I want to write a little app for my computer that is a very simple voip application.
I don’t want all the bells and whistles of skype or anything, and I just want to do this as a learning project.
I want to use C to bring up a dialog window requesting a number to call. I then click call, and it calls the number and connects using my speakers and microphone.
I will probably use Asterisk, which is an open source VOIP server program. I understand the whole concept of voip to voip, but how would I go about getting from voip to land line? That’s what I have the hardest time grasping.
I have a feeling that would need to use some type of switching service? I would prefer to do this for free, but a small charge would be ok.
ONCE AGAIN, I DO NOT WANT SKYPE! this is a programming project and I want to learn about voip. I realize skype has an api, but I like Asterisk’s better so don’t even mention skype or anything else. Thanks!