I am new to Asterisk, and I am thinking about using it to build a birthday greetings service for a client. I am familiar with linux, mysql, asp and php, and feel comfortable diving into this project head first, but I have a couple of questions…
With Asterisk, would I be able able an application where customers call in to choose and schedule a birthday greeting, then the application calls the birthday boy/girl on the day of their birthday at the scheduled phone number at the scheduled time of day? Would I need two servers (one for incoming, one for outgoing)?
Would I need to buy a T1 card, or could I use a SIP Provider/ITSP Provider over an internet line?
If so, which would be some recommended SIP Providers/ITSP Providers to use in this scenario? I know BroadVoice does not allow this type of automated calling setup according to their terms of service. I think we can start with no more than 4 simultaneous incoming calls, and 4 simultaneous outoing.
Please excuse my newbiness, and sorry if my terms are not 100% correct.