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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 #1395 on: April 03, 2020, 12:46:19 AM »
? never heard of it

Thank You!! I didn't know such a thing exists
I have 3 different phone providers for outgoing on my obi (depending to which destination, calls always get routed thru cheapest provider), & all caller ID's are the same, no one even knows that I'm using 3 providers

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1396 on: April 03, 2020, 12:54:22 AM »
I have 3 different phone providers for outgoing on my obi (depending to which destination, calls always get routed thru cheapest provider), & all caller ID's are the same, no one even knows that I'm using 3 providers
mind elaborating

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1397 on: April 06, 2020, 02:47:21 PM »
is there any way to continuously auto-redial a busy number until connected using obi? *66 doesn't work.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1398 on: April 06, 2020, 04:15:58 PM »
is there any way to continuously auto-redial a busy number until connected using obi? *66 doesn't work.
I found this:

Copyright 2010 Obihai Technology, Inc.

OBi Star Code Features

OBi Star Code Enabled Features Apply to All Voice Services
*05 Redial Last Called Number Until Ring or Answer (Periodically)
*06 Cancel the Last Repeat Dial Request

*07 Redial
*69 Call Return
*81 Block Caller ID (Persistent Mode)
*82 Unblock Caller ID (Persistent Mode)
*67 Block Caller ID (One Time)
*68 Unblock Caller ID (One Time)
*72 Call Forward All (Enter Number + #)
*73 Disable Call Forward All
*60 Call Forward on Busy (Enter Number + #)
*61 Disable Call Forward in Busy
*62 Call Forward on No Answer (Enter Number + #)
*63 Disable Call Forward No Answer
*77 Block Anonymous Calls
*87 Unblock Anonymous Calls
*56 Enable Call Waiting
*57 Disable Call Waiting
*78 Do Not Disturb - Turn On
*79 Do Not Disturb – Disable
*74 Speed Dial Set-Up (Enter SD No. [1-99] then Tel No. + #) ∞
*75 Speed Dial Read-Back (Enter SD No.)
*03 Called OBi Will Loopback Media
*04 Called OBi Will Loopback RTP Packets
*4711 Use G711 Only on the Next Outbound Call
*4729 Use G729 Only on the Next Outbound Call
∞ Be careful with the Speed Dial Set-Up as this will conflict with the Speed Dials
set-up on the OBiTALK portal. The Speed Dials that are set-up on the OBiTALK
portal will always overwrite anything set-up via the phone connected to the OBi.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1399 on: April 18, 2020, 09:42:41 PM »
Has the obi202 been discontinued? It's still listed here https://www.obitalk.com/info/products but I can't find it in stock anywhere.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1400 on: April 18, 2020, 09:48:45 PM »
Has the obi202 been discontinued? It's still listed here https://www.obitalk.com/info/products but I can't find it in stock anywhere.
Seems like it was bought or rebranded by polycom. Still out of stock though 😣.

https://www.polycom.com/voice-conferencing-solutions/voip-adapters/obi202.html

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1401 on: April 19, 2020, 04:38:35 AM »
I have 3 different phone providers for outgoing on my obi (depending to which destination, calls always get routed thru cheapest provider), & all caller ID's are the same, no one even knows that I'm using 3 providers
mind elaborating
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1402 on: April 19, 2020, 10:19:41 AM »
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1403 on: April 19, 2020, 11:05:34 AM »
Is Obi100 totally dead? I'm trying to get mine back up and running with Google Voice after a long period of not using it and I can't seem to get it to connect properly.

ETA: And if it is in fact totally not compatible, is there a free option that is still compatible?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1404 on: April 19, 2020, 12:21:27 PM »
Has the obi202 been discontinued? It's still listed here https://www.obitalk.com/info/products but I can't find it in stock anywhere.
Maybe this? https://www.newegg.com/polycom-2200-49522-001-accessories/p/N82E16833617016

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1406 on: April 19, 2020, 01:57:11 PM »
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UPDATE:

As of today, April 8th, Google Voice engineering found and corrected a network problem that is believed to have been causing the 15 minute disconnects.

If you still experience this (as of right now or in the future), please post over on the Google Voice help forum, so we can work with you and Google Voice engineering to further analyze the issue.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1407 on: April 19, 2020, 08:58:20 PM »
I need a new power cable for an Obi200. Anyone happen to have a link to one that works?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1408 on: April 21, 2020, 12:53:21 PM »
Looking to buy OBI 202 for Google voice. I can only find it a neweagg for $95. I'm willing to buy used. If someone wants to sell me one of theirs please PM me

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« Reply #1409 on: April 21, 2020, 12:59:06 PM »
On the OBI 202 You can have four lines but there are only two telephone ports. Is there a way that all four lines can be used at the same time? My children have teleconferencing for school now and they overlap.