Technologies of new generation will help to save money and decrease expenses on telephone talks not forgetting about high connection quality. One of such technologies is softphone, which is designated at IP-telephony services utilization. Plugging of this feature provokes lifting of connecting degree even during international calls. It permits to expand business, maintain professional contacts, conduct the affairs remotely. Let’s see in details what is that and why IP-telephony bases on it.
Virtual number and this device are very convenient, because when you’re an owner of retail shop, it’s obligatory to coordinate conditions for delivery and payments for products with foreign partners. Permanent international calls give big expenses, and connection of roaming doesn’t give needed results. But with VoIP-telephony, calls will be paid at minimum rates, redirecting will become free. In such way you could economize on telecommunication services.
What is softphone and how it works?
Softphone is a free software for computer that allows to make video and voice messages using virtual number. It’s also called as “program telephone”. This term is used as common notion for all SIP apps designated at communication online.
The most popular and simplest of them are:
Zoiper - It’s one of numerous softphones, which allows to make and accept SIP calls anywhere. Application of Zoiper is accessible for smartphones and personal computers. Download FREE version for Android and iOS and also for Windows 8, mac and Linux operational systems. To have such a possibility you have to sign up on site, order virtual number, ask for personal unique SIP account from us and set SIP to suitable device. In order to set Zoiper SIP application for better communication with SIP calls follow next instructions with added images for your comfort and better understanding (download Zoiper here and set it on PC or smartphone.;
Xlite: It’s one of softphones for making and receiving SIP-calls. It has very convenient and understandable interface. Voice and video calls are possible with this app, which can be set on your gadget, PC or other device. For using this XLite application for international or local regional calls, just get number and have positive balance on your account. XLite application setting is not difficult but for doing it without errors and mistakes, follow next steps presented with useful pictures (download Xlite here).Set the program on PC or smartphone. ;
IP telephone: It is a device that works thanks to SIP protocol and has possibility to receive and make cheap phone calls. All you need is good and stable Internet connection and SIP account that is necessary for setting this device. You don't have to use any cables, because this kind of softphone is wireless. In case you need it working with cables, it's possible to connect USB. This device has lots of benefits in usage, which you can check clicking on button below.
Asterisk is a Open Source for managing calls and other telephone services via IP protocol. This system is quite similar to PBX by range of phone features as IVR, voicemail, conference calling, automatic distribution of calls between operators, connection of SIP accounts. That is also possible to set the virtual phone numbers with lots of lines and toll free 800 numbers. You do not have to connect the additional equipement, because it is possible to monitor this system online via personal account.
FreeSwitch is a open source phone system that works on base of transmitting the voice data via IP protocol. This telephone service have some common functions and features as virtual IP PBX have like voicemail, IVR, conference calling, greeting message, but also it includes speech synthesis, PSTN, call recording and many other useful features. You are able to connect the virtual phone numbers and SIP accounts to your server via personal account online. Free Switch supports the next protocols as H.323, IAX2, SIP permitting to interact with sipX, OpenPBX, Bayonne, Yate, or Asterisk.
This is another one open source graphical interface that helps to work with virtual PBX station. It has various versions, but it is better to use the last one 13th. You can install it manually and set its work with virtual phone number and PBX system. It includes the operating system, Asterisk and manage calls. Moreover, it has several useful updates as new menus and support for additional phone services as voicemail, queues of calls, fax, multiple languages, DAHDI.
Bitrix24 is a system that helps you to control the work with customers and increase the sales by automatized kind of work. It is possible to unite the IP telephony (IP PBX, virtual numbers, SIP accounts) with this system. Moreover it is integrated with CRM and can be used at your smartphones with such services as call recording, forwarding of calls, greeting message, statistics etc. That makes work with clients easier and time-saving and always able to control your employees in order to avoid making mistakes, because Bitrix24 excludes any of them.
SIP apps can be used on various devices, for ex. PC or smartphone. User must only setup redirection. It’s worth mentioning that if you enter your account on one device, you will leave it on another. Anyway, for office usage you can choose another one softphone as IP-telephone.
Softphone and IP-telephony: preferences of utilization
It has a range of goods that make difference between such telephony and standard telecommunication. Among them:
- Cheap abroad calls;
- High speed of data transmission;
- High quality of telecommunication;
- Free redirecting to PC;
- Absence of additional technical equipment;
- Possibility to expand business influences;
- Holding affairs remotely.
Softphone could be used not only for making calls within one area, but also for international and intercity telecommunication.
Virtual number: key service of IP-telephony
It can be of different types: for calls, sms, sms/calls, fax, calls/fax, multichannel, toll free 800. When you connect one of them, there is a possibility to pick necessary region, area, coverage and way of call forwarding.
All inbound calls could be directed to:
Redirection of calls depends on local rates. Moreover, redirection to SIP is not paid. It’s obligatory to create SIP-account and setup coming call to it. Our specialists will help to install it and give some recommendations.
Forget about buying SIM-cards and other equipment. It’s very convenient when you need to move somewhere else and change location, because it doesn’t attach to any place (if it’s necessary changes could be done online in control panel).
What is cost for SIP service with softphone?
Concerning costs, it’s possible to get information about prices for outbound SIP calls clicking on a button below. Paying resources for needed VoIP services could be transferred to us via such systems as Paypal, Perfect Money, Yandex Money, bank transfer or any other suitable method. We provide costs for services, which are reasonable and extremely low.
Buy virtual number and connect softphone
Get virtual number from Freezvon, download one of proposed apps (Zoiper or Xlite) on its official sites and enjoy incoming and outgoing calls at low rates. In order to do this try to:
- Get registered to our website;
- Create personal cabinet;
- Pick number type, area forwarding type;
- Download desired softphone;
- Send us a request about creating SIP-account.
Number will be activated within 24-hours, account will be created then. After activation, it’s possible to connect additional services in control panel.
Our technical support help is always available online via Skype, live chat or email. You can also dial us by phone. Just contact us and become more informed in questions of IP-telephony features from Freezvon Company. Our specialists always get useful and concrete information, advice or consultation for you. Just don't be afraid of asking!