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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 #1580 on: March 29, 2022, 10:52:02 PM »
Possible that the Obi device has a call forwarding phone number set in it for when no answer after set amount of secs?
Not that I'm aware of. Any idea how to check? I don't see it in obitalk.com
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« Reply #1581 on: March 29, 2022, 10:54:39 PM »
Not that I'm aware of. Any idea how to check? I don't see it in obitalk.com
check https://voice.google.com/settings
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« Reply #1582 on: March 29, 2022, 10:55:46 PM »
call forwarding in google voice is off. under My Devices, Web is disabled and only ObiTalk is enabled for "turn on the devices you want to answer calls on", and forwarding to my linked # is set to off
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« Reply #1583 on: March 29, 2022, 10:57:03 PM »
I also do not get the email about a missed call when this happens, even though that's turned on
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1584 on: March 29, 2022, 11:03:43 PM »
Not that I'm aware of. Any idea how to check? I don't see it in obitalk.com
I'm not closely familiar with it, but isn't there a Web GUI login to the device when you go to the local IP of the device?

Or maybe try dialing on it *73 that is sometimes the code to the disable call forwarding.

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« Reply #1585 on: March 29, 2022, 11:04:42 PM »
I'm not closely familiar with it, but isn't there a Web GUI login to the device when you go to the local IP of the device?

Or maybe try dialing on it *73 that is sometimes the code to the disable call forwarding.
There is, I logged in to it but don't understand most of what's there.

Will try *73

ETA: *73 did not help
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1586 on: March 29, 2022, 11:06:34 PM »
the web gui has something called CallForwardOnNoAnswerEnable which is checked. Think I should try turning it off?
CallForwardOnNoAnswerNumber is set to SP1(928), whatever that means
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« Reply #1587 on: March 29, 2022, 11:07:50 PM »
the web gui has something called CallForwardOnNoAnswerEnable which is checked. Think I should try turning it off?
CallForwardOnNoAnswerNumber is set to SP1(928), whatever that means
Yeah, most likely that is it.

Turn it Off (can't hurt, you can turn it On anytime.)

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« Reply #1588 on: March 29, 2022, 11:12:09 PM »
Yeah, most likely that is it.

Turn it Off (can't hurt, you can turn it On anytime.)
THAT FIXED IT!
Thank you!!

I looked through the manual and it said *63 will turn it off so I went that route. I wonder how it got turned on! This has been going on for months...
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1589 on: March 29, 2022, 11:15:20 PM »
https://support.polycom.com/content/dam/polycom-support/products/voice/voip-adapters/user/en/poly-obi3-obi5-ag.pdf
my source

I don't even know if it's for my version of obi but that's what googling "CallForwardOnNoAnswerEnable" found me
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1590 on: May 09, 2022, 12:29:02 AM »
Anyone ever get the message "the number you dialed has not received a response from the service provider" when dialing some numbers?

A Google search confirms that this is indeed a common error unique to the OBi-GV scheme.

Anyone ever had this and has a solution that worked?
(before I try my next call to OBi to wait on hold until I'm no longer able to hang around, and hang up)

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1591 on: May 25, 2022, 04:27:55 PM »
I lost my Obi talk. Anyone know what the equivalent voip that works with google voice. Hard to find an obi talk for normal price.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1592 on: June 12, 2022, 12:36:47 PM »
Why am I not getting beeps while on the phone? Only see missed calls in Google voice.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1593 on: July 04, 2022, 04:14:07 PM »
Hi all!

I am trying to port someone's usa landline to google voice. Is the only way to do this with Page plus (in WIKI)? Can it work with an unlocked phone with a Airvoice sim card? Airvoice said they can not port from a landline.
They are leaving soon so in case they do not manage to get it done, can they ask their provider (AT&T) to hold on to their number or something?
Do they need to be at the landline in order to port it over to PagePlus?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1594 on: July 07, 2022, 12:45:12 PM »
Hi all!

I am trying to port someone's usa landline to google voice. Is the only way to do this with Page plus (in WIKI)? Can it work with an unlocked phone with a Airvoice sim card? Airvoice said they can not port from a landline.
They are leaving soon so in case they do not manage to get it done, can they ask their provider (AT&T) to hold on to their number or something?
Do they need to be at the landline in order to port it over to PagePlus?

TIA!!
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1595 on: July 07, 2022, 11:26:34 PM »
Hi all!

I am trying to port someone's usa landline to google voice. Is the only way to do this with Page plus (in WIKI)? Can it work with an unlocked phone with a Airvoice sim card? Airvoice said they can not port from a landline.
They are leaving soon so in case they do not manage to get it done, can they ask their provider (AT&T) to hold on to their number or something?
Do they need to be at the landline in order to port it over to PagePlus?

TIA!!
Port it to any cellphone provider that ports from landline

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« Reply #1596 on: July 10, 2022, 09:07:35 AM »
Port it to any cellphone provider that ports from landline
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1597 on: July 20, 2022, 08:28:00 AM »
Anyone ever get the message "the number you dialed has not received a response from the service provider" when dialing some numbers?

A Google search confirms that this is indeed a common error unique to the OBi-GV scheme.

Anyone ever had this and has a solution that worked?
(before I try my next call to OBi to wait on hold until I'm no longer able to hang around, and hang up)
I'm having a similar issue. Were you able to resolve this?

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1598 on: July 20, 2022, 07:35:07 PM »
Usually, IME, unplugging and replugging the power cord of the obi box resets it and it works properly again.
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« Reply #1599 on: July 29, 2022, 03:01:18 PM »
Does the new obi300 series work with google voice If not what service is it for? Is it worth it to buy a obi200 now for google voice or it will stop working soon?