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best PBX server windows based and free

Posted on 2008-11-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I want to set up a VOIP system at home.

I will take a voip provider, I already have a linksys pap2t to connect my standard phone and I have a compuer running windows 2003 server

I give a try to bizPBX, it's not too bad, lots of features. but:
- no way to know you have a voice mail (no tone that goes off and on, no msg on the call display on the analog phone, now way to send and email or sms, nothing.)
-the attendant is ok, but I can not transfer a call to voice mail or cell phone

there is a option called office hours. its nice, I plan to use it for my sleeping time. so if someone calling in the middle of the night, it will answer: i'm curently sleeping, for emergency press 1 to call anyway or press 2 to voicemail.
but both are not working. I don't have the option to transfer to voicemail. and for the "press 2 to call me anyway" it's looping (incomming call are sent to ext 201, outside working hours, press 2 to call anyway, transfer to ext,201, looping, outside working hours, press 2 to call anyway, transfer to ext 201....)

I also would like to be able to take my cell phone, call at home and do a long distance call from home with my cell phone.

fallow me is nice too, If I don't answer at home, transfer the call to my cell phone

so, any free, windows based, GUI,  PBX server that will be best for my needs ?

Question by:Jean-Pier
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Accepted Solution

Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
ID: 22916550
Two you can try:

Just keep in mind, there aren't many PBX software products that are free to begin with.  Phone systems are expensive.

Author Comment

ID: 22922540
I tried asterisk32 but you need licences when you want to add a single thing...

 I installed 3cx on my laptop and its nice, but no Direct Inward System Access

Author Comment

ID: 22922998
found 3 solution for 3cx:

1: use the attendant to forward to predefine number
2: use FXO and FXS (see last comment on page 2)
3: wait, they plan to have DISA soon....

Expert Comment

ID: 22939896
Hi there

I know free is the best option but out of all the free PBX  systems are SIPX or Asterix.

 if you want a better system with more featues and easy   to use is VOIPNOW.COM. For around 500 Euro you can run business PBX with great support and great fetures.

best regards


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31514838
3CX is working fine... thanks

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