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Bria for Mac (Version 4.0) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24

Bria for Mac version 4.0

The following review was conducted in January 2017, and information on subsequent software updates and new version releases may not be reflected within. This review predates OnSIP’s desktop app, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.

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.

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Topics: Counterpath, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, phone review, bria, Apple, Softphone, mac, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, bria softphone, Bria for Mac, macOS

Bria for iPad Softphone Review (Version 3.8.1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

 

The following review was conducted in January 2017, 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 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 allow 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.

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Topics: Counterpath, IP phone, phone review, bria, Apple, Softphone, app, VoIP Reviews, iOS, bria softphone, tablet, Bria for iPad

Bria for iPhone (Version 3.8.1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24

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.


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. There are more than 94 million iPhones in the US, never mind iPad tablets, so it's understandable why Bria would want to expand into the iOS market.

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Topics: Counterpath, iPhone, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phones,, bria, Apple, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, iOS, mobile, phone reviews, bria softphone, Bria for iPhone

Zoiper for Mac star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24 star_grey_24

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.

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Topics: Apple, Softphone

Psi (March 2010) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in March 2010.

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.

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Topics: Open Source, Apple, Softphone

Media5-Fone star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in June 2017. The product is Version 4.24.3.12382.

We last looked at Media5-Fone seven years ago, when the phone was in Version 2.4.1.9. 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.

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Topics: iPhone, Media5 Corporation, Apple, Softphone

iSIP v4.4 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in August 2009.

It has been about 8 months since we last reviewed iSIP. Back then, iSIP v2.2 had serious audio problems, few features to speak of, and didn’t work over 3G. A lot has changed in the past few months.

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Topics: IP phone, phone review, Apple, Softphone

Groundwire (v1.5) Softphone Review star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

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.

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Topics: Acrobits, iPhone, Groundwire, Apple, Softphone, iOS, acrobits groundwire, Acrobits Softphones, phone reviews

Jitsi (Build 3132) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in April 2011.

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…”

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Topics: Open Source, Android, Apple, Softphone

Bria (v3.1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

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 desktop app, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.

A more recent review of this phone can be found here: Bria for Mac (version 4.0).

We tested video calling with the initial release of Bria (v3) and experienced some pretty severe frame rate and video-quality issues. Counterpath has since upgraded the softphone to version 3.1. The video call-quality issues have been resolved.

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Topics: Counterpath, Apple, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, bria softphone, desktop app