Maybe someone can help me with this issue I'm having.
First of all here is my setup: I'm using an x100p card from www.x100p.com
, it has 1 FXO, 0 FXS, and 1 bypass port. I basically want Elastix to be set up as an answering machine. If no one picks up the phone (analogue) then Elastix answers it with the voicemail. I don't have any SIP phones except for one set up on my computer (softphone). Both Elastix and my analogue phone are connected to the PSTN Line via a splitter.
The problem: Even when I answer the analogue phone, and I'm talking on the line to the other person, I eventually get interrupted by the voicemail, the voicemail starts playing during the call as if it doesnt know that I picked up the analogue phone.
I've read on some forums that this is because I dont have an FXS port, and therefore Elastix doesn't know if the phone has been picked up or not.
I was wondering if there was ANY way to get Elastix to recognize if the call has been picked up by my analogue phone..
what is the cheapest way to get my answering machine to work? Should I just buy a new card with 1FXO and 1FXS port and simply plug my analogue phone into the FXS port?
Is there a way to program elastix to ignore voicemail if the phone line is being used?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!