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Topic # 17664 6-Dec-2007 10:33
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Are the caller ID and other extra services offered with VFX exchange dependant? I can't get caller ID at the moment because our local exchange doesn't support it. I am currently with ihug but seriously considering the swap to fusion/vfx as soon as it is released.

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  Reply # 98502 6-Dec-2007 10:50
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No not at all, on VFX you will get full Caller ID as the services runs from our system not a Telecom Exchange, if we get the number and it's not marked as restricted you will get it, you can also get the Caller ID in an EMail with Date and Time as well if you Like Laughing, its a service you get on VFX called Call Notify




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  Reply # 98507 6-Dec-2007 11:13
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And with the call waiting feature when the beeps come through on my panasonic DECT cordless while I am talking to someone it shows who the new caller is while I am still talking to the original caller. Very handy for knowing whether to leave the existing call!




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  Reply # 98534 6-Dec-2007 12:57
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Sounds good, I am definately signing up when it is released.

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  Reply # 98537 6-Dec-2007 13:20
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If you're after suggestions for cool new features Phil how hard would it be to impliment a user database that they can add alphanumeric tags linked to phone numbers so you can send alphanumeric CID's?

It's one of the things I love about Asterisk, I can just add numbers to the database and see the name of the caller as well. I know many people add numbers to their phone books now in cordless phones but if you've got multiple phones then you need to program every device to do this.

It's one of the cool things I like about Asterisk! :-)

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  Reply # 98565 6-Dec-2007 15:19
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sbiddle: If you're after suggestions for cool new features Phil how hard would it be to impliment a user database that they can add alphanumeric tags linked to phone numbers so you can send alphanumeric CID's?

It's one of the things I love about Asterisk, I can just add numbers to the database and see the name of the caller as well. I know many people add numbers to their phone books now in cordless phones but if you've got multiple phones then you need to program every device to do this.

It's one of the cool things I like about Asterisk! :-)


Actually Steve that is there already Wink, if your phone is capable of Alpha Numeric Display as well as CLI you will see any VFX user calling you will also have the Name Displayed........One of the Cool things I like about VFX Cool




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  Reply # 98575 6-Dec-2007 15:54
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sbiddle: If you're after suggestions for cool new features Phil how hard would it be to impliment a user database that they can add alphanumeric tags linked to phone numbers so you can send alphanumeric CID's?

It's one of the things I love about Asterisk, I can just add numbers to the database and see the name of the caller as well. I know many people add numbers to their phone books now in cordless phones but if you've got multiple phones then you need to program every device to do this.

It's one of the cool things I like about Asterisk! :-)


Actually Steve that is there already Wink, if your phone is capable of Alpha Numeric Display as well as CLI you will see any VFX user calling you will also have the Name Displayed........One of the Cool things I like about VFX Cool


I realise that but for non VFX users you get nothing. Being able to add non VFX phone numbers into a database from a webform would mean that you could get the name when anybody called.

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  Reply # 98577 6-Dec-2007 15:56
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arghh sorry mis understood




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  Reply # 98580 6-Dec-2007 15:57
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sbiddle: ...if you've got multiple phones then you need to program every device to do this.

My Uniden DECT cordless phone system lets me enter the Phonebook entries on one handset and copy them to all others Cool

I agree though, that a Web-based Phone Book would be far preferable to fiddling around via the keypad on the phone.

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I've often thought something like that would be useful.

If you did go down that road. It would be great if a web API for VFX was available. Then developers (like me) could easily put together apps to sync contacts etc.

In an ideal world I'd love to see an API exposing all the features available. For example, I could then create a little app that runs in my system tray which I could click as I walk out of the office to have the VFX line turn on call forwarding to my mobile. Click again upon my return and the forwarding is cancelled.

Anyhoo, probably getting out of the realms of a home phone replacement service now. ;)




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  Reply # 98719 7-Dec-2007 10:58
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RedJungle: I've often thought something like that would be useful.

If you did go down that road. It would be great if a web API for VFX was available. Then developers (like me) could easily put together apps to sync contacts etc.

In an ideal world I'd love to see an API exposing all the features available. For example, I could then create a little app that runs in my system tray which I could click as I walk out of the office to have the VFX line turn on call forwarding to my mobile. Click again upon my return and the forwarding is cancelled.

Anyhoo, probably getting out of the realms of a home phone replacement service now. ;)


Features like that can be easily implimented with Asterisk. At one stage I was playing with Bluetooth Proximity so I could automatically set up my Asterisk PBX to redirect calls to my mobile if my phone wasn't within range of my Asterisk box. Creating a small web based application or Windows based app do do just want you want would be very simple.

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Reply # 98723 7-Dec-2007 11:30
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Thanks for that. I'll look into it further. It would be good to get an Asterisk box up and running for when Xnet Fusion launches and  I move our old landline over as well.




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  Reply # 98725 7-Dec-2007 11:56
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RedJungle: I've often thought something like that would be useful.

If you did go down that road. It would be great if a web API for VFX was available. Then developers (like me) could easily put together apps to sync contacts etc.

In an ideal world I'd love to see an API exposing all the features available. For example, I could then create a little app that runs in my system tray which I could click as I walk out of the office to have the VFX line turn on call forwarding to my mobile. Click again upon my return and the forwarding is cancelled.

Anyhoo, probably getting out of the realms of a home phone replacement service now. ;)


Features like that can be easily implimented with Asterisk. At one stage I was playing with Bluetooth Proximity so I could automatically set up my Asterisk PBX to redirect calls to my mobile if my phone wasn't within range of my Asterisk box. Creating a small web based application or Windows based app do do just want you want would be very simple.

I had this set up, and may do it again - Bluetooth Proximity detection on my Trixbox, looking for either:

A: My mobile handset, if I am in a leave-my-bluetooth-on-all-the-time mood
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B: An old cruddy bluetooth phone permanently left on in my car (i.e. Asterisk box detects car up driveway by way of bluetooth, knows I am home, and turns the call forwarding off).

I remember it taking me some hours to achieve, and stupid me never documented the working solution I dont think.

Might be tonights project...







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  Reply # 98744 7-Dec-2007 14:04
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I guess the downside to this approach is you need a spare line to route the outbound/forwarded call?




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  Reply # 98749 7-Dec-2007 14:23
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RedJungle: I guess the downside to this approach is you need a spare line to route the outbound/forwarded call?


No. iTalk used to allow unlimited incoming & outgoing trunks and as it stand at present the VFX Asterisk support allows up to 4 simultaneous calls - 2 incoming and 2 outbound, so forwarding them is easy.

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