Not answering if I pick up phone


#1

Sorry if this has been asked, but i have searched but can’t seem to find it…

I would like asterisk to pick up the phone and run my config settings, ie play welcome message and divert to voicemail ONLY if I don’t pick up my phone connected into the landline myself. Say a timeout of 7 rings/seconds and if its still ringing then pick it up.

Does that make sense?
Is it possible?

Many Thanks.


#2

No ideas? is it not possible?


#3

yes it’s possible. In your dialplan you can ring the extension, set a timeout, then play the message and goto voicemail


#4

But for example if someone rings when i’m home, I’ll pick up my analog phone, and start talking, then my asterisk will also start answering, and playing my voicemail message. I do NOT want it to take the call if i pick up the analog phone first.


#5

To do this you will need to connect your phone line and your phone to asterisk. When a call comes in asterisk will ring your phone for however many seconds you specify then it will go to voicemail.


#6

So all my phones have to be be behind asterisk?

Is what I’m asking actually impossible?
Reason I ask is i have a number of analog phones around the house and it would be a pain to have to rewire and replace them all. When at this stage all I want asterisk to do is be an answering machine and pick up only if i don’t pick up one of my analog phones.


#7

Yes I dont think your setup would work. Read some stuff on the site list were others have tried with no luck . But I wonder if you just had 1 fxs port I think you could connect all your analog phones to it and they would work the same as they are when connected to a pots line