Technology Rocks

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.


Ken's picture
Ken on April 28, 2006 - 05:02 Permalink


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Yeroc on April 28, 2006 - 20:52 Permalink

Sounds pretty cool. Do you know if it’s possible to port an existing number to GloboTech? Do any of the existing voip providers port phone numbers or do they only supply new phone number?


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Charles on April 29, 2006 - 18:21 Permalink

Vonage will port your existing number, as will most local VOIP providers. The only issue is that the VOIP provider has to be able to offer local service in your area in order to take over the number.

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Olle Jonsson on May 2, 2006 - 13:49 Permalink

Oh, the Asterisk stuff gets more and more useful, at least seen from over here.