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Newbie
Mar 8, 2018
53 posts
537 upvotes
Hi, I am very new to this wondering if this setup very difficult? If someone can give me idea what type of setup I am looking at? Thank you
Member
Sep 27, 2004
271 posts
44 upvotes
Ottawa
It is happening again!

I cannot get any phone calls. The prompt is 'The xx you are trying to reach isn't available. Please leave a message'.

However, I am able to initiate a phone call.

Tried to power it off and on again and didn't help. Monitored it with obitalk account and everything seems fine.

Tried to open a ticket with freephoneline but no where to go. Does anyone know what to do next?

Thanks in advance.
Sr. Member
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Dec 23, 2008
882 posts
89 upvotes
Guelph
JayJJJ wrote: It is happening again!

I cannot get any phone calls. The prompt is 'The xx you are trying to reach isn't available. Please leave a message'.

However, I am able to initiate a phone call.

Tried to power it off and on again and didn't help. Monitored it with obitalk account and everything seems fine.

Tried to open a ticket with freephoneline but no where to go. Does anyone know what to do next?

Thanks in advance.
Same issue on my end. According to https://status.fongo.com/ there was some System Maintenance/Upgrade this morning.

Scheduled - Temporary Downtime for Fongo Mobile, Fongo Home Phone, and FreePhoneLine
Scheduled for Jan 18, 00:00 - Jan 18, 06:00 (EST)
Scheduled - System Maintenance/Upgrade: Users may experience downtime (not able to make/receive calls & voicemails) for 10-20 minutes during the window of time specified. No action is required by users.
Jan 14, 2021 - 09:16 (EST)
Newbie
Jan 17, 2021
3 posts
I am experiencing the same problem. Just wondering if anybody else is using Bell Fibe as their ISP. I don't know when calls started going right to voice mail, but the first I found out about it was 11:00 Am today. We had a small problem with Bell Fibe this morning but it was rectified by restarting the modem. While everything else in the house internet related is working fine now, calls are still going directly to voice mail on our freephoneline number. I know it is a longshot and the two problems are most likely not related, but I thought I would ask anyway. Thanks!
Deal Addict
Jun 29, 2010
1293 posts
599 upvotes
Somewhere in Ontario
Incoming calls not working here...
Newbie
Jan 17, 2021
3 posts
I am in the same boat. Incoming calls are going straight to voicemail as well.
Newbie
Jan 17, 2021
3 posts
It works! Incoming calls started coming in again this afternoon. Phone is working perfectly now.
Deal Addict
Apr 24, 2014
1212 posts
656 upvotes
Two days in a row I get a OBiTALK device service alert, outage at 3 am and resumes at 3:15 am. Anyone else?
Deal Addict
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Nov 18, 2007
3501 posts
583 upvotes
Valleywood
I am still not receiving incoming calls. Two different setups, in two different cities.

Even FPL line to FPL line is getting the "Person at this number ...".
Deal Addict
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Mar 8, 2006
2778 posts
504 upvotes
Toronto
fastlayne wrote: I am still not receiving incoming calls. Two different setups, in two different cities.

Even FPL line to FPL line is getting the "Person at this number ...".
Have you tried restarting VoIP hardware? I had to restart this morning.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Apr 14, 2006
802 posts
68 upvotes
Markham
Depends on what VOIP box you purchase but the setup is pretty simple and should take like 15min or so.
Newbie
Mar 8, 2018
53 posts
537 upvotes
Hi Trowa, which box would you suggest to buy? Thank for info
Newbie
Jun 4, 2007
36 posts
27 upvotes
Same here since a few months ago. I was thinking it's my OBi202 device issue. From what you guys mentioned, it's like a real issue with FPL.
One thing that I've not tried is to use the application of the FPL on a PC since the FPL don't have the APP on iphone.

Before this, I have been pretty happy for 10 years. For $50 dollars, it is a good deal indeed.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 11, 2006
640 posts
647 upvotes
@ home
Not to sound like a butthat or anything.

How have you guys had SOO many problems with OBI and FPL.

I literally bought an OBI, found this guide on setting it up. Have never had an issue since (other than network outages or tweaking settings for better quality).


Am I doing something wrong or ...
Deal Addict
Dec 18, 2005
1359 posts
358 upvotes
Toronto
I’ve been a FPL user for many years but recently have encountered connectivity issues which a lot of users seem to be experiencing as well. I’m wondering if it’s their ploy to shift us to their monthly subscription model?
Newbie
Mar 8, 2018
53 posts
537 upvotes
Hi, I am wondering if I order wrong voip box? I order this Polycom OBI200, this came with manual like need to register from their site? Pls guide me if I did any mistake? Thank you

I finally able to get in after all the setup and now stuck on these how should I fill these? Thank and much appreciate help
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Jr. Member
Jan 17, 2017
125 posts
56 upvotes
Did you go to freephoneline.ca and give them 99.95 for the voip unlock key? You need to do this. I don't know the details of what they send, since I have not done it yet, but I assume it's at least the username/password you need to fill in. Can anyone comment on exactly what else they send(port numbers to use?)

I just got google voice working, so I can now test the box before going though the freephoneline setup.

Also, can I pay my 99.95 to FPL and later pay the $25 for porting(allowing me to test more first) or do you need to do both at once?
Deal Addict
Mar 23, 2003
1540 posts
172 upvotes
GlenLalonde wrote: Did you go to freephoneline.ca and give them 99.95 for the voip unlock key? You need to do this. I don't know the details of what they send, since I have not done it yet, but I assume it's at least the username/password you need to fill in. Can anyone comment on exactly what else they send(port numbers to use?)

I just got google voice working, so I can now test the box before going though the freephoneline setup.

Also, can I pay my 99.95 to FPL and later pay the $25 for porting(allowing me to test more first) or do you need to do both at once?

yes.. you can pay the $99 and $25 different time.

@skyc88, did you pay your $99 unlock key yet? they would have sent you all the information..
Newbie
Mar 8, 2018
53 posts
537 upvotes
Hi GlenLalonde & Softech,

Yes I did paid already and they provide info that show on screenshot those are the info they provide under sip setting. password and login which should be clear where to enter, but other info I am not clear how to put them trying to ask someone doing tech also have no idea. Can anyone like take a picture of their setting? Or if any guide would be great. I am using poly obi200 voip box. Thank you in respond.
Deal Addict
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Nov 2, 2002
1810 posts
598 upvotes
Toronto
I don’t use my free phone line on a obi box, but rather on an Aastra voip phone which should register the same way.

My settings are :
Authentication name: your 11 digit phone number with 1 in front. (14165551212)
Password: the one they gave you when you got the SIp key
Proxy server: voip3.freephoneline.ca
Proxy port : 5060
Outbound proxy server (left blank/default)
Registrar server: voip3.freephoneline.ca
Registrar port : 5060
Registration period: 3600

If that doesn’t work, maybe your line is not fully enabled yet or you may need to contact them for support.
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