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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 #885 on: June 01, 2016, 04:15:56 AM »
When I put in IP address as URL i get this The requested URL was not found!
Do you get replies if you ping it?
Not showing here.
Maybe it only shows up if you control it directly but not via obitalk.com.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #886 on: June 01, 2016, 12:24:43 PM »
What do you mean ping it?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #887 on: June 01, 2016, 03:29:57 PM »
What do you mean ping it?
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #888 on: June 01, 2016, 04:19:14 PM »
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.
How do I open up a commend page?  ::)
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #889 on: June 02, 2016, 06:20:20 PM »
How do I open up a commend page?  ::)

Search for CMD in the start menu.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #890 on: June 02, 2016, 06:26:11 PM »
Type CMD followed by Enter after clicking on the start button (will type it into in the bar that says "Search programs and files").

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #891 on: June 03, 2016, 11:05:14 AM »
Open a command prompt on a computer connected to the same network as the obi. Type the command:
ping ip_address
Replacing ip_address with the IP address of the obi.
I typed the commend ping ip_address

And the reply I get is IP address could not be found.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #892 on: June 03, 2016, 11:14:53 AM »
You entered "ip_address", or the actual numbers the Obi read off to you?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #893 on: June 03, 2016, 12:13:06 PM »
You entered "ip_address", or the actual numbers the Obi read off to you?
That.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #894 on: June 03, 2016, 12:17:01 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #895 on: June 03, 2016, 12:38:00 PM »
Okay now I tried to put in the OBI IP and got this response https://gyazo.com/ccf4dd0999531931dc4ff883725d324a
So now type 192.168.1.101 in your browser address bar
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #896 on: June 03, 2016, 03:54:12 PM »
So now type 192.168.1.101 in your browser address bar
Still getting this

https://gyazo.com/357070a1316b210c1cb91239dd17b99c
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #897 on: June 04, 2016, 11:52:00 PM »
So I got a new number a year ago using Vestalink and my obi. Now I would like to switch it back to GV and my obi and to leave vestalink. What is the process for me to port my vestalink phone number to GV.
GV says its not available to be ported ??
what's the answer to this?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #898 on: June 05, 2016, 05:26:42 PM »
Still getting this

https://gyazo.com/357070a1316b210c1cb91239dd17b99c
How did you determine that 192.168.1.101 is the address of your obi?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #899 on: June 05, 2016, 06:15:31 PM »
I dialed ***1
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