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…
Say that, when you call people, you want them to see your Google Voice phone number or your cell phone number instead of your Anveo phone number. This is called Caller Id spoofing.
You might like to do this while you are evaluating your Obi vs your regular telephone line: forward your regular phone line to your Anveo phone number and change your outgoing CallerID on your Anveo phone number to your regular phone number. This way you can test the call quality of both incoming & outgoing calls and anyone you call will see your regular CallerID on their phone.
Here are the steps to accomplish this for your Anveo telephone number.
Log into your Anveo account and click on ‘Open Account Preferences‘:
Now click on ‘Custom CallerID Numbers‘:
Add the ‘Title’, ‘Country’ and ‘Phone Number’ for the number you wish to use and then click ‘UPDATE‘:
You will notice that your number is ‘Unverified‘. Click on the ‘Verify‘ button and you will see this page:
Read the information and then click ‘Continue‘ to see:
The nice lady at Anveo will call you at the phone number that you wish to verify and ask you to enter the ‘Confirmation code’ that is displayed; dial it in and she will tell you that your phone number has been verified.
Once the number has been verified, click ‘back’ on your browser until you see the following page and click on ‘SIP Device Registration‘:
On the page that displays, click on the drop-down called ‘Outbound CallerID and select whichever number you want sent out – then click ‘UPDATE‘.
Test by calling your cell phone or a friend.
Please note: With Anveo, it seems that ‘changes’ may take some time to ‘solidify’. Just make sure that you made the changes correctly, and, most importantly, that you click ‘Save’ or ‘Update’ on each page that you have modified.
Then, give your changes time to take, up to 24 hours.