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iPhone & VoIP.ms

Seems I have to choose a soft phone app to use with my iPhone, if I want to use it with VoIP? I am curious what is everyone's favorite choice?
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I use csipsimple on Android not sure if it's available for iPhone
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I've tried a bunch that were recommended, Bria seems to be the best one I've found
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I use Acrobits, for the callkit integration
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InvalidName wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 7:18 pm
Seems I have to choose a soft phone app to use with my iPhone, if I want to use it with VoIP? I am curious what is everyone's favorite choice?
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I use ringcentral but it costs a lot.
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Aug 8, 2017
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Thanks guys. My first app I looked into was Acrobits, but since there is a charge just to get started and it is proprietary, I am now looking at LinPhone instead, as it is open sourced.

Will get back later to tell how it goes... first time getting into this kind of stuff.
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So , now that I've been tweaking with it this evening... I got LinPhone to work. I can call out through VoIP pretty much anywhere. I also figured out how to register a DID, threw up some funds. Only problem is when ever I call my DID number I only get the Busy signal. I guess I need to configure some more routing, or wait a while.

I'll continue working on with it later on this weekend. Still have a few more things to figure out.
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Aug 8, 2017
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Alright, there was a little issue in a server not working, so the sales chat guy ended up fixing it for me and I did a little change on my end. Now I can receive calls... before all people got was busy.

It works, I just have to make sure to leave LinPhone running in the background, because if it is not, people can't even get a ring-tone from me. Has to do with changes in iOS 10, which limits acts that apps can service.

I'll add in voicemail at a later time. For now I'm happy enough.
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I've used Fongo for years. It's completely free unless you want to pay for outgoing texts (incoming are free) and long distance calls (nation-wide is free). To purchase credits to use those services is super cheap too, about $2 for outgoing texts per year!
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acentius wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2017 8:30 am
I've used Fongo for years. It's completely free unless you want to pay for outgoing texts (incoming are free) and long distance calls (nation-wide is free). To purchase credits to use those services is super cheap too, about $2 for outgoing texts per year!
+1 for Fongo. The app and call quality are quite good. I use Zoiper to integrate with my voip.ms account for anything that isn't free on Fongo.
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Use a sip application that has push notifications or electronic your battery will take a toll. Groundwire / Acrobits has push notifications. Bria does not.
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InvalidName wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 7:18 pm
Seems I have to choose a soft phone app to use with my iPhone, if I want to use it with VoIP? I am curious what is everyone's favorite choice?
I've been using voip.ms with my iPhone for 2 years now to run my multimillion dollar ecommerce biz. I have 4 voip.ms lines that get call forwarded to my iPhone (US & Can toll-free and US & Can city). I have set it up so the lines are replaced at voip.ms with the phone # of the line that is called so that when a business line rings I know immediately that it is a business call by both the type or ring and the name on the display which is my business name and then the country or city line called. I then know to answer with my biz greeting instead of 'Hallo?". I have the # of rings on the iPhone set to 1 more than voip.ms so any unanswered calls go to my voip.ms voicemail not my personal voicemail. If I ever need a caller's # I can just look it up in my voip.ms CDR report. It all works beautifully.

I tried softphone apps but they did not consistently awaken when my biz #'s were called especially if I had an app running in the foreground.

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