Zoiper for Android is a VoIP softphone for Android devices, including phones and tablets. Zoiper supports IAX and SIP. It's primed for remote working, and is capable of fully replacing a desk phone. There are two versions of the softphone, a free version and a premium version. The premium (gold) version includes wideband codecs, conferencing, encryption (ZRTP), and call transfer at $8.49. We'll make a distinction between the free and premium version throughout the article.
Can Zoiper for Android truly replace a desk phone? And how does it live up to other softphones such as Bria and Grandstream Wave? We performed a comprehensive review to find out.
The following review was conducted in October 2016, and information on subsequent software updates and new version releases may not be reflected within. This review predates OnSIP’s mobile app for iOS and Android, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.
Bria is a long-established softphone app produced by Counterpath. The app is now available on almost every mobile platform, including iOS, Android, iPad, and PC. We wanted to see how Bria for Android stacked up, so we had our team take it for a test drive.
The following review was conducted in August 2016, and information on subsequent software updates and new version releases may not be reflected within. This review predates OnSIP’s mobile app for iOS and Android, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.
Grandstream Wave is a free softphone app that aims to bolster remote working and replace cell phone services. Wave allows you to make and receive calls on your business or residential SIP accounts on any Android or iOS device. The app can operate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Wave seeks to rid your phone of costly cell phone bills, relying on VoIP instead of aging cell phone networks.
Since starting our company in 2004, we’ve been dreaming of the day when mobile devices replace desktop phones. Imagine your desk minus the old school desk phone. You sit down, remove your cell phone from your pocket, and without doing anything, you are ready to make and receive 4-digit extension calls within your office phone network.
CSIP Simple is a free SIP client for the Android OS. In its current build, the application does not support business features like blind or attended transfer. If you need these features, then I suggest purchasing and downloading Bria for Android.
Unbeknownst to many people, there are a growing number of free stand-alone VoIP clients, some of which aren’t half bad. Today I’m going to be doing an in-depth look at one of these free downloadable clients, Jitsi, which is described as an “audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger that supports some of the most popular VoIP and instant messaging protocols such as SIP, Jabber, AIM/ICQ, MSN, etc…”
The following review was conducted in July 2015, and information on subsequent software updates and new version releases may not be reflected within. This review predates OnSIP’s mobile app for iOS and Android, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.
Counterpath released an iPhone version of its Bria softphone at the beginning of the summer. It has quickly become one of our favorite VoIP applications in the App Store. The company promised not long after that another version for the Android market would not be far behind, and now—five months later—it’s finally here.
How does this new app measure up to existing mobile VoIP apps for Android?