And I guess my point being, perhaps a better strategy could be to convince someone to launch a service with this type of economy of scale.
I see the some cost per device in play on sites like PBXES. The probably is there multi-tenancy is likely based on multiple asterisk isntances. With freeswitch mult-tenancy can be done on any installation with domains.
If I guy comes along "Hey I got 18 phones at 3 locations." I would be like "Hey, $36 per month and use the available trunking service or bring your supported Twilio, Voip.MS, Flowroute trunks to this Hosted PBX service and be done with it"
Then hopefully we would see the features added that everyone wants.
Or maybe FOSS is the answer and I am off on a tangent. Was just thinking about how Email eventually got cheap enough that you didnt even want to run your own server.