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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 #855 on: May 24, 2016, 06:03:47 PM »
If you still didn't fix it yet or fork over money, there's a solution finally.

http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=11256.msg73954#msg73954
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #856 on: May 27, 2016, 10:46:45 AM »
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #857 on: May 27, 2016, 12:12:43 PM »
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.

Did you try the Obi troubleshooting? http://www.obihai.com/support/troubleshooting/start

I didn't have such problems ever with Obi, but I recall in the past having issues with a different adapter, and nothing worked, until I changed the firmware of my internet router.

If you try everything and nothing works as it should, try connecting your Obi to a different internet router and see if it makes a difference.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #858 on: May 27, 2016, 02:18:16 PM »
The obi echo test also fails.
Troubleshooting doesn't have my problem listed
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #859 on: May 27, 2016, 02:45:20 PM »
The obi echo test also fails.
Troubleshooting doesn't have my problem listed
Did you try connecting it to a different router?

It might also be a blocked port on your Internet connection.

This might be a case where it's worth paying $10 for support, rather than spending hours trying to find the problem.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #860 on: May 27, 2016, 03:39:36 PM »
When I use my Obi, the other person can't hear me, I can hear them. Does anyone know how I can fix this.
It's not my phone, because when i connect it to another landline it works.
I have s similar issue. The other person could hear me just not that loud like a normal phone. Never bothered trying to fix it.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #861 on: May 28, 2016, 04:00:22 PM »
post (search) here for all voip related issues:
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #862 on: May 29, 2016, 03:15:36 AM »
Can someone help me?
I updated to 2886 and rebooted and its still not working.
What am I doing wrong??

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #863 on: May 29, 2016, 09:06:02 AM »
Did you try connecting it to a different router?

It might also be a blocked port on your Internet connection.

This might be a case where it's worth paying $10 for support, rather than spending hours trying to find the problem.
Or pay $10 for a new router if your range requirements don't need something more expensive.
I have s similar issue. The other person could hear me just not that loud like a normal phone. Never bothered trying to fix it.
It's a different issue. When there's complete silence in one direction, it is usually a firewall issue.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #864 on: May 29, 2016, 09:09:14 AM »
Or pay $10 for a new router if your range requirements don't need something more expensive.It's a different issue. When there's complete silence in one direction, it is usually a firewall issue.
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I'm not that tech savvy. When you say it may be a firewall issue I'm assuming that means router firewall(not computer). Any ideas how I could fix it?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #865 on: May 29, 2016, 06:39:33 PM »
Last screen you need to change. After finishing, hit SUBMIT, and after that hit REBOOT.

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Where can I hit reboot?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #866 on: May 29, 2016, 06:54:36 PM »
Where can I hit reboot?
I believe it's in the top right corner.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #867 on: May 29, 2016, 07:11:21 PM »
I believe it's in the top right corner.
I am at the OBI interface and its not there.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #868 on: May 29, 2016, 07:16:01 PM »
I am at the OBI interface and its not there.
How you get there? Screenshot of where your screen is?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #869 on: May 29, 2016, 07:17:48 PM »
Where can I hit reboot?

From the phone press *** option 9 is reboot.
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