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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 1:07:08 PM

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Hello,
I have an Asterisk server that I would like to connect to the PSTN
through a VOIP service provider (I do not have a PSTN line available to
Asterisk). I need some calls that Asterisk receives through IP to be
routed to US PSTN phones (no international, no incoming calls, and just
a single call at a time). And I would like to use IAX2 as the protocol
between Asterisk and the PSTN provider. Can anybody suggest me good
(and affordable) providers?
Thanks
Cesar
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 4:24:46 PM

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>I need some calls that Asterisk receives through IP to be routed to
>US PSTN phones (no international, no incoming calls, and just a
>single call at a time). And I would like to use IAX2 as the protocol
>between Asterisk and the PSTN provider. Can anybody suggest me good
>(and affordable) providers?

Broadvoice has a plan called BYOD that costs $6/mo for 100 outgoing
minutes to US and Canada, 3.9 cpm beyond that, or $20/mo for unlimited
outgoing. If you want incoming calls, they're free.

They specifically support Asterisk and have detailed config
instructions on their web. I haven't used it, but they certainly look
like they're serious about supporting Asterisk.

You might also look at www.iax.cc, a prepaid service specifically for
IAX users. It sure is cheap.

R's,
John
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 11:20:38 PM

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johnl@iecc.com (John R. Levine) writes:
> Broadvoice has a plan called BYOD that costs $6/mo for 100 outgoing
> minutes to US and Canada, 3.9 cpm beyond that, or $20/mo for unlimited
> outgoing. If you want incoming calls, they're free.

My experience with broadvoice and asterisk wasn't that good. I signed
up with them last summer a little after they announced their BYO plan.
After a week of flawless service they announced that they just
"tightened the security" on some of their servers. At that point
asterisk stopped connecting to certain servers entirely. It was
essentially the luck of the draw as to whether asterisk would connect
to an old-config or new-config server. I gave them another week to
straighten things out. When little changed I quit. It took another 6
months for me to get them to stop billing my credit card though.

A much better deal in my opinion is to go with Gefachi or Teliax which
both have 2 cents per minute with no monthlies and no setup. Both
work with asterisk and can talk either SIP or IAX. I'm not a fan of
proprietary protocols. I just use SIP with ulaw encoding and get
phone quality audio, with less noise.

The one thing I wish I could find is a VOIP service provider that was
only 20-30 ms away from me. It seems silly to send IP packets all the
way to the east coast (adding 100ms delay) just to call your neighbor
in California.

-wolfgang
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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 11:20:39 PM

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Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20050515T120102@dailyplanet.dontspam.wsrcc.com> wrote:
> johnl@iecc.com (John R. Levine) writes:
>> Broadvoice has a plan called BYOD that costs $6/mo for 100 outgoing
>> minutes to US and Canada, 3.9 cpm beyond that, or $20/mo for unlimited
>> outgoing. If you want incoming calls, they're free.
>
> My experience with broadvoice and asterisk wasn't that good. I signed
> up with them last summer a little after they announced their BYO plan.
> After a week of flawless service they announced that they just
> "tightened the security" on some of their servers. At that point
> asterisk stopped connecting to certain servers entirely. It was
> essentially the luck of the draw as to whether asterisk would connect
> to an old-config or new-config server. I gave them another week to
> straighten things out. When little changed I quit. It took another 6
> months for me to get them to stop billing my credit card though.

I never did manage to get Broadvoice to work with Asterisk at all. On the
plus side, I did get my money back and they didn't keep billing my card.

miguel
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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 1:39:53 AM

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<morphinum@bol.com.br> wrote in message
news:1116173228.088288.281660@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
> I have an Asterisk server that I would like to connect to the PSTN
> through a VOIP service provider (I do not have a PSTN line available to
> Asterisk). I need some calls that Asterisk receives through IP to be
> routed to US PSTN phones (no international, no incoming calls, and just
> a single call at a time). And I would like to use IAX2 as the protocol
> between Asterisk and the PSTN provider. Can anybody suggest me good
> (and affordable) providers?
> Thanks
> Cesar
>

http://www.voipjet.com/
Anonymous
May 16, 2005 2:23:38 PM

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On Sun, 15 May 2005 09:07:08 -0700, morphinum wrote:

> single call at a time). And I would like to use IAX2 as the protocol
> between Asterisk and the PSTN provider. Can anybody suggest me good (and
> affordable) providers?

Voicepulse Connect, NuFone, voipjet, teliax
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 2:39:32 AM

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use a clt

Marco

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<morphinum@bol.com.br> wrote in message
news:1116173228.088288.281660@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
> I have an Asterisk server that I would like to connect to the PSTN
> through a VOIP service provider (I do not have a PSTN line available to
> Asterisk). I need some calls that Asterisk receives through IP to be
> routed to US PSTN phones (no international, no incoming calls, and just
> a single call at a time). And I would like to use IAX2 as the protocol
> between Asterisk and the PSTN provider. Can anybody suggest me good
> (and affordable) providers?
> Thanks
> Cesar
>
Anonymous
October 9, 2012 12:38:18 PM

Hi,

You may also check this video on what a PSTN gateway is. It is based on Ozeki Phone System XE and it fairly explains PSTN gateways and VoIP:
ozekiphone.com/buy-now-326.html

BR
!