You’ve heard about the advantages of using a VoIP service to make calls – it’s cheaper, cooler, and hey, did we mention cheaper? – but it always seemed like such a complicated process, right?
Well, not anymore. Now you can get on the VoIPing wagon in 5 quick and painless steps – even if you don’t have a VoIP provider yet.
Here at CounterPath, we’ve simplified the process by giving you a list of pre-screened VoIP providers directly within our VoIP softphone application for iPhone and iPad. These VoIP providers, or ITSPs as we call them (for Internet Telephony Service Provider), have been certified by CounterPath so you know they’ll work – and subscribing is a snap because you can do it in your app. (Ba-da-bing!)
Here’s how you do it.
(Note, the screenshots below show an iPhone screen but the steps are the same on the iPad.)
Step 1: Download CounterPath's Bria iPhone Edition ($7.99) or Bria iPad Edition ($14.99) mobile softphone on your device either from Apple iTunes store directly or via the CounterPath Store.
Step 2: Select Settings > Accounts
Step 3: On the Accounts screen, select the + button in the top right corner to add a new account.
Step 4: You are now on the Select VoIP Provider screen. If you already have a provider, you can enter your account info here. But if you don’t have one yet, here’s the cool part – you can sign up for one right here within your Bria app.
(Note, these screenshots show the ITSPs available at the time we wrote this blog post – more are being added all the time.)
When you select a provider, you’ll be taken to a screen where you can scroll down to click ‘More Info’ or select ‘Sign Up for VoIP Service’ to go directly to their website for full details and to subscribe immediately.
Step 5: Once you’ve subscribed to your provider of choice, go back and enter your new account info, hit 'Register' and that’s it – you can now make VoIP calls using your Bria application on your iPhone or iPad.
To see a list of providers already available within the Bria mobile softphone app, click here.
Are you a VoIP service provider? Join our ITSP Certification program and get your service included in our in-app list of providers.