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Can anybody explain why to use Asterisk PBX rather than standard PBX from Matrix or Siemens [closed]

Can anybody explain why open-source Asterisk is favourable in comparison with a traditional PBX system from a vendor such as NEC/Syntel/Matrix or Siemens.
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Asterisk / Trixbox Allow Inbound Caller to redial and bridge

I want a caller to be able to phone into asterisk from a mobile phone or a pay phone and then enter a special PIN and allow them to dial another number. This could allow for significant savings on ...
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Automated reports with FreePBX 2.8.1.4

FreePBX has a 'Reports' tab that allows you to create a few reports and some of them you can export as a .csv or .pdf, but it doesn't really have any finer features than that. I would ultimately like ...
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How-To Integrate FreePBX Phonebook and Users with LDAP?

I'm using FreePBX and want to use phonebook integrated with ldap. I googled and nothing very specific come up. Do you guys have any experience about the subject?
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How to add more incoming/outgoing lines capability to Asterisk?

We have 4 people call us from around the country at once and it causes our phones to be busy. We want to be able to have at least 8 people call us at once without anyone getting the busy signal. ...
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How to Remove SIP or Plus Prefixes from Incoming Calls on FreePBX?

How can I remove the "sip:+" (sip plus) prefix from incoming numbers? The number is being cached on my phone, and is an illogical format, so I cannot call that number back.
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Can a FreePBX backup be restored to a different version?

I run a small PBX based on the FreePBX distro of Asterisk. The installation has been steadily upgraded but for various reasons, we want to start again on a new server with a clean install from the ...
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Using Asterisk and FreePBX how can I map extensions to outbound routes

I have a Trixbox server (Asterisk and FreePBX) that has multiple tenants on it. I need these tenants calls to go out via different outbound routes in order to split the bills at the SIP trunk provider ...
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How to setup multiple listening ip addresses on Trixbox

I currently have added another ISP to our Data Center and have decided to setup an additional ethernet alias on our Trixbox for the 2nd ip address of our new provider. From what I have read you can ...
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Polycom IP 650 Custom display

I've been googling all over the place and haven't found a good way to do this. I'm hoping that someone out there has done something like this. I have Polycom 650's and 331 deployed to my users via a ...
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Asterisk ${CALLERID(name)

I am working with asterisk (Asterisk 1.8.11.0), freepbx (2.x) and was building a dialplan (extension_custom.conf). I wanted to get caller Name from database which i have stored for example. CLI> ...
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How to forward a call to SIP server

I have a SIP server(Asterisk) I have configured a DID for outbound and inbound. My asterisk server has freepbx installed to manage it. My requirement here is, when anyone calls to this DID call should ...
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Advantages and disadvantages to using a VPS (or any remote server) to host a VOIP/PBX system

My company currently runs a Trixbox Pro server locally. We're getting sick of the licensing fees and terrible community support and are considering migrating to something like FreePBX. I see that ...
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How can I link two Trixbox servers to make free calls between them?

We have a Trixbox server at the office, and I have one at my home too. They have been working fine independently of each other for a while, but I figured if they could talk to each other over the ...
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Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk

I'm setting up a new Asterisk PBX, and I'm on the process of buying IP phones. I plan to add phones as needed, as we can't afford to buy them all at once. However, I do want to create a single ...
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Installing FreePBX or Asiterisk-GUI on working server

We have server with Ububuntu and asterisk 1.8 on it without any web-interfaces. Our managers ask me to make them web-interface for looking over config, users, calls and so on. I've installed ...
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Remove local area code on outbound calls, and remove “dial 1” for long distance in Trixbox/Asterisk

We have Trixbox CE 2.8 and Asterisk 1.6. I want to remove the 933 area code so you can just dial 555-5555 instead of 933-555-5555 for local calls. I also want to remove the +1 for long distance so ...
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GUI for Asterisk 1.8.8 on Debian 6

Can someone point me towards a tutorial for installing either FreePBX, or a Webmin GUI for Asterisk 1.8.8 on Debian 6? Asterisk Thirdlane Multi Tenant PBX Manager and Asterisk Thirdlane PBX Manager ...
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TrixBox Message Waiting Indicator in Device and User Mode

My trixbox installation supports hot-desking, so that users can take any desk and log into the phone. To do this, I placed FreePBX into Device-and-User mode, which allows the devices (phones) and ...
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How do I configure Asterisk to use G729 on a trunk with FreePBX

I've successfully got the channel from phone->PBX working on G279. I'm just trying to get the PBX->trunk to also be G279. I did this by using FreePBX and putting in allow=g729,ulaw into each ...
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FreePBX: Asterisk in the Cloud (EC2) Audio Problems

Please pardon the newbie question, but I can't seem to figure this out. I followed Voxilla's tutorial to the tee. But in making calls, my softphones connect, yet no audio (in either direction). I ...
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FreePBX: Basic config?

I've just successfully set up an Asterisk+FreePBX install on an Amazon EC2 instance per this guide: http://voxilla.com/2009/10/15/voxillas-freepbx-in-a-cloud-step-by-step-1457 (I've also assigned it ...
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Accept calls on external cell phones - FreePBX Distro

We installed FreePBX distro last week and configured it so that when someone calls in, it goes to all the phones so someone here can answer the call. After trying all the internal extensions, it ...
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FreePBX How to play an announcement for misdialled calls

Our Asterisk-based PBX (FreePBX "Tango" distro) does not require any prefix for outgoing calls. The system is able to recognise external numbers and route them appropriately. Some of our users who ...
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Problems in Asterisk when configuring x-lite

I setup AsteriskNOW 1.6 with freePbx. I assigned it an address 192.168.164.128, and I made a team on a virtual machine (vmware). There are 2 clients: Windows XP the AsteriskNOW server I logged ...
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Virtual PBX for automated attendant and SIP clients [closed]

I have a task to make our own virtual PBX for automated attendant and SIP clients. Scenario is following: We have our SIP account given from our voice carrier now I want to share these lines with ...
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Asterisk, How can i play an audio file [closed]

Here is the dial plan [testInComingCalls] exten => s,1,Answer exten => 30953025,1,Dial(SIP/20000,20) I would like to play an audio file as soon as somebody answered the call (Welcome Message)..
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Get Asterisk/Freepbx to ignore digits that were unnecessarily dialed (area code for local calls)

This is the second part of this question, worded better. Remove local area code on outbound calls, and remove "dial 1" for long distance in Trixbox/Asterisk I have removed the NEED to ...
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Cannot login to elastix server

I've installed a local Elastix server on vmware esxi 5 and everything was fine till recently tried to login but nothing happened when logging in to the server web ui nothing happens, neither error ...
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Can't listen to port 4445; sqlite3

So I have a dedicated machine running Ubuntu 12.04 server with FreePBX 2.9. Earlier I was attempting to familiarize myself with SQL via sqlite3, but I received this dreaded error: SQLite header and ...
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How to display incoming trunk name at called device end with Asterisk?

We have an Asterisk with FreePBX, and using Grandstream and Panasonic VoIP phones. Now when an incoming call rings on the phones only displays "Line 1" (as it is configured at account 1 on phone) ...
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Asterisk Register username with special character like “@”

I am using a SIP provider that has provided me with a username like: +1122233344@aaa.bb.com (Note this is only the username part) And has a numerical password. My Register string looks something ...
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Alarm when a queue is unattended

Is there a way to make a trigger/alarm when a queue is left with no one to attend it? My setup is freepbx and CDR-stats, but it could be a plain Asterisk solution as well.
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FreePBX / Asterisk queue leastrecent Breaks on transfer

I am running into some weird issue's with queue's, It almsot seem's as if when you transfer, or go on hold it does not reset the lastcall time Scenario – John is on a call with a customer. Mary is ...
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Can't receive phone call on my FreePbx extension

I'm running out of hair to pull here. I have my freepbx installed and configured ok at the beginning. I was testing it with Google Voice account. I can call out and receive call. I'm sure I must did ...
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What is the “Allow Anonymous Inbound SIP Calls” option under “Asterisk SIP Settings” in FreePBX for?

I am looking for the canonical definition of the “Allow Anonymous Inbound SIP Calls” option under “Asterisk SIP Settings” in FreePBX. Also, how does it relate to "Allow SIP Guests"?
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What is the “Allow SIP Guests” option under “Asterisk SIP Settings” in FreePBX for?

I am looking for the canonical definition of the “Allow SIP Guests” option under “Asterisk SIP Settings” in FreePBX.
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AsteriskNOW server routes outgoing calls as if they are incoming

I am very new to Asterisk so this is undoubtedly a misconfiguration on my end. Right now my test setup behaves as follows: When I make an incoming call to an FXO port on my analog card, Asterisk ...
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FreePBX & Zoostorm

I'm having some issues trying to install the FreePBX Distro on a new Zoostorm box. It keeps asking me for drivers. Here's the error message: No Driver Found Unable to find any service of the type ...
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What are the possible reasons for a SIP register failure?

I have setup an Elastix box (asterisk/freepbx based) and added a trunk for an external VoIP provider. When I get to the Asterisk command line interface and type sip show registry I always get the same ...
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How do I configure additional phone lines asterisk/trixbox?

I have a 4 port Digium card in there, and have 4 lines running smoothly. Now, we added ANOTHER 4 port card 1AEX410PELF and have 4 more analog lines coming into the Trixbox server. It still runs the 4 ...
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How to play and record wav in Asterisk

Please, how could I do these things on asterisk: 1) Externally (with some API) make a call from asterisk and play wav and hangup the call 2) How should I configure the extension/route/whatever on the ...
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How to install app_echo.so in FreePBX?

What is the proper way of installing app_echo module when FreePBX is installed ? I cannot find it in Module admin and manual editing of configuration files when freepbx presented is not recommended, ...
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Automatically log into SIP phone when user logs into Windows

We run an asterisk-based PBX, with FreePBX front end, configured in 'device and user mode' to support hot desking users. That is, a user arrives and sits at any desk, keys *11 into the phone (Cisco ...
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Sip configuration for Elastix, for Terrasip (Provider) with Multiple DIDs

I have just purchased several DIDs with Terrasip I have configured my Elastix (freepbx) SIP trunk according to their suggestion: Please follow this template configuration. (valid for outbound/inbound ...
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How can I limit Asterisk's Chanspy feature to certain channels?

I'm using a standard config of Asterisk 1.4 with FreePBX using the chanspy feature code. I want to restrict what channels it is possible to spy on, ideally doing this in a .conf file. How would I do ...
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Asterisk: could not place call through IAX

I have some problems in placing calls through IAX... It does not work :) in the asterisk console I can't see nothing about dialplan enter or so, IAX debbugging seems to be unuseful... this is my ...
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Asterisk Incoming Calls Don't Route to Extensions

We have just setup Asterisk 1.6 with FreePBX 2.8. We configured SIP Trunks with our Polish SIP Provider (a total of 3 trunks) in the system. Using a softphone registered to the only extension in the ...
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Is a PBX responsible for routing calls, or is that handled by the provider?

I am setting up a PBX that external users will connect to and I was wondering how important PBX placement was. Are calls routed through the PBX itself, or do they go directly through the provider ...
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Inbound Caller gets Fast Busy and Extension gets ringing

Inbound caller (1636) calls a sipstation direct dial to my phone on my desk. Cellphone sounds like fast busy but then desk phone rings. Cant connect the call. then when desk phone hangs up It ...