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I am doing a project to Generate a call automatically to the customer with IVR support. The customer will input a PIN number. I have to extract this PIN number using Java/scripts on the Backend.

I am planning to use Asterisk server for this purpose. To setup a development environment, can I connect a test Mobile phone over serial/USB to a Linux server running Asterisk?. If this is possible, can you please guide to me to some relevant documentation for doing this?

Thank you very much.

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You don't need a mobile phone to test your Asterisk setup.

Just connect a soft phone (there are free SIP clients such as xlite) to your Asterisk server and perform your testing.

To program your IVR interaction, you can use AGI - you can do this in a number of languages including Java. The AGI scripts allow you to do IVR specific interactions such as playing a prompt and reading a DTMF input.

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Have you looked at twillio? They sound like they do exactly what you want...If your in the US.

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I am in India. So this SaaS solution may not fit my purpose. Thanks. – Vinod Jun 29 '10 at 11:33
Im in australia, so its no good for me either. Damn US -centric startups... there is a market outside of the US you know :) – Mark Jul 12 '10 at 2:45

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