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August 06, 2010

VoiceServe's Subsidiary, VoipSwitch, Offers Softphone Dialer for Apple's iPhone, iPod and iPad

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

VoiceServe’s wholly-owned subsidiary, VoipSwitch, is now offering a Vippie softphone dialer for Apple (News - Alert) iPhones, iPods and iPads.

VoiceServe is a low-cost, next-generation Internet Telephony software and service provider. The company says that VoipSwitch’s softphone can even allow iPad owners to use the tablet computer as a cell phone.

To use the Vippie dialer effectively, the customers need to have access to the Internet and have an account with VoipSwitch’s Call-to-PBX (News - Alert). Once these two things are in place the customers can make and receive calls, use voicemail, dial from contact lists, record calls and do much more interesting things by using the Vippie dialer.

Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone's (News - Alert) unique capabilities on all its devices, the Call-to-PBX “iPhone softphone” works just like standard SIP softphones. It also features a sophisticated, yet simple to use interface, which is especially attractive to the users.

According to a press release, the connectivity is made through the following options: 3G, Edge or Wi-Fi. The company is offering free communication between registered users, and the Call-to-PBX dialer can use contacts from the iPhone.

Users will automatically know the money spent because the dialer indicates the charge per minute when customers are dialing a given destination. They will also know the timespan of the call, and even the balance on the user’s account. Moreover, the dialer maintains call logs, features the capability to redial and provides direct access to voicemails.

“Our Vippie dialer adds a key function to already versatile Apple products by providing economic VoIP dialing services that offer more functionality and are as easy to use as common land line telephones,” said Michael Bibelman, VoiceServe’s CEO. “Our dialer enables customers to call anywhere in the world using low cost VoIP rates on their iPhones, iPods and iPads. VoiceServe’s Vippie dialer for these Apple products is available at the Apple’s iTunes website under calltopbx.”

The company is also offering a unique application called Vippie Lite, its iPhone/iPad application in the version that can be used with 3rd party SIP servers. Supporting codec g729, g722, GSM and g711, Vippie Lite can be installed by users who can then go to SIP settings and can enter their SIP server IP or domain and set their login credentials.

But the company points out that this version does not support a variety of extended features like callback and SMS which are supported only in connection with VoiPSwitch.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Ed Silverstein

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