I have one sip provider and multiple dids
Not all these numbers are in active use all the time.
When I want to “turn off” a did, I just hit clear dest. and submit. This causes asterisk to answer the call (form a valid trunk) and play the “number not in service” message- and hang up.
I have learned form my provider that if I can set up my box to send back sip 404 (not found) instead of answering the call- my provider will re-route to the intercept message for “not in service”
This would be better all around for my application- I would not be billed for the incoming call-- and the caller would most likely not be billed either.
This method would also allow the call to flow back through the call routing system as “not in service”… in some cases all the way back to the originating central office that the call came form playing the “not in service” intercept message.
Is it possible to get asterisk to send back a 404 when a did is called instead of answering the call?
I suppose I am one of the only people left that gets slightly annoyed when I get an “out of service” message but I know the call was “answered” and the call doesn’t ring all the way back as “not in service”
yes-- when I call an out of service number-- or anything else that doesn’t go through I usually stay on the line until the call rings all the way back, or as far as its going to go.
If there’s no way, there’s no way… but I would like it if there were.