Because of this device, I finally I decided to port my landline number to Google Voice, which has been in my family for 20 years (I always wanted to port it to GV to have more control over the number). Since landline porting is not currently supported by GV yet, I had to follow these steps in order to port the number, which took about a week to complete and a cost of about $10 (AT&T Go Phone) + $15 (Go Phone balance to port a number to the Go Phone) + $20 (Google Voice porting fee) = $45. The long wait was from porting landline to mobile; mobile to GV only took a day.
Like this post mentions, GV does not support 911 service. I signed up for a CallCentric pay-as-you-go for calling out service (no phone number included). I had to put in a $5 balance to get started. I opted for the E911 service which will cost me $1.50 a month. Since GV is on my
sp1 line on the OBi device (default line), I configured Callcentric on my
sp2 line per these instructions. Basically,
- Service Providers -> ITSP Profile B -> SIP -> ProxyServer : (Callcentric Proxy Server)
- Voice Services -> SP2 Service -> X_ServProvProfile : B
- Voice Services -> SP2 Service -> AuthUserName : (Callcentric Username)
- Voice Services -> SP2 Service -> AuthPassword : (Callcentric Password)
Per these instructions, I set
sp2 as the default line whenever 911 is dialed. Basically, change
in the “Phone OutboundCallRoute” option under “Setup Wizard”. I did receive a confirmation from Callcentric saying E911 is active but did not schedule a test call with the local emergency station because I don’t who to contact to get it started. Here are additional notes. Oh, I also opened a ticket with Callcentric to change my caller ID to my GV #.
Now, I have phone service that costs me $1.50 a month.