[ubuntu-uk] Asterisk friendly VoIP providers in UK

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Jul 22 15:29:25 BST 2008

Dave Walker wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm looking at building myself an Asterisk box so I can learn more on 
>> how it works and also help provide a cheaper phone solution to one of my 
>> clients (it's kind of a favour I'm doing them as part of the service 
>> contract I am providing them).
>> Now traditionally I've used Vonage with their pre-configured boxes (in 
>> fact I'm going to get myself another Vonage box in the next couple of 
>> days).  I just wondered though if anyone could recommend a VoIP provider 
>> (is it a SIP provider?) that supports Asterisk, doesn't have a minimum 
>> monthly charge or super expensive call charges?
>> Ta,
>> Rob
> Hi Rob,
> Any sip provider should be Asterisk compatible, and you can certainly 
> find rates MUCH cheaper than vonage.  It's also worth noting that it 
> doesn't need to be a provider from the UK, and using asterisk you can 
> produce least cost routing of calls, and overflow to other trunks.
> For non-bulk termination I would consider looking at the following:
> * voipcheap.com (very cheap, max 2 concurrent calls [or any other 
> betamax or Finarea company])
> * sipgate.com (free DDI, and 0800 dial out)
> * voip.co.uk (monthly charge - nice chaps run it)
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker
Thanks Dave, I'll check them out.  I actually have an old Vonage box 
which I'm currently trying to unlock.  If I can get it working, it might 
save me £15.


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