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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 #1290 on: May 06, 2019, 09:33:02 AM »
Are The Obi110's completely dead? Tried updating, and other troubleshooting tips and nothing helped.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1291 on: May 09, 2019, 10:52:19 AM »
A lot of times while on a phone call the line gets disconnected and all I can hear is a static sound, I have OBI+ callcentric, how do I figure out what the problem is?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1292 on: May 09, 2019, 11:07:11 AM »
A lot of times while on a phone call the line gets disconnected and all I can hear is a static sound, I have OBI+ callcentric, how do I figure out what the problem is?
Open a ticket with CallCentric.

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« Reply #1293 on: May 09, 2019, 11:17:19 AM »
Open a ticket with CallCentric.
How do I know it's a CallCentric issue and not an OBI issue?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1294 on: May 09, 2019, 12:04:06 PM »
How do I know it's a CallCentric issue and not an OBI issue?
How is your internet connection?

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« Reply #1295 on: May 09, 2019, 02:32:26 PM »
How is your internet connection?
Internet connection is fine. ( I am using the Wifi adapter if that makes any difference)
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1296 on: May 09, 2019, 03:52:59 PM »
Internet connection is fine. ( I am using the Wifi adapter if that makes any difference)
If you are far from the router, that could be your issue. (If you are near the router, plug it in instead of using wifi)
If you are tech savvy you can try pinging the obi from your PC and see if you drop alot of packets...

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1297 on: May 09, 2019, 10:59:04 PM »
A lot of times while on a phone call the line gets disconnected and all I can hear is a static sound, I have OBI+ callcentric, how do I figure out what the problem is?
Incoming or outgoing?

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« Reply #1298 on: May 09, 2019, 11:06:36 PM »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1299 on: May 09, 2019, 11:34:57 PM »
Are The Obi110's completely dead? Tried updating, and other troubleshooting tips and nothing helped.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1300 on: May 09, 2019, 11:59:36 PM »
Outgoing.
you outgoing uses callcentric?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1302 on: May 11, 2019, 03:10:23 PM »
I'm using obi with gv, I have an issue every time i get an incoming call we cant hear each others only if i call back.  any advice?

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« Reply #1303 on: May 12, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
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I could buy a new one.... Looking to get this to work...
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Re: OBi Master Thread
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