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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 #810 on: May 18, 2016, 06:52:59 PM »
I just called obi.  408-634-5904 Extention 150, 1 and 8 all got me to live people. Although they insisted they were not the right Dept I explain to them that the $10 obi scam is going to bring down their company I told them that thousands of people on the internet are cursing them out and they need to get their act together and that any gain from the $10 scam will be far outweighed by the losses to their company's worth.

Please call 3 times and speak to all three people and if enough people call it will definitely have an effect

Can't call, my Obi isn't working ;D ;D
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #811 on: May 18, 2016, 06:54:22 PM »
As expected, I paid the $10 extortion fee and my device started working immediately.
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« Reply #812 on: May 18, 2016, 06:56:17 PM »
As expected, I paid the $10 extortion fee and my device started working immediately.
Did you have to reboot everything ?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #813 on: May 18, 2016, 06:57:07 PM »
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.

If you do that you also get incoming CID.
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« Reply #814 on: May 18, 2016, 06:57:27 PM »
Did you have to reboot everything ?

No it automatically rebooted and was working a minute later.
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« Reply #815 on: May 18, 2016, 07:00:03 PM »
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.

If you do that you also get incoming CID.

Thanks for that. Will try it tomorrow. Worth spending $6 to see if it works. Otherwise I guess I will just pay the Obi ransom.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #816 on: May 18, 2016, 07:00:43 PM »
No it automatically rebooted and was working a minute later.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #817 on: May 18, 2016, 07:01:10 PM »
Does google chat need to be checked off ? And do I need a 2nd number attached or is the google number enough ? I forgot how I originally set it up.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #818 on: May 18, 2016, 07:58:43 PM »
How come my obi 110 is still working?
When somebody thanks you for a favor you've done, respond "my pleasure", not "no problem".

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #819 on: May 18, 2016, 08:07:26 PM »
How come my obi 110 is still working?

Don't open your mouth they're still working on a fix.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #821 on: May 18, 2016, 08:14:33 PM »
Don't open your mouth they're still working on a fix.
I'm serious. Is this everyone?
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« Reply #822 on: May 18, 2016, 08:43:21 PM »
I'm serious. Is this everyone?

Not everyone but it's affecting a lot of people.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #823 on: May 18, 2016, 10:16:09 PM »
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.

If you do that you also get incoming CID.
Does that offer anything over GV other than CID ?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #824 on: May 18, 2016, 11:20:58 PM »
From what I am seeing this is not a problem if you are using GV through SImonics for $5 lifetime using this link.

If you do that you also get incoming CID.

+1000

Thanks to the link you provided it's a whopping $1 less than regular price  ;D

Invested the $5 and set it up. Working like a charm. It might die out in the future, but at least it's only $5 and he's not promising anything, and the support community seems better than Obi.

Anyone signing up might want to refer to http://support.simonics.com/support/solutions/articles/3000032742-obihai-devices-enabling-proxy-server-redundancy

Also note, don't use ObiTalk.com to configure, log into your Obi device using your local network address (often 192.168.x.x) Make sure to uncheck ObiTalk and Device Default, and enter your simonics.com information for Voice Provider -> SIP, there are a few places where it needs to be entered, and don't forget to reboot the device so that it starts working.

Will try my other GV accounts later on and see how I like it. $5 is a small price to pay to avoid paying ransom!!!
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