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

You can switch your current landline number into a Google Voice account to retain your phone number on a free Obi phone line.
To port your landline to GV:
  • Get ahold of an old Page Plus or Verizon cell phone that isn't being used. Port your existing landline to Page Plus for free through their website.
  • Fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the old PP cell phone's ESN or MEID number (from under the battery) and wait a couple of days for it to go through. You will know that the port is complete, when dialing your landline rings on the cell phone.
  • Once the account is active, buy $10 worth of minutes from PagePlus in order to receive the verification call from GV.
  • Now you can initiate the GV port. It's a good idea to open a new Gmail account. You can then setup all emails that come to that account (all the voicemails notifications) to be forwarded to your main Gmail account. Login to GV from the new account and port in your number. It will cost $20, and you will get an email when the port to GV is complete.
Using the above method will only have incoming Caller ID numbers, not names. If you want names as well, follow these steps:
  • Go to, 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, 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).
or this for a $5 one time fee.

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$12/year$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
and check your CID

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1545 on: February 21, 2021, 11:07:20 AM »

without buying an extra accessory?

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« Reply #1546 on: February 21, 2021, 11:12:34 AM »
without buying an extra accessory?
It should work to connect to the ethernet port on the extender. (Dependent on the extender)

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1547 on: February 21, 2021, 04:19:20 PM »
3 new available on ebay $39.99 + fs
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  Bought them all, but received a mix of devices.
 Don't remember, but what's the difference between the 202 and 212?

 I guess the pics in his eBay post are from a different box, as the two boxes that don't have the tape are 212, and the 202 is sealed as you can see on the top.


Seems like I'll be returning the two 212 as I have no use for those, while I would rather have two ports than to tap into my home phone.
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« Reply #1548 on: February 21, 2021, 08:46:51 PM »
Anyone have experience of device not allowing itself to be added, call goes thru but doesn't load into system?
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« Reply #1549 on: February 22, 2021, 11:47:02 PM »
Anyone have experience of device not allowing itself to be added, call goes thru but doesn't load into system?
Figured it out, basically needed to call a few times until it loaded.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1550 on: Today at 07:05:12 PM »
I use gv with obi for most of my calls, but some calls i route thru localphone, lately some of the call ae getting dropped after a few seconds.

after back and forth with localphone for a few weeks they replied this:


Looking at the calls trace I set up, we are sending you the 200OK which means to say the call has connected, but your device does not return the acknowledgement, which it should. Our system keeps sending the 200OK, waiting for a response. When it does not get one after a few tries it drops the call.

This could be down to the device itself or your firewall. Can you try setting up your device outside your network and also try using a different device or smartphone application and see if you have the same problems.

The 200 OK we send to your IP

U 2021/04/13 04:49:32.641114 ->
SIP/2.0 200 OK.
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP;branch=z9hG4bK-7fef979f;rport=5083.
Record-Route: <sip:;lr;ftag=lp-2k9-601b5d53-000011ac-00021611Rd1ed69c0.a>,<sip:;lr=on>,<sip:;lr=on;ftag=SP425eff805f7d7d2f8;an=YWJjRExFMDwzJSgvOj00ZUVZOjwxMWNSYGpNJyor>.
Call-ID: 685953cd4c73fd67@
CSeq: 8002 INVITE.
From: <>;tag=SP425eff805f7d7d2f8.
To: <>;tag=lp-2k9-601b5d53-000011ac-00021611Rd1ed69c0.b.
Content-Length: 195.
Supported: resource-priority, siprec, 100rel.
Contact: <sip:;did=d65.2dbd72c1>.
Content-Type: application/sdp.
Server: DC-SIP/2.0.
Organization: MetaSwitch.
Allow-Events: message-summary, refer, dialog, line-seize, presence, call-info, as-feature-event, calling-name.
Accept-Encoding: identity.
Accept: application/sdp, application/simple-message-summary, message/sipfrag, application/isup, application/x-simple-call-service-info, multipart/mixed, application/broadsoft, application/hook-flash, application/vq-rtcpxr, application/med
ia_control+xml,text/plain, application/x-as-feature-event+xml, application/vnd.telekom.service_indication+xml, application/calling-name-info.
o=- 39750901351458 39750901351458 IN IP4
c=IN IP4
t=0 0.
m=audio 62754 RTP/AVP 0 101.
a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/80

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Any way to fix this?