Asterisk vs FreeSwitch?

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
Sat Feb 23 19:15:28 MST 2013

Someone mentioned sipgate.  Looks like they aren't accepting new
customers anymore.

That's unfortunate, it would have been a god send as a backup phone
for me and my family.
Wonder what's going on that they don't want new customers.

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at> wrote:
> I think I may be better off with Freeswitch for this particular project.
> Oddly enough giving out international phone numbers might be a huge bonus here.
> As it turns out many, many people in this region are expats from
> Canada, Australia and the US.  Also a lot of the businesses are hotels
> etc that would like a north american presence.  Turns out getting
> actual ecuadorian phone numbers may be very problematic.  The
> incumbent carrier seems to only want to sell them in blocks of 10,000
> and the only competition they have are mobile carriers which do not
> wish (or maybe just cannot), sell or rent the numbers as DID.
> I'm sure this can be gotten around eventually.  I probably just need
> more business acumen.
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Steve Alligood <steve at> wrote:
>>> Your biggest difference is that asterisk has been around a long time, has a lot of community support, and a ton of add-on type apps.
>>> Freeswitch is a lessons learned from asterisk type of thing, redesigned from the ground up, makes more sense under the hood if you do a lot of custom work with it, etc, but a lot less add ons, community knowledge, etc.
>> I think this is a pretty fair assessment.
>> I'll spare you a long reply, but I will say that I love Asterisk and
>> FreeSWITCH.  I used them both long before they each hit their 1.0.  I
>> love Asterisk for changing the landscape and being so disruptive
>> (initially). I love FreeSWITCH for it's flexibility and power.
>> If you're really serious about it, both deserve your thoughtful consideration.
>> Happy hacking.
>> Gabe
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