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PianoGuy wrote:
Feb 16th, 2015 7:20 pm
There is no such thing as an OBi101.

The OBi2 series has a new feature, X_BlockedCallers. Practically, I think it's relatively pointless, as it only allows you to block a maximum of 10 numbers. So, don't let this sway your decision on which device to purchase - if you need the 110's FXO port or you like the price of the 100, go for it.

The User Defined Digit Maps feature on the other hand has a maximum length of 511 characters which should allow you to block about 42 numbers per DigitMap. This feature is the same on both OBi1 and OBi2 ATAs.
So how many numbers or entries can I block?
How many digitmaps are there?
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My OBi110 has 10 User Defined Digit Maps. So, ~420 numbers. Perhaps an OBi2 owner will chime in and let us know if the OBi2 has more.
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PianoGuy wrote:
Feb 16th, 2015 7:36 pm
My OBi110 has 10 User Defined Digit Maps. So, ~420 numbers. Perhaps an OBi2 owner will chime in and let us know if the OBi2 has more.
Obi200 has 10 digitmaps as well.

Found all these emulators for different models if anyone is interested:

Obi200
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi200/i

Obi202:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi202/i

Obi100:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi100/i

Obi110:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi110/i

Obi1032:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obiphone/i

Obi508:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi508/i
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PianoGuy wrote:
Feb 16th, 2015 7:36 pm
My OBi110 has 10 User Defined Digit Maps. So, ~420 numbers. Perhaps an OBi2 owner will chime in and let us know if the OBi2 has more.
420 entries.. wildcards compatible for each entry right?
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does anyone know if there's anything I can add to a digit map that will drop a call completely?

The telemarketing digitmap I have works well enough that the phone doesn't ring when it belongs to a number I am blocking, but it still goes directly to voice mail.
I intentionally blocked my cell phone number to test it out. Called my home phone and was sent directly to voice mail.

If this is the best I can get, it's good enough, but would be nice to drop the call completely so they don't even reach my voice mail.

This is what I currently have:

User defined digitmap2
Label: Telemarketers
Digit Map: (X|XX|XXX|XXXX|XXXXX|XXXXXX|2013085378)

SP1 Services:
X_InboundCallRoute: {(MTelemarketers):},{ph}
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BobSagget wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 6:04 pm
does anyone know if there's anything I can add to a digit map that will drop a call completely?
You may want to try the following:

SP1 X_InboundCallRoute: {(MTelemarketers):sp1(0000000000)},{ph}

My thought is if you attempt to route the call to an invalid number, the call will fail. If you try this, let me know if it works. (Check your call logs after to be sure you weren't charged for something I am not aware of.)
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PianoGuy wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 10:47 pm
You may want to try the following:

SP1 X_InboundCallRoute: {(MTelemarketers):sp1(0000000000)},{ph}

My thought is if you attempt to route the call to an invalid number, the call will fail. If you try this, let me know if it works. (Check your call logs after to be sure you weren't charged for something I am not aware of.)
Just tried your suggestion but it didn't change anything. Voice mail still picks up.

Thanks anyway though
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Mar 14, 2009
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BobSagget wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 6:04 pm
does anyone know if there's anything I can add to a digit map that will drop a call completely?

The telemarketing digitmap I have works well enough that the phone doesn't ring when it belongs to a number I am blocking, but it still goes directly to voice mail.
I intentionally blocked my cell phone number to test it out. Called my home phone and was sent directly to voice mail.

If this is the best I can get, it's good enough, but would be nice to drop the call completely so they don't even reach my voice mail.

This is what I currently have:

User defined digitmap2
Label: Telemarketers
Digit Map: (X|XX|XXX|XXXX|XXXXX|XXXXXX|2013085378)

SP1 Services:
X_InboundCallRoute: {(MTelemarketers):},{ph}

Try this http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php? ... 8#msg60758

Works for me and all the "spam calls" will be diverted to the Auto Attendant.
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boon1 wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 11:08 pm
Try this http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php? ... 8#msg60758

Works for me and all the "spam calls" will be diverted to the Auto Attendant.
Thanks.

I'll try to learn how to use that. At the moment I have no clue and it looks confusing. How does it work exactly? OutboundCallRoute. Isn't that for outgoing calls? How would I use this to block individual numbers?
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BobSagget wrote:
Feb 17th, 2015 11:25 pm
Thanks.

I'll try to learn how to use that. At the moment I have no clue and it looks confusing. How does it work exactly? OutboundCallRoute. Isn't that for outgoing calls? How would I use this to block individual numbers?
The link I mentioned is to divert all spam calls to Auto Attendant and to enable making calls via Obi200 from selected phone # (You'll need to setup OutboundCallRoute).


You can follow the following steps for setting up. Hope these instructions help.


User Settings --> User defined digitmap1
Label: Telemarketers
Digit Map: (?|x|xx|xxx|xxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxx|14168887777)

Note: eg 14168887777 is the spam #. You may need the prefix '1' for some numbers. Best checked on call history for the exact #


Voice Services --> SP1 Services:
X_InboundCallRoute: {(?):},{(MTelemarketers):aa},{ph}

Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> User Prompts
You can either perform the following
a) At "User Prompts", clicks on User1Description
Upload a ( *.wav) audio file

or

b) Record a custom prompt
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php? ... 1#msg60441

Dial the following:
***0
1001# This will send the recording to %User1%.
1002# will use %User2%
1 This is for a new value for the recording
1 Any digit will start the recording
Say your custom message
# Will end the recording. Leave a couple of seconds of silence at beginning and end.
1 Confirm the recording and save

Note: This part is funny as the spam caller will listen to the audio messages. you can record any audio you like :cheesygri

Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> Auto Attendant 1
Enable: checked
DigitMap: (!@@.)
OutboundCallRoute: {}


Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> Auto Attendant 1 Prompts
Welcome: &pause()
InvalidPin: &pause()
EnterPin: &pause()
MenuTitle: &pause()
Menu: %User1%
PleaseWait: &pause()
EnterNumber: &pause()
Bye: &pause()
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boon1 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2015 8:50 pm
The link I mentioned is to divert all spam calls to Auto Attendant and to enable making calls via Obi200 from selected phone # (You'll need to setup OutboundCallRoute).


You can follow the following steps for setting up. Hope these instructions help.


User Settings --> User defined digitmap1
Label: Telemarketers
Digit Map: (?|x|xx|xxx|xxxx|xxxxx|xxxxxx|14168887777)

Note: eg 14168887777 is the spam #. You may need the prefix '1' for some numbers. Best checked on call history for the exact #


Voice Services --> SP1 Services:
X_InboundCallRoute: {(?):},{(MTelemarketers):aa},{ph}

Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> User Prompts
You can either perform the following
a) At "User Prompts", clicks on User1Description
Upload a ( *.wav) audio file

or

b) Record a custom prompt
http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php? ... 1#msg60441

Dial the following:
***0
1001# This will send the recording to %User1%.
1002# will use %User2%
1 This is for a new value for the recording
1 Any digit will start the recording
Say your custom message
# Will end the recording. Leave a couple of seconds of silence at beginning and end.
1 Confirm the recording and save

Note: This part is funny as the spam caller will listen to the audio messages. you can record any audio you like :cheesygri

Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> Auto Attendant 1
Enable: checked
DigitMap: (!@@.)
OutboundCallRoute: {}


Voice Services --> Auto Attendant: --> Auto Attendant 1 Prompts
Welcome: &pause()
InvalidPin: &pause()
EnterPin: &pause()
MenuTitle: &pause()
Menu: %User1%
PleaseWait: &pause()
EnterNumber: &pause()
Bye: &pause()
Thanks! I appreciate the instructions. The audio recording thing could be pretty funny. I wonder if I can find the george costanza answering machine message from seinfeld.
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Is there no way to upload your own .wav files to the Obi100 for Auto Attendant?
I can't see where to do it.

If you go to the Auto Attendant through the Obi202 emulator:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi202/i
You can see you can click User1Description and upload easily.

But on the Obi100:
http://www.obihai.com/uidemos/obi100/i

Go to the AA page and User1Description is not clickable...
Confused on how I upload this .wav file I have.

I was able to set up my own custom recording via dialing in, but why can't I upload a .wav? I wanted to use the "we're sorry the number you have called is no longer in service" wav I have.

Edit once again: Not ideal, but I put the recording on my tablet and played it as I was recording the message on the phone. Came out pretty good.

Just tested it by blocking my cell # and calling my home phone.

Played my "We're sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service. Please check the number and dial your call again" message on repeat 4 times. Then there was an actual message saying something about the number you pressed (0) is not available. This repeats a couple times and then finally after 1 minute the call disconnects.
I like it.

Only wish it would disconnect 30-40 seconds sooner.
Still, this is way cooler than the calls going directly to my voice mail

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