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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 Master Thread
« Reply #1380 on: March 03, 2020, 02:57:41 PM »
therefore?
[/quote] any issue porting out of optimum? other then the fact that it is not a cell number

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1381 on: March 03, 2020, 06:08:30 PM »
I never actually tested it but I was told on here a while ago that if you plug the obi into one of the phone jacks of your house all the rest will be connected also. therefore?
I never did it either, but I think you have to make sure that your jacks are not connected to the phone providers box.

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1382 on: March 03, 2020, 08:21:46 PM »
And BH
But a day without service, not to exciting

what triggered this?

my wife redialed a couple of times
when it was suspended I was not able to access voice.google.com and incoming calls wouldn't go through but I was still able to make outgoing calls CID was anonymous,
now that its reinstated I can not place calls but I could access voice.google.com and I incoming calls come in.

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« Reply #1383 on: March 04, 2020, 12:57:52 AM »
I never did it either, but I think you have to make sure that your jacks are not connected to the phone providers box.
how do you do that?
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1384 on: March 04, 2020, 01:46:45 AM »
We have 8 phone jacks in the house, how do i make them all work with obi and GV? we have 2 phone numbers currently with optimum in brooklyn
Thanks
get the 202 for 2 lines, make sure the wiring is not connected to the local telephone company hook up one end to the OBI you could plug in the phone into any jack

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« Reply #1385 on: March 04, 2020, 03:35:09 PM »
get the 202 for 2 lines, make sure the wiring is not connected to the local telephone company hook up one end to the OBI you could plug in the phone into any jack
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« Reply #1386 on: March 04, 2020, 08:40:14 PM »
when it was suspended I was not able to access voice.google.com and incoming calls wouldn't go through but I was still able to make outgoing calls CID was anonymous,
now that its reinstated I can not place calls but I could access voice.google.com and I incoming calls come in.
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« Reply #1387 on: March 05, 2020, 02:23:02 AM »
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Thank you for your submission. Based on our review, your Ticket No. ****** was served on your provider on Mar 4.

Here's what you can expect from the FCC's informal complaint process:

- Your provider should contact you directly in an effort to resolve your issue.
- The FCC's role in this process is to facilitate a conversation between you and your provider.
- Your provider is required to submit to the FCC a written response regarding your issue no later than 30 days from today.
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1388 on: March 31, 2020, 12:05:48 PM »
anyone else having issues today or its only me?

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« Reply #1389 on: March 31, 2020, 02:14:30 PM »
anyone else having issues today or its only me?
Yup

Now that I need phones in my house more than ever with all the schooling over the phone!

I re-saved GV in Obi, that fixed it for now.

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« Reply #1390 on: March 31, 2020, 02:27:56 PM »
I tried from google directly and it didnt go out

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« Reply #1391 on: April 02, 2020, 03:49:31 PM »
I'm having issues today
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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1392 on: April 02, 2020, 05:54:40 PM »
I'm having issues today
I ordered calcentric $20 for now

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1393 on: April 02, 2020, 07:34:54 PM »
I ordered calcentric $20 for now
Make sure you have verified the outbound caller id, to be the same was usual

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Re: OBi Master Thread
« Reply #1394 on: April 02, 2020, 11:38:25 PM »
Make sure you have verified the outbound caller id, to be the same was usual
? never heard of it

Thank You!! I didn't know such a thing exists
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