It is impossible to live without communications in the modern world. Today, mobile Internet has developed rapidly. Many began to use various VoIP services for communication. By far the most popular is Skype. But it's worth noting that he is not the only one. In App Store you can find several applications of this topic. In this article, we tried to collect decent alternatives Skype for iPhone, namely ForFone , LinPhone and 3CXPhone .
ForFone is a SIP client working with a provider of the same name. Through this program you can make free calls to other ForFone users, as well as paid calls to regular phones. The advantage of this program is that you do not need to know the login of another user, it will itself determine it by the phone number. Also, the program has an interesting opportunity to receive free credits that you can exchange for calls or messages.
The essence of this feature is that you need to perform some actions, for example, download a certain program from the AppStore. For each such action, you receive a certain amount of euro cents, which when you complete the task.
In addition, you can buy packages with credits. You can do this in More – Add loan / packages.
You can make calls to regular phones for 1.9 euro cents.
The disadvantages include the fact that the program is poorly translated into Russian and only supports its provider.
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LinPhone program works both with its own provider and with other SIP networks. As with all SIP clients, through LinPhone you can make free calls to all users of this network or, if you use another operator, make free calls to clients of that network. The pluses include abundant customization options.
You can configure audio, video, call codecs, configure network parameters, assign specific network ports for audio and video input, connection protocol, etc.
The biggest drawback of this program is that it cannot make calls to regular phones. Install from AppStore
3CXPhone is one of the best SIP clients for iPhone with tremendous capabilities. Its capabilities include the fact that
you can create an internal closed network to which your employees will connect, for example, or you can use the existing SIP service
. Also, as in LinPhone, in this program you can configure audio codecs, set connection ports, select a connection protocol and much more.
One of the useful features of the app is call recording,
that is, you talk to other users, and then you can listen to what you talked about. You can also set up a telephone prefix for your contacts, for example, the program will automatically add the international prefix of Russia – 007 to all your contacts. Also, in the program you can add several SIP accounts and easily switch between them. This will be useful if you have one work account and the other home. The disadvantages of the program include the fact that it will be very difficult to configure it for an ordinary user, and the interface language is English.
You can see the rates here: http://www.3cx.com/ordering/pricing.html
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All presented programs are free to install.