I wanted to share some findings about the Anveo ObiTalk plan that are not obvious until after you sign up.
1) The SIP information is locked. Accessing this info in Anveo gives the following:Access to SIP credentials (username/password) is restricted on your subscription package. However, you can still configure other SIP related options.
2) Because of item 1), you must use the ObiTalk provisioning tool for the Anveo Approved Service Provider account. You can not provision manually.
3) If you already have an Anveo 911 account provisioned, the provisioning tool may fail. I tried three times to provision and had problems. I finally decided to delete the Anveo 911 provisioning and then my reprovision of my new Anveo account worked.
4) If you need to reprovision, Anveo for ObiTalk, you need to start the sign-up procedure, but on the first page after you click on a plan, there is some small text with a link to reprovision.
5) Incoming CallerID with Name is turned OFF by default even if you select the Basic Plus plan. To turn it on, you need to go to Phone Numbers..Manage Phone Numbers..(edit phone number)..Caller ID.
6) Outgoing CNAM (Caller ID with Name) does not appear to be available. ("Spoofing" a callerID number works fine. There is a $0.01 charge for verification because they've experienced a high number of "spoofs").
7) Minor detail but Anveo cycles all end on the 14th of the month. So, your first month will be prorated and the difference will be credited to your account balance to be used as necessary.
8 ) I wasn't planning to use this, but did notice that online Conference Call feature is disabled (in my Just Right! plan)
9) Consistent with billing cycle, the minutes available for outgoing calls reset on at on the 15th at midnight GMT. They were generous and did not prorate the first partial month.
10) Voice mail can be configured to send you a WAV file as an e-mail. The MWI (message waiting indicator) works on my phone with no problems.
11) Call Flow is a great feature to route calls. Great for avoiding blocked calls. You can even set up unknown numbers to make them dial a number to actually get the call through.
12) As of May 6, 2014, the provisioning includes protection against SIP scanners.
Just wanted to pass this info on. If you've got any questions about other features, I'll be glad to log in and check.
Message 86 has some good info on signing up as well: http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=7391.msg49930#msg49930***Anveo is currently porting from Google Voice for free and claims the port can be completed in one hour!
Reply #96 indicates that there is a 30 day period in which you can cancel and receive a refund.