Asterisk Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Asterisk

Open-source modular communication system

4.39/5 (36 reviews)

Asterisk Pricing

Starting from: $595.00

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

Pricing for Asterisk Support Services:

Single System (Level 1) – $595 per year
Single System (Level 2) – $1,995 per year
Multi-System (Level 3) – $3,995 per year
Multi-System (Level 4) - $7,995 per year

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Asterisk Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Very easy to set up and the user interface is as friendly as I was able to navigate with ease. Asterisk is stable, reliable and SIP configurations are perfect and so adaptable.Wobe Muki Marguerite N.Read the full review
  • The openness of the system and ability to create so many solutions based on this little piece of software. It is a great foundation for creating a telecommunication solution for yourself.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Presently, I am including students in the system such that while on campus they can benefit from free phone calls while on campus. Asterisk is really amazing.Wobe Muki Marguerite N.Read the full review

Cons

  • When I implementing my system.I could study several implementations and references. But there are no complete updated guide books,videos,references.Supun A.Read the full review
  • Documentation is not good enough. When you have some problem it is hard to find the solution.Ali Osman A.Read the full review
  • System is limited to your knowledge or knowledge you can find online or in books. Can get very complex and you can get swamped if you don't know what you are doing.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
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6 reviewers had the following to say about Asterisk's pricing:

Anonymous

Simply the best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This is the BEST VOIP software you can use. First of all its a free base. It has so many features that are amazing for small and large business setups. You can buy really cheap analog lines and hook up to this system. And just use your own phones. It saves 1000's of dollars each year from competitive voip systems.

Cons
The software can be buggy when first setting up and interfacing cards. It works great but if you are not familiar with command promp you will not be fully able to set it up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

AsteriskNow

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy and cheapest way to setup a VoIP system. Used this product for more than 12 years. There was number of versions during this time. Very reliable and the system can even work as a Windows VM. Since the UI is user friendly and heavily customizable, this is a very good product for small/medium size business.

Cons
I would like to see an option for the end user to select what they need while installing the distro instead of ISO installing everything.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Lovely tool for small business

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Asterisk is a free and open source voice over IP system. It removes the need for purchasing expensive hardware. There is a large community of users around the world that will help troubleshoot and setup.

Cons
It can be hard to setup and implement at first as the company support is not the best either.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Supun A.

A very good alternative to replace IP phone Systems

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-01
Review Source: Capterra

We could implement a proper alternative to the CISCO IP phone system,using Asterix. Asterix is a good platform in order to run the VOIP and its very affordable, efficient and flexible platform.Asterix save the space of the hardware,because it doesn't require extra hardware.

Pros
I was supposed to find an alternative to the CISCO IP Phone system.Then I found this amazing software and implemented it in a Linux environment.After configurations, I could complete the required system.The implemented system doesn't require any kind of extra hardware to VOIP and also It has support for three-way calling. Those are the facts i most liked in implementing Asterix and it supports both Linux and BSD operating systems.

Cons
When I implementing my system.I could study several implementations and references.But there are no complete updated guide books,videos,references.In order to do a small implementation we have to find more tutorials and guidance.It costs more time.Unavailability of a proper documentations and references than other opensource platforms, is a considerable matter.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Opensource and customizable

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-16
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Asterisk is so customizable as it is open sourced. Able to make as many extensions, queues, dial plans as you want. Cost is minimal as you only have to buy calling and phone numbers from an outside source.

Cons
System is limited to your knowledge or knowledge you can find online or in books. Can get very complex and you can get swamped if you don't know what you are doing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Emil H.

Good open source VOIP solution

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

If you want a good and free open source VOIP solution that you can manage in house, then Asterisk is a good choice. It can be easily installed (not upgraded however) and managed by IT system administrators. Is logic (queues, SIP opening and context for calling) is something that you will figure out quite quickly. You can even use multiple WAN ports and multiple SIP trunk operators with the same server so this is also an advantage. The biggest disadvantage is that if a new version comes out it is easier to do the fresh installation then rater to go and try to make an upgrade. Overall, as an open source system it is a great value for money.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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