Some SOHO prospects only have a cellphone and I was wondering if
someone had investigate running Asterisk on a smartphone, to perform
tasks such as IVR, CID rewriting, voice-mail, notifications through
Do you mean, using the smart phone as an Asterisk server, or as a device (i.e., an extension)?
I think running Asterisk in server mode would run up against blocking of SIP traffic on most voice networks. Also, you would probably run into issues with battery life, and with availability (what if you are flying and have to turn off your smart phone – suddenly the phone number wouldn’t go to the IVR or voice mail any more). I would also be concerned about constantly changing IP addresses, firewalling within the carrier network, …
As an extension, I believe there are some softphone implementations available for Android (they might still run up against blocked SIP traffic, though).
Alternatively, you can probably also use “follow me” or plain old forwarding to get calls to the cell phone, and DNDI for dialing outgoing calls.
Actually there is a project called “Serval” that runs Asterisk on
Android as a means to create a mobile mesh. It’s related to the Village
Telco project. As such David Rowe has some observations about it on bis
I believe someone has already built Asterisk on Maemo (for N900) –
Sadly, no support for DAHDI ;-(
While I can run Asterisk on my Nokia N900, I have to say it’s purely for
my own benefit and to be a bit geeky…
Personally people like this are cheakskates and not worth your time and
effort in trying to implment a solution for them unless they’re going to
spend 1000’s with you.
Sounds like they just need to be told its a hilariously bad idea to host
anything important on a cellphone.
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Gordon Henderson <
firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
But it has a built-in UPS! 😉
El 30/11/10 10:16, Mark Deneen escribió:
Same as a laptop and far better than a cellphone! 😉
Thanks everyone for the feedback.