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amother




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Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 10:19 am
Boca00 wrote:
Ok great!
I believe you can't just connect a regular Google voice number to obitalk. I tried but was only able to port a cell number to Google voice and use that number. In Dan Deal's post about obitalk, he mentions you need to do that.

If someone has done so using just a regular Google voice number, I would love to know.


I’m using my original landline phone number (that I’ve had the past fifteen years) through obitalk. I don’t remember exactly how I did it but I do remember that I had to port it from my original provider to google (meaning I turned it into a google voice number) and then I was able to connect it to obitalk. I was only able to do it with the help of obitalk’s customer service and I recommend trying to get through them (I believe I was in touch with them via email).
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Boca00




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 10:29 am
amother [ Amber ] wrote:
I’m using my original landline phone number (that I’ve had the past fifteen years) through obitalk. I don’t remember exactly how I did it but I do remember that I had to port it from my original provider to google (meaning I turned it into a google voice number) and then I was able to connect it to obitalk. I was only able to do it with the help of obitalk’s customer service and I recommend trying to get through them (I believe I was in touch with them via email).

Good idea. Yes, a landline number should work as well. Just not a free Google Voice number.
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:05 am
I have a regular GV number
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Hashem_Yaazor




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:10 am
Basically, over 15 years ago, I worked on creating some of the first VoIP systems for residential and commercial use, creating the code to connect and run the systems. I ported my landline number at some point you that system, I think when I moved apartments and my number wasn't local anymore... When I moved 500 miles away, I kept that number but wanted a local number in our new city. I got a free one with Google voice and I forwarded it to the server with my old number so both my GV and original number worked for incoming and I hacked it that usually my GV number would be caller id. I no longer with for that company and about 6 months ago, I connected the Obi to my GV number and stopped the forwarding and disconnected my original number. So my free GV number is about 6 months years old, but I only used it with the obi in the past 6 months, but I didn't have any problem at all connecting it. I also signed up for an e911 service since I no longer am on my old system that has e911 integration.
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happy chick




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 11:27 am
so ill try to call obi tomorrow and see if they can help me why im not able to connect.
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causemommysaid




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 12:41 pm
I use a simple google voice number with my obi device. I pay separately for e911 service which costs almost nothing.

No phone bills ever.
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happy chick




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 5:10 pm
thank you so much everyone. its working!! I disconnected the wires and reconnected.
I really appreciate the time everyone took to help me out. clearly im not very tech saavy Can't Believe It
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amother




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Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 6:19 pm
Boca00 wrote:
Good idea. Yes, a landline number should work as well. Just not a free Google Voice number.


But I ported my landline number to become a free google voice number (I don’t pay anything for phone service any more and I used to) and that’s the number (the free google voice one) that I now use with my obitalk
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Boca00




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 6:27 pm
amother [ Amber ] wrote:
But I ported my landline number to become a free google voice number (I don’t pay anything for phone service any more and I used to) and that’s the number (the free google voice one) that I now use with my obitalk


Yes, I did the same with the cell number. I ported it to Google Voice and now I don't pay for a phone line.

Happychick- glad you figured it out!
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esther11




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Feb 28 2021, 8:02 pm
I followed this video when setting up my account and it was really helpful.

https://youtu.be/jJFGtpc7rno

(I see you figured it out, but maybe someone else can use the tutorial!)
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