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

You can switch your current landline number into a Google Voice account to retain your phone number on a free Obi phone line.
To port your landline to GV:
  • Get ahold of an old Page Plus or Verizon cell phone that isn't being used. Port your existing landline to Page Plus for free through their website.
  • Fill out the port form and put in your landline number and the old PP cell phone's ESN or MEID number (from under the battery) and wait a couple of days for it to go through. You will know that the port is complete, when dialing your landline rings on the cell phone.
  • Once the account is active, buy $10 worth of minutes from PagePlus in order to receive the verification call from GV.
  • Now you can initiate the GV port. It's a good idea to open a new Gmail account. You can then setup all emails that come to that account (all the voicemails notifications) to be forwarded to your main Gmail account. Login to GV from the new account and port in your number. It will cost $20, and you will get an email when the port to GV is complete.
Using the above method will only have incoming Caller ID numbers, not names. If you want names as well, follow these steps:
  • Go to https://www.callcentric.com/, click Products, then click the yellow Get A Number button next to Free Phone Number.
  • Use the tool on the left to pick an area code, then order the number. It 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 #1245 on: December 17, 2018, 02:43:14 AM »
would this work if my source of internet is a verizon MiFi? (i also have a router laying around, if that can be of help)

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« Reply #1246 on: December 17, 2018, 08:57:20 AM »
would this work if my source of internet is a verizon MiFi? (i also have a router laying around, if that can be of help)

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1247 on: December 17, 2018, 03:12:59 PM »

Sorry if I wasn't clear enough. I wanted to know if I can connect my router to get wifi from my hotspot, so that I can then plug my obi into the router? just trying to save $25 on that wifi piece

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« Reply #1248 on: December 17, 2018, 03:21:22 PM »
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough. I wanted to know if I can connect my router to get wifi from my hotspot, so that I can then plug my obi into the router? just trying to save $25 on that wifi piece
Sure if you buy wifi extender with ethernet port

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« Reply #1249 on: December 17, 2018, 03:29:54 PM »
Sure if you buy wifi extender with ethernet port
(i also have a router laying around, if that can be of help)
this router
would this work?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1250 on: December 17, 2018, 04:20:48 PM »
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough. I wanted to know if I can connect my router to get wifi from my hotspot, so that I can then plug my obi into the router? just trying to save $25 on that wifi piece

So you have a Wifi router that you want to use in a way that the router connects to the internet over Wifi and you connect to the router via ethernet?

The ability to do that depends on whether your router firmware will allow such a setup. If the built-in firmware doesn't allow for it, you might be able to install custom firmware such as DD-WRT and do that. But unless you are really technically knowledgeable (I am guessing that not) this will be very time consuming, and could potentially brick your hardware. (Tech term for rendering hardware useless). So I'm not sure that it's worth the effort for you.
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« Reply #1252 on: December 17, 2018, 07:41:12 PM »
Should work
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So you have a Wifi router that you want to use in a way that the router connects to the internet over Wifi and you connect to the router via ethernet?

The ability to do that depends on whether your router firmware will allow such a setup. If the built-in firmware doesn't allow for it, you might be able to install custom firmware such as DD-WRT and do that. But unless you are really technically knowledgeable (I am guessing that not) this will be very time consuming, and could potentially brick your hardware. (Tech term for rendering hardware useless). So I'm not sure that it's worth the effort for you.
i have a basic tech understanding (like knowing what brick means ;) )
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1253 on: December 18, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
Any recommendations for a decently priced headset that works well it Obi 1062?

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« Reply #1255 on: January 18, 2019, 02:21:47 PM »
OBI Down?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1257 on: January 20, 2019, 10:26:52 PM »
can you keep your landline number with callcentric? or this is the pro for GV?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1258 on: January 21, 2019, 06:45:37 AM »
can you keep your landline number with callcentric? or this is the pro for GV?
You can port some numbers to callcentric. They have a tool to check your number http://blog.callcentric.com/2014/05/walkthrough-porting-to-callcentric/ . The benefit of google voice is it's free if you don't need CID names.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1259 on: January 31, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »
What is the easiest method nowadays to port a landline to GV?
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