trevor at tecnopolis.ca
Mon Oct 24 21:11:07 CDT 2005
> Does anyone out there have experiences to share about VOIP service
> providers? Is there software +/- hardware that will allow me to use my
> computer as an answering machine (with call display info) on regular
> phone lines?
You can do it without VoIP. Just use a regular MTS phone line and the
linux software mgetty/vgetty. You'll have to find an old compatible
modem (externals are best) on ebay or something. I've used vgetty with
a Cardinal 33.6k external for voice for over 4 years. It is caller ID
capable though I don't use it (too cheap). It is also a little tricky
to get working, but no worse than any other linux package.
You can have vgetty pass voicemails off to scripts to do whatever you
want with the message. I convert them to WAV's on the fly and put them
in an incoming folder. You could use it to rename the messages to the
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