Is there a way to just ring a phone number using VOIP without going through any of the big POTS/VOIP companies? What hardware would be necessary?
I am looking for an extremely cheap way to simply ring a phone, I don't really care what the technology is. The only requirement is that I could do it over IP from a server using a standard ethernet card and preferably without an expensive modem.
Sorry for my sophmoric knowledge on this subject, hopefully somebody can help.
If it is an absolute necessity to go through a POTS/VOIP company which one has an API so my programming code can dial numbers. Which service has the dirt cheapest unlimited long distance service?