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IF YOUR OBI NEEDS UPDATES SEE HERE

See here for some good tutorials on setting up the Obi.

You can switch your current landline number into a Google Voice account to retain your phone number on a free Obi phone line.
To port your landline to GV:
  • Get ahold of an old Page Plus or Verizon cell phone that isn't being used. Port your existing landline to Page Plus for free through their website.
  • Fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the old PP cell phone's ESN or MEID number (from under the battery) and wait a couple of days for it to go through. You will know that the port is complete, when dialing your landline rings on the cell phone.
  • Once the account is active, buy $10 worth of minutes from PagePlus in order to receive the verification call from GV.
  • Now you can initiate the GV port. It's a good idea to open a new Gmail account. You can then setup all emails that come to that account (all the voicemails notifications) to be forwarded to your main Gmail account. Login to GV from the new account and port in your number. It will cost $20, and you will get an email when the port to GV is complete.
Using the above method will only have incoming Caller ID numbers, not names. If you want names as well, follow these steps:
  • Go to https://www.callcentric.com/, click Products, then click the yellow Get A Number button next to Free Phone Number.
  • Use the tool on the left to pick an area code, then order the number. It doesnít have to be something memorable, because no one will ever have to dial it.
  • When it asks if youíre in US/Canada, either select Yes to use their E911 service, or No if you want to use something else. Callcentric setup is free, plus $1.50/mo if you want E911 services. See below for more details.
  • After you receive a confirmation email from Callcentric with your new account info, go to obitalk.com, and log into your Obi. Click SP2, scroll down to OBiTALK Compatible Service Providers, then click Next. Follow the prompts to link your Callcentric account. In the box that says Callcentric Number, enter the 1777 number you got in the email. Uncheck Primary Line for Outgoing Calls and 911.
  • Open Google Voice, go into Settings, and add a forwarding phone. Enter the real phone number you got in the email from Callcentric. Google will call it to confirm; it should ring on your Obi. Answer it and enter the code shown by GV.
  • Uncheck forward to Google Chat.
  • Log into your Callcentric account. Click Preferences. Under General, enable Caller ID with name (Inbound calls). (You can also change the maximum call duration, and unlist yourself from the directory).
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If youíre not using Callcentric, you have to set up SP3 in Obi settings to point to your E911 providerís account.
E911 providers:
Callcentric$18/year ($1.50/mo) + $1.50 setup
Anveo$15/year
http://www.gv911.com/$12/year
http://www.bulkvs.com/e911.html$8.64/year ($0.72/mo)

If you want the SP2 to ring like the standard US ringtone:
go to obi expert config, then to voice service, select sp2, and change it to this:
X_ServProvProfile B
X_RingProfile   A
X_CodecProfile   A

You can add your CID http://www.listyourself.net/ListYourself/listing.jsp?ID=new
and check your CID http://who.scalling.com/411/

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1680 on: February 13, 2024, 08:46:08 PM »
Just became aware of this now, maybe it's helpful in understanding what's going on
Incoming calls work, but just realized that it doesn't recognize when I press anything

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1681 on: February 13, 2024, 08:47:04 PM »
Just became aware of this now, maybe it's helpful in understanding what's going on
Incoming calls work, but just realized that it doesn't recognize when I press anything
Have you tried plugging a different phone into the obi?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1682 on: February 13, 2024, 11:04:47 PM »
Have you tried plugging a different phone into the obi?
Yes
Not now after rebooting,  but before was having same results with different phone

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1683 on: February 14, 2024, 10:53:27 AM »
I have an obi202
As of a few days ago will not make outgoing calls.
Stays on dial tone after dialing
Any ideas

Not even ending up in a busy tone?

Just became aware of this now, maybe it's helpful in understanding what's going on
Incoming calls work, but just realized that it doesn't recognize when I press anything

When trying an outgoing call, do you hear anything at all while pressing the keys?

Can you check and assure that your phone is set to touch-tone (and not pulse) dialing?

Yes
Not now after rebooting,  but before was having same results with different phone

I think you should try again.

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« Reply #1684 on: February 14, 2024, 11:53:27 AM »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1685 on: February 14, 2024, 12:02:01 PM »
Not even ending up in a busy tone?

When trying an outgoing call, do you hear anything at all while pressing the keys?

Can you check and assure that your phone is set to touch-tone (and not pulse) dialing?

I think you should try again.

TYVM!
its working now
When i tried an old corded phone i didnt think to check that someone changed to pulse and that the old phone was also set to pulse.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1686 on: February 27, 2024, 01:49:48 PM »
Did anything physically change since the EOL on Dec 18?

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« Reply #1687 on: February 27, 2024, 02:02:15 PM »
Did anything physically change since the EOL on Dec 18?
Not yet
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1688 on: February 27, 2024, 02:20:43 PM »
Is it possible to have the device directly connected to Google and disconnect from OBiTalk so it continues working even after they choose to shut it off

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1689 on: February 27, 2024, 02:48:39 PM »
Is it possible to have the device directly connected to Google and disconnect from OBiTalk so it continues working even after they choose to shut it off

Not sure if this is paranoia but can't harm
https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1929201-Removing-your-OBi-device-from-OBiTALK-dashboard
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1690 on: March 19, 2024, 01:35:59 PM »
Seems like Callcentric doesn't automatically update the expiration date of cc on file, when it expires. Just a heads up

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« Reply #1691 on: March 19, 2024, 02:57:52 PM »
Seems like Callcentric doesn't automatically update the expiration date of cc on file, when it expires. Just a heads up
Who does??
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1692 on: March 19, 2024, 06:00:23 PM »
Who does??
All my other autopays updated on their own (besides ez pass which sent me message).

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« Reply #1693 on: March 19, 2024, 06:43:26 PM »
All my other autopays updated on their own (besides ez pass which sent me message).
Interesting, are they always in same increment?
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