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Choosing a Good Mobile SIP Client for VoIP

Updated on September 18, 2012
Choosing a VoIP SIP Client
Choosing a VoIP SIP Client

Choice Is a Good Thing!

Before the smartphone revolution, users had only two options for using VoIP – either connect a headset and microphone to the computer as most people used to do with Skype, or purchase a somewhat expensive VoIP hardware phone instead. Both of these approaches required changes in the way people function and the progress of Internet-based voice communication was slow and mainly dominated by a few leading players.

It's not an exaggeration to say that the iPhone changed the industry entirely. Come to think of it, the iPhone has had a significant impact on a whole bunch of industries and has transformed the way many of us work. With a cell phone in our hand which was more like a PC than a dumb feature phone, users are now able to simply download a large number of VoIP clients from the marketplace and install them on their phones. Depending on the kind of VoIP connection you have, these soft phone clients will either be SIP compliant or not. Skype is notoriously closed source and still doesn't allow interoperation between its network and outside services. Of course, it's not the only such provider to take this line.

SIP Enabled Soft Phone Clients

The SIP protocol has come to be the de facto standard for most VoIP calls these days barring Skype. In fact, almost every application of the kind such as Fring allows users to configure their SIP credentials and make calls and receive communications from an SIP service. One of the most famous soft phone clients for both the iPhone and the Android platforms is called Bria - a paid software program that has found remarkable success amongst the business community. Of course, it is by no means the only SIP client on the market. Android for example has a wonderful open sourced application known as CSIPSimple that has extremely advanced configuration options for those who know what they're doing.

Competition between these apps is a good thing and ensures that there is no market capture. In fact, many of these clients are so sophisticated that they handle complicated network topologies such as NAT traversal without batting an eyelid. Your own SIP provider may have a specific SIP VoIP Client that they would like you to use since it works well with their service. Ask them about it and if you have your own preferred client, question them as to what settings are the most optimal that would work. Find a local Philadelphia PBX systems provider in order to minimize any latency issues that may crop up. Setting up a VoIP system is easy. You can be up and running in as little as 15 min.


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