The following review was conducted in January 2017.
Counterpath's Bria for Mac is the macOS equivalent of the venerable softphone that's known to Android, iPhone, Linux, and other operating systems. The current iteration for Mac supports HD voice and video calling, click to call, speakerphone, mute, transfer, 3-way calling, and up to 3,000 presence-based contacts.
This is a review of Bria for iPad Version 3.8.1, the latest version available in the iTunes store as of 1/5/17.
Bria for iPad is a softphone developed with the power user in mind, marketing itself as a business productivity application. It offers several multitasking features that allows users to work on other iPad apps while maintaining voice and video communications.
Bria for iPad targets the traveling business user, and has some business class features, such as as automated call recording, presence, call forwarding, selective contact integration with Facebook and Google, and VPN support.
The following review was conducted in October 2016 on Bria iPhone Edition, Version 3.8.1 release, Build 36246.
Counterpath’s Bria is one of the most recognizable softphones on the market. The app first was first developed for Windows and OSX users, offering an all-in-one solution that handled voice, video, and presence under a single roof. Since then, Bria has expanded across multiple mobile platforms, including smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS.
The following review was conducted in September 2016.
Zoiper is an audio/video softphone app for desktop and mobile devices. It's currently available on Mac, PC, Linux, Android, and iOS. The softphone app is designed for a variety of users, including individuals, service providers, call centers, or any organization looking for a business grade phone app. In addition to audio and video calling, Zoiper also supports instant messaging, BLF, presence, and faxing.
The following review was conducted in August 2016.
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 and instead of aging cell phone networks.
As a standards-based XMPP client, Psi can connect to any number of the most popular IM clients on the open Jabber IM network ( i.e. Google Talk ). Psi can also connect to other popular IM networks that do not use the same protocol using gateways, programs on the server that translate events from one instant messaging network into events that Jabber users can view as standard Jabber events.
The following review was conducted in June 2017. The product is Version 18.104.22.16882.
We last looked at Media5-Fone seven years ago, when the phone was in Version 22.214.171.124. At the time, we praised Media5-Fone's technical innovations, because we felt it was the first mobile softphone to take advantage of multi-tasking and the quality of voice communication. Since then, several softphones on the market have offered similar functionality and quality. That's why we decided to re-visit the Media5-Fone to see if it was still a solid competitor in the market.
The following review was conducted in January 2011, 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.
Acrobits is a mobile software company primarily focused on mobile SIP clients. Groundwire iOS is the business version of its Acrobits Softphone and is marketed as a viable replacement for desktop phones.
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…”