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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 110
« Reply #615 on: January 02, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
if i wanted to port 2 landline numbers i get i need to buy a sim first. but can u do it on 1 google voice account? is it easy to set up the obi 202 with 2 numbers?

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« Reply #616 on: January 02, 2015, 11:31:40 AM »
Need some advice with cc. When I get a beep and press flash theres an automated menu instead of going right to the call I have to then press 1 any fix? Also how do I make my name come up on CID when calling out? TIA!

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #617 on: January 27, 2015, 12:02:18 PM »
I bought the Obi 100 and ordered a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card thinking that I had an unlocked phone that it could be used in. However, my unlocked phone is dead and not working. I have an old Sprint Blackberry but that is all, so I don't think it will work. Any ideas as to what I should do? Order a phone for $20 or is there a better method out there?

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« Reply #618 on: January 28, 2015, 08:00:44 PM »
Can u get an inactive page plus phone for a few days?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #619 on: January 28, 2015, 09:21:02 PM »
Can u get an inactive page plus phone for a few days?

Not familiar. Does it work with t-mobile?

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« Reply #620 on: January 28, 2015, 11:12:59 PM »
Not familiar. Does it work with t-mobile?
Doubtful.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #621 on: February 08, 2015, 09:55:39 AM »
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #622 on: February 08, 2015, 12:29:10 PM »
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.
Do you have that problem no matter whose internet you use or is it only when you plug it in to a specific router? If the latter, you may need to adjust firewall settings that are blocking packets from getting through.
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« Reply #623 on: February 08, 2015, 12:45:04 PM »
What do I do it my obi/google voice isn't working? It rings but when you pick up there is no audio on either end.
Are you in Israel?  Rimon has to fix firewall issues.  Router also may require tuning (disabling SIP ALG, etc).
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #624 on: February 08, 2015, 06:43:09 PM »
Do you have that problem no matter whose internet you use or is it only when you plug it in to a specific router? If the latter, you may need to adjust firewall settings that are blocking packets from getting through.
using comcast. It worked in the past not sure what changed.
Are you in Israel?  Rimon has to fix firewall issues.  Router also may require tuning (disabling SIP ALG, etc).
nope. States.

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« Reply #625 on: February 08, 2015, 07:13:27 PM »
using comcast. It worked in the past not sure what changed. nope. States.
Did you go through the steps they outline for people with these issues?
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« Reply #626 on: February 08, 2015, 09:17:24 PM »
Did you go through the steps they outline for people with these issues?
Where can I find that?

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« Reply #628 on: February 18, 2015, 08:55:32 AM »
Where can I find that?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #629 on: February 27, 2015, 02:14:25 AM »
Is there a way to activate a page plus phone without paying for a plan? It doesnt seem to work on their website although it seems a little buggy right now.
Also is pageplus still the best way to port a landline number?