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Topic # 9315 7-Sep-2006 13:08
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I'm a newbie with Asterisk - does anybody know where I can get a voip to gsm gateway locally?
I want to route our office calls to our sales reps mobiles using the vodafone talk zone zero plan for free :)

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  Reply # 45619 7-Sep-2006 15:48
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brcjackson: I'm a newbie with Asterisk - does anybody know where I can get a voip to gsm gateway locally?
I want to route our office calls to our sales reps mobiles using the vodafone talk zone zero plan for free :)


I was speaking a friend about this a few weeks ago. Essentially there are two ways to do this

*Standard GSM to analogue trunking unit which you will probably pay around $400 for one doing a single line.

*Bluevoice which is a SIP <-> GSM gateway avoiding the analogue conversion. There is apparently no NZ agent but the following guys are the Australian agent and I believe they were around the $2000 mark for a 4 trunk unit  http://www.talktous.net.au/VoiceBlue.html

This would be by far the best way to go and you would want more than 1 line anyway. Even for $2k if you make a lot of calls you'd have a pretty good ROI! I have never played with one or know anybody who has but I have read a few things about them and they are a seriously cool unit which I would love to have a play with! :-)








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  Reply # 45620 7-Sep-2006 16:31
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Thanks! I see on their www.2n.cz/distributors/distributor_list.html  that www.hitechsupplies.co.nz sell them.
Going to try and get a price... cant wait to get my hands on one.

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  Reply # 45622 7-Sep-2006 17:33
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brcjackson: I'm a newbie with Asterisk - does anybody know where I can get a voip to gsm gateway locally?
I want to route our office calls to our sales reps mobiles using the vodafone talk zone zero plan for free :)


Hey, I have an Analog GSM gateway (Erricson) I am looking to sell. Also I can help you set it up with your Asterisk system if you're in the Auckland area.
Let me know. :-)



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  Reply # 45648 8-Sep-2006 08:57
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With your analouge gateway will I also need a FX0 port on my asterisk box?


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  Reply # 45649 8-Sep-2006 09:46
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Yeah you will.
I also have a spare Digium TDM400P card with 2 FXS modules and 1 FXO module if you want.
Again, I can configure Asterisk for this card if you need.

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  Reply # 45652 8-Sep-2006 10:52
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Slightly OT, but if you're not fixed on the requirement for GSM, we also sell the Hantel HTT-800 unit which is Analog to CDMA.
http://www.cdma.co.nz/solutions/fixed_wireless/landline_replacement/

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  Reply # 45660 8-Sep-2006 14:28
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I have chatted to hitech supplies and they say that I can get a VOIP Gateway subsidised from the GSM carrier and on a 36 contract. I would only have to pay about $1,600 for a 2 port Voice Blue Light! The other soloution of the analouge digim card $400 + 2 x analoug gateways would cost around the same. So straight from SIP to GSM is the way to go at this price!!

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  Reply # 47514 4-Oct-2006 13:23
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Where ever you purchase the GSM gateway from a Vodafone business partner should be able to give you a hardware rebate/credit when you purchase the SIM cards for the device from them.

The 2N units are nice units.

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  Reply # 47523 4-Oct-2006 14:35
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jpwise: Slightly OT, but if you're not fixed on the requirement for GSM, we also sell the Hantel HTT-800 unit which is Analog to CDMA.
http://www.cdma.co.nz/solutions/fixed_wireless/landline_replacement/

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I think the requirement is for free calls using Talk Zero.... to go CDMA is a whole other business decision...




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  Reply # 47564 4-Oct-2006 19:38
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With the Hantel you would need to have an analouge port on asterisk, unlike the 2n voip gateway it pure SIP to GSM.

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  Reply # 47650 5-Oct-2006 13:28
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Ahh, didn't spot that bit.

Also yes, I did mention it was analog, although yes a VOIP environment SIP solution would be tidier.

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