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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 #1365 on: December 24, 2019, 01:03:45 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.
Were you able to figure this out?

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« Reply #1366 on: December 24, 2019, 01:18:31 AM »
Were you able to figure this out?
I remember using tello. Although I don't remember what I used as a pin or if they needed one. I can try to look up any emails I got to get more info
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« Reply #1367 on: December 24, 2019, 02:58:07 PM »
I remember using tello. Although I don't remember what I used as a pin or if they needed one. I can try to look up any emails I got to get more info
Would be great if you could check, tnx.

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« Reply #1368 on: December 24, 2019, 06:29:53 PM »
Would be great if you could check, tnx.
I sent them a message about my port in. They replied that I didn't use a pin/it wasn't required
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« Reply #1369 on: December 26, 2019, 09:20:04 PM »
I sent them a message about my port in. They replied that I didn't use a pin/it wasn't required
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« Reply #1370 on: December 26, 2019, 09:27:44 PM »
Awesome tnx
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1371 on: February 20, 2020, 11:22:47 AM »
can i use my obi with a smartphone as a hotspot?
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« Reply #1372 on: March 02, 2020, 11:14:35 PM »
Enjoy googles free service until the day comes that they decide to shut you down with no explanation or prior warning, google shut my google voice service as of today in the morning

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« Reply #1373 on: March 02, 2020, 11:54:14 PM »
Enjoy googles free service until the day comes that they decide to shut you down with no explanation or prior warning, google shut my google voice service as of today in the morning
I had the same. I was able to submit a ticket if I recall and was reopened a day or two later
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« Reply #1374 on: March 02, 2020, 11:58:07 PM »
Did they give you a reason why they shut it down.

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« Reply #1375 on: March 03, 2020, 12:00:45 AM »
Did they give you a reason why they shut it down.
No, and when I submitted that I wrote that I wasn't aware of any policies I had violated but I was sorry anyway if I had
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« Reply #1376 on: March 03, 2020, 12:02:23 AM »
Did they give you a reason why they shut it down.
The Google Account *****@gmail.com is now disabled. It looks like it was being used in a way that violated Google's policies.

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« Reply #1377 on: March 03, 2020, 06:53:31 AM »
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Hello,

We have reviewed your request and have determined that your use of Google Voice is in compliance with our Google Voice Policies. Your Google Voice service has been reinstated and will be accessible soon.

If you have any further questions, please consult the Google Voice Help Center.

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But a day without service, not to exciting

what triggered this?

my wife redialed a couple of times

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To prevent abuse of the service, Google Voice will block certain calling or text messaging behavior that looks like spam.  These behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
Making many outbound telephone calls of short duration
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1378 on: March 03, 2020, 12:56:01 PM »
We have 8 phone jacks in the house, how do i make them all work with obi and GV? we have 2 phone numbers currently with optimum in brooklyn
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« Reply #1379 on: March 03, 2020, 02:15:48 PM »
We have 8 phone jacks in the house, how do i make them all work with obi and GV?
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I never actually tested it but I was told on here a while ago that if you plug the obi into one of the phone jacks of your house all the rest will be connected also.
we have 2 phone numbers currently with optimum in brooklyn
therefore?
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