Is it possible?


#1

does anyone know how you can dial into an existing call and join the conversation without the other person having to create a 3 way call?

example:

someone calls the and extention 200 answers. the call is for extension 201, how would extention 201 dial into 200 to take over the call without transfering the call?


#2

Not really, there is zapbarge and chanspy but these do not do exactly what you are looking for. Is there a reason why transfer is not an option?


#3

well its for an in home use so i have it set up where all the phones ring when a call is incomming, and i dont really want to have to transfer the call (you can call it lazyness) plus when a business call comes in instead of creating a 3 way call by calling a second extension i would like to have it where the third person can just call into an extention. (sorry if im not making any sense its 2:30 in the morning)


#4

The only way i can think of is call stealing with bristuff.

But if you want to do that with all technologies, you need a little script in the dialplan doing this:
Answering the call
play a message
Transfering it to your extension

This could be done via “steal-originator-ID” in a variable and causing asterisk to use transfercall.

Do you know how to programm such “logic” ?

Another way would be you logged in as a manager, your phone being a manager and then stealing the call via a managerpanel.

Or having a “fake extension” doing some managerscript commands transfering the call to you.