3CXPhone for Windows Phone 10 Beta – Ready for Download!

Yes, we’ve done it again! After popular demand from our partners and end users we have developed a 3CXPhone client for Windows Smartphone. The 3CXPhone for Windows Phone can be used on Windows 10 devices only. Just like our existing 3CXPhone clients for iOS and Android the new Windows Phone client will allow you to take your office extension with you wherever you are! Increased mobility and productivity as well as reduced phone bills are some major advantages that Windows Phone users will now have the chance to experience.

3CX has just released the Beta version of 3CXPhone for Windows Phone 10. The only SIP Phone for Windows Phone 10.

3CXPhone for Windows 10 is the first SIP Phone for Windows Phone and can also be used with any version of 3CX Phone System.

Follow this simple procedure to try out the 3CXPhone for Windows Phone client:

We look forward to receiving your feedback in the comment box below or on our forums.

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  1. Dnaiel Mayer

    Will this be released for x86/x64 systems for tablet/laptop/desktop use as a universal app sometime?

    August 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Dnaiel, This 3CXPhone refers to a version for Windows 10 Phone only. If you need a version for any other device then you will use the standard 3CXPhone for Windows.

      August 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Charalambos Thanks for the information, I was just curious if 3CX was going to make it a true Windows 10 universal app that works across all platforms, which would be cool to have 3CX Phone on the Xbox One in the future or HoloLens :)

      Does this work on 12.5 or only version 14?

      August 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm
    • @Daniel – We are still discussing whether it is worth or not. The current 3CXPhone for Windows that we have now is by far much better and more performant than shipping a universal app (Given that windows 10 has been out for just a couple of days) so I guess, we need to wait to understand where this is going.

      August 5, 2015 at 9:15 am
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Nicky I was more interested seeing 3CX on Windows 10 based non-desktop OS systems like Xbox One and HoloLens as I don’t think you can replicate all the awesome features from the x86 desktop client in the universal app.

      August 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm
    • @Daniel – what do you want to do? Answer phone calls whilst playing halo5? Sorry for the sarcasm but you comment like one of those guys that read the Microsoft brochures and stop there. Get your hands dirty with testing or development first before you comment like this.
      Also I don’t understand what your point is..
      And I was expecting an Operating system that updates without issues, and where the features work. Instead we got an OS that crashed computers, delivered in “waves” and VoIP related features like PUSH not working.
      And i would like to add – 4 pages of APPS on the windows store :-) You should thank us for being one of the first companies to make a free APP for windows mobile. Not complain why we don’t have it on XBOX!!!
      So before you raise your 3CX Expectations for not adding 3CXPhone as a universal app (because we as developers found that it will be INFERIOR than the one we already have) I suggest you take it a bit easy and let the operating system mature a bit more because the most popular OS in the world cannot mature just after 1 week of release!!!

      August 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Nick I can skype while playing that so why not? :) All joking aside,I’ve done programming before so I really do not need the lecture on that, I know it’s not all rainbows and sunshine when it comes to making any kind of program that is in anyway complex. I was toying with big name gaming engines so that was fun! :) I’ve also worked with developers when an app wasn’t working until it did, knowing full well it may not be an easy task to do so. I just honestly do not feel like tinkering with mobile and universal apps right now. :)

      I wasn’t really expecting it to be a universal app tomorrow anyhow, considering Windows 10 on the Xbox One will not come until November (September for us preview folks) and HoloLens probably will be another year out for businesses, two years for consumers to even have at them.

      I was not complaining I was just more curious if it was going to be a universal app or not. I did look at the Windows 10 desktop store app first to see if it happened to be, I’m not mad, just curious is all.

      And honestly, I do not use my Windows Phone for apps, I’d flip back to iPhone if it really mattered to me, but in all reality, throughout the week, I might use 4 apps outside of anything built in, that included when I had an iPhone.

      I’ve also been doing product testing for a very very long time now so I know Windows 10 has a bit to go, every Microsoft OS for the most part did since they went GUI. And an OS that updates and works without issues? Never going to happen, it’s always fun when someone calls with a Mac and wonders why something is not working when it is “magically” supposed to just work. :)

      I meant no disrespect to 3CX as developers and I do not think my comments came off at that, but they were responded a little harshly in my opinion.

      August 5, 2015 at 9:20 pm
    • victor

      I do not all that was necessary.

      August 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm
  2. Gareth

    Just installed. Loaded fine until I ran the provisioning file from welcome email. Which version of 3CX is required as minimum on back end?

    August 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Gareth, Thanks for your question. 3CXPhone for Windows 10 phone will work with 3CX Phone System 12.5 and 14.

      August 5, 2015 at 9:21 am
  3. George

    Will this work for V12 and V12.5 Systems or only 14?

    August 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm
    • Daniel mayer

      I have it working on 12.5 SP2 at the moment, though it won’t receive a call unless it is the active app at the moment it seems.

      August 5, 2015 at 2:59 am
    • @Daniel – Yes it needs to be active. PUSH is not available yet (pending issues from Microsoft)

      August 5, 2015 at 9:06 am
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Nick Well I hope too many people are not running the 10 builds on their daily drivers yet, that OS is not even finished, I’d like to stick it on my Lumia Icon but I’m testing it on my Lumia 635 and I’m glad it’s not on my Icon yet. Maybe the next build or two can change my mind. With API issues like you guys are having with the current builds (unless you got higher from Microsoft) makes me staying away from the Mobile so far.

      August 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @George, Thanks for your question. 3CXPhone for Windows 10 phone will work with 3CX Phone System 12.5 and 14.

      August 5, 2015 at 9:20 am
  4. I will be stuck on Windows Phone 8.1 for a while, as Verizon is pretty slow with releases. Is there any intention of releasing the app for Windows Phone 8.1 as well? I would assume that is where the majority of users are\will be for a while, me aside.

    August 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Seth, Thanks for the question. There are no plans to release a version for Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 10 is not far from general release now so you will not have to wait that much longer.

      August 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Charalambos You have not dealt with Verizon I take it. Verizon Icon owners waited almost a year to get the 8.1 update from this carrier. All US carriers take their time releasing the update. While there was the Preview program, the firmware with drivers is not part of that so even though we had 8.1 it lacked functionality without the firmware from Verizon. If Microsoft is going to push updates carriers will hold the 10 update for as long as they can.

      August 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Daniel, I have not had the pleasure, but due to the limitations set by windows 8.1 phone we are unable to develop a 3CXPhone for Windows phone 8.1. I understand your frustration but unfortunately our hands are tied.

      August 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Charalambos I’m not frustrated with 3CX, if it is not possible with 8.1 that’s fine, it’s these carriers in the US that are so frustrating locking phones down, saying when and if updates are released and doing exclusives, it’s just nuts over here. Microsoft is trying to pull an Apple by not getting the carrier to have the final say with Windows 10 Mobile updates. Android users here in the US have the same, if not even far worse, experience with updates on their phones.

      I’m thankful we have the Preview for Developers and Windows Insider programs so we can get new OS versions without firmware earlier. I was running 8.1 on my Icon for a long time before Verizon pushed out the firmware update that enabled functionality to co-inside with 8.1.

      August 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm
    • Daniel Mayer

      @Charalambos I’m not blaming you guys at all, nothing you can do if there are no API’s for what you need to do. I’m was just stating the frustration it is to deal with US carriers who push exclusives and do very slow updates compared to factory unlocked phones everywhere else the world. It’s just what us poor saps in the US have to deal with in regards to our carriers as people rather have subsidized phones and loose functionality and control to the carrier for that lower price. I myself rather pay full price and do what I please without the carrier sticking their nose in where it does not belong. That is probably what Seth was hinting to.

      Android in the US has had the displeasure of having to deal with this as well, and sometimes from the manufactures who will abandon a good phone after a year. The only way so far to get updates for sure is to own an iPhone in the US, which is sad that’s what it has to come down to. It is too bad our residents do not want to break free from the carrier restrictions like what they can do by going to 3CX as their PBX.

      August 5, 2015 at 11:31 pm
    • Gareth

      You should be able to join the Windows Insider program regardless of carrier. I believe with Windows 10 for Phone’s all the updates are coming from Microsoft, not carrier specific so should always be up to date as long as you choose the Fast path.

      August 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm
    • Daniel mayer

      @Gareth That’s a good band aid and better than nothing, but if the firmware does not get pushed with it, it is half a solution. I was running 8.1 Preview for Developers on my Icon way before Denim got pushed (they skipped Cyan) and I was missing features because of it, namely Bluetooth 4.0 was a big one missing, and some other firmware specific features.

      And I think the Windows 10 updates will be pushed by Microsoft if your phone already has Windows 10 Mobile on it, so again us US folks will have to sit and wait on carriers. The first 10 phones getting the update have one or two models that are in the US, but I doubt they’ll be the US variants as the 930 is listed but not the Icon.

      August 13, 2015 at 3:30 am
  5. This is great news, thank you 3CX! I’m still running Windows Phone 8.1, but I look forward to seeing the client in action when I upgrade.

    August 7, 2015 at 5:28 am
  6. tsgulen

    Thanks for the WP clint! It works well for outgoing calls on WP10 Technical Preview. But, because of the lack of PUSH support, incoming calls does not work well.

    August 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @tsgulen,Thanks for the comment. Yes it needs to be active to take a call. PUSH is not available yet (pending issues from Microsoft).

      August 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  7. Gareth

    Do we have any timeline for the app being available with PUSH? It’s a really good app on Windows 10 Phone so far but really needs push enabled or at least the ability to leave it running in the background.

    Another issue, may be specific to my phone (Lumia 930) is that there is no speakerphone option. It’s greyed out.

    Just on a side note for people trying to install this app. before you run the provisioning file, turn off app backup for 3CX on the phone. If you run into any issues provisioning 3CX and need to remove and re-install it you will find that Windows Store tries to re-apply user data stored in the phone. I was forced to do a factory reset on my phone to fix an issue I had with provisioning.

    You have been warned! :)

    Congrats to the developers for getting this app out so promptly though.

    August 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    • Daniel mayer

      @Gareth Well they just pushed another mobile build today finally, still not working on push, so not sure if Microsoft has fixed it in this build or not.

      August 13, 2015 at 3:27 am
  8. Dennis

    Was unable to get this working on V12.5 However after upgrading to V14 it works a treat. Now just to get the push notifications sorted well done 3CX.

    September 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm
  9. Just out of curiosity, what should we look for when/if Microsoft allows/fixes there mobile build to allow push to work? Will you have to add another setting in the 3cx management counsel to include windows phones in the “push setup”, maybe you’ll have to take a different route, or maybe you don’t know at this time? Thanks for all the bleeding edge work you guys do!

    October 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm