[asterisk-users] How to connect a POTS robo alert dialer to asterisk with email notification

John Novack jnovack at stromberg-carlson.org
Sun Feb 3 07:14:16 CST 2013

David Smiley wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Feb 2, 2013, at 6:52 PM, John Novack <jnovack at stromberg-carlson.org> wrote:
>> Sounds like a nice application for an HP Thin Client, AstLinux and an FXS ATA
>> Even simpler would be an ATA and a VOIP service, though I don't think much of SIP exposed to the Internet. I suppose since this will only be placing calls from the ATA though.
> I can't seem to find a VOIP provider that's pay-per-call (what I want) vs pay-per-month (what I don't want).  At least I don't want to pay more than a few bucks/month for how little I'll use it.
voip.ms is a prepaid service with a very low monthly fee for their value service. $12-$24 per year plus minutes depending on the rate center. I assume US.
Certainly a better deal than Magicjack.
OOMA is more up front, and I believe they now have some monthly fee?
Also, do you not ever go to this location and want phone service during that time?
> But I think I just came up with my solution.  A cheap ~$60 temperature monitor that uses standard phone service, coupled with Magic Jack.  The Magic Jack Plus is $70 up-front and $30/year; not bad.  I'll look some more for other options first.
>> What would you do IF there is an alert?Do you have someone who could respond that is nearby and is able to fix whatever is wrong?
> Yes; I have a winter care-taker who happens to live next-door.
> ~ David


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