Now you can call Skype users via Custom Extensions

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See this blog post which explains it all.

The trick in Elastix/FreePBX is to create a CUSTOM extension and in the "Dial" setting use this:

sip/echo123@opensky.gizmo5.com (NO SPACES IN THIS despite how this lousy forum software displays it!!!)

That will get you the Skype "echo test" (or their version thereof). To call a different Skype user, repeat but replace echo123 with that user's Skype ID.

Calls are limited to five minutes (apparently there's a paid service if you need to make longer calls) but if you exceed that you could always call back (or fire up a real Skype client). But this could be handy for quick calls where you don't want to power up a computer and access a Skype client just for a quick one or two minute call.
 
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Awesome, might have to give that a whirl this afternoon, Ive got a couple of clients who've been hanging for something like this :)


And they've even thought of Aliases so you can dial Skype Usernames from a regular SIP phone / ATA! Brilliant!!
 
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Havent had a chance do "build my own", but I must say its nice and easy to make quick skype calls with OpenSky and custom Ext's :D
 
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Even though Opensky is probably gone since Google acquired Gizmo5, this still works but only for 3 minutes now.
 

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