I know very little when it comes to Voice and VOIP and I'm looking at setting up a 1300/1800 number for my small business. It looks like there are a few providers out there which provide 1300/1800 services and I am considering going with Telecube. After doing a little bit of reading/thinking a couple of questions came to mind I was hoping someone could help me clarify before proceeding I get that 1300/1800 numbers are just virtual numbers which forward to another number, which has led me to thinking of them much in the same way as domain names. Using this domain name analogy: Domain names require DNS. What do 1300/1800 numbers require? Am I able to purchase a 1300/1800 number and run my own <insert-service> so I don't have to pay a carrier/third-party? (21c a minute to terminate to a mobile number just sounds like it could really add up!) I am guessing if I get my 1300/1800 through one of these providers like Telecube, I am limited to which number I can choose and can only use it whilst I am utilizing their services. I have seen www.smartnumbers.com.au, but it's $250 for the cheapest numbers! Is there any cheaper way to get a 1300 number? (Other registrars so to speak) I just want to ensure whichever 1300/1800 number I get, I can keep for the life of my business. I would also like to know that should the business grow, I can bring acquire certain hardware/software which will enable me to completely manage the 1300/1800 number to reduce call costs. Any info is appreciated.