Pleaz bear w/ me as I’m new to Asterisk…
Preferably, I’m looking for a VoIP Provider/Gateway to PSTN via SIP/IAX (without the use of an ATA-type device) AND offers 800 Toll-Free.
To save $$$ by not having 2 buy any FXO or FXS or Gateway devices… by avoiding the seemingly widespread use of Digital > Analog conversion only to convert it back from Analog > Digital.
The only two choices I’ve found are BroadVoice BYOD & VoicePulse Connect. Unfortunately, VoicePulse doesn’t offer 800 Toll-Free which leaves me only w/ BroadVoice who seems to have some reliability problems? On top of that, but when I called them to ask a coup Q’s… they said that the BYOD Lite ($5.95) is only available to residential & as a business I’d have no choice but to do the BYOD Unlimited business ($29.95) which is significantly more Xpensive.
SOoooooooooooooo… are there any other providers to choose from, should I just take a chance and register the BYOD Lite online & hope they don’t call to see if I’m a business, or should I just say screw it & go w/ the more Xpensive and not-so-elegant a setup as an ATA conversion w/ Vonage or something?
Whatever is a n00b 2 do?!? Your help is appreciated!