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Shplad
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« on: March 28, 2021, 02:52:50 pm »

Hi:

I have an OBi202. I'm an ex-IT tech, but I have minimal knowledge of VoIP and how OBihai boxes work.

I have a friend who has an OBi 100-series ATA. I'd like him to be able to call me at no charge using the OBitalk network.

1. How do you dial another OBi user?

2. Is there a way to filter incoming calls via the OBitalk network by day/hour? My friend has a nasty habit of calling me whenever he's upset in the middle of the night.
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drgeoff
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 03:40:36 pm »

Please do not post the same questions more than once.
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Shplad
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2021, 03:47:28 pm »

I didn't...intentionally. This website has issues. I kept getting some kind of mail server error, and it said it couldn't post my text. So I kept trying. It never actually gave me any message that it did post my text.

This is a well-known problem on this site. Apparently one that no one is going to fix.
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drgeoff
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2021, 04:35:17 pm »

I didn't...intentionally. This website has issues. I kept getting some kind of mail server error, and it said it couldn't post my text. So I kept trying. It never actually gave me any message that it did post my text.

This is a well-known problem on this site. Apparently one that no one is going to fix.
That is no excuse for not seeing that multiple posts have appeared and then not using the "Remove" button to delete all but one.
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Shplad
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 07:27:54 am »

Surely someone must know how to dial another OBi from an OBi?

Strangely, I can't find it in the documentation, or on the Web, after searching.
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drgeoff
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 08:32:34 am »

Surely someone must know how to dial another OBi from an OBi?

Strangely, I can't find it in the documentation, or on the Web, after searching.
I already answered that yesterday.  Now you see why multiple posts are a hindrance.
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Shplad
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 09:30:23 am »

Great. Where is that answer, I don't see it in my thread.
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drgeoff
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 09:42:53 am »

Great. Where is that answer, I don't see it in my thread.
"My thread" singular is the problem.  You are not looking in the right one of your threads.  Or you need to visit an optician.
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Shplad
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 09:59:58 am »

Yes, I see the other thread now. Again, it was a minor mistake, partly due to problems with this website which don't get fixed.

Maybe chill out a little.
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azrobert
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 10:55:57 am »

You can use a free Callcentric IP Freedom account to filter calls by time. You would have to create a Callcentric account and register your OBi to it then define a bunch of Call Treatments on Callcentric.

https://www.callcentric.com/products/
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2021, 11:30:55 am »

Surely someone must know how to dial another OBi from an OBi?

Strangely, I can't find it in the documentation, or on the Web, after searching.

Rather than continue to punish you, the answer is:

Every OBiTALK device is factory-assigned a nine-digit OBi number.  It's printed on the bottom of the device, or it can be seen on the device's web-UI configuration page.

To call another OBiTALK device, key in **9 xxx xxx xxx, replacing the x's with the OBi number of the device you want to call.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2021, 11:34:21 am »

And, as far as not finding the answer in the documentation, it is explained on the folded piece of paper included in the box (the Quick Start Guide): 

https://www.obitalk.com/info/documents/qsg/obi-202-qsg-enus.pdf


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Shplad
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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2021, 03:20:31 pm »

Thanks everyone. I believe he only configured Google Talk when he first got his OBi.

Did my friend need to sign up to OBitalk manually or does that happen automatically?
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drgeoff
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 12:19:44 am »

Thanks everyone. I believe he only configured Google Talk when he first got his OBi.

Did my friend need to sign up to OBitalk manually or does that happen automatically?
Making and receiving calls using 9 digit Obitalk numbers works out of the box.
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