How can I make a "call for the time" IVR?


I am trying to build a service to replicate phone life in the 80’s and 90’s .

For the phone system, we are using FreePBX 16.

We are struggling to figure out how to build an extension or IVR or something that I can hook up to my SIPStation trunk to get the time. For example, a user calls and it states “At the tone, the time will be 2:34 and 59 seconds”

Any help, appreciated thanks.

If I’m not mistaken, the time of day speaking clock is already built into FreePBX. Look in you system GUI under Admin >> Custom Destinations and you should see “Time of day.” Then look under Admin > Feature Codes for either “Time of Day” or “Speaking Clock” to see if your system already has this. The default dial code is usually *60.

If you see it in the feature codes, then you can create an inbound route for a specific DID that routes to a feature admin and speaking clock.

If you don’t have it, it is simple to add in the /etc/asterisk/extensions_custom.conf file. IncrediblePBX has this built into FreePBX but I’m not sure if stock FreePBX has it.


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