Monthly Archives: April 2009

Free Text VOIP Phone Numbers

Free Text VOIP Phone Numbers

You can call the following VoIP numbers for free. From a softphone, just copy & paste the full SIP address (sip:user@domain.com).
From a hardware SIP adapter, copy & paste the full SIP address into your speed dial web page.

  • monkeys sip:1234@loligo.com
  • music sip:*266305@ekiga.net

The full list is available at http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Phone+Numbers

AsteriskNow & TrixBox on VMware fusion

Howto install AsteriskNow & TrixBox as MAC OS/X VMware fusion virtual machines / software appliances

First DO NOT choose RedHat at your guest OS or your VOIP PBX VM wont recognise the VMware SCSI disk ! You must choose RHEL5 as your guest OS so that scsi0.virtualDev = “lsilogic” is added to your guest VMX file. There’s the danger of Wizards for you !

Both AsteriskNow and Trixbox are based on CentOS 5 with linux kernel 2.6.18.

AsteriskNow has a GUI installer so you can replace the default LVM partitions with standard linux partitions if you wish.

TrixBox has a TEXT installer.

trixbox CE 2.2

trixbox CE is an open telephony platform that combines the best of the open source telephony tools into one easy-to-install package. Based on an enhanced LAAMP (an open source bundle of Linux®, Apache™, Asterisk®, mySQL®, and PHP), the trixbox® dashboard provides easy to use, Web-based interfaces to setup, manage, maintain, and support a complete IP-PBX system.

trixbox CE can be downloaded from http://www.trixbox.org/downloads and is based off of:

  • CentOS 5.1 kernel
  • Asterisk 1.4
  • FreePBX 2.3
  • Web MeetMe 3

SIP Communicator softphone

SIP Communicator is an audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger that supports some of the most popular instant messaging and telephony protocols such as SIP, Jabber, AIM/ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Bonjour, IRC, RSS and soon others like IAX.

SIP Communicator is completely Open Source / Free Software, and is freely available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.