Is there a way to send caller ID to skype users?

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Is there a way to send caller ID to skype users?

Postby echamberlain » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:05 pm

We are looking for a way to send caller ID info to the skype user before they receive the inbound call.

Does Skype for Asterisk support sending text messages to users from the dialplan?
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Postby Docteh » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:22 pm

theres nothing in the readme and a quick peek at chan_skype.c netted nothing, so right now it does not.
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Postby twilson » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:15 am

The problem is that Skype clients don't display anything that we can set to indicate Caller ID. You can use Set(SKYPE_CALL_PROPERTY(topic)=5555551212) and that would set the topic of the call--the problem is that only the linux client displays that topic and then only after the call is answered. This is something that we've mentioned to Skype that we would like changed.

Skype clients display the Full Name on the account if it is set, then the Skype account name. So if you set fullname=5555551212 in chan_skype.conf, calls will most likely show up as from 5555551212--but keep in mind that these settings are stored out on the Skype P2P network and therefore there may be propagation delays and multiple differing copies of the information may be found on the network, etc.
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Postby echamberlain » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:35 pm

The ability to send chat messages would be useful.

Something like:

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exten => s,1,SkypeSend(me@skypeUser,"You are about to receive a call from ${CALLERID(all)}.")
exten => s,n,Wait(1)
exten => s,n,Dial(Skype/me@skypeUser)
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Postby twilson » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:40 am

Handling sending and receiving IMs is on the road map, but no ETA yet.
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Re: Is there a way to send caller ID to skype users?

Postby Pluto04 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:49 pm

Has there been any advance / solution to this problem since June 2009? I am very interested in finding a solution or workaround. Thanks in advance for any hint or advice.
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