[asterisk-users] Billing software: Other than A2Billing because of the problem with the analogue channels
A J Stiles
asterisk_list at earthshod.co.uk
Fri Aug 22 03:40:22 CDT 2014
On Thursday 21 Aug 2014, bilal ghayyad wrote:
> I am facing a trouble with A2Billing when using analogue lines because the
> channels are not closing properly when dialing happen through A2Billing
> (it seems the dialing scenario including the hangup is not handled
> properly through A2Billing but I do not have control on this). But when I
> do dialing from asterisk and using analogue lines, I do not face a trouble
> because I can write the script in the extensions.conf in professional way
> to confirm that the channel is closed successfully.
If you think you have managed to detect the end of a call more successfully
than A2Billing can, I would have thought the logical solution would be to
patch A2Billing to work with your improved teardown detection.
> Is there alternative Billing solution than A2Billing which has another
> working mechanism?
Not really. The problem is inherent to analogue lines; which by definition
cannot carry full supervisory information, as there is no separate D-channel.
> How I can resolve such problem which is related to the
> analogue channels?
Get some form of digital phone line (such as a SIP trunk, or ISDN) installed
instead. You should be able to switch from analogue to ISDN without
terminating your existing telco contract; and the quarterly will be cheaper,
as you are using less of the telco's equipment.
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