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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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set up was nice and easy. works great  :)  now just going to port my number over. Thanks!!

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OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
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thanks.. i to got this in israel and just got my husband to hook it up today. was faster than i imagined and so far so good!!! cant figure out though how to call out on the phone on my israeli landline phone- i can get incoming calls from google voice and my israeli land line- but cant figure out how to call out... thanks for the advice from here about obi- really truly amazing...

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This is going on sale today on Amazon @ 11 AM PST. It's one of Amazon's Lighting Deals
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

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OBi110 Voice Service Bridge for $49.99 (Similar to Ooma but works with Google Vo
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This is going on sale today on Amazon @ 11 AM PST. It's one of Amazon's Lighting Deals
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?

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What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?

Buy it and return the new one with the old ones label... Thats what a rep told me once when there was a price match... They only price match on TV's

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Try chatting with them and ask if they would really rather return/rebuy than do a price adjustment.

Works nearly every time.
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Only $6.50 off  :( . How do I chat with them?

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does amex spg give price adjustments?

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What's amazon policy with this if I just bought it. Will they match me? If not would the ink bold price match work?

Speaking from experience,  IB should have no prob price matching.
I recently purchased an item at target. A couple of days later I found the same item for a lower price on Amazon. 
. . . Just spoke to enhancement services,  check was mailed  out today.  :)

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Speaking from experience,  IB should have no prob price matching.
I recently purchased an item at target. A couple of days later I found the same item for a lower price on Amazon. 
. . . Just spoke to enhancement services,  check was mailed  out today.  :)

even though it's a limited supply/time deal?

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even though it's a limited supply/time deal?

How would they know that?
It says that on the web page?

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Try chatting with them and ask if they would really rather return/rebuy than do a price adjustment.

Works nearly every time.

Thanks! just got $10 amazon credit  :) Think it's still fair for me to call chase?  ;)

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I just recived this email from OBI

“Ring” in the New Year Holiday Special – OBi110 for $44.88  Sale Ends on Sunday (12/25)!
Use Coupon Code: “OBIGREAT” at Amazon.com checkout.
The OBi110 VoIP telephone adapter is now on-sale for $44.88 OBi110 from Amazon (with Free Shipping).  Use the OBi110 device to set-up a super-low-cost (or free*) VoIP service with your broadband Internet router and any regular home telephone.  Select the link and use coupon code, “OBIGREAT” at checkout on Amazon.com.

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Is this this possible to be done in a home that doesn't have internet?

 If not, wats the least expensive internet plan avail that would be sufficient enough for this service to work?
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Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #156 on: December 24, 2011, 08:01:52 PM »
Anyone with a deal on good cheap cordless? (Dan's is no longer $15)

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Re: Re: OBi 110 question!!!
« Reply #157 on: December 24, 2011, 10:33:24 PM »
Anyone with a deal on good cheap cordless? (Dan's is no longer $15)
I believe this is the newer version of the one Dan posted.
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heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

k so I filled out the port form before the weekend and now when I try calling out from my house phone it still works but when you try calling the number it says it has been changed or disconnected. any ideas or should I just call pp tech support tomorrow?

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heres a landline to GV port demo;

Port your existing landline to PP for free through their website
select I want to port my existing number
Then fill out the port form and wait a couple of days for it to go through

After the port completes you should have an active PP line with 2 dollars credit in the account DON'T WASTE IT!! you'll need it to accept the call to verify the GV port

once the port is complete you can initiate the GV port verify the number and that should do it

All ported over and good to go :)

Thanks smurf!!