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[Newegg] Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice & SIP - 49.99

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max011 wrote: As in.... you are forwarding calls originating in USA to your CAN number..? Or..?
I have a Canadian Magicjack number that I can forward to most places in Canada and the US, which is an included extra to the service. Fongo can forward to most numbers in Canada for free, though it costs more to forward to the US.

I cannot say I prefer one service to another, they both have their positives and flaws.
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bridonca wrote: I have a Canadian Magicjack number that I can forward to most places in Canada and the US, which is an included extra to the service.
You may already know this, but even if you don't have a GV number and just have a GV account, you can forward/bridge any Canadian call that reaches an Obihai ATA to anywhere within Canada or the U.S. for free using GV. However, the outbound/bridged portion of the call from GV will appear as either the GV number (if you have one) or unknown/private caller (if you don't).
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OBi200/202 Freephonline PDF guide (version 1.60) can be found here. OBi200 info can be found here. For OBi202 info, click here.
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Striker60 wrote: I bought mine on ebay more than 10 years ago. If it's a fake then it's a pretty good quality counterfeit.
They've been out of production for quite some time: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/ ... 00465.html.
So, I wouldn't necessarily trust anything being sold as new on eBay, especially any that are listed from China.
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Webslinger wrote: You may already know this, but even if you don't have a GV number and just have a GV account, you can forward/bridge any Canadian call that reaches an Obihai ATA to anywhere within Canada or the U.S. for free using GV. However, the outbound portion of the call from GV will appear as either the GV number (if you have one) or unknown/private caller (if you don't).
No mentions this much, but the Obihai call attendant is awesome! It is worth playing with! I am not smart enough to use an external SIP device to access the Obihai call attendant, but I have set up the Obihai call attendant to be able to make long distance calls using my public Mobile $20 province wide plan. I have Google Voice and Freephoneline configured on the Obihai, so I can predial numbers to get it to use whatever service to call where it needs to call. a bit of work to set up, but pretty nifty when put to practice!
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bridonca wrote: No mentions this much, but the Obihai call attendant is awesome!
Yes, it is very useful, especially for those who don't want to rely on flaky cellular data. I've explained how to set it up in the PDF guide for FPL users: http://forum.fongo.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 805#p73839. It's also explained over here: https://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=66.0.

With respect to sending incoming calls elsewhere using GV that I mentioned previously, you can having incoming calls bridged automatically based on incoming CID number.
So, let's say you know that whenever Grandma calls you at your FPL phone number, she really means to call your brother who lives in the U.S. instead. You can do that in your X_InboundCallRoute for FPL.
{(Grandma'snumber):spGV(brother'sAmericannumber)}
GV represents whatever SP# GV is provisioned on in the ATA. The way to do this manually is to use blind transfer: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=3039.0.
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OBi200/202 Freephonline PDF guide (version 1.60) can be found here. OBi200 info can be found here. For OBi202 info, click here.
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shayne85 wrote: The call quality isn’t clear, lots of static in the background.

I’m using a Linksye PAP2T with FPL. I’ve checked the settings with all the recommended setup and nothing improves that.
Sorry for the delay for my answer but I did in fact had some issues with a PAP2T from Linksys in the past, with Obi, I didn't. That said, it depends on internet connexion and more then often with the router itself or it's configuration.
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Webslinger wrote: Yes, it is very useful, especially for those who don't want to rely on flaky cellular data. I've explained how to set it up in the PDF guide for FPL users: http://forum.fongo.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 805#p73839. It's also explained over here: https://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=66.0.

With respect to sending incoming calls elsewhere using GV that I mentioned previously, you can having incoming calls bridged automatically based on incoming CID number.
So, let's say you know that whenever Grandma calls you at your FPL phone number, she really means to call your brother who lives in the U.S. instead. You can do that in your X_InboundCallRoute for FPL.
{(Grandma'snumber):spGV(brother'sAmericannumber)}
GV represents whatever SP# GV is provisioned on in the ATA. The way to do this manually is to use blind transfer: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=3039.0.
That's a very neat feature - thank you for sharing!

I read many of your very helpful posts which addressed many of my inquiries but I have not found yet if there is any way to instruct Obi200 to automatically use SP2, if the main SP1 is down for some reason( as a failover dialing option).

Thanks for your guidance!
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kkostadinof wrote: That's a very neat feature - thank you for sharing!

I read many of your very helpful posts which addressed many of my inquiries but I have not found yet if there is any way to instruct Obi200 to automatically use SP2, if the main SP1 is down for some reason( as a failover dialing option).

Thanks for your guidance!
You can do this with trunk groups. See http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=8208.0 and http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=12723.0 (pay attention to azrobert's post). I do not typically assist with digitmaps and dialplans as it's simply too much work for me with all the requests I receive daily. Should you require assistance, I suggest asking at http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php or http://www.dslreports.com/forum/voip.
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OBi200/202 Freephonline PDF guide (version 1.60) can be found here. OBi200 info can be found here. For OBi202 info, click here.

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