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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.

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: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, bria, Softphone, mac, Apple, phone review, Counterpath

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

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.

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Topics: bria, Softphone, app, IP phone, phone review, Apple, Counterpath

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 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.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, iPhone, IP phones,, bria, Softphone, Apple, Counterpath

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

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: bria, IP phones,, phone review, Softphone, Android, Counterpath

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.

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

You know what this review section needs? Another Bria review—two just isn’t enough. I’ve already published a write up of the Bria for iPhone and the Bria for Android, but somehow I left out the original Bria for Windows/Mac/Linux.

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Topics: Counterpath, Softphone, Apple

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, Softphone, Apple

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, Softphone, Apple

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

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

The Bria for iPad software phone app was released over a year ago, and now that Counterpath has released Version 2.1.1 and packed it to the brim with features it didn’t have at launch, we figured it was as good a time as any to give it the full ‘OnSIP review’ treatment.

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Topics: Counterpath, Softphone, Apple