Asterisks Vs (Quintum or Cisco)


#1

Hello guys, how are you doing today?

I have a question for you, I’m very new to Asterisk, but I find it very attractive, it’s a really nice product.

I will like to know though, how it can help me in what I’m doing now.

We are planning to lunch a pre-paid, post-paid calling card.
We currently have a Quintum Tenor gateway with IVR functionality, attached to a Radius server for authentication and accounting purposes.
Of course the Quintum box is the one who converts the PSTN signal to VoIP.
The only thing with the boxes is that they can be very expensive if you planning to escalate it a lot. The cost per port is a little bit high.

Now my question for you is how Asterisk can help my business either technically or financially?

Thanks very much.


#2

Yes, it may on both points. Here are some details that you may find useful:

voip-info.org/wiki-Appradius
voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+Billing


#3

Ok, thanks for the reply.

What do you think is a better soluttion?


#4

[quote=“mikedevitto”]Ok, thanks for the reply.

What do you think is a better soluttion?[/quote]

Really depends on your needs and how you want to run the business. Each solution has its strengths and weaknesses.


#5

Can you please be a little bit more specific in how Asterisk can help my business either technically or financially?

I will like to know if there is reasonable go the Asterisk way instead of the Cisco or Quintum way and why?

Pros and cons, etc.

Thanks very much!!