[Gllug] Caller ID on a POTS line

Justin Perreault justinperreault at dl-jp.com
Fri Jan 21 16:42:16 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 09:44 +0000, Christopher Hunter wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 02:41 +0000, Justin Perreault wrote:
> > If spending the money becomes required Linux Format(LF) made me aware of
> > http://www.zdnet.co.uk/reviews/sme-routers/2008/12/02/fritzbox-7270-39568111/
> > LF mentions that it has busybox installed which can be hacked to allow
> > adding of more features. I am considering it for running asterisk.
> What an excellent piece of kit, but what a crazy price!  A DECT
> telephone set-up with built-in answering machine and four handsets can
> cost £40 these days, and ADSL2 routers are as cheap as chips.  If this
> thing came with two handsets and chargers, could be wall-mounted, was a
> sensible colour and cost £90, I'd recommend them to everyone I know!

A quick search turned up a POTS pci card for £130. I have looked into
trying to find a suitable solution to allow me the benefits of asterisk
but found that it was challenging to find a solution in the past for
under £200. This is the lowest cost solution I have seen and the other
features are all bonuses.

If there is a lower cost/higher value pots interface please point it


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