I’m just starting out with Asterisk Now and I am planning to get rid of my landline and just route my calls over the internet and lease a landline number to route calls inbound. Is there any that will allow me to send faxes from my physical fax machine?

Also what sort of hardware am I going to need?

and does Asterisk offer music when you place a caller on hold and the ability to have conference calls - i’m guessing this as much about the provider of the “telephone line”. Any cheap ones out there with unlimited UK landline calls?

Thanks for your help,

Kind Regards,


If you are using AsteriskNOW, you should direct your questions to the forum for your choice of GUI, e.g. freepbx.org/forums.

Asterisk supports queues, conferences and music on hold.

If you have a very high quality connection, the ITSP uses G.711 codecs, and they don’t force the use of T.38, you will need an ATA or a DAHDI/Asterisk compatible FXS line card. If they force T.38 or the choice of codecs forces it, you will probably need third party software - most people in those circumstances would not use a POTS fax machine.