[NCLUG] Asterisk & T1

jeff jeff at themoes.org
Thu Apr 28 16:31:33 MDT 2005

Marcio Luis Teixeira wrote:
> Jeff:
> I decided to call frii myself and spoke with a very
> helpful engineer there about your question. He said
> they do not offer integrated T1s, but rather offer
> data only lines with the option for VoiP over it. They
> said they may be able to offer trunking for Asterisk,
> but that would still be a data, rather than voice
> line. They offered to get me some quotes for that.
> I'll forward that to you when I get it.
> If you really wanted to make your own VoiP gateway,
> FRII did give me the names of two competitors who
> offer a T1 with a mixed voice and data channels, but
> 1) I doubt you really want to change providers just
> for the experiment 2) they were so helpful that I
> would feel bad for passing on the information to one
> of their existing clients, especially since I called
> under quasi-false pretenses (I said I was a teacher
> and I could use the information for my class, which is
> absolutel true, but I didn't say I was going to pass
> it on to one of their clients!).
> If you're just wanting to learn about asterisk, I
> think  you're better off just using an existing
> provider rather than try to do your own gateway.
> Several companies offer very cheap gateways for
> asterisk. A possible service may be
> "www.livevoip.com", which offers prepaid VoiP trunking
> for asterisk, which may be good for occasional use or
> learning projects. Caveat emptor: I haven't tried them
> myself, so your mileage may vary.

Thanks for looking into things. I'm meeting with a couple folks from 
there next week. I'll let you know what I find out. :)


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