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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 #900 on: June 05, 2016, 06:23:45 PM »
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Is it possible that your Obi and your computer are not on the same LAN?

In the CMD windows, if you type ipconfig and Enter what does it show as your ip and your gateway?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #901 on: June 05, 2016, 06:51:36 PM »
Is it possible that your Obi and your computer are not on the same LAN?

In the CMD windows, if you type ipconfig and Enter what does it show as your ip and your gateway?
ilherman already got ping replies. Could those replies have come from another device on the same LAN as the computer but a different LAN than the Obi? Yes. So here's something to rule that out. Run the ping command again. If you still get replies like last time, disconnect the network cable from the Obi and ping it again. If you still get replies, you'll know they're not coming from the Obi.

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« Reply #902 on: June 05, 2016, 09:45:45 PM »
ilherman already got ping replies. Could those replies have come from another device on the same LAN as the computer but a different LAN than the Obi? Yes. So here's something to rule that out. Run the ping command again. If you still get replies like last time, disconnect the network cable from the Obi and ping it again. If you still get replies, you'll know they're not coming from the Obi.

That's not the issue. We managed to change the ip address of the OBi and log into it.

However after switching OBi back to DHCP and reserving the ip address on the router, and rebooting, we're again getting a "bad url" error.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #903 on: June 06, 2016, 06:31:15 AM »
https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/OBi202-sec/Howto-Access-Web-from-WAN

also, have you tried using a different browser to access the login portal?
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« Reply #904 on: June 06, 2016, 07:57:15 AM »
https://www.obitalk.com/info/faq/OBi202-sec/Howto-Access-Web-from-WAN

also, have you tried using a different browser to access the login portal?
Tried different browsers. I think it's a Windows networking error. Will try a few other options today.

Need to try logging in from a different computer or phone connected to the same network, in order to figure out if problem is the computer accessing it, or in the router or OBi device.
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« Reply #905 on: June 06, 2016, 01:45:24 PM »
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« Reply #906 on: June 14, 2016, 01:27:52 PM »
Anybody ever get a spam warning from Google?
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #907 on: June 24, 2016, 12:38:05 AM »
I signed up to simonics and my incoming calls dont ring on my phone. Can anyone help me?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #908 on: June 28, 2016, 02:11:32 PM »
It just started working without Simonics. I will try to get a refund...

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #909 on: July 27, 2016, 08:04:01 PM »
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
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« Reply #910 on: July 27, 2016, 08:27:51 PM »
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
It's for sure the aliens from Area 51 calling.
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« Reply #911 on: July 27, 2016, 08:46:07 PM »
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.

Check in GV is there's any more details. Could be someone was just trying to screw you.
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« Reply #912 on: July 27, 2016, 09:35:31 PM »
It's for sure the aliens from Area 51 calling.
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« Reply #913 on: July 27, 2016, 10:21:48 PM »
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #914 on: July 28, 2016, 11:15:34 PM »
I got like 20 phone calls today. Comes up "test" on caller ID. When I pick up the line no one is of course on the other line.
If my phone is not off the hook I get phone calls every minute!

I am afraid that it has to do with simonics being involved here. The weird part is that the number which is coming up on my phones calling ID is 8000 8000 But when I go to my GV history there is no history of any phone call.  >:( >:( >:(

PLEASE HELP
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