I have a small office that has a deprecated ATT phone service. There are 6 phones which are on their last legs, running on 4 plain telephone lines.
The office already has a linux box for samba.
I would like to downgrade to 1 phone line and VOIP. I would like to setup some kind of digital voice phone service out of that same box, and asterisk sounds ideal.
I am a bit overwhelmed. As I understand it, I would need to buy 6 digital phones and pay for VOIP service. Where should I begin? What carriers are asterisk friendly? What are good “cheap” phones (~80-100USD)? Can a total newbie set all this up?