One of the items that came up in our big Montreal summit meeting at Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie was that they need a better way of handling their telephone life. Right now they’ve got one incoming telephone line that they use for home and business, and so end up with a confusing mix of personal and business calls. To say nothing of the challenges of handling calls when they’re in Russia.
Having a handy Asterisk-based telephone system here in Charlottetown, I was able to jump to the rescue: I bought a $3.50/month Montreal number from GloboTech (easy to do, excellent service and documentation), routed it through my Asterisk system and created a custom set of voicemail prompts.
So now callers can phone a local Montreal number, get prompted for Laurence, Bill or Cyrille, and their call can get routed to the appropriate land line, cell phone or email box depending on who is where.
Total time from dream to implmentation: 45 minutes. Cool.