I’ve successfully installed Asterisk, and can talk between two SIP Phones. I’m looking to connect to the rest of the world at this point, but do not want to purchase hardware to connect to the PSTN myself (or buy additional PSTN lines). So…I need a provider of some sort. Looking at providers, I have come across a couple of terms that I have been unable to find a definition for, can anyone help me out?
I would like a few local DID numbers for incoming calls, and want to test out Asterisk’s conferencing services. I also want to be able to call out to any number. Finally, since I am not doing the VoIP to PSTN transfer, I would like 911 server (preferrably e911). Even though the deadline has passed, I just heard back from one company that they do not have it yet. Does anyone recommend a company that provides these things (DID numbers, accept outgoing via IAX, forward incoming via AIX, support e911)? Should I be looking for one provider for all of the above, or be using different providers for different parts? If different, how should they be broken up? Should I be trying to use a wholesaler?
Thanks in advance for your input on this!