Quote from: Marty.ba.calif.usa on March 14, 2014, 12:52:25 PMIt has a column labeled "SIP Dial Prefix" for each, with entries from "*01" to "*20". I tried prefixing my dialed number with *01 to use the first one, but I get an error signal before I even finish dialing. Anyone know how this works. I thought perhaps there would be a way that I could use one for me, and another for my wife, which would be nice.
If you look at Account Preferences | SIP device registration there is a place to indicate the default outbound caller ID. I think the custom callerID entries show up there, so you can pick one that will be used if you don't dial the special code first. I haven't experimented, but I'd guess it is trying to be helpful with its hint that "you don't have to dial *01 with the default". Did you try putting a different number in slot 2 and try *02 with that one?
I made some speed dials on my Obi and printed them off for my wife. It took me a few tries, but she has now decided that is her preferred way of making calls. Your mileage (or wife) may vary... but if she too likes the speed dial method, you could put some of those odd codes into the speed dial, after testing to make sure they do work (or perhaps asking for help if they don't work the way the instructions seem to indicate). Then once they work, give the speed dial list to your wife. When she uses it, she gets whatever outgoing callerID number you encoded with each speed dial entry. She wouldn't necessarily have to know that she is sending a different CID.
I suppose you could use the Anveo speed dial instead of or in addition to Obi's, if that turns out to be more flexible. Wouldn't work if she calls different numbers, but if she (like my wife) has about ten people she calls regularly, putting those speed dials together should be pretty easy.
Of course, I'm not sure about the outbound CNAM at this point. If that was what you wanted (the same callerID *number* but with your wife's Name) I haven't found a way to do that yet. But you could set up a different inbound number for her, either in Google Voice or CallCentric or whatever, so at least the number in her outbound CID is different.
I find CNAM isn't all that helpful these days, since it rarely gets to cell phones, and that's what most people use. But that's just me.
[edit: I just found the "Phone Number | Edit" section that says: "CallerID Name/CNAM is only available for phone numbers on Personal Unlimited or Office Unlimited rate plans."]