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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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« Reply #690 on: January 27, 2016, 09:41:27 AM »
Can someone link me to a page that explains this in detail?
I have no clue how this works.
I want a phone for my office nothing fancy and I just want to know if this is the cheapest way to go.

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« Reply #691 on: January 27, 2016, 09:48:05 AM »
Can someone link me to a page that explains this in detail?
I have no clue how this works.
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« Reply #693 on: January 27, 2016, 10:03:08 AM »
Thanks! Seems simple enough.
There's also this wiki & the obi site should have a tutorial.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #694 on: January 28, 2016, 11:21:00 PM »
you can try switching to https://simonics.com/gw/
Are there any comparable free services?

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« Reply #695 on: January 29, 2016, 02:47:20 AM »
Are there any comparable free services?
Not really.  (Not sure what you mean. If you mean are there any other services that change GV to SIP - not that I know of.)
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« Reply #696 on: January 29, 2016, 10:08:53 AM »
Are there any comparable free services?
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« Reply #697 on: February 01, 2016, 07:09:59 PM »
Wiki updated.

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« Reply #698 on: February 01, 2016, 07:47:26 PM »
Wiki updated.
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« Reply #699 on: February 01, 2016, 09:06:18 PM »
Still looking for someone to set one up for me. paying $50.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #700 on: February 01, 2016, 09:53:21 PM »

Still looking for someone to set one up for me. paying $50.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #701 on: February 03, 2016, 12:32:06 AM »
Anyone have any advise (link or youtube video) on how to connect a obi200 to a polycom vvx 400 phone? 

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« Reply #702 on: February 03, 2016, 12:52:17 AM »
It is a total of $5 for lifetime using this link
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« Reply #703 on: February 03, 2016, 10:16:56 AM »
I think it's only incoming.
No you pay $5 and will not get income from it directly.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #704 on: February 04, 2016, 07:15:34 PM »
When useing OBI  with Google Voice does it require a certain Internet speed?
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