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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

Bria for Android (v3.7) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24

Note: The following review discusses Bria for Android version 3.7.2.91750

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.

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Topics: Counterpath, Android, IP phones,, phone review, bria, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, bria softphone, mobile app, Bria for Android

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

Bria iPhone (v1.0.0) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in June 2010

A more recent review of this phone can be found here: Bria for iPhone (Version 3.8.1)

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Topics: Counterpath, iPhone, Apple, Softphone

Bria iPhone (v2.0.0) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in July 2015.

A more recent review of this phone can be found here: Bria for iPhone (Version 3.8.1)

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Topics: Counterpath, iPhone, Apple, Softphone

Bria iPhone (v1.1.0) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

New Features

Bria for IPhone version 1.1.0 adds iOS4 multitasking and the inclusion of multiple accounts to the feature list. iOS4 multitasking allows users to receive calls with the application running in the background. It also allows users to remain on a call while browsing their other apps, which might come in handy at times.

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Topics: Counterpath, iPhone, Softphone

Bria for iPad (v2.2.1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24

The following review was conducted in June 2012, 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.

A more recent review of this phone can be found here: Bria for iPad (Version 3.8.1)

Bria for iPad is a software phone and unified communications application that combines high-definition voice, video, presence, and chat all into a smooth and easy-to-use UI for when you're on the go. Users can add their OnSIP credentials to get extension to extension dialing and have their business caller ID displayed on outbound calls, allowing them to work from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Premium features include presence management and messaging (SIP SIMPLE and XMPP), as well as video calling.

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