I have installed Asterisk via AsteriskNow and have X-Lite working within my LAN. I understand that I have to sign up with a DID service to connect calls to the outside world now- is that correct? Also, I have seen several DID providers, but they all seem to charge around two cents per minute for all outgoing calls. Is there a way to connect my calls to the outside world without paying per minute? I was hoping for a very low, flat termination fee (someone I know mentioned I should expect to pay around $2/month).
I saw the article on nerdvittles.com/index.php?p=112 with the section SETTING UP AN OUTBOUND TRUNK which recommended TELASIP, but it was still $6-$15/month for unlimited LD. Is this what I need? Is there a cheaper option? My goal is to simply set up my own phone service at home to save money- not to start a phone business. If anyone could confirm that is what I need or suggest a cheaper alternative, I would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance for any help.