I know very little about Asterisk or other telephony software and hardware, but I’m willing to learn.
I’m looking into the feasibility of creating a server that would be able to make automated VOIP calls to specific telephone numbers to either conduct a public survey (using IVR) or encourage local civic participation (for instance inform about polling places).
I know its possible to contract for these kinds of services, but is there a relatively easy way to create a home-grown solution using Asterisk or other software? The user would be a small civic action group.
I’d appreciate your thoughts on whether or not this is possible and what I’d have to learn to make it work.