Mobile phone location

A new application for Asterisk has been released. This uses the SS7 SMSC to retrieve information about a mobile phone. Given the mobile phone number, this application determines if the mobile phone is available or turned off/out-of reach. For available phones, the application determines the location of the phone: country, country name of global title number of the MSC.

This application can be used to avoid calling phones that will not be answered, or which will redirect to a voice mail.

For switchbox applications with an operator panel, it is used to monitor the where abouts of travelling employees.