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Master Geek
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Topic # 148738 29-Jun-2014 14:08
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Now I know this is a very odd question/topic but please hear me out before you tell me it's impossible.


What I want to create is a phone in line for my PBX server. I'm using Axon (by NCH) and that program supports voice modems. So that's all cool, but, how can I make the Android device (I have 3, a Vodafone 858, Sony Xperia Tipo ST21a and a Alcatel Idol Mini 6012a) appear as a modem (that supports voice in Windows?

I have a Huawei U2800 and that does appear as a modem in Windows but it does not have voice support (which it dumb :P ).


If you have any ideas that'd be great!

I'd love to do this because then my friends could call my cellphone number and be put through to my PBX server and use the IVM and press 0 to speak to me and be put on hold. I don't know, sounds fun. I've tried this will all of my 5 dialup modems (I'm so Old School, right?) and none of them have voice support ( :(((((((( )


Thanks in advance if anyone has any advice.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1076543 29-Jun-2014 14:58
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Couple ways to do this using asterisk, none of them that easily.

Google for 'chan mobile', which allows your asterisk server to operate as a bluetooth interface for your cellphone. You'll need a bluetooth dongle for your server, but it works with quite a few phones, and allows you to recycle old phones.

An alternative is 'chan dongle', which is similar but works with USB 3G dongles, connected via USB. I think some of the Huawei ones common here should work.

Also search trademe for 'GSM gateway', which is a dedicated solution. Something like this could do it - http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/other/auction-745191835.htm .

There's also the 'uSipServer' android app, but not too sure what it does.

I've actually been considering something similar. Use my mobile almost exclusively for data, so been considering getting Skinny's Harvey Norman data-only SIM offer, and connecting it via SIP to a home server hosting my old SIM card and number.



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  Reply # 1076652 29-Jun-2014 19:24
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I wish I could +1 way more than once!!! THANK YOU! I shall try all of your suggestions right now excluding the trade me one :D. Once again, thank you so much.

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  Reply # 1076674 29-Jun-2014 20:16
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Let me know how you get on with this. I've researched it, but I'm yet to try it. Keep in mind that for chan mobile you don't even nee an android phone, anything with full bluetooth handsfree support should (in principle) work.

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