I’m in the process of spec’ing out an Asterisk system for my small office. I’ve looked on voip-info for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) providers. It’s still unclear what I should be looking for from a VOIP provider. What exactly is needed from a provider in order to run a VOIP connection with a phone number for an Asterisk installataion? I’ve spoke with a few and they all provide a SIP connection. Is this all that’s needed or should I be looking for a provider that offers an IAX connection? Any other types of connections I should be looking for?
My goal is to be able to not purchase a physcial phone from the local phone company. I want all phone calls to go through my internet connection. At first I will only have 2-5 IP phones.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.