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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 #675 on: January 05, 2016, 03:34:48 PM »
Did you try on a different connection?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #676 on: January 05, 2016, 03:45:22 PM »
Obi or the internet?
that's my internet (speedtest)
Untill now I had optimum DSL with no problems

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« Reply #677 on: January 05, 2016, 03:47:24 PM »


When it works it works great but the rest of the time it's bad
Obi or internet (is your internet bad or the obi device?)

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« Reply #678 on: January 05, 2016, 05:16:00 PM »
internet is fine

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #679 on: January 10, 2016, 01:24:34 PM »
recently started using google voice with obi200, and 50% of the calls, the callers do not hear me, anyone had this and was able to fix?
Does your voice break up or the other party hears complete silence?
that's my internet (speedtest)
Untill now I had optimum DSL with no problems
Are you sure you had Optimum DSL? Optimum is a cable company; never heard of them offering DSL. Are you telling us that you switched internet providers and that is when the problem began? Did you switch routers at that time? If so, it is likely a firewall issue that you can resolve by tweaking settings or by switching to another router.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #680 on: January 10, 2016, 01:37:48 PM »
you can try switching to https://simonics.com/gw/
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« Reply #681 on: January 10, 2016, 03:00:55 PM »
Does your voice break up or the other party hears complete silence?Are you sure you had Optimum DSL? Optimum is a cable company; never heard of them offering DSL. Are you telling us that you switched internet providers and that is when the problem began? Did you switch routers at that time? If so, it is likely a firewall issue that you can resolve by tweaking settings or by switching to another router.
the other party hears complete silence.
You are right I was meant cable I had a phone line with them but then switched over to gv. internet and router stayed the same.
It has gotten much better lately though

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« Reply #682 on: January 10, 2016, 04:34:31 PM »
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #683 on: January 10, 2016, 05:07:26 PM »
What is this?
lets you use gvoice as regular SIP (for a non-obi device, for example)
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #684 on: January 11, 2016, 09:05:42 AM »
lets you use gvoice as regular SIP (for a non-obi device, for example)
see more here:
https://simonics.com/services/
So it is basically a service which you set up GV to go "through" them and your device is configured to their server? For someone with an obi the only difference would be CID name? Can extensions be set up using obi as well?
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #685 on: January 13, 2016, 11:36:11 AM »
I am using the obi with google voice for my landline
how can I listen to voicemails? my voicemail is activated in GV but when I call my number from home to access voicemail, I get a busy tone?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #686 on: January 13, 2016, 12:04:36 PM »
I am using the obi with google voice for my landline
how can I listen to voicemails? my voicemail is activated in GV but when I call my number from home to access voicemail, I get a busy tone?
An easy way to listen is in gmail.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #687 on: January 13, 2016, 01:24:01 PM »
An easy way to listen is in gmail.
correct, but am asking about this way

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #688 on: January 13, 2016, 10:29:46 PM »
correct, but am asking about this way
Try this: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115089?hl=en
Set calls from your own number to go to voicemail. Then when you call your own number from your Obi, press * as soon as you start to hear your greeting.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #689 on: January 13, 2016, 10:35:42 PM »
Try this: https://support.google.com/voice/answer/115089?hl=en
I followed the instructions and voicemail is setup but still getting busy tone