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[Newegg] Obihai Obi200 $49.99 with free shipping

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BlueJaysNut wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 10:24 pm
Roger that.
You can probably start on page 9 and start reading from there onwards. Each step tells you what to do.

The Auto Attendant (AA) section starts on page 25 (step 10 B. i): "But what if you wanted to use your cellphone to make free calls using Freephoneline or any other
service that is configured on your ATA using regular cellular airtime (and not cellular data) by
simply dialing your Freephoneline phone number?"

The AA section continues on page 26.

The Auto Attendant section then jumps to pages 30 and 31 (for enabling AA and using a PIN).

And there's a follow up question covered on pages 51 and 52 for how to enter in a contact on an iPhone or Android smartphone using a pause (or comma).
On an iPhone the entry would look like (519)123-4567,21234#,9051234567

where
(519)123-4567 is your FPL number (your FPL phone number because an access number to your ATA, basically)

, is a pause (to ensure the call completes first before entering in other digits)

2 is to make an outgoing call using Auto Attendant

1234 is your PIN

# is the pound key (to finish entering your pin)

, is another pause

9051234567 is the number you actually want to dial
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c5davey wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 5:01 am
I've been waiting for this to go on sale. Lots of good reviews on RedFlagDeals so I decided to give it a try.
Thanks OP. I've got a 202 already, and was waiting for a good deal on another Obi. This one is heading to my parents in Europe after I set it up to access a GV account and my voip.ms account. Managed to snag it with just a few hours left on the deal!
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Webslinger wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 8:07 pm
I certainly believe you tested it. However, I'm not sure what you mean by "within"? I've setup the free NY DID for someone (and others) I know.
She is able to receive SIP URI calls from outside Callcentric's network. I can make SIP URI calls to her without any problems.

That is, spx(13471234567@in.callcentric.com)} works fine (where x = the SP #).

And, obviously, I can make calls to her from regular PSTN.
When I tested (a year or two ago), calls from PSTN (my office phone and my corporate cell phone) to my CC number showed up as incoming in CC's dash board but didn't ring my OBI (doesn't show up in OBI's status at all). Call from another CC user did ring my OBI as well as any sip call.
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bogolisk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 5:37 am
When I tested (a year or two ago), calls from PSTN (my office phone and my corporate cell phone) to my CC number showed up as incoming in CC's dash board but didn't ring my OBI (doesn't show up in OBI's status at all). Call from another CC user did ring my OBI as well as any sip call.
I can’t reproduce that problem with Telengy L.L.C. owned (free NY) Callcentric DIDs. They can receive calls from outside Callcentric’s network perfectly fine.
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All is working good but I cannot got voicemail indicator off my Panasonic phone display when I have no voicemails.

Any suggestions? Obihai200 with freephoneline.ca:
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Webslinger wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 7:26 am
I can’t reproduce that problem with Telengy L.L.C. owned (free NY) Callcentric DIDs. They can receive calls from outside Callcentric’s network perfectly fine.
Hmmmm maybe I should retry CC free DID again. Maybe they fncked up back then.
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brockster wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 7:51 am
All is working good but I cannot got voicemail indicator off my Panasonic phone display when I have no voicemails.

Any suggestions? Obihai200 with freephoneline.ca
It will take a while with FPL (5 to 10min).
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brockster wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 7:51 am
All is working good but I cannot got voicemail indicator off my Panasonic phone display when I have no voicemails.
Takes 10 minutes after deleting all voicemail for the indicator to disappear.
It also takes 10 minutes after voicemail is left for the indicator to appear.
Freephoneline does that to send data less frequently from its servers (saves on data usage).

The underlined section on page 29 of the PDF guide (version 1.51x) mentions the 10 minute period: http://forum.fongo.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 805#p73839.
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bogolisk wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 7:55 am
Hmmmm maybe I should retry CC free DID again. Maybe they fncked up back then.
It's possible the issue was related to the LLC/CLEC that owns the number.

I've been calling these people since 2015 without problems.
If that issue occurs for you again, you might want to try emailing Callcentric. The quality of their tech support is considered to be very good.
https://www.callcentric.com/contact/
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Been overnight and still says voicemail after no voicemail. Even took batteries out of phone to reboot
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brockster wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 8:13 am
Been overnight and still says voicemail after no voicemail. Even took batteries out of phone to reboot
1. Where did you delete voicemail from? After logging into https://www.freephoneline.ca/mailbox? If so, click freephoneline-ca-free-local-soft-phone- ... #p25340307. In the future, don't delete voicemail from there, unless you have not other choice (received fax). Basically, you'll need to submit a ticket to get your account reset.

Regardless, you might as well login into https://www.freephoneline.ca/mailbox, and ensure that you don't have a fax waiting for you. If you have a fax message waiting for you, that's why you're receiving a voicemail notification.

2. If you didn't delete voicemail using https://www.freephoneline.ca/mailbox and see no messages listed there, dial ***1. Enter the IP you're told into your web browser.

If you use the Obitalk web portal (www.obitalk.com) to configure your ATA, keep in mind that you must continue using it to configure your ATA unless you disable Obitalk Provisioning first. Otherwise whatever settings you change will eventually be overwritten (they will be transferred from your Obitalk.com account to your ATA) by what you previously entered at obitalk.com anyway. If you wish to disable this behaviour, dial ***1. Enter that IP address into a web browser. Navigate to System Management-->OBiTalk Provisioning-->select Disabled for the method. Save. Reboot ATA. Afterwards, obitalk.com won't overwrite whatever changes you make via the device's interface (via IP address).

Pick one method (obitalk.com) or the other (IP address of device) for changing device settings. But do not use both methods.
Keep in mind that activating Google Voice requires using the Obitalk.com web portal if your Obihai ATA is using post-OAuth 2.0 firmware, which it probably is.

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That grey cog wheel with the "E" is for the expert configuration menu.

It shows when logging in at http://www.obitalk.com, selecting "Edit Profile" on the left, then scrolling down
under "Advanced Options" and finally selecting "Enable OBi Expert Entry from Dashboard."




3. Navigate to Voice Services-->SP (FPL) service-->Calling Features-->MessageWaiting

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Is MessageWaiting enabled under the "Value" column? If so, uncheck the Value box (you may also need to uncheck the "default" box). Click Submit/save/reboot.

The Message Waiting indicator should now disappear from your phones (provided MessageWaiting is unchecked under the Value column). If the indicator doesn't disappear from your handsets, you have a phone/handset issue. Possibly, this will help (clearing the message by holding down # for 5 seconds):
http://eng.faq.panasonic.com/app/answer ... lear-it%3F.

4. Now wait 10 minutes. Does the MessageWaiting checkbox become enabled again under Value? That means FPL's server is still sending a packet to your ATA to enable MessageWaiting (indicating your account is bugged). If so, your FPL account needs to be fixed. Visit https://support.fongo.com/anonymous_requests/new (send in a ticket). For the issue type select "VoIP Unlock Key"-->"My Account Inquiry". Describe the problem, and submit a ticket. If no responds to your support ticket, provide the ticket number in a private message to Fongo Support: http://forum.fongo.com/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=7852 after registering and logging into the forums. Expect 24 hr (or longer) resolution.
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I did #1 so I opened a ticket to reset my voicemail. Hope that works... won’t do that on the portal again!
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brockster wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 9:09 am
I did #1 so I opened a ticket to reset my voicemail. Hope that works... won’t do that on the portal again!
Yeah, that's probably the biggest FPL bug (deleting voicemail from https://www.freephoneline.ca/mailbox seems to trigger this problem), in my opinion. I'm not sure why it hasn't been fixed.

It's safer to use one of these methods:

To access your FPL voicemail, dial your FPL phone number from your OBi, using FPL.


OR

Dial a Freephoneline voicemail remote access phone number (useful from your smartphone) followed by your FPL account phone number (starting with 1) + #, followed by your voicemail password + #: http://www.freephoneline.ca/vmAccessNumbers

OR

Let's get voicemail access working by dialing *98.
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How can I get voicemail access working with *98? Can I check voicemail on my Panasonic handset by just dialing *98 instead of my phone number?

I assume I should wait for the voicemail reset first after requested. So best to just manage voicemail via my handset rather than touching it in freephoneline.ca
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BlueJaysNut wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 9:33 am
How can I get voicemail access working with *98?
Imagine how much time you'd save if you just did things right the first time by using the PDF guide--instead of doing it wrongly (in a semi-incomplete manner) by using Obitalk.com's preconfigured profile:
http://forum.fongo.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 805#p73839 (pages 18, 19, and 32).

Or click http://forums.redflagdeals.com/newegg-o ... #p28405601
Can I check voicemail on my Panasonic handset by just dialing *98 instead of my phone number?
Yes.

By the way, most Panasonic handsets have a VM store access # feature. I would just put *98 in there (after setting up my service properly), but you could also put your FPL# in there.
I assume I should wait for the voicemail reset first after requested.
I'm not sure what you're referring to. Regardless, enabling *98 for voicemail has no bearing on any requests or resets. Enabling *98 doesn't affect anything.
So best to just manage voicemail via my handset rather than touching it in freephoneline.ca
Best not to use FPL's web portal to delete voicemail unless absolutely necessary.
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