I already posted this same question in a different forum, however it was suggested I reach out to the experts here for some help. I am going to copy and paste my earlier post, so I hope that doesnt bother anyone! I saw a very interesting Linux pc earlier yesterday, and I want to know if I Asterisk is a good fit. To begin, the device can be located at the following link:
I would want to get a very cheap/free (most likely SIP) DID number that I could give out to people. They would call that number, and then the system (this little wall-wart) would prompt them for their name, and then forward the call out to me (perhaps call blast to a few numbers) and announce the name to me using another SIP account for outbound calls. I could then decide to answer the call, or send it to voicemail from whatever phone I take the call on. Right now there are a few hosted services that do this, in fact I use Grandcentral for this very purpose. GC is free, and there is a similar paid offering called Ring Central. The only reason I dont stick with GC is that the latency is terrible, and it feels like you are on a half duplex 1980’s international call or something. I figure why pay for a (potentially crappy) hosted offering if I can do it on my own $80 ‘pc’. Can I do something like this using this device? All thoughts/ideas are appreciated!