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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 #1530 on: January 18, 2021, 11:36:58 PM »
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« Reply #1531 on: January 18, 2021, 11:50:16 PM »
https://www.newegg.com/polycom/p/0H9-00MX-00051

 Can anyone confirm here that used the USB Wi-Fi stick to work the same as wired internet for the obi?

 Meaning was it choppy when using the USB?

 Obviously I'm talking where you have good Wi-Fi coverage.

 If I want to be able to put the main handset base on my kitchen counter, i would need to use the USB. Vs dragging a Ethernet cable across country from my modem as that's the closets vs a router.
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« Reply #1532 on: January 19, 2021, 02:53:25 PM »
https://www.newegg.com/polycom/p/0H9-00MX-00051

 Can anyone confirm here that used the USB Wi-Fi stick to work the same as wired internet for the obi?

 Meaning was it choppy when using the USB?

 Obviously I'm talking where you have good Wi-Fi coverage.

 If I want to be able to put the main handset base on my kitchen counter, i would need to use the USB. Vs dragging a Ethernet cable across country from my modem as that's the closets vs a router.

You should also consider Ethernet over powerline.

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« Reply #1533 on: January 20, 2021, 02:44:35 AM »
You should also consider Ethernet over powerline.
I'm not sure what you saying?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1534 on: January 20, 2021, 01:07:57 PM »
I'm not sure what you saying?
They're relatively uncommon in use but it's a useful thing. It makes a wired ethernet connection from your modem/router to wherever you want in your house (more or less) using the power lines in your house to connect the two powerline adapters.

I have a pair if you'd like, you can borrow them to test it out



All you do is plug it in a outlet (preferably not a extension cord/surge protector) plug a ethernet cable into your router and one adapter. Then plug the second one near where you want the obi and connect via ethernet.

Also if you have a telephone jack near your router then plug in the obi there and connect the telephone jack to that outlet. It will give service to any telephone jack in your house.
That's what I did in my house and it works perfectly

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« Reply #1535 on: January 20, 2021, 04:56:33 PM »
Do you mind showing me a picture of what it looks like or a link to it somewhere online?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1536 on: January 20, 2021, 07:46:48 PM »
Do you mind showing me a picture of what it looks like or a link to it somewhere online?
https://www.ebay.com/p/1500004847 there's a picture in his post

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« Reply #1537 on: January 22, 2021, 01:55:18 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/p/1500004847 there's a picture in his post
You have to sync these with the WiFi?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1538 on: January 22, 2021, 01:56:38 PM »
You have to sync these with the WiFi?
Nope. It's non wifi related ethernet? Yes. Wifi? No.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1542 on: February 21, 2021, 10:49:43 AM »
Hey guys. I purchased the OBI I200  the other day as was really excited that I could finally get a phone line in my office which I rent, which has no cell service.  My issue that I discovered this morning is that according the manual the OBI box needs to be plugged into the router. I do not have access to the router. Can this somehow still work or connect to a wifi extender port?
thank you in advanced for any tips

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1543 on: February 21, 2021, 10:55:28 AM »
Hey guys. I purchased the OBI I200  the other day as was really excited that I could finally get a phone line in my office which I rent, which has no cell service.  My issue that I discovered this morning is that according the manual the OBI box needs to be plugged into the router. I do not have access to the router. Can this somehow still work or connect to a wifi extender port?
thank you in advanced for any tips

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« Reply #1544 on: February 21, 2021, 11:04:53 AM »
Can this somehow still work or connect to a wifi extender port?
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