Sipgate Inc, a San Francisco-based company has just launched their free native application for the iPhone which allows iPhone users to make and receive VOIP calls over Wi-Fi using any SIP-based VoIP-service similar to Fring that was released a couple of months back an Israeli startup.
More details and screenshots of the native iPhone app available after the jump.
We have seen quite a few alternatives to making VOIP calls from the iPhone, such
as IM+ for Skype for the iPhone, SoonR Talk, Truphone or workarounds like WebEx’s PCNow which brought Skype to the iPhone via remote
desktop and recently Fring which first brought real VOIP to the iPhone.
Sipgate Inc, a San Francisco-based company has just launched their
native application for the iPhone which allows iPhone users to make and
receive VOIP calls over Wi-Fi using any SIP-based VoIP-service.
Thilo Salmon, CEO of sipgate had this to say: "We love VoIP and we love the iPhone so we are giving people like us who always wanted VoIP on the iPhone the ability to use any SIP-based VoIP service they want. We are thrilled that Apple is opening up the iPhone and we look forward to taking part in future application development."
Salmon continued: "As a company we strive to make useful services accessible to everyone. There will be more innovation for businesses and consumers coming from sipgate this year, so keep your eyes open for more news."
iPhone users will be able to make
VOIP calls using sipgate’s native application only over Wi-Fi and not over the data connection just
like Steve Jobs had indicated during the announcement of iPhone SDK and just like Fring.
You can checkout some of the screenshots of Sipgate’s VOIP app for the iPhone below:
Sipgate for iPhone is really just a technology preview as of now and hence a little buggy currently. For example: the beta version of the native iPhone application will not alert you if you are getting an incoming call unless you have the application running, which can cause a serious drain on your iPhone’s battery life.
Sipgate is even offerring 111 free minutes for domestic calls if you test their beta iPhone application.
In order to use the sipgate iPhone client they recommend that you update your
iPhone’s firmware to v1.1.4.
You can checkout their Product Page to register and get more details on how to install the application on your iPhone.
As always do give your feedback on the latest native VOIP application for the iPhone.
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