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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 110
« Reply #750 on: March 17, 2016, 01:45:13 PM »
I just signed up for callcentric. It is now free. No 2.50 setup fee

DID - Free Phone Number - 1845xxxxxxxx   Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016   $ 0.00 setup fee / $ 0.00
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #751 on: March 17, 2016, 02:34:24 PM »
I just signed up for callcentric. It is now free. No 2.50 setup fee

DID - Free Phone Number - 1845xxxxxxxx   Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 31, 2016   $ 0.00 setup fee / $ 0.00
Billed from Credit card:   $ 0.00
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iirc free phone number has been free (even setup) for a while..  (definitely in january)
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #752 on: March 17, 2016, 03:42:12 PM »
When you setup callcentric with obi, what password do you put in by Callcentric Password? Your account login password?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #753 on: March 17, 2016, 03:47:03 PM »
When you setup callcentric with obi, what password do you put in by Callcentric Password? Your account login password?

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Enter your extension SIP Password here. Your extension SIP password is the password you created for the extension you are trying to use. You may edit the SIP password you wish to use in by logging into your My Callcentric account and clicking on the Extension menu link and then modifying the appropriate extension.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #754 on: April 07, 2016, 09:45:55 PM »
I am trying to set up my home phone with GV via obi110. I am getting this message. Did they start charging recently for this service?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #755 on: April 07, 2016, 10:33:26 PM »
iirc free phone number has been free (even setup) for a while..  (definitely in january)
I've had a free Callcentric number for years (no setup fee). I use it as a free virtual fax. Just need to make sure that you receive at least one call every 30 days, or else you could lose number. For that purpose I actually found a free fax newsletter that I get every week, makes sure I keep my free incoming faxes!
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #756 on: April 07, 2016, 10:57:29 PM »
I am trying to set up my home phone with GV via obi110. I am getting this message. Did they start charging recently for this service?
Obi wants to charge you for support. When you pay for support, you will be able to get the upgrade automatically. Decline to pay for support and fetch the upgrade manually. http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #757 on: April 07, 2016, 11:55:59 PM »
If I want to use OBI for my regular landline,  does it inquire a certain Internet speed it should work?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #758 on: April 08, 2016, 12:50:03 AM »
If I want to use OBI for my regular landline,  does it inquire a certain Internet speed it should work?
In Israel people do it at 5megabits, iirc even 2.5
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« Reply #759 on: April 08, 2016, 12:52:19 AM »
Any idea how much data it uses I know it depends how much I'm  Talking but in general is it a thing which uses a lot or not.?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #760 on: May 01, 2016, 11:41:04 PM »
Where would i find my Verizon landline porting pin number to port out ... (eventually to GV/obi) so far from looking around ppl are saying last 4 digits of ssn (which i don't believe they have) or last for digits of phone number .... anyone have experience with this?

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« Reply #761 on: May 02, 2016, 11:22:44 AM »
Where would i find my Verizon landline porting pin number to port out ... (eventually to GV/obi) so far from looking around ppl are saying last 4 digits of ssn (which i don't believe they have) or last for digits of phone number .... anyone have experience with this?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #762 on: May 12, 2016, 09:19:42 AM »
N00b in this whole free phone line. I am fed up from my current phone provider, wanna switch to this. I am so not tech savvy that it's scary. Will I be able to get this to work? 

Also, can I have 2 or 3 lines with this?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #763 on: May 12, 2016, 09:51:54 AM »
N00b in this whole free phone line. I am fed up from my current phone provider, wanna switch to this. I am so not tech savvy that it's scary. Will I be able to get this to work? 

Also, can I have 2 or 3 lines with this?
Between google and YouTube it shouldn't be to hard to get it even if your not too tech savvy....

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« Reply #764 on: May 12, 2016, 09:54:40 AM »
How can I have 2 lines?
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