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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 doesn’t have to be something memorable, because no one will ever have to dial it.
  • When it asks if you’re 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 you’re not using Callcentric, you have to set up SP3 in Obi settings to point to your E911 provider’s 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 #1260 on: February 10, 2019, 02:26:43 AM »
What is the easiest method nowadays to port a landline to GV?
I bought an AT&T Prepaid SIM card for 99¢ plus tax, free shipping, and ported to that. It took a few minutes and a phone call to a person because the automated activation did not go smoothly.

After my number was ported to AT&T Prepaid, I started the process of porting to Google Voice. This port took exactly 24 hours for them to complete, and cost me $20.

You need to have a suitable GSM phone to complete the activation/port to AT&T. I think you may also need it to receive a verification text or call when porting out from AT&T to Google Voice.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1261 on: March 03, 2019, 05:51:50 PM »
It happened a few time, I can't use GV through OBI. I went onto OBI and it has this error "Connect Failed: No Response;Token Error"

Any help.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1262 on: March 03, 2019, 06:37:19 PM »
It happened a few time, I can't use GV through OBI. I went onto OBI and it has this error "Connect Failed: No Response;Token Error"

Any help.
tried this? https://www.google.com/search?q=Connect+Failed%3A+No+Response%3BToken+error
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1263 on: March 07, 2019, 12:25:52 AM »
My obi stopped receiving calls, I see that in callcentric I haven't received any calls since 2/28, even though the GV has received tens, what do I do?

https://my.callcentric.com/tt_open.php

Seems like callcentric free number plan has been discontinued. What is everyone doing?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 12:46:20 AM by Baruch »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1264 on: March 07, 2019, 02:39:46 AM »
My obi stopped receiving calls, I see that in callcentric I haven't received any calls since 2/28, even though the GV has received tens, what do I do?

https://my.callcentric.com/tt_open.php

Seems like callcentric free number plan has been discontinued. What is everyone doing?
$1 a month

Callcentric:
In short, these changes have transformed what initially started as a value-added service for the BYOD Community into an untenable burden on our company’s resources. As a result, we’ve been forced to make the difficult decision to discontinue our popular Free Phone Number Service on February 28, 2019.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1265 on: April 07, 2019, 03:00:09 PM »
how can I fax my fax stopped working?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1266 on: April 07, 2019, 05:29:00 PM »
how can I fax my fax stopped working?
Did you sign up $1 month plan?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1267 on: April 07, 2019, 05:47:38 PM »
from where?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1268 on: April 07, 2019, 08:50:34 PM »
from where?
Sorry lets take a step back, what service do you use to receive the fax, OBI fax? ?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1269 on: April 07, 2019, 09:00:33 PM »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1270 on: April 07, 2019, 09:08:05 PM »
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I was assuming you're using callcentric, so you're back to square one
how can I fax my fax stopped working?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1271 on: April 07, 2019, 09:41:48 PM »
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Simonics GVGW was discontinued a number of months ago.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1272 on: April 07, 2019, 11:11:58 PM »
so what can I do?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1273 on: April 07, 2019, 11:20:37 PM »
so what can I do?

Open an account with CallCentric or LocalPhone and get a phone number with them. Both of them cost $1/month. Outgoing costs $0.005/minute with LocalPhone or $0.02/minute with CallCentric.

Or get an OBi200 or OBi202 and use it with Google Voice.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1274 on: April 08, 2019, 09:19:19 PM »
My obi stopped receiving calls, I see that in callcentric I haven't received any calls since 2/28, even though the GV has received tens, what do I do?

https://my.callcentric.com/tt_open.php

Seems like callcentric free number plan has been discontinued. What is everyone doing?
i have the exact same issue, I figured it had to do with callcentric so i deleted callcentric from OBI & deleted the forwarding # from GV but my phone still wont get incoming calls,

any ideas?


ETA: switched my GV to the legacy site, clicked on forward calls to OBI device & that did the trick
« Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 09:35:46 PM by efflpetzel »