Setting up a PBX in your house (part 2)

In part 1, we know a glimpse of what a PBX can do. Now, I am going to talk about a free, open-source PBX: Asterisk. Even though it’s free, it doesn’t mean that Asterisk is a dummy PBX. In fact, it is a very powerful one and can offer you hundreds of features. Here are some proofs:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/012408-special-focus.html
http://www.networkworld.com/allstar/2007/112607-madera-open-source-voip.html

But before we continue, I would like to clear what I am going to do here:

Goal: Since my subscription with Bell Canada is the basic one, I don’t have a voice mail, caller id or call forwarder. Thus, I would like to connect my phone line to Asterisk. By doing this, I can have all what Asterisk has to offer for my phone. Voice mail is an example.

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