Asterisk & FreePbx – Voicemail toggle

VoicemailIMHO many users don’t want the voicemail funct, but they want be able to access to the user portal (ARI) to see the CDR call list and the other stuff or, more easily, they want to activate-deactivate individually voicemail funct using a code on the phone, as in other pbx.

So far this feature has not been implemented in Asterisk/FreePBX: so I have implemented a very simple voicemail toggle, so a user can enable/disable the voicemail (like the Follow-me). Continue reading

Integrating Fax for Asterisk in Asterisk 11

Muirhead_fax_machineAs much as we may hate it, there are still some transactions that require fax. Fax┬áis an old archaic dinosaur technology but… the reality is that fax usage is everywhere… and probably will be for quite some time for no other reason than the complete and utter simplicity of fax usage!

In a rather smart move on Digium’s part, they’ve also rolled out Free Fax For Asterisk (FFA) where you can get a free 1-channel license for an Asterisk installation. This will suffice to fax small offices need.

In this post I’ll show you how to install and configure FFA in Asterisk 11. Continue reading

Configuring Asterisk for Skype Connect

Old Italian Phone

Old Italian Phone device

This post is intended to provide some basic guidance in configuring Skype Connect SIP Channels with Asterisk/Freepbx using SIP Trunk.

-- General Settings --
Outbound Caller ID: 99051000xxxxxx <Skype Connect registration ID>
Maximum Channels: 1 <The number of channels you purchased from Skype>

Dialed Number Manipulation Rules
(0039) + <prefix = NULL> | 0Z.
(0039) + <prefix = NULL> | 3Z.

-- Outgoing Settings --

Trunk Name: SkypeConnect <This can be whatever you want>

PEER Details:
username=99051000xxxxxx ; This is your Skype Connect registration ID
secret=xxxxxxxx ; This is your Skype Connect registration password
type=peer
qualify=yes
insecure=invite
host=sip.skype.com
fromdomain=sip.skype.com
disallow=all
allow=alaw&ulaw&g729
fromuser=99051000xxxxxx ; This is your Skype Connect registration ID

-- Registration --
Registration String: 99051000xxxxxx:<password>@sip.skype.com/99051000xxxxxx

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