Quote from: MikeHObi on March 16, 2014, 05:04:14 PM
Quote from: Marty.ba.calif.usa on March 14, 2014, 12:52:25 PM
Then I signed up for the Anveo personal account at $2.80/month.
One thing I don't understand is the outgoing CallerID. I found out how to set the number, but I guess the name is whatever you used to sign up. It acts like you can set a name in the account preferences, where there is a big list of names/phone number entries, but I can't figure out how to use it (web call only?).
Under My Account, Account Preferences, Custom Caller ID Numbers. Enter a name, that name will be the custom caller name. Pick a country code. Enter your 10 digit phone number. Take a close look and make sure you have the right number. Then press Update at the bottom of the list.
The list will refresh and you will see the status for your number is Unverified with a button now available to click on that says Verify.
You need to click on the verify button and then follow the instructions. In general it will walk you through a process of calling the number you entered and telling you a code to enter when you answer the call. You must enter the code it shows you on the screen. If successful when you refresh the list you will see a Status of Verified. Once it is verified you can go to your "sip device registration" area and pick that number from the list for outbound callerID.
I did that, and the outgoing number is the one I chose, but not the name.
I'm also evaluating voip.ms
, and there, the caller ID is what I chose on my obi110. But for Anveo, it's not from the Obi110, nor is it the one on the Anveo website - not the custom ID numbers, and not even the name shown for the main account page. It comes through as my full formal name, in the form "Last, First MI". Not as nice as on voip.ms
, where I have both my first name and my wife's. I don't really go by my formal first name, so it looks strange, probably.
The Anveo site makes it look like I could choose which one to use from the list by dialing *01, *02, etc, but that doesn't work at all.