa on June 02, 2017, 02:12:35 PM
Anyone know how to turn off google voice voice mail? Id like for calls to go to my answering machine instead.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: chulent613 on June 02, 2017, 05:17:11 PM
Anyone know how to turn off google voice voice mail? Id like for calls to go to my answering machine instead.

Make your answering machine pick up after 4 rings and Google voice after 10 rings...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avadah on June 04, 2017, 12:48:09 PM
Reminder [/size][/size]– The OBi100 and OBi110[/color][/size][/font]
[/size]  [/color]
[/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 (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=nFYZ9lbJj4s1T68NCGcqPaYajaMKJX2RI7DXAgMGSsJrrO6xeJaHqQvQY0rOF-2FivevE8SOQ3NyjGcc2Q91g8A54Jl0n5ctl89wBGKLgldO4Tvla4DXGv-2FcuH-2F1dpI4hDygOzhhkBZZZopDE2E10OJBT9XdDC1S9kPRklOUYQTTwHIpBEtFxmVjotpHA4v1snuqla7PvpFiack9nnG94YqQ-3D-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXVh5crdXiXzkvTw4GmOSqzjcJkfNvaVGnZQ0Y4Q1LdyA2nIGdrfsFERtXV3arJvqkPHzas2l5hsOyhrRaQfgdgTx3uK9JKm1SHCH0xelKZ7xNYAy332hNV9ptFavipeL1ohj8xpYDdVZHbb7P4RMgBRDmuGhg2KMzda1f-2BXr8tM-2B9Vk-2B856uiGwXKG6Q-2BJPDxUW1ZCXW3KMQgHrgFfJmN2-2FEWftqmgNmnOwux7O4o-2F9VErP8D9yBArX6wlzpQ1KgyCuN-2F-2FGUTSgr-2Btacfbdbruied-2Fo709NrjzVT7xdF-2FVNrYTCoE-2FsgFamtqJyZj-2BWm1Rw9NUtUjOwGYdU00Xz-2BcPw-3D-3D) or OBi202 (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=nFYZ9lbJj4s1T68NCGcqPaYajaMKJX2RI7DXAgMGSsKdt70YySfpwafxUzrFxzoxe0HOdpMdEahSkWER2Opqp9NUdboqcvaOJZRYz6MwM-2BERhucHhNZJVfpEtd9iT0eRUFN2HmaVtWV1O9AB6iIyHm0T9d5rFDITuIYVwWHRNGnVlbCtHmVzNuPAzqd1v0tgOYx3J5vNHwtp8I4UCptbvyohWf84qGyivBbZpjrcWRw-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXvvntM7d5xHNRDim8dKx0o-2FuDOobs9mFarcdiiU-2BykCeIdreYiEiDXnnG-2BQiTdRGzTHzWHhmq2F7IWMehgd5hZe5TQXDClB-2FN7bmgqUAFnaAT-2FMUlqJpC6toHYHc4aZZ8S9b6XKUxbbXHYhfIjZ-2Bv-2FfIGXFFkq8FLXW1Vm1X5-2B-2FmKbQi8WsOejC-2B3crle9XC6JVqmXgjZRBlIB8UpXyZzZt32x6mAGmuqR7dM6OLT1AUA8TrHidty8iea6jgyjkoY0hGCdofGKWQ-2FGkxDie3Rscfjw6Bhhoa-2BbxlnPdk-2FiMGq21mg-2FCmdsxwyCgfp3fhWTKr4PkxXbfwl7xjy7yhOwA-3D-3D). Get the OBi200 and OBi202 now and receive 1-year of OBiTALK Premium Support (with OBi Notify) for free.Click here (http://mailsg.obihai.com/wf/click?upn=S3B6rDxQYnAz51QUbqWzKEpAK6oFozlV-2FAf1BU6pr1U-3D_1hThScwN1o7VW8CU4xznxEvFl3D5CxL0j-2BeRso8Xt5Vi0CLUMSOKe00FEQG4EmDXjwyPKYNNOkEY1Oyq9cOF6DvoXkoXiasphJA84kfAwpZsOLZCZ6eyXAbL7SG24AULvAqbzxKSj-2Fq3WU3P4kYE53erZ4Tu4ly86VUNW9kUcj3nqxU9Q90mTGd8A-2FT3DMAWWFes7yQKpl5nXxDIyuPE4HwHUvCn6D12RW-2Bza7TPwzVKerKHXmqQQpOcox6OkZ1mpskhc2RzaH-2BDy1at-2FVM6PCCkqoqLGcadIIvnIhSsNVOYMF5NEba6MaGalihOggQPxoWK01XM5mwCcZWi32nosqLCav9kQqrqmrdATpgzAEn6zMLZ-2FYeW7ylfOHLpPPWIbbv1IgLjlj95aH4tm1trBw-3D-3D), for important information about the EOL of the OBi100 and OBi110. [/size]
Practically speaking what does this mean?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 04, 2017, 01:03:19 PM
Practically speaking what does this mean?
It means that they are not committed to providing any firmware updates, bug fixes, or support.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on June 04, 2017, 01:04:14 PM
Practically speaking what does this mean?
He notes what it means:
Quote
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.
See for instance the problem someone had here (fortunately there was a way to solve it):
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5945.msg1733766#msg1733766
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yossi4k on June 18, 2017, 09:47:23 PM
I'm having an issue with my OBI200. The dial tone is there but when I enter the numbers all I get is static and the calls don't go through. I cant receive or send calls.

Anybody know of a fix?

TIA
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 18, 2017, 11:09:53 PM
I'm having an issue with my OBI200. The dial tone is there but when I enter the numbers all I get is static and the calls don't go through. I cant receive or send calls.

Anybody know of a fix?

TIA
Did you try rebooting it?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yossi4k on June 19, 2017, 12:25:50 AM
Did you try rebooting it?
Yes. I tried rebooting the obi and the router
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: jffn on June 20, 2017, 10:20:56 PM
My obi110 is not leting me configure a google voice account. Does anyone know how to get this to work?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on June 20, 2017, 10:28:57 PM
My obi110 is not leting me configure a google voice account. Does anyone know how to get this to work?
I'm not familiar with OBi, but if you want someone to try helping you, you gotta be specific.

Your "obi110 is not leting" you. Realy? It sticks out a foot and kicks you or what?...  ;)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 21, 2017, 12:23:34 PM
Yes. I tried rebooting the obi and the router
Try resetting the Obi and setting it up again.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yossi4k on June 21, 2017, 12:27:47 PM
Quote from: AnonymousUser link=topic=5945.msg1757355#msg1757355 date=149806221😩4
Try resetting the Obi and setting it up again.
tried that too. Now it randomly will work for incoming but not outgoing
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: jffn on June 21, 2017, 03:52:23 PM
when I try to set  up a GV account on my obi110 it says that it has to be updated does anyone know were I could get the required update?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on June 21, 2017, 05:14:43 PM
when I try to set  up a GV account on my obi110 it says that it has to be updated does anyone know were I could get the required update?

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0 (http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 16, 2017, 07:52:24 PM
having difficulty porting Optimum landline to Page plus...page plus says pin is incorrect, optimum says they dont give pin... any advice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on July 16, 2017, 08:01:44 PM
having difficulty porting Optimum landline to Page plus...page plus says pin is incorrect, optimum says they dont give pin... any advice?
Tell PP to leave the PIN blank.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30670599-
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 16, 2017, 11:39:50 PM
Tell PP to leave the PIN blank.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30670599-
thanks.  still did not work.  page plus says they tried 7 times while optimum says they have no record of any attempt... what is wrong here :(
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on July 16, 2017, 11:47:44 PM
thanks.  still did not work.  page plus says they tried 7 times while optimum says they have no record of any attempt... what is wrong here :(
Have you done the other steps in the link I shared?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 16, 2017, 11:55:29 PM
Have you done the other steps in the link I shared?
yes, well at least I told them to...  my account number is only 13 digits, not sure what it means only use the first 13...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Shmuel4 on July 20, 2017, 05:09:31 PM
Is there anyway to get 2 Gv numbers (different emails) on one obihai hooked up to one phone jack line in order to get 2 lines on a phone system? Or do I need to phone cords going to the 2 line phone? Thank you
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on July 27, 2017, 09:01:31 AM
Is there anyway to get 2 Gv numbers (different emails) on one obihai hooked up to one phone jack line in order to get 2 lines on a phone system? Or do I need to phone cords going to the 2 line phone? Thank you
You can do it. Second line will have a distinctive ring.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avadah on July 28, 2017, 02:57:49 PM
Can someone clarify this for me?
Obi says they're not supporting the 110 anymore. Does that mean it will stop working and i need to get a newer model or they just won't be updating it so i don't need to pay the $10/year for service/updates?

Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on August 14, 2017, 08:33:24 PM
Is the wiki up to date?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 14, 2017, 10:45:22 PM
Is the wiki up to date?
Regarding?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on August 15, 2017, 12:17:40 AM
Regarding?
In general. How to set up OBi, possibly with google voice, to use a landline type of phone without paying for a landline. For whatever is the cheapest possible way, of course :)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 15, 2017, 04:13:52 AM
In general. How to set up OBi, possibly with google voice, to use a landline type of phone without paying for a landline. For whatever is the cheapest possible way, of course :)
It should be, besides for the E911 prices which might not be.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on August 15, 2017, 08:06:08 AM
It should be, besides for the E911 prices which might not be.
Great, thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 15, 2017, 08:58:19 AM
Is the wiki up to date?
Can't speak for the porting part as I haven't done that in a long time, but for everything else it seems accurate.

One note: I put callcentric in SP1 and Google Voice in SP2 and set SP2 as the primary for outgoing calls. This way you don't have to reconfigure the ring tone on SP2.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 15, 2017, 09:02:43 AM
It should be, besides for the E911 prices which might not be.
Callcentric prices are still accurate
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on August 15, 2017, 10:12:08 AM
Can't speak for the porting part as I haven't done that in a long time, but for everything else it seems accurate.

One note: I put callcentric in SP1 and Google Voice in SP2 and set SP2 as the primary for outgoing calls. This way you don't have to reconfigure the ring tone on SP2.
Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: helpinghand on August 22, 2017, 03:03:11 PM
You can do it. Second line will have a distinctive ring.
I have mine setup with 2 lines you can configure the settings to have regular landline ringer for both lines. The info should be in the wiki for configuration of the second line and ringer settings.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Baruch on September 12, 2017, 10:31:13 AM
Is there a way to shutoff Google voice voicemail?

If someone is on the phone, my answering machine doesn't pick up, and Google voicemail comes on. But I rarely check Google voicemail, and have found very important messages there weeks later.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avadah on October 29, 2017, 12:22:34 PM
Are they stopping  support the 100 soon to force everyone to upgrade to a newer one?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: SrulyS on November 01, 2017, 12:10:20 PM
I'm looking to port an Optimum Business Landline to GV.

I started with this method,
Quote
Correct procedure for porting any number into Google Voice:

1. Open a new Google account here.
2. Open a new Google Wallet account here. This ties in with your Google account you created in step 1. Fund your Google Wallet account with $20. This is your port-in fee.
3. Purchase a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card kit. Plenty available on eBay as well.
4. Activate a T-Mobile prepaid plan with this SIM card kit by going here or calling 844-730-5912. Please have a credit card handy to fund your balance. Cheapest prepaid plan is Pay As You Go for $3 USD.
5. When asked, instruct T-Mobile to transfer an existing phone number, not get a new one. You will be asked to provide current, accurate billing information which would come from your Cablevision bill.
6. In a few days, your Optimum Voice number should stop working from the cable modem and work via T-Mobile instead. To confirm, borrow someone's GSM cell phone, pop your SIM card in it, and make a test call. Caller ID should reveal your old Optimum Voice number.
7. Open a new Google Voice account here. This ties in with your Google account you created in step 1.
8. When asked, instruct Google Voice to port in or transfer an existing number, not get a new one. Follow all the steps including the payment of your port-in fee.
9. Port-in should take 24 to 48 hours. Be patient. Unlike your phone line behind cable modem going dead, the only way you'll know number ported is by making a test call from Google Voice. So...
10. Open Google Voice account here and call yourself using the app. You can also install Google Hangouts from app store and try it that way.
11. Done.

Yes, this seems exhausting to do but if you made it this far, your attention span is better than most and nothing is cooler than free calling.
but some of the info was incorrect or out of date.

I may be able to do it with slight adjustments but I'm wondering if anyone has any comments on it.
Also, does the method in the wiki (using Page Plus) still work?
Any recommendations on which method is better?

Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on November 12, 2017, 03:01:38 PM
I'm looking to port an Optimum Business Landline to GV.

I started with this method,but some of the info was incorrect or out of date.

I may be able to do it with slight adjustments but I'm wondering if anyone has any comments on it.
Also, does the method in the wiki (using Page Plus) still work?
Any recommendations on which method is better?
I have a comment on that. I would use AT&T prepaid. SIM costs $0.99 and you can get either $2/day plan or $0.25/minute plan.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on November 12, 2017, 08:34:13 PM
What does the Simon Telephonics thing do? Give you caller ID?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on November 12, 2017, 09:34:00 PM
Are they stopping  support the 100 soon to force everyone to upgrade to a newer one?
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!

As you may have already known, in August of 2016 we notified customers that the OBi1 Series Devices (OBi100 & OBi110) had reached their EOL (end of life) and would no longer be supported by Obihai. Unfortunately, a recent google Voice server security requirement has caused the OBi1 Series to no longer be compatible with Google Voice. Thankfully, Obihai has a solution and it starts with the OBi2 series (OBi200 & OBi202). Both devices are fully supported and capable of using Google Voice as a service. If you are concerned about the transition, don't worry, we posted a BLOG showing how simple it is to move your Google Voice and, if you have one, an Anveo E911 account to your new OBi2 Series device.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on November 13, 2017, 06:57:51 PM
I have a comment on that. I would use AT&T prepaid. SIM costs $0.99 and you can get either $2/day plan or $0.25/minute plan.
Where do you get it? I'm trying to order a sim card from att.com but they want a Device IMEI.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: chff on November 13, 2017, 09:40:41 PM
I'm looking to port an Optimum Business Landline to GV.

I started with this method,but some of the info was incorrect or out of date.

I may be able to do it with slight adjustments but I'm wondering if anyone has any comments on it.
Also, does the method in the wiki (using Page Plus) still work?
Any recommendations on which method is better?
Google can't port from Cablevision directly?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on November 13, 2017, 09:49:43 PM
Where do you get it? I'm trying to order a sim card from att.com but they want a Device IMEI.
Enter the IMEI of the GSM phone you are planning on inserting the SIM card into.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on November 13, 2017, 09:57:18 PM
Enter the IMEI of the GSM phone you are planning on inserting the SIM card into.
I currently use an AT&T phone for my cell phone. I was going to use that, but if I put that info in here, will it mess up my current phone/sim/plan?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on November 13, 2017, 10:01:26 PM
I currently use an AT&T phone for my cell phone. I was going to use that, but if I put that info in here, will it mess up my current phone/sim/plan?
I don't think so. You should be able to swap out the SIM card just for the time you need to activate the AT&T prepaid service and to answer the verification call from Google Voice.

I had the McAfee app on my phone. It detects when you change SIM cards and locks the phone until you enter the McAfee PIN. It also sends out a text back to McAfee's server containing information about the new phone number. Beware that sending that text can use up one day of service in case you signed up for the $2 per day plan. Just beware of this if you have this app or something similar.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on November 13, 2017, 10:06:17 PM
I don't think so. You should be able to swap out the SIM card just for the time you need to activate the AT&T prepaid service and to answer the verification call from Google Voice.
perfect, thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on November 13, 2017, 10:10:29 PM
Google can't port from Cablevision directly?
https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667#xferin
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on November 13, 2017, 10:19:43 PM
perfect, thanks!
One more pointer: When you buy the SIM card online, they add an airtime card to your cart. If you don't need that much airtime, remove the airtime card from your cart. You can buy airtime later by buying a card in a store or by paying online or over the phone. The minimum air time you can buy is $10. However, I had no problem paying $2 by credit card by talking to a representative.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on November 13, 2017, 10:29:41 PM
One more pointer: When you buy the SIM card online, they add an airtime card to your cart. If you don't need that much airtime, remove the airtime card from your cart. You can buy airtime later by buying a card in a store or by paying online or over the phone. The minimum air time you can buy is $10. However, I had no problem paying $2 by credit card by talking to a representative.
Thanks!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mushkie10 on November 14, 2017, 01:26:50 PM
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW!

As you may have already known, in August of 2016 we notified customers that the OBi1 Series Devices (OBi100 & OBi110) had reached their EOL (end of life) and would no longer be supported by Obihai. Unfortunately, a recent google Voice server security requirement has caused the OBi1 Series to no longer be compatible with Google Voice. Thankfully, Obihai has a solution and it starts with the OBi2 series (OBi200 & OBi202). Both devices are fully supported and capable of using Google Voice as a service. If you are concerned about the transition, don't worry, we posted a BLOG showing how simple it is to move your Google Voice and, if you have one, an Anveo E911 account to your new OBi2 Series device.

Where is this quoted from? I came on here because my phone stopped working and I couldn't find anything, Is this official? time to buy an obi2 so that they'll pull the plug on that product in a few years? Any fixes? Or best place to buy obi2 series? Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: lubaby on November 14, 2017, 01:30:44 PM
Or best place to buy obi2 series? Thanks
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/telephone/obi200-39-99-shipped-bh-33-off-coupon-make-unlimited-free-landline-phone-calls-0month/
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mushkie10 on November 14, 2017, 01:37:42 PM
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/telephone/obi200-39-99-shipped-bh-33-off-coupon-make-unlimited-free-landline-phone-calls-0month/

Yep just saw this in my daily scrolling :), thanks.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mo2 on November 14, 2017, 01:42:23 PM
Where is this quoted from? I came on here because my phone stopped working and I couldn't find anything, Is this official? time to buy an obi2 so that they'll pull the plug on that product in a few years? Any fixes? Or best place to buy obi2 series? Thanks
http://blog.obihai.com/2017/11/end-of-line-for-google-voice-on-obi100.html
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on November 15, 2017, 11:14:17 PM
http://blog.obihai.com/2017/11/end-of-line-for-google-voice-on-obi100.html
My Obi110s are still working (and presumably will continue to work) using Simonics, no need to pay Obi ransom.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: greatdeals on November 27, 2017, 07:53:08 PM
can you get caller id with name on google voice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on November 27, 2017, 10:10:19 PM
can you get caller id with name on google voice?
On its own, no. There are ways to do it for some fee through different carriers, see details in Wiki above this thread.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on November 27, 2017, 10:50:19 PM
When are the old obi’s stopping to work ? Mine still works fine
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: User6669 on December 05, 2017, 02:14:58 AM
When are the old obi’s stopping to work ? Mine still works fine

Same here.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avadah on December 05, 2017, 07:13:11 AM
Mine just conked out.
Anything i can do till my new one arrives?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on December 05, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
Mine died too this am
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: avadah on December 05, 2017, 01:57:11 PM
Interesting. It still works for incoming.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on December 05, 2017, 02:04:24 PM
Mine just conked out.

+1
Good thing I had a new one ready and waiting
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on December 05, 2017, 11:05:20 PM
Not sure if I should shell out $50 for a just in case
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 06, 2017, 09:59:11 AM
On its own, no. There are ways to do it for some fee through different carriers, see details in Wiki above this thread.
The Caller ID part is free. The E911 part costs money, and you don't have to set that up.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yuneeq on December 06, 2017, 11:17:15 AM
Mine just conked out.
Anything i can do till my new one arrives?

Same, mine knocked out yesterday.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on December 07, 2017, 11:18:25 AM
Same here, incoming still works though

Obi200 or 202?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: joe1234 on December 09, 2017, 06:37:00 PM
I set up optimum wifi through a netgear wifi extender. Can I use the obi through connecting it to the wedding di extender?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: joe1234 on December 19, 2017, 12:09:29 PM
I set up optimum wifi through a netgear wifi extender. Can I use the obi through connecting it to the wedding di extender?
I am trying to set up the obi. The power light is on and the internet light is flashing but the phone light is off. What do I do? I tried configuring it but it doesn’t work...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: av83 on December 31, 2017, 03:30:21 PM
i forgot the username/email associated with my obi200 how can i get this information ? thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on December 31, 2017, 04:20:58 PM
i forgot the username/email associated with my obi200 how can i get this information ? thanks
What happens when you go on their site from the computer you used to set it up ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Mo2 on January 03, 2018, 01:05:39 AM
after trying a few things to get my OBi100 to work again i gave in and bought the OBi200 a few weeks ago when it was on sale for $32.

i just got around to setting it up tonight and after i finished i decided to give my OBi100 another shot just for the hell of it. AND IT WORKED! for both in/out calls.

Now i have working OBi in my house. what a waste.

This is what i did:

I just used your step by step and it still worked for me.

Thank you.

This is after i had just bought and setup my new Obi-200 i decided to give the 100 another try.

This is what i did:
i followed instructions from https://www.timothyhoogland.com/2016/06/how-to-fix-obi-100-and-obi-110-not-connecting-to-google-voice/
(which did NOT work for me a month ago)

I deleted the obi100 from my Obi account,
reset the actual OBI box using a pin,
dialed ***1 to get my IP, (btw i tried this a few weeks ago and it did not give me my IP. that's why i bought the Obi-200 )
downloaded the software from above link and updated the software & rebooted.
It then brought me to a screen saying the OBi100 is no longer supported and just linked me to amazon for newer devices whenever i tried to click anything to set up SP1 with google voice.
HOWEVER on the left side bar under "OBi Dashboard" i just clicked "add device" and it brought me to http://www.obihai.com/tutorial/ngvtutorial2 (http://www.obihai.com/tutorial/ngvtutorial2) and setup from there went flawlessly

note: it works perfectly but it still says on my account "The OBi100 and OBi110 has reached it's end of life (EOL) status and are no longer supported.
Please upgrade to a more recent OBi device to receive support."
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on January 03, 2018, 07:42:49 AM
Yup, they’re in the extortion racket
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: real-brisker on January 03, 2018, 07:49:53 AM

This is what i did:
i followed instructions from https://www.timothyhoogland.com/2016/06/how-to-fix-obi-100-and-obi-110-not-connecting-to-google-voice/
(which did NOT work for me a month ago)

I deleted the obi100 from my Obi account,
reset the actual OBI box using a pin,
dialed ***1 to get my IP, (btw i tried this a few weeks ago and it did not give me my IP. that's why i bought the Obi-200 )
downloaded the software from above link and updated the software & rebooted.
It then brought me to a screen saying the OBi100 is no longer supported and just linked me to amazon for newer devices whenever i tried to click anything to set up SP1 with google voice.
HOWEVER on the left side bar under "OBi Dashboard" i just clicked "add device" and it brought me to http://www.obihai.com/tutorial/ngvtutorial2 (http://www.obihai.com/tutorial/ngvtutorial2) and setup from there went flawlessly

note: it works perfectly but it still says on my account "The OBi100 and OBi110 has reached it's end of life (EOL) status and are no longer supported.
Please upgrade to a more recent OBi device to receive support."
I did that too, then it stopped working two days later, so now I'm with my obi 200 for $32 too.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: joe1234 on January 04, 2018, 08:53:38 AM
is there anyone that can help me setup my obi200 with a wifi adapter?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on January 07, 2018, 02:02:40 PM
I have the Obi202 set up with GV and CallCentric for incoming (to get caller ID). Lately, incoming calls have been severely delayed. GV also forwards to wife's cell phone so I know when the calls are supposed to be coming in. Turning off CC and setting incoming calls to ring GV on the Obi fixes it.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on January 07, 2018, 02:14:12 PM
Does anyone have calls get disconnected in middle for no reason ? I can’t figure out if it’s obi, google, or a problem with my Panasonic phones.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 07, 2018, 08:36:48 PM
I have the Obi202 set up with GV and CallCentric for incoming (to get caller ID). Lately, incoming calls have been severely delayed. GV also forwards to wife's cell phone so I know when the calls are supposed to be coming in. Turning off CC and setting incoming calls to ring GV on the Obi fixes it.
Any ideas?
I've had the same thing for a while, but it's on and off.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz on January 08, 2018, 11:17:45 PM
I'm trying to get my optimum landline transfered to a tmobile prepaid line, and tmobile told me that I need a pin from optimum, but optimum told me there is no pin - I've called tmobile numerous times, but I'm still having trouble - any advice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on January 08, 2018, 11:20:12 PM
I'm trying to get my optimum landline transfered to a tmobile prepaid line, and tmobile told me that I need a pin from optimum, but optimum told me there is no pin - I've called tmobile numerous times, but I'm still having trouble - any advice?
I'd tell T-Mobile to try with 0000 or the last 4 digits.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz on January 11, 2018, 09:01:04 PM
Before I started anything, I checked to see if my landline would transfer to google voice and got a message that should allow it to transfer according to the OBI website, but now that my landline actually transfered to my TMobile prepaid cellphone, I'm getting this message: Sorry. Your mobile number can not be ported at this time.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on January 11, 2018, 09:56:49 PM
Before I started anything, I checked to see if my landline would transfer to google voice and got a message that should allow it to transfer according to the OBI website, but now that my landline actually transfered to my TMobile prepaid cellphone, I'm getting this message: Sorry. Your mobile number can not be ported at this time.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
(Assuming it is a normal area code and not some far fledged city) It seems like it can take some time until it is updated all across. See the whole thread and its updates here https://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=5690.0 (took him like 2-3 days).
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on January 11, 2018, 10:17:57 PM
I have the Obi202 set up with GV and CallCentric for incoming (to get caller ID). Lately, incoming calls have been severely delayed. GV also forwards to wife's cell phone so I know when the calls are supposed to be coming in. Turning off CC and setting incoming calls to ring GV on the Obi fixes it.
Any ideas?
Update: I had switched routers, and the new router seems to have been the culprit. After changing some settings failed to fix the problem, I switched back to the old router and it started working again flawlessly.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 12, 2018, 03:37:21 PM
Update: I had switched routers, and the new router seems to have been the culprit. After changing some settings failed to fix the problem, I switched back to the old router and it started working again flawlessly.
Interesting. Maybe it has to do with the router's QoS settings?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz on February 06, 2018, 08:50:42 PM
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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: talmid chuchem on February 07, 2018, 02:35:50 AM
Can I set an OBi to ring only after entering a passcode?

I would like to have a number that when it rings it causes a relay to close, thereby causing that a door should get unlocked, but I don't want everybody going thru my contacts to be able to call in, so I would like to set a password to be entered before ringing? (Can I do this with auto-attendant?)

As a side question, does anyone know of a good cheap low voltage relay for this? A relay that gets powered & signaled from a telephone line.
Needs to close a 5v line.

TIA
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on February 07, 2018, 02:40:56 AM
Can I set an OBi to ring only after entering a passcode?

I would like to have a number that when it rings it causes a relay to close, thereby causing that a door should get unlocked, but I don't want everybody going thru my contacts to be able to call in, so I would like to set a password to be entered before ringing? (Can I do this with auto-attendant?)

As a side question, does anyone know of a good cheap low voltage relay for this? A relay that gets powered & signaled from a telephone line.
Needs to close a 5v line.

TIA
It seems like a Raspberry Pi with a soft phone would be more reliable and about the same price for hardware.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: talmid chuchem on February 07, 2018, 02:50:47 AM
It seems like a Raspberry Pi with a soft phone would be more reliable and about the same price for hardware.
1) I'm anyways Iy"h getting an OBi for 1 line, so m thinking of just getting a obi202 & the 2nd line use for this.

2) can you elaborate why a rasbperry Pi is better? OBi isn't reliable? With a raspberry  Pi I won't need a relay? (ETA after googling, seems that with a a raspberry Pi I won't need a relay, as it outputs a 3.3v signal, & it's ok for my project)
I have minimal knowledge about raspberry Pi, except that it's very powerful when you know what to do with it. (& I'm missing the latter)

If I go with raspberry Pi, I can have only 1 line, & the door to open should be an extension with freepbx.

Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on February 07, 2018, 02:53:59 AM
1) I'm anyways Iy"h getting an OBi for 1 line, so m thinking of just getting a obi202 & the 2nd line use for this.

I am not sure exactly how you want this to work, but if I understand you correctly, and you don't want the OBi to ring for anyone, except under certain rules (incoming Caller ID, etc) you should be able to set up incoming call routing rules.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: talmid chuchem on February 07, 2018, 02:57:02 AM
I am not sure exactly how you want this to work, but if I understand you correctly, and you don't want the OBi to ring for anyone, except under certain rules (incoming Caller ID, etc) you should be able to set up incoming call routing rules.
No, I don't want to have to create a whitelist (that is very simple to do with GV), as I want to be able to dial in from any phone worldwide, but need a password that it should ring.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on February 07, 2018, 07:43:28 AM
Can I set an OBi to ring only after entering a passcode?

I would like to have a number that when it rings it causes a relay to close, thereby causing that a door should get unlocked, but I don't want everybody going thru my contacts to be able to call in, so I would like to set a password to be entered before ringing? (Can I do this with auto-attendant?)

As a side question, does anyone know of a good cheap low voltage relay for this? A relay that gets powered & signaled from a telephone line.
Needs to close a 5v line.

TIA
Just don't store the compete number in your contacts
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on February 07, 2018, 07:49:52 AM
@talmidchuchem
How are you setting up the line on the Obi? GV?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: talmid chuchem on February 07, 2018, 08:53:00 AM
Just don't store the compete number in your contacts
I'm not the only one going to have that number
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz on February 07, 2018, 11:44:39 PM
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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: shmaltz 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!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sguitarist18 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel 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
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: efflpetzel on February 21, 2018, 05:14:53 PM
Bump
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: greatdeals 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?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: alexstern1 on April 13, 2018, 01:50:50 PM
is it possible for my phone to say on it when there is a voicemail?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser 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.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JunkYardUnz on April 30, 2018, 06:23:55 PM
Been on the fence for a few years on getting a OBI with GV. For the last 10 years I have had service directly through Verizon FIOS or Optimum. Due to the phone/Internet package pricing I am being forced to come up with alternative phone solution.

I have a fear of getting what you pay for. My wife uses the home phone as a primary source of communication, so I can’t have sub par service.

With all that said, how often do you have issues with OBI/GV and do you use it as your main form of voice communication?

If you do have issues, what type of issues do you have?

TIA
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on April 30, 2018, 06:25:16 PM
Been on the fence for a few years on getting a OBI with GV. For the last 10 years I have had service directly through Verizon FIOS or Optimum. Due to the phone/Internet package pricing I am being forced to come up with alternative phone solution.

I have a fear of getting what you pay for. My wife uses the home phone as a primary source of communication, so I can’t have sub par service.

With all that said, how often do you have issues with OBI/GV and do you use it as your main form of voice communication?

If you do have issues, what type of issues do you have?

TIA
The only issues I ever had is when my internet went down then obviously the phone goes along with it. Otherwise no issues to complain about.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on April 30, 2018, 06:52:51 PM
I occasionally have calls disconnect mid-call.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on April 30, 2018, 06:54:40 PM
I occasionally have calls disconnect mid-call.
Hows your internet? Ever have bad internet connection while using your computer?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on April 30, 2018, 10:17:28 PM
Hows your internet? Ever have bad internet connection while using your computer?
A phone call is certainly more fragile then random browsing and watching. It must be very very real-time and even some latency can affect it badly.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on April 30, 2018, 10:42:38 PM
Hows your internet?
Internet is fine
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Shkop on May 08, 2018, 10:28:00 AM
When calling my Obihai number, it says...."please state your name and Google voice will..."
Does anyone know how to get rid of that so it rings normally?
Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 10:30:43 AM
When calling my Obihai number, it says...."please state your name and Google voice will..."
Does anyone know how to get rid of that so it rings normally?
Thanks
In your Google Voice settings there's an option to turn that off.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on May 08, 2018, 11:00:21 AM
When calling my Obihai number, it says...."please state your name and Google voice will..."
Does anyone know how to get rid of that so it rings normally?
Thanks
Google Voice > Settings > Screen calls. Turn it off.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 12:06:32 PM
How do I make that my computer doesn't ring when I get a call?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yoohoo on May 08, 2018, 01:53:12 PM
How do I make that my computer doesn't ring when I get a call?
log out
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 01:53:51 PM
log out
Log out of my Google voice or my email?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: yoohoo on May 08, 2018, 04:22:37 PM
Log out of my Google voice or my email?
email
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 04:43:50 PM
email
But what if I need my email? There's no way to turn off notifications?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: lubaby on May 08, 2018, 04:57:03 PM
But what if I need my email? There's no way to turn off notifications?
How are the notifications coming up? Are they web notifications?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 04:58:38 PM
How are the notifications coming up? Are they web notifications?
In the bottom right of my screen when someone's calling it shows up with the caller ID and a option to accept or decline the call.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on May 08, 2018, 06:39:20 PM
In the bottom right of my screen when someone's calling it shows up with the caller ID and a option to accept or decline the call.
It's probably Hangouts. Uninstall it or remove it from Chrome.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 08, 2018, 06:41:26 PM
It's probably Hangouts. Uninstall it or remove it from Chrome.
Uninstall Hangouts?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 08, 2018, 06:59:47 PM
Uninstall Hangouts?
In the old Google Voice interface (you can switch back to Legacy) you can uncheck Google Chat in the Call Settings.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on May 10, 2018, 10:22:27 PM
My Obi 110 stopped working today. Anyone else have the same?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: cholent on May 11, 2018, 11:24:20 AM
on my Obi 202 one line is working fine, the other is accepting incoming calls but not allowing outgoing calls. When I log into obi it shows me that line's status as Connect failed: 403 forbidden. Anyone have this or know how to fix this?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 15, 2018, 12:11:14 AM
My Obi 110 stopped working today. Anyone else have the same?
I don't use mine too often but just noticed tonight that mines not either working. Did you figure anything out?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on May 15, 2018, 12:13:58 AM
I don't use mine too often but just noticed tonight that mines not either working. Did you figure anything out?

Nope, seems like something happened with the firmware and I can't find a fix for it anywhere.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 15, 2018, 12:14:49 AM
Nope, seems like something happened with the firmware and I can't find a fix for it anywhere.
When I login it says my device is outdated and I just need to upgrade it.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on May 15, 2018, 12:18:46 AM
When I login it says my device is outdated and I just upgrade it.

Right. It says that the "OBi100 and OBi110 has reached it's end of life (EOL) status and are no longer supported. Please upgrade to a more recent OBi device to receive support."
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: vintastic16 on May 15, 2018, 12:30:17 AM
For all those having issues with their Obi 100s, here is the fix:

http://www.obifirmware.com/#cta

Took two minutes total, works like new after reboot.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 15, 2018, 03:14:01 PM
For all those having issues with their Obi 100s, here is the fix:

http://www.obifirmware.com/#cta

Took two minutes total, works like new after reboot.
Can you explain how to do it?
I'm not great with these things...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 16, 2018, 07:04:44 AM
Can you explain how to do it?
I'm not great with these things...
That page pretty much explains it clearly. If you have difficulties with a specific step then ask specifically.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 16, 2018, 06:02:05 PM
That page pretty much explains it clearly. If you have difficulties with a specific step then ask specifically.
I dont have a dial tone so ***1 doesnt work for me. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 16, 2018, 06:23:15 PM
I dont have a dial tone so ***1 doesnt work for me. Any suggestions?
Have you tried ***1, might not need a dial tone.

Other then that, to find the device's IP address, if you have a PC on the same network you can download an IP Scanner (Advanced IP Scanner (http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/download/Advanced_IP_Scanner_2.5.3581.exe) as an example) and do a scan on the network. You can locate the device in the scanner possible with the manufacturer name (if OBi has that correct) or you can look on the device's label for its MAC Address and look for that MAC in the scanner.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 16, 2018, 06:38:38 PM
Have you tried ***1, might not need a dial tone.

Other then that, to find the device's IP address, if you have a PC on the same network you can download an IP Scanner (Advanced IP Scanner (http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/download/Advanced_IP_Scanner_2.5.3581.exe) as an example) and do a scan on the network. You can locate the device in the scanner possible with the manufacturer name (if OBi has that correct) or you can look on the device's label for its MAC Address and look for that MAC in the scanner.
I just tried without the dial tone and nothing and then I downloaded the scanner you just put a link to and none of the connected devices are the obi100.
Not sure if this makes a difference but the phone says check tel line and none of the lights are flashing on the obi device. i unplugged and re plugged in the obi device and still nothing.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 16, 2018, 06:41:00 PM
I just tried without the dial tone and nothing and then I downloaded the scanner you just put a link to and none of the connected devices are the obi100.
Not sure if this makes a difference but the phone says check tel line and none of the lights are flashing on the obi device. i unplugged and re plugged in the obi device and still nothing.
Any ideas?
Is the power indicator green? And what about the internet one?

About the scanner, did you look based on MAC Address?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: sammy n on May 16, 2018, 06:42:17 PM
Is the power indicator green? And what about the internet one?
Not ever since the phone line stopped working. When I unplug it and reconnect it goes on for a few seconds and then back off.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 16, 2018, 06:48:32 PM
Not ever since the phone line stopped working. When I unplug it and reconnect it goes on for a few seconds and then back off.
If the power light is not on, then your device has no power...and obviously will not work.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Lkwdguy on May 16, 2018, 10:29:22 PM
That page pretty much explains it clearly. If you have difficulties with a specific step then ask specifically.

after I download the naf file what do I do?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 16, 2018, 11:39:43 PM
after I download the naf file what do I do?
This is what it says there:
Installation instructions
Open your OBi's web portal by entering its IP address in your web browser. If you don't know your IP address, pick up the phone and dial *** 1. Then go to System Managment, Device Update, Firmware Update.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Lkwdguy on May 17, 2018, 06:20:51 AM
This is what it says there:
Installation instructions
Open your OBi's web portal by entering its IP address in your web browser. If you don't know your IP address, pick up the phone and dial *** 1. Then go to System Managment, Device Update, Firmware Update.
Then I should choose that file and update?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 17, 2018, 07:03:13 AM
Then I should choose that file and update?
Neh...just leave the page open and magic will happen  :P  ;)

Kidding... Of course you should select the file and update!
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Lkwdguy on May 22, 2018, 02:45:05 PM
Just wanted to double check. What I am more confused about is steps 1-4 where to I change the certs and switch the other info? Thank you so much
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: YitzyS on May 24, 2018, 08:54:42 PM
My Obi 110 stopped working today. Anyone else have the same?
Got this email today:

Quote
Dear OBi100 and OBi110 Customers,
 
Google is in the process of upgrading the Google Voice service to a new platform. With that, Google will end support for their old voice platform. Based on this, and the fact your OBi100 or OBi110 device can only work with the old Google Voice platform, the Google Voice service will no longer work on your OBi1 Series device(s). In fact, as Google updates to the new platform and moves away from the old platform, many of you may have already been impacted by the migration. E.g. Your OBi100 or OBi110 has stopped working with Google Voice.
 
Fortunately, the OBi2 Series devices (OBi200, OBi202, OBi212) are available to take the place of the venerable OBi1 Series. The OBi2 Series is fully supported and capable of using Google Voice as a service.  We understand with all change comes concern. Don’t worry. The transition to the OBi2 Series is as easy as making a phone call. Look below for how to move your Google Voice service and, if you have one, an Anveo E911 service to a new OBi2 Series device.
 
Get the OBi200 for only $34.99. Now thru Sunday, May 27th - while supplies last.
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If you have any questions, please email us at obi.support@polycom.com.
 
Thank you for being a customer,
 
Team OBi
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: TimT on May 24, 2018, 09:06:52 PM
Got the same email although I already switched to obi2 months ago.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on May 24, 2018, 11:24:21 PM
Got this email today:
Got the same email. Got concerned for a short while, until I remembered that I don't rely on OBi support of Google Voice, but rather of Simonics support of GV.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 24, 2018, 11:32:09 PM
Got the same email. Got concerned for a short while, until I remembered that I don't rely on OBi support of Google Voice, but rather of Simonics support of GV.
Which is also under question-mark due to the upcoming change... see here https://simonics.com/2018/05/future-of-google-voice-gateway/

Though they sound optimistic.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Judah on May 25, 2018, 11:52:39 AM
I also received the email. I tried to upgrade to the obi200 from Newegg using the promo code that was in the email and I got an error that the promo code does not work. Anyone else try to purchase the upgrade?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: JoeyShmoe on May 25, 2018, 01:20:13 PM
I also received the email. I tried to upgrade to the obi200 from Newegg using the promo code that was in the email and I got an error that the promo code does not work. Anyone else try to purchase the upgrade?
+1
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on May 27, 2018, 03:52:16 PM
I have the obi 200 worked well for 6 month all of a sudden it stopped, tried all troubleshooting on obi talk and google voice nothing seemed to work, please if anyone can help.   the power light on device is on all the time.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yisroel Tech on May 27, 2018, 04:41:12 PM
I have the obi 200 worked well for 6 month all of a sudden it stopped, tried all troubleshooting on obi talk and google voice nothing seemed to work, please if anyone can help.   the power light on device is on all the time.
Thanks in advance.
No one can even attempt to assist you without more details.

Is it connected to an ethernet cable to a normal internet connection?
What's the status of the Network indicator?
Do you get an IP? If yes, can you login to the device?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on May 27, 2018, 06:42:56 PM
I have the obi 200 worked well for 6 month all of a sudden it stopped, tried all troubleshooting on obi talk and google voice nothing seemed to work, please if anyone can help.   the power light on device is on all the time.
Thanks in advance.
Same problem.
All seems fine, green light, obi shows connected online. But when incoming calls come in, when I pick up none of the parties get connected, and also with outgoing calls, have a dial tone but it won’t call.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 27, 2018, 06:44:08 PM
Same problem.
All seems fine, green light, obi shows connected online. But when incoming calls come in, when I pick up none of the parties get connected, and also with outgoing calls, have a dial tone but it won’t call.
It rings?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on May 27, 2018, 07:23:15 PM
It rings?
Yes. When I pick up its quiet nobody hears each other
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 27, 2018, 07:26:10 PM
Yes. When I pick up its quiet nobody hears each other
Try changing the phone wire or a different phone.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on May 27, 2018, 07:28:06 PM
Try changing the phone wire or a different phone.
That can resolve having a dial tone but calls not going through?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: David R on May 27, 2018, 07:28:57 PM
Try changing the phone wire or a different phone.
What does that have to do with it? If the dial tone is audible, the phone wire should be just as good for hearing the other party.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: aygart on May 27, 2018, 07:29:51 PM
What does that have to do with it? If the dial tone is audible, the phone wire should be just as good for hearing the other party.
Not necessarily.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on May 28, 2018, 01:44:04 AM
No one can even attempt to assist you without more details.

Is it connected to an ethernet cable to a normal internet connection?
What's the status of the Network indicator?
Do you get an IP? If yes, can you login to the device?
good connection, network indicator is on, the device is connected can log in it just doesnt configure with the service provider (since it stopped working i tried to reset it). it comes up registration not required, or failed to connect.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on May 29, 2018, 02:37:18 PM
good connection, network indicator is on, the device is connected can log in it just doesnt configure with the service provider (since it stopped working i tried to reset it). it comes up registration not required, or failed to connect.
any advice?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: DanH on May 30, 2018, 04:27:34 PM
I've had same issue recently. Started working again tonight on its own.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on May 30, 2018, 05:35:59 PM
wow! gonna try.
Thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Jkhein on May 31, 2018, 01:18:24 AM
I got my issues partially resolved, not sure how, I reset it and uninstalled etc - now I’m getting incoming calls but for outgoing I get an error message that the number has been rejected by the server error code 407. Any help?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: monkey on June 03, 2018, 02:00:49 PM
For all those having issues with their Obi 100s, here is the fix:

http://www.obifirmware.com/#cta

Took two minutes total, works like new after reboot.

Worked great!
Thank you
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on June 03, 2018, 02:38:05 PM
any help for obi200?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 03, 2018, 10:34:05 PM
any help for obi200?
You need to give more details if you want someone to help you. Did you read the wiki?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on June 04, 2018, 06:48:34 AM
You need to give more details if you want someone to help you. Did you read the wiki?
  good connection, network indicator is on, the device is connected can log in it just doesnt configure with the service provider (since it stopped working i tried to reset it). it comes up registration not required, or failed to connect.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Menachemfrombp on June 18, 2018, 09:35:57 PM
im trying to port my number from page plus(verizon) to google voice but im getting stuck at the verification step, im not receiving the verification call, what could be the issue, is there a way around this verification step (i called page plus and they claim that no number are blocked on their end)
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: itunes on June 27, 2018, 10:57:35 PM
was using simonics gateway, my incoming calls have stopped working. any ideas?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2018, 11:37:30 AM
was using simonics gateway, my incoming calls have stopped working. any ideas?

Email came this morning from Simonics that they are giving up and service could stop any moment.

I must say that Simonics was one of the most useful things I learned about on DDF, sad to see it go, I guess time to get a new OBi, and submit to their shenanigans.

ETA: I now notice that Polycom took over Obihai back in January, so maybe there will be a little more consistency and less blackmailing, now that they're owned by a major telephony player.

Quote
THIS IMPORTANT SERVICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING SENT TO ALL USERS OF SIMON TELEPHONICS GOOGLE VOICE GATEWAY.

You may have read that in late April, Google announced that they will be discontinuing XMPP Interop with Google Voice. See our news posting at <https://simonics.com/2018/05/future-of-google-voice-gateway/>. Since that time, we have worked on an updated Google Voice Gateway implementation that would allow us to connect to Google using their new SIP-based protocol. From late May to mid-June, we ran a beta test of this new software to find bugs and determined that it would be suitable for production.

On Sunday, June 24, we attempted to put the new software into production. A serious problem was uncovered at this point related to the large number of accounts we are registering to Google Voice. On Tuesday, the system was rolled back and we studied the problem. Unfortunately, what we found was a very large increase of computing resources needed in order to support the new platform at production scale. We attempted some optimizations, but the problems are fundamental to the VoIP engine, and the resource requirements to run the new platform are not sustainable.

With regrets, I am announcing the discontinuation of Google Voice Gateway at the time when Google fully discontinues their XMPP interop. This was slated to begin on June 18, so we expect that the remaining time is short--perhaps another week. Thank you to all of you who have supported this service over its 6+ year history.

Accounts should be working at this time using the Google Chat (XMPP) connections. If you are not receiving calls, please see the post by me on this forum thread: <http://support.simonics.com/support/discussions/topics/3000170148/page/3>.

Users looking to continue service with Google Voice using regular phones should consider the Obihai 2xx, 10xx, and 2xxx series phones, or use the new Google Voice app for Android (wi-fi calling).

Again, thank you for a good run with the Google Voice Gateway.

Sincerely,
Bill Simon
Simon Telephonics
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Definitions on June 28, 2018, 01:17:14 PM
I'm a little confused in the wiki. By the part with callcentric. How is there going to be incoming caller id?

Whats the process? Someone calls my landline (voice #) then it gets forwarded to callcentric which is directly connected to obi and obi displays caller ID from callcentric?

And outgoing calls would be obi directly through Google voice?

Is there added latency on incoming calls from the extra connection? Is it noticeable?

Also why do I have to enter the 1777 number and not the regular one when linking the sp2 thingy?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on June 28, 2018, 01:35:12 PM
I'm a little confused in the wiki. By the part with callcentric. How is there going to be incoming caller id?

Whats the process? Someone calls my landline (voice #) then it gets forwarded to callcentric which is directly connected to obi and obi displays caller ID from callcentric?

And outgoing calls would be obi directly through Google voice?

Is there added latency on incoming calls from the extra connection? Is it noticeable?

Also why do I have to enter the 1777 number and not the regular one when linking the sp2 thingy?
Whats the process? Someone calls my landline (voice #) then it gets forwarded to callcentric which is directly connected to obi and obi displays caller ID from callcentric? 
Yes


And outgoing calls would be obi directly through Google voice?
You need to set the line with the Google Voice account as the primary for outgoing calls.


Is there added latency on incoming calls from the extra connection? Is it noticeable?
Not that I know of.

Also why do I have to enter the 1777 number and not the regular one when linking the sp2 thingy?
The 1777 number is how it registers with Callcentric.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on June 28, 2018, 02:42:31 PM
Hi, Im in Israel, my obi stopped working with google voice, they contact me that google voice is having problems in this region and they're working on it it might take another couple of days or weeks..., meanwhile im without a phone any advice what service provider works with obi in israel and is free or very cheap?
Tia
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yehudaa on June 28, 2018, 03:28:25 PM


Hi, Im in Israel, my obi stopped working with google voice, they contact me that google voice is having problems in this region and they're working on it it might take another couple of days or weeks..., meanwhile im without a phone any advice what service provider works with obi in israel and is free or very cheap?
Tia

I'm in Israel and my Obi is working just fine with Google Voice.

That being said, it you're Obi is broken and you're looking to buy a new one, I have an extra one that I'm looking to sell. Located in Jerusalem. PM me if you're interested.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on June 28, 2018, 03:31:54 PM

I'm in Israel and my Obi is working just fine with Google Voice.

That being said, it you're Obi is broken and you're looking to buy a new one, I have an extra one that I'm looking to sell. Located in Jerusalem. PM me if you're interested.
I spoke to obi and they know there are some that are working but still some are having problems, so with that being said my obi is working well and passed all the tests..  but good luck on selling your obi...
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Yehudaa on June 28, 2018, 03:42:46 PM
I spoke to obi and they know there are some that are working but still some are having problems, so with that being said my obi is working well and passed all the tests..  but good luck on selling your obi...
No problem. Just out of curiosity, how is an Obi's functionality affected by what region you're in? Doesn't your Obi just need to be connected to the internet and then Obi/Google Voice work the same from everywhere in the world?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: elihak7 on June 28, 2018, 04:30:32 PM
No problem. Just out of curiosity, how is an Obi's functionality affected by what region you're in? Doesn't your Obi just need to be connected to the internet and then Obi/Google Voice work the same from everywhere in the world?
I guess its the internet obi is using.., really dont know thats just what obi told me.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: itunes on June 28, 2018, 09:58:52 PM
anyone running this firmware successfully on obi 110: http://www.obifirmware.com/ ?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: av83 on August 07, 2018, 12:57:22 PM
i have the obi 200 for 2 years every so often it woud loose connection(no dial tone) i would disconnect and reconnect the power adapter and it would be fine. recently this is happeneing very frequently as often as a few times per day. anyone have this issue/ where does the problem lie? thanks
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: etech0 on August 09, 2018, 08:15:15 PM
my phone stopped working a few days ago, the power and internet lights are green but the phone light is flashing green. Obi's support website is telling me to put the phone into the DMZ settings of my router. I found how to do that (I'm using FIOS) but how do I know what IP Address to choose?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 10, 2018, 03:14:36 AM
My Obi100 stopped working a while ago, and I just got a Obi200. I set up GV, and it's working fine. Looking through the wiki, I may be missing something.. Why would I need callcentric when I can just use GV on its own?
Is callcentric just for E911?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 10, 2018, 07:48:22 AM
My Obi100 stopped working a while ago, and I just got a Obi200. I set up GV, and it's working fine. Looking through the wiki, I may be missing something.. Why would I need callcentric when I can just use GV on its own?
Is callcentric just for E911?
That and incoming caller ID
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 10, 2018, 11:56:20 AM
That and incoming caller ID
Gotcha.
It says in the wiki "Uncheck Primary Line for Outgoing Calls and 911." Wouldn't I want to have that checked to use callcentric for 911?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 11, 2018, 10:21:03 PM
Gotcha.
It says in the wiki "Uncheck Primary Line for Outgoing Calls and 911." Wouldn't I want to have that checked to use callcentric for 911?
There are separate check boxes for Outgoing calls and 911 calls
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Definitions on August 12, 2018, 02:27:51 AM
Would connecting a obi200 directly to a phone jack in a house make all phone jacks connect to the obi?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pcgeek on August 12, 2018, 07:29:11 AM
Would connecting a obi200 directly to a phone jack in a house make all phone jacks connect to the obi?
Yes
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 12, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
Would connecting a obi200 directly to a phone jack in a house make all phone jacks connect to the obi?
iirc you have to make sure you’re disconnected from the phone providers box outside your house.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: pcgeek on August 12, 2018, 02:21:32 PM
iirc you have to make sure you’re disconnected from the phone providers box outside your house.
+1 otherwise you will have 2 signals
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 12, 2018, 05:57:18 PM
If I follow the instructions in the wiki and have GV forward to callcentric, would I still get the GV rates on international calls? I'd assume not, since outgoing calls are going through callcentric, no?
I currently have SP1 on GV and SP2 only for 911 on callcentric. Is callerID name the only thing I'm missing out in this set up?
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 12, 2018, 06:50:39 PM
If I follow the instructions in the wiki and have GV forward to callcentric, would I still get the GV rates on international calls? I'd assume not, since outgoing calls are going through callcentric, no?
To answer my own question (in case anyone else has similar question): SP1 is set to GV and is the main line for outgoing calls besides 911. SP2 is set to callcentric for 911 as well as for all incoming calls. This gets you names in called ID on incoming calls.
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: kayef on August 12, 2018, 07:07:08 PM
To answer my own question (in case anyone else has similar question): SP1 is set to GV and is the main line for outgoing calls besides 911. SP2 is set to callcentric for 911 as well as for all incoming calls. This gets you names in called ID on incoming calls.
By default sp2 has a different ring than sp1. Others have mentioned a way to change it. Personally, I have Callcentric on Sp1 and GV on sp2
Title: Re: OBi 110
Post by: Cholentfresser on August 12, 2018, 07:10:11 PM
They're both ringing the same for me. Maybe because I have sp2 set to forward to sp1.