Free Group Video Calling in the OnSIP App

We recently released multi-party video conferencing in the OnSIP app, which allows up to five users to join a free video conference. Prior to this release, users could only initiate two-way video chats with another contact. Now, up to five people can join a conference directly in their browser window with no plugins or downloads required.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology, conferencecall, feature, video conference, video call

Smartphone vs Softphone: 5 Business Calling Features

Your smartphone is great for making everyday phone calls, texting, taking photos, and more. When you need to take a business call, however, there are features that your native dialer simply don't support. Softphones, or software phones, are designed to offer an alternative to your standard smartphone dialer with critical business features, including multi-party video conferencing, attended transfers, call recording, and more.

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Topics: Android, iPhone, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, bria, Softphone

Introducing VTech Business SIP Phones [Unboxing Video]

The VTech ErisStation is our New York office’s trusted conference phone. It’s the go-to device for our weekly company-wide call, and has served us well for over a year. We recently received a large shipment of VTech business phones, including DECT models and desk phones, and we’re excited to take a look at them for our VoIP Phone Reviews program.

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Topics: DECT Phone, Desk Phone, IP phone, phone review

New OnSIP Phone Review: Polycom VVX 300

We're happy to announce our latest phone review for the Polycom VVX 300. The VVX 300 is a formidable entry level phone with excellent voice quality and the right features for standard office use. Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phone, review

4 Free Cloud Phone System Hacks

When your boss asks you to find a new phone system, you probably picture a giant, beeping mainframe with a mountain of wires, stored in a dark closet. Maybe an old bearded man sits in the closet, too, but nobody knows why. He was there before your company moved in.

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Topics: webphone, cloud phone system, techwiz, hack, Softphone

Third Party Sign In: Log In to OnSIP with Google or Slack

According to Meldium, 30% of workloads will be done in the cloud by 2018. For the average business user, that’s dozens of accounts, each with a different username and password. One way software companies have made it easier for users to log in to online accounts is to allow them to authenticate their identity using a third party. At OnSIP, users can now sign in to the OnSIP app and the OnSIP Admin Portal with their Google or Slack account.

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Topics: Business Technology

5 Ways to Use A Free SIP Account

A SIP account opens the door to free HD voice and video calling on platforms such as iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows.

Besides the free voice/video perks, a SIP account also allows you to customize the way you communicate with your family, friends, co-workers, and business contacts. Here are the top 5 ways to get the most out of a free SIP address.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, SIP, webphone

We're Hiring! Sales Rep (Entry-Level)

OnSIP is looking for a proactive and detail-oriented Inbound Sales Representative (SR) in New York City. The SR position is an entry level role in our B2B sales and marketing organization. This is a great opportunity to work with a pioneering tech company and grow professionally with a collaborative team.

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Topics: HR

New OnSIP Phone Review: Bria for iPhone

There are over 94 million iPhones in the US, nevermind iPad tablets, so it's understandable why Bria would want to expand into the iOS market. But why exactly do consumers need a phone-within-a-phone like Bria? The iPhone has its own calling mechanism, and to uninterested observers, it might appear like redundant software.

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Topics: iPhone, Business Technology, IP phones,, bria

Team Messaging with Slack Channel Chat in the OnSIP App

In September, we announced the release of a Slack integration with the OnSIP app. By connecting a Slack account to the OnSIP app, users can chat with other coworkers without leaving the OnSIP app window. Last week, we released a new feature to allow users to send and receive messages on Slack channels in addition to individual contacts.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management