[asterisk-users] How to steal an answered call?

Patrick Wakano pwakano at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 02:05:23 CDT 2018

By the way, bear in mind this is exactly what a blind transfer from B to C
would do, but with a lot of more work....

On Mon, 9 Jul. 2018, 16:36 Patrick Wakano, <pwakano at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not sure how elegant this is, but I think you can try to elaborate some
> logic that when phone C dials something, it would retrieve you the channel
> phone A is connected and use the Bridge application to force the connection
> of phone C to phone A. So you need first to save the channels you have
> connected in a call, later on read this info based on whatever the phone C
> has dialed in and just use this as parameter to the Bridge app. When this
> happens channel C gets connected to channel A and channel B should
> automatically get disconnected (or maybe continue your dialplan execution).
> On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at 13:17, David Cunningham <dcunningham at voisonics.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm familiar with Pickup/PickupChan for taking a ringing call, but does
>> anyone know how a phone can "steal" an already answered call from another
>> phone? Our users have decided that call parking is too long-winded and
>> don't want to use that.
>> For example: phone A calls phone B, phone B answers the call, phone C
>> dials something to "steal" the call from B, and finally A and C are talking.
>> Searching on voip-info.org shows a "BristuffSteal" command but it's very
>> out of date (Asterisk 1.2).
>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>> Kind regards,
>> --
>> David Cunningham, Voisonics Limited
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