I do some technical work for an Internet Radio Show/Podcast, and need to fix something that has been broken for a while. The hosts have a Skype-In number to take listener calls, and for convenience sake, I bought and paid for a toll free number for a period of time.
I used to use Asterlink for routing calls, but they folded and sent my number to OneBox, but they're ridiculously expensive by comparison. I'm looking for a cheap solution for this one simple task. Forward toll free calls to a skype-in number.
The Skype-In number has a local California Area Code, and the Toll Free number prefix is 866. Our targeted users is the whole world, but given that the radio show uses Skype, the toll free number is more convenience for our US listeners, technically international users could use it, just as well as they could use the dial by username.
The definition of cheap is as cheap or cheaper than Asterlink was. I paid something like $2 a month, and then the termination/call rate, which was a fraction of a cent for termination, and only whole cents after some serious time on the call. A $20 preload lasted me months at a time.
I don't want to be upsold too, I want a simple web based management screen (CDR/stats are fun!), and obviously, it needs to be reliable. What vendors out there are you a fan of that solves this need?