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Sorry, by VOIP confirmation server, I mean a VOIP PBX server that provides a verbal confirmation service to people; The script will branch based on ANI and DNIS information to an automated setup. That was horrible wording on my part.

I am looking to set up a completely automated VOIP confirmation server. There will be no representatives, thus no phone lines needed except for the one going to the pbx server.

Will I need a real phone number for each virtual conversation?

Another note is that I am using a VPL (Visual Programming Language) setup with a horrible VOIP service provider. They provide a shared 'PBX' system and I would really like to setup a local dedicated PBX system.

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Anytime you dealing with the PSTN outside of a simple POTS line, the phone number and line are separate. For instance, at my work we have 23 "lines" provided by a VoIP-PRI, and almost 90 phone numbers on that. It can go the other way as well, you could have thousands of lines and only a single number. You need one 'line' per conversation.

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Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for. –  dunpealslyr Jun 13 '11 at 21:01

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