Outgoing Calls

You can configure outgoing calls settings in Services ‣ IPBX ‣ Call Management ‣ Outgoing calls.

An outgoing call is composed with a definition of a outgoing route (the extension patterns that should match) and a destination (a trunk owned by a media server).

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Definition

A route can define

  • Priority: A number that will prioritize a route compare to another one, if both routes are available for a same matching extension.
  • Call Pattern:
    • Extension: The pattern that will match an extension. More details on the Asterisk wiki.
    • (advanced) RegExp: Transformation to apply on the extension once route is found.
    • (advanced) Target: Allow to perform filtering like stripping number based on transformation Regexp.
    • (advanced) Caller ID: Override the presented number once call is performed.
  • Media server: define the route only for specific media server.
  • Context: define the route only for specific context.

Here some examples of how you can take advantage of RegExp and Target:

Regexp Target Result
(.*) 1 get whole called number
(.*) 445 Replace called number with 445 number
14(.*) 1 Delete 14 prefix and keep only following part
14(.*).. 1 Delete 14 prefix and last two digits and keep the rest (e.g. 1455660 → 556)
(.*) 3318 Prefix the called number with 33 and suffix it with 8
14(.*).. 3318 Delete 14 prefix and last two digits and then prefix the called number with 33 and suffix it with 8 (1455660 → 335568)

Destination

Once route is defined and therefore can be selected if an extension match the route, you need to set the wanted destination. A route destination is materialized by:

  • Trunk: SIP or Custom trunk that will be used to reach desired network.
  • Subroutine: Subroutine to apply once route has been selected.

Rights and schedules

A route can define rights aka call permissions, it means that a call can be discarded if missing the right to use this route. The same applies for schedules where you can define time slots of availability of the route.