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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 #780 on: May 18, 2016, 04:35:41 PM »
I had the same, I was able to change the google password to fix it and that resolved the issue.

Changed it on Obitalk? I did that yesterday, but today it's not working again, and it's not even letting me change it, except in Expert Mode, and that doesn't seem to help.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #782 on: May 18, 2016, 04:41:36 PM »
Yes

As I said, it let me do it once yesterday, and no longer lets me do it. I am at a loss (and pissed with Obi on this coercion to purchase support)
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #783 on: May 18, 2016, 04:58:35 PM »
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #784 on: May 18, 2016, 05:15:00 PM »
Anyone else having issues with Obi110 and GV?

As of the last 2 days Obi is saying that my GV credentials are bad (username and password). One time I was able to re-enter credentials online for GV accounts, but since then whenever I try clicking on "Setup Google Voice" webpage seems to flash as if it's displaying another section for a split second, and then it's back to the same display of "Backing off" or on one of the devices which I decided to try an reset to factory setting it just says "not configured" and won't let me do anything.

I'm also experiencing issues, starting today.
Incoming calls don't ring, and outgoing calls I get a message- "Your google voice account is disconnected".
I've been on the latest software for a while and still getting the "backing off" error.
Tried re-entering my password, that didn't help either...

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #785 on: May 18, 2016, 05:18:05 PM »
I think all of us should be leaving MAJOR negative feedback on Amazon.

Obi should not play with us and force us to buy something all of the sudden, and I'm not sure if that will help. All of this after so much wasted time trying to figure out what's wrong. Let them at least notify of a change.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #786 on: May 18, 2016, 05:20:57 PM »
I think all of us should be leaving MAJOR negative feedback on Amazon.

Obi should not play with us and force us to buy something all of the sudden, and I'm not sure if that will help. All of this after so much wasted time trying to figure out what's wrong. Let them at least notify of a change.

They break their firmware and then coerce you to pay $10 to get it working again.
I agree they deserve bad feedback.
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #787 on: May 18, 2016, 05:30:14 PM »
Is this all only with the 110 or others as well ?

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #788 on: May 18, 2016, 05:34:03 PM »
Unfortunately this device doesn't have a valid support contract so we're unable to view anything further on this device.

You can get our assistance by going to obitalk.com and click on your device. Once in the Device Configuration page, you will see a tab that says "Support and Warranty".  Once the $10 premium support is applied to your device then you can email us back and we can help out with the device configuration.

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #789 on: May 18, 2016, 05:35:54 PM »
Is this all only with the 110 or others as well ?

Only the 100 series
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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #790 on: May 18, 2016, 05:37:02 PM »
And they're telling me the problem is VL & I shouldn't use them anymore EVER. Suuuure

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« Reply #791 on: May 18, 2016, 05:40:19 PM »
And they're telling me the problem is VL & I shouldn't use them anymore EVER. Suuuure

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Re: OBi 110
« Reply #792 on: May 18, 2016, 05:41:48 PM »
Prior to using Obi I was using Sipsorcery.com with an ATA adapter. When Obi came out I switch to using Obi, as it was smoother and more reliable to set up with GV, though administration was more of a pain.

I am seriously considering switching back to Sipsorcery, but I need to check if they currently support GV.

I've had a free account with them for a long time, when I signed up for it, was able to set up several providers and devices even with free account. Now that's only possible with paid account, but I am thinking that it might be worth it if it works well.
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« Reply #793 on: May 18, 2016, 05:42:04 PM »
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« Reply #794 on: May 18, 2016, 05:44:08 PM »