On the web, people often mention that the Anveo website is confusing or intimidating – this is because the Anveo product is targeted towards businesses who wish to replace their entire phone system with a VoIP solution with a hosted PBX that has a zillion features.
Anveo also offers a great residential product – the problem is that both the ‘simple residential product’ and the ‘fancy pants business product’ are offered through the same website!
This tutorial will show you how simple it really is to set up an Anveo account and an Internet phone number for residential use. Continue reading
The word ‘VoIP’ frightened the hell out of me – it sounded just too damn ‘technical’ for a person like me. I was wrong, and my fear was costing me BIG money!
Once you have learned how to set up an OBI ATA to save yourself big money on your telephone bill, it is only natural for you to want to share this knowledge with your friends and family – use TeamViewer to help them set up their OBI…
As do many people, I have been using Ookla to test the upload & download speed of my internet connection. The only problem with it is that you have to initiate the test manually. There’s a better way… Continue reading
If you are using an Obi (or another manufactures ATA) with Google Voice and wish to port your Google Voice phone number out before Google pulls the XMPP plug, investigate one of these reputable providers… Continue reading
The idea here is for we Canadians to receive free incoming calls, made to our Google Voice phone number, on our Obi’s through our Anveo account that has a Canadian phone number. These incoming calls will be free, even if your phone number with Anveo is a ‘Per Minute’ phone number, which usually costs $0.01 per minute for incoming calls. (People with a US Anveo phone number can do this too, if they have an Anveo’s ‘Per Minute’ US phone number and wish to avoid the $0.01 per minute incoming charge.)
Once you have set up your Anveo account and telephone number, you will notice that the outgoing Caller ID (what people see on their phone when you call them) is your Anveo phone number. You may wish to change this information, here’s how… Continue reading
NB: As of June 26 2014, Google Voice has changed nothing! All methods of using Google Voice in Canada, and elsewhere, continue to work as they always have done.
The whole point of this blog was to help Canadians use Google Voice to reduce their communications expense, while using their cell phone or an Obi ATA, by making free calls on Google Voice. But, after May 15, 2014, the Google Voice option, in it’s present form, will no longer be available to anyone, USA residents included.
The actual voice quality of ‘Voice Over Internet’ is highly dependent on the quality of your Internet service – if it stinks, the voice quality will too.
If you want to scrap your land line and just use the Internet for your phone calls, you need to ‘port’ (transfer) your home phone number from your existing phone company (Bell, Rogers, SaskTel etc) to a VoIP company, I chose Anveo.com. Here is how in went for me…
Most people now have wifi Internet in their homes. You can make phone calls from your cell phone, without using your cell phone minutes, just by installing an app on you phone…