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Topic # 136520 29-Nov-2013 21:32 Send private message


I am sure that this question has been answered a number of times. I have just setup Asterisk for home use, and before I make the leap to using as the sole service, I was keen to get the advice of others as to what was the best SIP/VoIP provider in NZ. Is the anyone that offers a free trial so can iron out any issues before I unlesh it on the family?

Thanks in advance.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 943220 29-Nov-2013 22:52 One person supports this post Send private message

Best - WorldxChange
Cheapest - 2Talk

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  Reply # 943237 29-Nov-2013 23:27 One person supports this post Send private message

Why not just get an ATA device or one of the many routers/ATA combo (Snap FritzBox, WxC MP264, Orcon Genius, etc, etc) with "set & forget it" peace of mind?

A warning though: if you do decide to go Asterisk, remember to make sure security is set tightly. Don't blame your provider if your setup is not up to scratch.

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  Reply # 943260 30-Nov-2013 00:40 One person supports this post Send private message

Just get a free 028 2talk account/number and try it out.

Security is a big issue however 2talk is prepay service so can't come to too much harm.
Just keep a small balance on your account and don't hook up any PSTN lines for now.

Good luck.

Now on Slingshot Better Network and it's better.

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  Reply # 943497 30-Nov-2013 20:23 Send private message

2Talk is what you want. Try it out first and then pay for it once you have it all sorted.
I use Asterisk at home to get more advanced call routing based on time of day, caller id etc. But 2Talk can do most of that with the built in features too.
It's good to have a play with Asterisk just make sure it is all super secure. Mainly, just don't port forward 5060 and all will be good.

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