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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
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1140 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 wonít call.
It rings?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1141 on: May 27, 2018, 07:23:15 PM »
It rings?
Yes. When I pick up its quiet nobody hears each other

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1142 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.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1143 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?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1144 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.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1145 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.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1146 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.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1147 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?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1148 on: May 30, 2018, 04:27:34 PM »
I've had same issue recently. Started working again tonight on its own.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1149 on: May 30, 2018, 05:35:59 PM »
wow! gonna try.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1150 on: May 31, 2018, 01:18:24 AM »
I got my issues partially resolved, not sure how, I reset it and uninstalled etc - now Iím 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?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1151 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!
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1152 on: June 03, 2018, 02:38:05 PM »
any help for obi200?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1153 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?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #1154 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.