Can Asterisk do this?

I’d like to configure an Asterisk server so it can do the following:

  1. A number of people can sign up for a service I offer.
  2. I can assign each of them an extension through a 1-800 number (e.g., 1-800-555-1212 ext. 123)
  3. The extension routes to a phone number of their choice (e.g., landline or cellphone)

So when someone calls the 1-800 number and enters the extension the call is immediately transferred through to their phone number.

Is this possible to do with Asterisk? If so, how complicated is it?



Asterisk has several call center features that seem to fit your description. If all you need is as decribed, I imagine that’s pretty basic.

You can do it like this by editing the conf files or using real time

Exten => 555,1,Dial(SIP/7185551212@Provider)

So when some one calls and enters 555 it will call 7185551212.

Also you can use asterisk real time and create a simple php page that will put the info in to the mysql db.

Why would you want to block NPA-555-xxxx calls? The 555 Exchange is not a pay-per-call exchange per se nor a designated high volume exchange (see