I am an awful story teller so I'll get right to the point.
If someone calls on a specific number, and is for a specific problem,
the Secretary, after answering can divert the call to someone else,
but the tricky part is to use a "Voice over IP" for inside company,
but Incoming call will be from a regular Phone.
I was thinking on using Skype for inside (with USB Phones), combined
maybe with some kind of "Phone Answering Software", but don't now how
that can be connected to something like a Skype, or even if this is
What can I use ? Besides "SkaypeIn" if possible.
To make it shorter, how can a VOIP application can be "combined" with
regular phone line.
How do you suggest configuring Asterisk to handle Skype calls?
(Note that I'm not suggesting it makes any sense at all for someone
smart enough to use Asterisk to try to weld Skype onto it. I just
think it's misleading to claim Asterisk already handles it.)
You¡¦re absolutely right; you will not do it if Skype is your application of
choice. But again, your question was: ¡V in your words ¡V ¡§how can VoIP
application be "combined" with a regular phone line¡¨.
Asterisk is definitely an answer to your question. There are many free
VoIP applications on the market to choose from (btw, I don¡¦t think Skype is
the best one; also you can not use any hardware IP phones with it).
Thanks guys, you really got me thinking more deeply on the situation.
And to clarify the situation, I mentioned Skype first like my starting
point, not a must. I heard about this "Asterisk", and I'm starting
learning about him right now. Maybe it can fix my problem. The fact is
that I was interested an using also a Palm on the Internal network,
and 2 of my teem mates are in other country, with make me thing
integrating with Skype could be a start.
Lets se what "Asterisk" can do for me.
Thanks all for help.
I've heard good things about one of the books...but I don't recall which
one so I'm not much help. I'm inclined to stumble around for awhile
using 'net resources. I will provide what help I can.
There's a list of Asterisk books here.
We use asterisk every day between home and office. Someone calls one of
two POTS lines at the office, if it's for me and I'm at home, the call is
transferred to me by the person who answered. A call to our main number
rings phones both at the office and home. Calls to my direct line ring my
desk phone at the office and my SIP phone at home. At each end, one person
answers if the other doesn't. CallerID on both ends. Different messages on
each line go to voicemail which is emailed to me as well as available on
any phone, including a SIP phone from anywhere in the world.
Here are a few good starting points for asterisk: