Hey all, hopefully someone can help clear this up. There is an awfull lot of info on this forum, but no general FAQ for people like me
We have 2 standard phone lines we use in our office wired to five 2-line phones. The main reason i’d like to setup a PBX system are to use the voicemail features, call transfering, automated attendant. Basicly we would really like to have pricing recorded, frequently asked questions, etc.
I installed asterisk@home on a spare pc we have around the office a few months ago, and played with it some. It doesnt seem too bad, as I’m a geek and can get that figured out, its the rest of the hardware that’s throwing me off.
For the card i’m looking at the Digium TDM400P, from what I’m reading this will interface with our standard old phone lines?
The one thing I’m not sure about, is what kind of phones we’ll need, There are so many different types, i’m not sure what to search for. The only request the boss has, is that it has a small screen so if he accidently dials the wrong number, he can use backspace to fix it…he bitches about dialing wrong numbers daily…my suggestion to simply dial the right number the first time goes unheard there SIP, nortel phones, im not sure which will work fine with asterisk and dont want to nag the bookkeeper to spend the money on this stuff, and have it not work.
What kind of phones should we be looking for, and how much should I spend on them? 241 for the card isnt that bad (the whole kit), as the resellers i’ve found charge more for JUST the card. Can anyone steer me to an affordable place for hardware? I’d rather use ebay if possible to save anything we can, just tell me what I need
Thanks in advance