Hello everyone. I am new to the forum as well as telephony, so apologies for this very basic question.
I started off with Asterisk: The Definitive guide, which is amazing and I got my SIP connection ready with softphone
Moving forward I want to establish a connection with a hard-phone on a cellular network. I am getting terribly confused after reading these articles :
- asterisk.org/hardware - This says I need to install Telephony cards into my laptop and interface with a landline phone I am having. The I need to configure DAHDI on the laptop.
- nerdvittles.com/?p=188 - This link says I need to register for a DID provider and configure an SIP trunk on my system…I did not get what this meant.
- openbts.sourceforge.net/- Again not sure what it does
- In the support chat, I was told to look for GSM gateway.
What hardware do I actually need ? Currently I just need to call from my softphone to mobile phone (in an easy way), I don’t need to receive calls. Is there any other option if I dont have to buy hardware - any organization offers any paid service for this ?
PS : I am from India ;any zone-specific help will be appreciated:)
Thanks in anticipation !