[VoiceOps] Unique DIDs vs. Custom extensions

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Sep 19 11:35:22 EDT 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jared Smith" <jaredsmith at jaredsmith.net>

> I helped consult on a similar system eight or nine years ago -- at the
> time, my client used Asterisk with PRI channels instead of SIP channels,
> because of the ability to do a two-B-channel transfer and cut himself out
> of the middle of the call after the connecting the caller to the called
> party. Asterisk can initiate the two-B-channel transfer, but as far as I
> know doesn't yet do anything with the message coming back down the PRI
> letting it know when the call has terminated. (Well, that's not entirely
> true -- Asterisk logs an error message, so I assume it wouldn't be too
> hard to actually connect that up to some sort of better logging to be able
> to determine the call duration.)

2BCT is great stuff, if your carrier will give it to you: you don't pay
for the minutes except when they're on your trunks -- and if they're local
trunks, they may still be free cause they're incoming.

-- jra
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