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Posted by Vince on August 24th, 2019:

I have an OBI200. I get a dial tone, but no incoming and outgoing calls from the google voice SP1. It shows connected. The Anveo SP2 works fine. Does google voice still work without forwarding it to my Anveo number?

-> Response: Just to make sure, can you make/receive calls direct from Google voice (i.e. web browser)?
If Anveo is working fine for inbound and outbound calls it sounds like a Google voice issue. If it works fine then it sounds like an issue with the configuration on the Obi device.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Gailan Kester on August 13th, 2019:

How does the VOIP system work when the house is wired for 7 landlines phones?

-> Response: The adapter that the provider sends can drive a number of phones but 7 may be too many. Most people that need this many phones just use cordless phones and the adapter plugs into the cordless base.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/multiple-phones-around-the-house.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Ian Henderson on August 11th, 2019:

Can a user block numbers, if so how many?

-> Response: At this current time, call blocking is not an included feature in the Voiply residential plans.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/voiply.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Nancy B on August 10th, 2019:

I have a Google voice number that I don't use. I would like to try OBi with Google Voice. If it works, can I then port my Verizon phone number into Google Voice? I'm afraid that if I port my Verizon number and it doesn't work, I'll lose my Verizon number.

-> Response: That's a great plan. Test it out first and then port your number over once happy. Should be no issues doing that.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Victor Micallef on August 6th, 2019:

We make most of our calls to Malta and I didn't see Malta in your list of countries, also if it were included in the list, will there be a time frame of how long you can talk to your party in Malta?

-> Response: It really depends on the provider as to whether they include Malta and if so how many minutes. For example Voiply has free unlimited calls to Malta.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/faq.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Pete Vartiainen on August 3rd, 2019:

If you want switch and keep your landline phones and phone number how would it work with VolP and how much would it cost?

-> Response: The actual monthly service will be under $10, less if you sign up for an annual plan.
Porting your number will either be free or certainly under $10. The adapter you need for your current landline phone will be free or around $10. This acts as a bridge between your Internet service and your analog phone. i.e. converts the analog phone signal to digital and sends it over the Internet.
This assumes you already have Internet as that is a requirement.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/landline-replacement-options.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Danny Czapski on July 12th, 2019:

My MagicJack Plus device has worked well for over 3+ years. For the last few months voice mail has been a problem. MJ records incoming calls but won't let me retrieve them. No matter what number on my cordless phone I press there is no response, just continuing MJ message to "press 1 for messages, or 2 to change folders, or 3 for advanced options, etc, etc, etc" for other numbers. We recently moved and changed internet providers. MJ cust service told me to disconnect everything from modem, cell phone and MJ USB adapter and power supply, wait 10 minutes and then reboot modem and reconnect MJ device and cordless phone: Still no fix. Can you help?

-> Response: Just to be clear, all calls work yes? It's just answering accessing voicemails that are problematic?
Two things that come to mind:
1) Can you use voicemail to email so you get every voicemail in your inbox?
2) It sounds like the issue is the DTMF tones when trying to access voicemail. Make sure MJ has your adapter configured for RFC2833 as this is the most popular standard for DTMF (i.e. for understanding your key presses).

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/magicjack.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Wayne on July 10th, 2019:

HI Guys bought a D8500 AC5300 Nighthawk to help out with some wireless issues in the property and its been fantastic however I have just moved over to NBN and now find its not VOIP compatiable. Can you suggest a solution have been in touch with both provider and Netgear and neither been helpful. If it needs to be replaced can you recommend something as good with its wireless coverage will need something that has 30m and lots of walls between modem and end users and obviously VOIP capabilities.

-> Response: Did you try disabling SIP ALG on the AC5300 router? That often fixes any VoIP issues, in our experience.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/top-10-best-routers-for-voip.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Bernard Shaw on June 18th, 2019:

Using FusionPBX (latest version with Debian 9.5 on Vultr). I am able to make outgoing calls but I am unable to get incoming calls. Everything is registering correctly. Any suggestions would be welcome.

-> Response: A few ideas to troubleshoot.
1) Did you whitelist your carriers IP addresses in Fail2Ban?
2) Did you allow your carriers IP address in the ACL area?
3) Install Sngrep to verify that the carrier's call is reaching your server.
4) Related to 3 but is the carrier call getting through your router/firewall?

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/fusionpbx-tutorial.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Robert Frank on April 28th, 2019:

Will magic jack come with a phone number?

-> Response: Yes you can pick a new phone number in your designated area code (assuming they have inventory for that area code).

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/magicjack.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Leon on March 1st, 2019:

Exactly what kind of SIM card do I need to port a landline to GV? Activated and prepaid? I have at&t landline, so do I need to use an at&t card or will t mobile also work?

-> Response: Google voice allows you to port wireless numbers but if you have a landline this will likely not work unless it is ported to AT&T wireless first. Probably worth asking AT&T if that is possible. Google voice has a number port tool you can use to validate what you are trying to do.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/googlevoice.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Marlin Mabry on February 24th, 2019:

I have spectrum voip with their phone modem connected to my cordless base unit with answering machine and 2 other cordless phones through out the house. But when phone rings and any phone is picked up all the other phones are disabled and if I wanted to be on a conference call I could not. Why is this happening and how can it be fixed?

-> Response: This may be a setting inside the Spectrum ATA device that needs to be changed. I recommend calling them. You should be able to use all 3 cordless phones though only for 1 phone call.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/multiple-phones-around-the-house.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by John Anthony on February 23rd, 2019:

Is it possible to use VOIP telephone if my internet is by wifi hot spot only?

-> Response: I would run our VoIP test to see how well it scores. You could also try using Skype or Google voice as a quick test. We have seen this work fine in the past but also others have issues so test to be sure.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Lh on February 22nd, 2019:

My consistency of service is 47% and shows red. All of the other ratings are green I currently have DSL with AT&T of 5 Mbps. If I upgrade to 100 Mbps will it help the consistency or do I need to switch to cable?

-> Response: If all the other metrics are green you should be fine with 5Mbps.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/voip-test.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Al Bourassa on February 8th, 2019:

I used NetTalk for 7 years in Ecuador with minor hiccups that I overlooked because I wanted to retain the phone number. Once I moved to Colombia however the wheels fell off. We tried to get 3 different DUO's to work without success, with NetTalk saying the Government or my Internet provider is probably blocking outside VOIP use. It did work very briefly so I don't believe this. I have had basically zero service since September, but I still paid in advance for my October annual renewal. I was promised to be reimbursed for all my lost days of service. So naturally I asked for the full refund of my Oct 2018 renewal. Now they have refused to refund me a dime. So, folks, don't trust any of them. Read all the reviews for NetTalk and MagicJack, and almost every other provider, and you will find tales of woe about lousy service, especially customer service. Stay away from them all.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/nettalk-vs-magicjack.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Louise Getts on February 6th, 2019:

I have been a residential and office MagicJack subscriber (2 sets) since 2007 and have been well-served the entire time. We found sound quality/clearness superior to our previous AT&T land line and have never regretted the change. For a single person office or residential line, Magic Jack has provided every service needed. My only disappointment is that they have discontinued the 5-year block purchase. The maximum is now 3 years. I have used Ring Central and it truly offers an amazing array of features, but is extremely cumbersome, in my opinion.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/magicjack.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Sara Pullino on February 2nd, 2019:

If we purchase a vanity number do we get to keep/transfer it if in the future we decide to use a different service?

-> Response: You should have no issues porting it in the future.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/reviews/numberbarn.php   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Judith Schaefer on January 29th, 2019:

I've had very bad results lately with the Geek Squad. They used to be very good, but in the last year, very bad. Haven't fixed what I asked for and messed up things in my MSOffice.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/best-online-tech-support-services-and-companies.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Grace on January 25th, 2019:

Do you have any information about Tech Club. A few years ago, I was called by Tech Club and they said they had taken over iYogi business. Since then, they keep finding many things wrong with my 4 year old computer and telling me I have to spend thousands of dollars to fix it.

-> Response: We cannot find anything official regarding Tech Club taking over iYogi business. If we were to hazard a guess perhaps they just bought the phone number from iYogi. There were quite a lot of lawsuits against iYogi it seems.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/best-online-tech-support-services-and-companies.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

Posted by Sheri on January 22nd, 2019:

Is it possible to use Anveo with Obihai adapter, without google voice?

-> Response: Yes you can use the Obi adapters with Anveo.

From: https://www.whichvoip.com/articles/obihai-google-voice.htm   [View All Comments from this Page]

 

 


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