3CX today announced the release of a completely free, new VoIP phone that lets users make and receive calls from their computer using VoIP providers or SIP servers. Unlike other free soft phones, the 3CX VoIP Phone has a straight forward, business-style interface and comes with important business features such as call transfer.
Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX, explained, "3CX VoIP Phone is great for businesses that wish to have an easy to deploy, business-level VoIP soft phone. Because it is free, the usual hassle of administration of client licenses is avoided. The free editions of other VoIP phones do not have key features such as call transfer or the ability to put a call on hold.”
"VoIP Phones are an interesting option for businesses -- they are easy to administer and environmentally friendly. Hardware phones require additional electricity, administration and desk space,” added Galea.
Featuring a user-friendly and intuitive interface with dial pad and buttons, the 3CX VoIP Phone easily transfers and forwards calls. It also allows users to check their call history, place calls on hold, and to easily accept, reject or ignore calls with a mouse click, and much more.
One of the unique features of the 3CX VoIP Phone is that it integrates with Microsoft (News - Alert) Outlook. Users can make calls directly from their contacts' list within Outlook by just right-clicking on the name of the person they wish to call. There is no need to dial any telephone numbers since Outlook works as 3CX VoIP Phone's address book.
Some of the other features of the 3CX VoIP Phone include:
- Supports several SIP profiles
- Shows personal call log/history - ideal for salespeople
- Message Waiting Indication (MWI)
- Supports G.711 (A-Law and u-Law), GSM, iLBC and Speex codecs
- STUN support for NAT/firewall traversal Installation provided as MSI (News - Alert) for easy deployment
Users can sownload the new 3CX VoIP Phone totally free of charge from: http://www.3cx.com/VOIP/voip-phone.html.
3CX is an international developer of telecommunications software, headquartered in Europe with offices in the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, USA, Australia and Hong Kong. It is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and is backed by an experienced management and development team. 3CX Phone System for Windows is an award-winning software-based IP PBX (News - Alert) that replaces a traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It is entirely SIP standard based, and therefore interoperates with a variety of SIP phones, VoIP Gateways and VoIP providers. 3CX's IP PBX has earned Windows Server 2003 Certification and has been developed specifically for the SMB market with a full set of features that make it simple to install and manage.
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Edited by Michelle Robart