Cisco 7970, sccp and asterisk

I’ve been tinkering around with a Cisco 7970 IP phone. After spending 3-4 days of trying to get SIP working on this device, I gave up hope and started working with SCCP. The good news is that it worked straight away!

Using Asterisk and the greatly improved chan-sccp-b project, the majority of the features work out of the box.

While the concepts of sccp are a lot different than using separate SIP accounts, sccp is much more like standard phone system operating on lines instead of accounts. If you are struggling getting one of these devices working on Asterisk via SIP – save yourself the hassle and get it running using SCCP!

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    • Hussain on January 16, 2015 at 2:35 am
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    This might be old news to many people. but it was the first time i know i can use SCCP with Asterisk (Crying)

    I followed your advice and apllied it. i didn’t believe myself when i made the first call!

    Thank you so much for this, it really helped me out!!

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