Top 7 Asterisk alternatives

Last updated: August 27, 2017
Asterisk
An open source telephony switching and private branch exchange service for Linux. Information on downloading, installation of and support for the product. Asterisk is like a box of Legos for people who want to create communications applications. It includes all the building blocks needed to create a PBX, an IVR system, a conference bridge and virtually any other communications app you can imagine.
The best Asterisk alternatives:


3CX


3CX Phone System for Windows is a software-based IP PBX that replaces a proprietary hardware PBX / PABX. 3CX’s IP PBX has been developed specifically for Microsoft Windows and is based on the SIP standard, making it easier to manage and allowing you to use any SIP phone (software or hardware).

ShoreTel


Brilliantly simple VoIP, PBX and mobile solutions tailored to your phone system needs. Designed from the ground up to simplify phone system administration and delight users, ShoreTel’s PBX phone solution software runs on our solid state appliances or virtualized on your servers, and is ideal for organizations that want hands-on control. For companies that want to get out of the business of running a phone system, our end-to-end business VoIP phone system is packed with phones and features that help you become more efficient, more mobile and more productive than with any alternative solution.

Twilio


Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use - no contracts, no shenanigans.

Skype for Business


Get messaging, audio and video calls, online meetings, and sharing all in one app. Meet with up to 250 people – even if they’re not on Skype for Business. All they need is a phone or Internet connection. See contacts’ online statuses, schedule meetings, and start conversations from Office apps. Skype For Business open-source self-hosted alternatives are Jitsi and Rocket.Chat.