Tag: VoIP

New Voice Services Provider – Telecube

Totally missed it, but a friend alerted me to the fact we have a new voice services provider in play.

Telecube seem to be a new provider and seem to be making a name for themselves.

I signed up on the weekend, and the immediate thing I noticed was the very nice portal for configuration of the services and the fact you can configure up to 10 extensions which is very handy.

You can also check out the Whirlpool thread for them here. If you’d like to sign up, click here.

Obihai, Obitalk and the hardware

We’ve recently been provided an Obihai Obi202 and ObiLine products.

So far I am very impressed, as I was able to plug in the Obi202 and ObiLine with minimal setup. The ability to do basic configuration via the web portal on Obitalk is good, but if you want some serious tweaking and configuration you can use Obiexpert mode via Obitalk portal or the web interface on the device itself.

If you have no VoIP providers configured soon as you setup the Obi202 or similar products you could do free calls between devices. i.e setup an Obihai device say at your own place and grab another one at a relatives. Once these are both configured via the Obitalk portal on each account, you can do Obitalk free calls between them by dialing the Obitalk number that each unit is assigned.

Reposted from Heimic Technology post here.

Obihai

I’ve been lucky enough to be sent some Obihai hardware, so you will see a few posts from me about my experiences with setting it up and what not. I’ve been sent an Obi202 and ObiLine which I should start to tinker with from the weekend.

Unfortunately they arrived today, however they are waiting at the local PO, which means I wont be able to collect them until Saturday morning.

So you’ll be seeing some posts from me about the hardware and my experience. Looking forward to it to be honest, as it looks pretty impressive on paper. If anyone is already using it, drop me a comment, as I wouldn’t mind doing some test calls via the Obitalk number that is provided when you setup an account.

RasPBX, FreePBX Trunk setup for MyNetFone

As per my previous posts, I use MyNetFone as my SIP provider and I run a Raspberry Pi with RasPBX (which is FreePBX for the Raspberry Pi ready to install/tweak and configure).

Below is a quick run down on how you can configure your SIP Trunk for MyNetFone on this device, which is working for me currently.

General Settings:

Trunk Name: mynetfone
Outbound CallerID: [configure based on your 09nnnn number or your DID if you have one]

Outgoing Settings:

Trunk Name: mynetfone-sip-out
Peer Details: (as below)
disallow=all
allow=alaw&ulaw
authname=09nnnn
canreinvite=no
dtmfmode=rfc2833
fromuser=09nnnn
host=sip00.mynetfone.com.au
insecure=very
nat=yes
pedantic=no
qualify=yes
secret=password
type=friend
username=09nnnn

Registeration String:

09nnnn:password@sip00.mynetfone.com.au/09nnnn

Raspberry Pi and RasPBX

Last week, on a Friday night of all things. Decided I would give RasPBX another go. After spending a bit of time on it had managed to configure my DID, my extension and setup inbound routes.

I configured enough to be able to leave it running until I can configure the other features I was using on my more manual setup. Which includes time based rules and IVR. Will get to those items in the next few days.

Will do another post shortly that shows how I got my SIP provider (MyNetFone) setup via the Trunks.

 

Raspberry Pi and Asterisk

I’ve had my Raspberry Pi and Asterisk setup running now for nearly 2 months. It hasn’t failed me once in this time.

If you remember back I ended up installing Raspbian and configuring Asterisk manually from command line. This setup suits me, as I want to learn about how it all works, not learn how to use one of the dedicated images that has a fancy web GUI (and learn how to use that). I might end up changing to that type of setup eventually, however what i have now works with all the features I need.

Will be sure to post back as time progresses with this setup.

 

Asterisk and Voice Over IP

Purchased a humble Linksys/Cisco IP phone SPA922 and installed it earlier in the week. However wasn’t able to use it until the power brick I ordered arrived. It came later in the week.

Been a long time since I installed asterisk, but I have fond memories that it was very awesome once you got it working. I struggled a little, but somethings were easy and others not so. Thanks to a friend who helped I managed to configure everything I needed and even got it to talk to my provider MyNetFone which I purchased a DID from to use from Sydney 02 region.

After tinkering Friday evening I got the inbound working and outbound working. My next step was to get IVR working on the inbound calls. I got this done on Saturday morning and evening.

Very happy with the setup so far, have subsequently copied over my configuration and voice files onto a Raspberry Pi where I have setup raspbian and installed asterisk. I choose to run it like this as I found the pabx based distro with the nice web interface confusing. What I have got works, and works well so far more me. Will continue to work/tweak it.

So far so good and very impressed.