I am looking to deploy a system where people from many different areas can phone in and get information from a menu system.
I think my options are as follows:
- let the people call local numbers to an office in their area with an * and have that computer get the data from the remote server.
a) I think that each office would need a card to connect the phone lines to (4-8 lines per office would be enough)
b) I think the digium cards for this would be roughly $1000
c) I do not think there would be any other hardware required
2)provide toll free numbers for the people to call one remote * (I am less sure how this works)
a) what hardware would I need (assume <= 100 ppl calling at any given time). Can I get phone numbers from a provider that sends them through as voip to the *?
The first option seems pretty straight forward, and is acceptable, but requires a computer and phone lines in each location. The second one seems better, but I have no idea what is required to do this, or if it is possible.
Thanks for any answers.