Emulating a standard home answering machine behaviour?


#1

Hi,

In typical analog home setup using answering machine, one can choose not to answer the phone and let it kick in, then pick up depending if that is someone worth answering(this screen out many tele-marketers).

How would I make similar behaviour in asterisks ?


#2

Listen while caller is leaving voicemail for you; with pick-up option?
voip-info.org/wiki/index.php … email+live


#3

[quote=“am800”]Listen while caller is leaving voicemail for you; with pick-up option?
voip-info.org/wiki/index.php … email+live[/quote]

great, thanks.

However, the wiki seems to be using MeeMe which if I read the documentation right requires some timing device like zaprtc. Is that true ? As the distro I use don’t have this built-in.


#4

you no longer need a zap card.


#5

…if you use “ZTDUMMY” as a timer substitute.
Without any of these, the meetme application will fail.

Hmmm…i read the above link/example and must say
"Jebus…a lot of code for a simple function" - that can be done MUCH easier with a barge and “forced transfer”.

Like storing the incoming channel into a known variable, requesting the variable as the bargetarget from an extension.

If i want to answer the call, initate a callsteal on that variable.

Just an idea, didnt do such codefragment till today, but should work.
The only point that needs a bit more attention is the callsteal, since this is a Bristuff feature - which PRI users (T1/E1 cards) dont use.