VOIP / Telephony service to log phone number of incoming calls & pass to web API
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: holmesworcester-ga
List Price: $25.00
29 Sep 2006 14:28 PDT
Expires: 29 Oct 2006 13:28 PST
Question ID: 769558
I'm looking for some kind of voip or telephony service that will: a) give me a US phone number. b) play a single recording at that number c) immediately submit the phone number of each incoming caller to some simple web API. The only requirement is that the line should be able to handle some number of multiple calls at once. And it would be able to scale up to increased volume over time. An acceptable answer would be the names of a few companies that provide this service, or a simple "roll yer own" approach using some more general voip service.
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Re: VOIP / Telephony service to log phone number of incoming calls & pass to web
From: godie-ga on 26 Oct 2006 04:50 PDT
What you need is an Interactive Voice Response Service (IVRS) hooked to a SIP/VOIP account with PSTN termination. You can google around for free IVRS software or you may opt to use open source solution like Asterisk. Asterisk can playback music or voice recordings using music on hold feature (see: http://www.voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+config+musiconhold.conf) or you can even use a computer generated voice to read out a text. Then you can make Asterisk load an external URL with the caller's mobile number as a parameter (see: http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/index.php?page=Asterisk+cmd+Curl). The web application related to the URL can then do anything to the data like simply logging it, forward the time and mobile number to email or even forward it as a text message. Finally all you need is to connect you SIP address to a real phone number so that regular phones can call your IVRS (see: http://www.voiptalk.org/products/0871+UK+PSTN-2-IP+National+Number) For the short list of companies that offer this service, you may try http://www.evoice.com/ which forwards voice mails to email, then all you need is a web script that reads your email and look for the forwarded voice mail, then call the external URL. You may also email info[-at-]fingerapps[-dot-]com if you want a company to build the entire system to your specification.
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