I used to use Asterisk some time ago and my business went away. However starting up again and trying to make heads and tails of what I am doing.
If I host the Asterisk server myself then I need a VOIP Trunk and DID. These seem to cost about $25 per month per line.
However if I choose to have someone else host the server they charge the same amount. In other words it seems like the hosting part is free???
Did I miss something? I guess the hosted option isnt as good as I wouldnt have Asterisk to do whatever I needed. However I also wouldnt have to worry about the server either.