Voifone features

Why Voifone is your best choice for International calling, IM, file transfer and video calls

Voifone Account

Your Voifone account resides on our server and provides your account details such as your profile, call detail records, password management and the ability to add funds.  Your account on our server drives the features delivered by your softphone.  We’re an ITSP (Internet Telephone Service Provider).  To understand the relationship between our company and the software residing on your cell phone or computer, think of us the same way you view cell phone carriers.  The carrier provides the phone service and makes the features of your cell phone work.  Your cell phone is made by an independent manufacturer and is the device through which the features you want, are delivered.  Here are two screenshots providing a sample of what you’ll see when you log into your account:

Voifone Account Dashboard

Voifone Account Call Detail Records

Features of your Voifone Account

Consider the following advantages with Voifone that you won’t find with most other IM’s, SIP accounts or Softphones:

  • Authentic wholesale rate decks for the USA
  • More than 170,000 USA rates based on area code & prefix
  • More than 50,000 International rates based on country+area+prefix
  • Failover and LCR (Least-Cost-Routing) assures best connection success
  • Lowest USA price-per-minute is 0.0002
  • Average USA price-per-minute LESS THAN 1/2 of one penny
  • 6-second billing increments (not full one-minute rounding like others)
  • Tiered pricing for even lower cost (for volume users or resellers)
  • Flexible Caller ID (choose any number – change CID’s at will)
  • Get low-cost USA phone number to give out to friends, family, colleagues
  • Your USA phone number rings on your phone in more than 220 countries
  • Call recording (desktop version only)
  • Video call recording
  • Unlimited sub-accounts for companies, organizations or re-sellers
  • Call-back system allows use of your account from any phone, anywhere

What’s a Softphone?

Softphones are software applications that provide the services of a telephone and usually much more!  They’re also known as “SIP” (“Session Initiated Protocol”) phones.  If you do a quick Internet search, you’ll find plenty of softphones, most of them are free, or have free versions.  Many have a combination of free and paid versions.

Most softphones will work just fine with your Voifone account so feel free to experiment and use the one(s) you want.  We do have our favorite softphone and have optimized your account to provide all its features.  It’s “Linphone” from Belletone Communications (a French company).  If you install Linphone and connect it to your account, it’ll look something like these screenshots, depending on whether you’re using it on a desktop computer or a mobile device:

Linphone on Mobile Devices

Linphone on Desktop Computers

Use your Voifone account by installing a softphone on any of these platforms:

Android

iOS

WindowsPhone8

Windows

Mac

Linux

Voifone-Linphone Feature List

The features you see below are configured for Linphone on our servers.  We strongly recommend using Linphone if you wish to use any features other than basic phone calls.  Our servers have been specifically configured to provide the features below through Linphone.  Below is a list of features you’ll get, many of which are simply not available from the biggest IM (instant messaging) apps:

Mobile Versions (Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8)

COMMON FEATURES

Main features:

  • Audio & video calls
  • Multiple calls management
  • Call transfer, pause and resume
  • Audio conferencing (merge up to 10 calls into a conference)
  • Instant Messaging
  • Pictures and files sharing
  • Address Book
  • Call History
  • Display of advanced call statistics
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Quality of Service
  • Secure communications: zRTP, TLS, SRTP
  • Bluetooth headset support
  • Languages: English, French, Japanese, Arabic
  • Account creation assistant
  • Dedicated tablet user interface

Advanced features:

  • Wide rand of audio “codecs” for high-quality sound
  • Latest video technology including HD video support
  • Push notifications
  • Low bandwidth mode for audio calls over 2G networks (great when calling people with slow Internet connections).

IOS ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • iOS 6 to 9 support
  • ARM v7 and ARM64 support
  • Blind accessibility

ANDROID ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Multiple SIP accounts support (yes you can even use it with our competitors!)
  • Supports Android 4 to 6 (32 and 64 bits)

WINDOWS PHONE 8

  • Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 compatible
  • Video call quality limited to H264 codec only
  • NOT SUPPORTED:  Multiple calls management & conference calling

BLACKBERRY 10

  • Blackberry Hub integration
  • Video calls with VP8 only

Desktop Versions (Windows, MacOSX & Linux)

The Gtk2 graphical interface runs on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOSX.

Portability:

  • GNU/Linux: x86, x86-64, ARM v85 to v7 ; Debian 6/7, Centos 6/7
  • Windows Desktop: x86 (works also on x86_64) ; XP, Vista, 7 and 8
  • Mac OS X: x86_64 ; 10.7 to 10.10. You can download a standalone bundle from this website or, usemacports.
  • GNU/Linux/ARM: without graphical interface. Linphonec or liblinphone are good candidates to provide the software stack of an hardware phone or hardware communication system.

Main features:

  • HD audio and video calls in fullscreen mode
  • Audio conference
  • Call transfer
  • Call recording (audio only)
  • Instant messaging
  • Call History
  • Presence
  • Address Book
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Quality of Service
  • Secure communications (TLS, SRTP, zRTP)
  • Languages: English, French, Arabic, Russian, Serbian, German
  • Video recording

Advanced features:

  • Audio codecs: OPUS, SILK, SPEEX, G722, AMR-WB (G722.2), GSM 6.10, AMR-NB, ILBC, G729, G711
  • Video codecs: VP8, H264, MPEG4, H263-1998
  • ICE support (RFC5246) to allow peer to peer audio & video connections without media relay server.
  • UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) to allow device-to-device networking of personal computers, networked home appliances and wireless devices
  • Ability to configure multiple proxy accounts with different transports (UDP, TCP, TLS)
  • Supports simultaneous usage of IPv6 and IPv4