I’m new to IP PBX and related technology, so please bear with me.
A local telco provider in my location offers a service wherein, if you subscribe to an offering, it assigns your mobile phone a fixed line number which you can use to make calls to fixed lines over cellular. I am using that offering so I can make unlimited local calls to fixed lines instead of paying by the minute if dialling through the mobile number. Now, I’m planning to share that in the household by implementing a PBX. Instead of handing over the mobile phone every time someone needs to call, just dial out using one of the VoIP phones on the IP network.
I did some searching in Sangoma’s website, but the only hardware I could find so far is telephony cards for PSTN (and I don’t have an actual fixed line). I did a search out in the Internet and I think the hardware I am seeking is called a cellular gateway. I’m not sure though. I’m imagining that it has to be a device with a NIC to connect to the LAN and a SIM card slot so it can connect to the cell towers.
So I guess my questions are:
- What type of hardware am I supposed to be looking for based on my intent?
- Is that hardware really not available with Sangoma or did I just miss the web page showcasing that product?
- If it’s not available with Sangoma, can the community recommend brands and/or models of actual hardware that are sure to work with Asterisk?
Please advise. Thanks in advance.