Asterisk Newbee question

Posted on 2011-10-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
I want to understand the idea behind Asterisk -
So I format a computer and install the software. Then what?
Can I - for example - setup google voice numbers and have astrerisk be able to transfer from one line to another? What about mobile phones? I am trying to understand  .. .
Question by:Starquest321
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    Asterisk is intended to support phone line interactions. Which means that you can redirect calls, send voice to caller, create a voice menu, etc.
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    More.. to redirect IP calls to line calls, you have to have a hard phone line. Hardware specs have to be met to be able to support some of the functionality.

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    Just so I am clear:
    Step 1: I sign up  every employee for a google voice number - these are non consecutive numbers assigned by google.
    Step 2: I setup a "pull" account so I can have the astrerisk consolidate these accounts.
    Step 3: I can then have them forward calls between the lines, transfer, etc. all from the astrerisk client?
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    Yes. No hard phone line required if they are all IP lines.

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