VOIP Conference Calls Setup With Musimi and PBXES

Prerequisites

  • Web Access
  • Credit Card

Procedure

    VOIP Provider

  • Goto Musimi (Danish) or your fauvorite VOIP provider.
  • Create an account and add a PSTN/DID number (normal landline direct dial-in number). This is your gateway between the VOIP configuration and the ordinary phones (mobile and land line).
  • Under SIP accounts, add a password for the PSTN/DID number.
  • Select the G711a codec, time-out, and disable voicemail.
  • No pre-pay minutes needed, as we only use the number for dial-in.
  • PBX Provider

  • Goto http://www.pbxes.org
  • Create a SOHO account (credit card required, EUR 2.95 pr. month). The free account would limit your participants to 2.
  • Login to your account and change the following settings:
  • PBX extension i.e. Conference Rooms
  • Select Extensions -> Add Extension -> SIP
  • Extension Number: 0 (you can add 5 conference rooms without excess charge in the SOHO account)
  • Display Name: Conference Room 1
  • Webcall: don't care
  • Password:
  • Voicemail & Directory: disabled
  • Submit and select extension number from left menu
  • Language: english
  • dtmfmode: auto
  • audio bypass: no
  • dial: SIP/<pbxes_account_name>-0 (If your PBX account name is john this would be dial:SIP/john-0).
  • Click submit button. Read the red message banner at the top of the screen. Click the part that says APPLY.
  • PBX Trunks
  • Select Trunks -> Add Trunk -> Add SIP Trunk
  • Trunk Name: Musimi
  • language: english
  • dtmfmode: auto
  • audio bypass: no
  • username: Your Musmimi PSTN/DID number.
  • password: The password you chose for the PSTN/DID number.
  • SIP Server: musimi.dk
  • Register: Yes
  • Options: Leave unchanged
  • Dial Rules: Don't care
  • Click submit button. Read the red message banner at the top of the screen. Click the part that says APPLY.
  • PBX Inbound Routing
  • Select Inbound Route -> Add Incoming Route
  • Trunk Name:
  • Caller ID Number:
  • Select Callthru PIN (under special services): The PIN to distribute to participants.
  • Click submit button. Read the red message banner at the top of the screen. Click the part that says APPLY.
  • Usage

  • Users dial your PSTN/DID number from Musimi. The PBX service will ask to enter the PIN number you selected, which must be distributed.
  • The correct PIN will give a dial tone. Dial the conference extension 80.
  • Any extension you created will have automatic have a conference extension, which is a prefix '8' to the extension number, e.g. the extension 0 above will have conference extension 80.
  • Tips

  • You can monitor the participants of your conference extension in the Status menu on pbxes.org.
  • If you want to dial in for free using VOIP you can use the xxxxxxxx@musmimi.dk as the SIP address in your VOIP phone. This requires a VOIP provider. Yourself can use PBXES, by creating an extension with password, and use e.g. John-0 as the username in your VOIP phone account.
  • Using mydivert.com or PBXES directly when creating extensions, you can add international PSTN/DID numbers to use with your VOIP conference number. This will give PSTN/DID numbers in other countries, which you can add as trunks in PBXES, and allow for local rates for your participants.