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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 #1340 on: July 23, 2019, 11:51:27 AM »
Not a massive deal, but if you need it anyways, $54 is a good buy. (it's a long time since it was cheaper then this)

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1341 on: July 31, 2019, 08:37:19 PM »
I am receiving incoming calls with my Obi/GV but for some reason when I pick up the phone I can't hear anything neither can the guy who called me. Any idea what the problem can be?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1342 on: August 01, 2019, 04:24:40 PM »
I am receiving incoming calls with my Obi/GV but for some reason when I pick up the phone I can't hear anything neither can the guy who called me. Any idea what the problem can be?
Power cycle the router and obi

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1343 on: August 03, 2019, 11:11:45 PM »
Not a massive deal, but if you need it anyways, $54 is a good buy. (it's a long time since it was cheaper then this)

https://amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007D930YO/?condition=new&sa-no-redirect=1/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
It's $69.99 now.

Is there any place to get cheaper? Or just wait for it to go on sale?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1344 on: August 03, 2019, 11:39:31 PM »
It's $69.99 now.

Is there any place to get cheaper? Or just wait for it to go on sale?
Newegg. They just had it on sale for 40 now it's 50

Oh actually this is the 200
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1345 on: October 10, 2019, 03:09:36 PM »
Does anyone know what this means and how to fix it?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1346 on: October 25, 2019, 05:14:16 PM »
Porting land line from  optimum to UltaraMobile > GV, UltraMobile is asking for the optimum account pin number and Optimum does not have PIN numbers, any ideas? GISMYF (Google is not my friend)

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1347 on: October 27, 2019, 12:09:46 AM »
Porting land line from  optimum to UltaraMobile > GV, UltraMobile is asking for the optimum account pin number and Optimum does not have PIN numbers, any ideas? GISMYF (Google is not my friend)
Put 1234 or anything random as a try (if Optimum really doesn't have PINs this should go through.) If it fails you'd have to call Optimum for a PIN.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1348 on: October 27, 2019, 12:12:10 AM »

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1349 on: November 03, 2019, 12:11:07 AM »
I bought the OBI302, and when setting it up I found out that it doesn't support google voice.

Is there a workaround/software update? Or I need to return it and buy the 202?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1350 on: November 03, 2019, 01:18:59 AM »
I bought the OBI302, and when setting it up I found out that it doesn't support google voice.

Is there a workaround/software update? Or I need to return it and buy the 202?
There's a workaround http://www.obifirmware.com/ but if you can exchange it I would recommend that route
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1351 on: November 03, 2019, 07:59:25 PM »
There's a workaround http://www.obifirmware.com/ but if you can exchange it I would recommend that route
Thanks. Returned it, and bought the 202.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1352 on: November 03, 2019, 08:01:16 PM »
When I set up gv, it required me to enter a forwarding number.
I can now make outgoing calls, but when I call the gv number (incoming call) , it rings on my cell phone and not the land-line. How do I undo the forward? It's a gv setting?

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« Reply #1353 on: November 03, 2019, 08:05:20 PM »
When I set up gv, it required me to enter a forwarding number.
I can now make outgoing calls, but when I call the gv number (incoming call) , it rings on my cell phone and not the land-line. How do I undo the forward? It's a gv setting?
Disregard. Unlinked in gv settings.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1354 on: November 13, 2019, 04:57:54 PM »
Hi

When getting a Goggle Voice number for Obi 200 it asks for a forwarding number? If I donít have another home phone number how do I obtain this number? Is there a free option as Iím only using it for a forward for GV?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1355 on: November 14, 2019, 12:20:33 AM »
Best way to transfer an opitmum land line to GV? attempted with ultra-mobile sim card, but that requires an optimum pin and Optimum does not provide pins, tried using 1234 as a pin with ultra mobile and does not work.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1356 on: November 14, 2019, 07:02:14 AM »
Best way to transfer an opitmum land line to GV? attempted with ultra-mobile sim card, but that requires an optimum pin and Optimum does not provide pins, tried using 1234 as a pin with ultra mobile and does not work.
Call optimum and ask them what do use as a pin when porting out

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1357 on: November 20, 2019, 11:03:45 AM »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1358 on: December 14, 2019, 10:12:10 PM »
Hoping someone can help. I am trying to set up callcentric and google voice is not recognizing the callcentric number I received as a valid number to call. It automatically formats the callcentric number as 1 (area code) xxx-xxxx and says fails to recognize.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1359 on: December 14, 2019, 11:24:46 PM »
It seems like callcentric is no longer free. Their free phone number is now dollar unlimited for 1$ a month. Can anyone confirm and change the wiki?