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Linphone 4.1.1 for Linux star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in September 2017.

Linphone is an open source softphone originally developed for Linux by Belledonne Communications, although it now has clients for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry. It is designed to work with the Linphone free SIP service but can also be used as a client for other SIP providers.

In this review, we take a look at how Linphone performs in terms of everyday use, including voice and video calling, conferencing, messaging, and more. For this review, we tested on Linphone 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS release.

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Topics: Softphone, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, Linphone, Linphone softphone

Zoiper 3 for Windows star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in August 2017.

Zoiper 3 for Windows (Zoiper Biz 3.14.38765) is a PC softphone that supports voice and video calling, chat, and fax, among other features. The app can work with any SIP provider and PBX, which makes it very flexible. In this review, we ran v. 3.14.38765 and used a computer running Windows 10.

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Topics: zoiper, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, mobile, phone reviews, Zoiper softphone, desktop

Jitsi Desktop for Mac (v. 2.10.5550) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in August 2017, using Jitsi Desktop for Mac version 2.10.5550. The original review, from which this review derives, predates OnSIP’s desktop app, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.

Jitsi has been around since 2003. We reviewed the desktop softphone app in 2011 and recently in 2017 for Linux. While Jitsi's functionality is fairly similar across platforms, we wanted to review Jitsi for Mac again to see what's changed. As the premier open source softphone solution, Jitsi certainly deserves a fresh look.

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Topics: Softphone, jitsi, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, Jitsi Desktop for Mac

Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu (v.2.1.0.5550-1) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in July 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.

Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu is a mature open source softphone that has been under development since 2003 (in its original incarnation as SIP Communicator). It's maintained by the Jitsi community, which now also supports several other projects focused on video conferencing.

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Topics: Softphone, jitsi, VoIP Reviews, phone reviews, jitsi desktop for Ubuntu

Zoiper for Android (v 1.51) star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_orange_24 star_grey_24

The following review was conducted in June 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.

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Topics: zoiper, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, mobile, phone reviews, Zoiper softphone, desktop

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

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, 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.

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Topics: zoiper, Softphone, VoIP Reviews, mobile, phone reviews, Zoiper softphone, desktop