3CX delivers free VoIP / SIP phone for iPhone

3CXPhone for iPhone free SIP appStandards based SIP softphone allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to make calls via Wifi and 3G

London, January 26 – 3CX, developer of the popular Windows softphone 3CXPhone and VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, has expanded its mobile offerings with the launch of an iPhone-compatible version of its Windows-based softphone. The 3CXphone for iPhone app allows the user to make FREE VoIP calls via WiFi or 3G.

The difference between the 3CXPhone for iPhone and other “free” SIP phones for iPhones is that this app isn’t locked into a particular provider or PBX. You are given the freedom of selection, meaning that you can pick and choose your favorite provider or VoIP PBX and switch at any time or use different VoIP providers.

“3CX turns the iPhone into a perfect endpoint for a VoIP PBX,” said Nick Galea, CEO, 3CX. “When out of the office, using 3CXPhone for iPhone, users can take calls to their extension via Wifi or 3G. When in the office, 3CXPhone for iPhone turns the iPhone into a convenient and user-friendly wireless desk phone.”

Free of charge
3CXPhone for iPhone is available free of charge for commercial and nonprofit organizations as well as private users. Using the iPhone existing contact list, the app allows you to find your contacts efficiently as well as permitting the use of multiple profiles. 3CXPhone for iPhone has a toggle which allows you to switch between an internal and external PBX server and is the only free VoIP client that can perform unattended transfers.

“Since downloading the 3CX iPhone app, life within the office as well as when I am on the go, has become ever so efficient. This great app allows me to take my desk phone with me, which is so helpful. The fact that it’s free is also another great plus.” – Claire Hodgson, Managing Director, Franklin West, NY

Features include:

  • Fully supports the industry leading SIP standard
  • G711 and GSM codec support
  • Ability to transfer (blind transfer) and place calls on hold
  • Internal and external server configuration in one profile
  • Record and playback phone calls
  • Profile Names, Caller ID, Proxy Server, STUN and NAT support
  • Auto provisioning – SIP PBX’s or VoIP providers can automatically provision the 3CXPhone for iPhone app via multicast
  • iOS 4.x (iPhone 3, 3Gs and 4, iTouch 3 & 4)

3CXPhone for iPhone can be downloaded via the iTunes Store. The 3CX community supports the iPhone app and the forum can be found here. 3CX Phone System users and partners can get support via their support portal account.

About 3CX
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System – an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces a proprietary PBX. 3CX is more manageable and can deliver substantial cost savings besides increasing productivity. 3CX Phone System has earned numerous awards; Windows Server Certification, Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine. For more information, visit http://www.3cx.com

  1. Konstantinos

    Thank you for pushing out v1.0.22 via AppStore! I did download the update, and would like to report the following:

    1. Since we don’t get the red bar on the top of the screen, when switching to another application, does that mean that now 3CX runs in the background waiting for calls and being connected to the VoIP provider?

    2. With non-latin (UTF-8 encoded) Address Book entries, we still get “Unknown” contact in recent calls list. Meaning: the Address Book list is displayed properly via 3CX; the recent calls list say still “Unknown” contact… Well, this happens with Greek names!

    3. Is there any chance to also allow another prefix except replacing ‘+’ with ’00′? For example, could we possibly replace ‘+30′ with ‘nothing’?

    Thank you for your ever improving work!

    January 28, 2011 at 2:34 am
  2. @Konstantinos
    i have to check the Greek Name display for contacts.
    This is perf. by the phone it self. open it plz in the forum.
    If you use a 3cx pbx then you can set up the E164 Number handling to remove + and the country code before sending it to the voip or pstn gateway.
    We miss used the red bar before, anyway it does not mean when you lock the phone (backgroundtask not multi task) that you still can get calls. 1.0.25 will have a improved version of multi task (back) and much more bat saving then it was in 1.0.18!

    January 28, 2011 at 3:34 am
  3. Konstantinos

    Hello Stefan, thank you for your reply. I think I found the cause of the problem to report:

    3CX opens the Address Book properly, in Greek locale, even with the side search bar being the same as the actual app. This is great.

    However, until yesterday, my provider could not ignore the +30 prefix (for Greece) and I could not place calls with the direct Address Book entry. This meant I had to type the 10 digits without the +30 prefix.

    Now, this is the number that was marked “Unknown” in the 3CX caller logs; you obviously don’t match partially (or without prefix) to display the name, too. For example, if I had in my Address Book “Stefan Walther” as +30 211 555 6789 (which I could not call directly) but instead, typed and called 211 555 6789, the 3CX in/out logs displayed the caller as “Unknown”, although being in the Address Book…

    I can now place +30 calls, and the 3CX logs display the proper Address Book entry!

    iOS Phone application seems to have always recognized these partial numbers, at least without country prefixes. The iOS Phone logs do display the contact’s name.

    Finally, I look forward to version 1.0.25 for proper background operation.

    I do hope you will eventually release an iPad version for larger graphics, too!

    Thank you for your hard work. Sorry that I don’t register to the forum to report, but instead being lazy and write it here…

    Best regards,
    Konstantinos

    January 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  4. Евросеть

    возможна ли поддержка данной программой карточек сип телефонии Евросеть?

    February 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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