I am a small IT provider. I am working to flesh out my offerings and also tie up some loose ends in my own business’s presentation (finish my website & sales literature, procedures, and get a phone system in place).
I’ve been wanting to learn a bit about Asterisk for a number of years and haven’t gotten to it until now. What I want to do is, load asterisk on an Amazon EC2 server (I only need 1 number atm), have a desktop softphone (advice on which ones people like the most welcome), and build a fairly simple answering system that would work like this:
- Call comes in
- greeting & music is played
- rings my desktop softphone and calls(I assume I would need a second sip for this?) my cellphone for X amount of time.
- If neither pick up it goes to voicemail, which then sends an .ogg/.mp3/.wav to my email address via smtp.
- Ideally the voicemail system would save the audio file somewhere and call a program of my choosing with the filename as a parameter.
Is all that fairly easyish to accomplish with asterisk?
Lastly, what sip providers have people had the best experience with? I need something inexpensive, reliable, (I’m in the US).
Thanks for your help