fg microtec, the leading provider of enterprise unified telephony applications for mobile phones, today announced the availability of the fgVOIP app for BlackBerry, which allows SIP-enabled VoIP calls on allBlackberry OS 4.6 and OS 5.0 devices with unrivalled call clarity.
fgVOIP app for BlackBerry enables high quality, low-delay VoIP calls via SIP on all Wi-Fi enabled OS 4.6 and OS 5.0 devices, including the BlackBerry® Curve 8520, 8900 & 9000 as well as the BlackBerry® Bold 9700.
fgVOIP’s Click2Dial feature lets callers make VoIP calls in exactly the same way as regular GSM calls. With Click2Dial, whenever the user makes a call using the standard BlackBerry dialler, the call is automatically routed over VoIP when in range of a Wi-Fi network – no user intervention is required. Calls made whilst outside Wi-Fi range use the cellular network as normal. Users can also choose to enable or disable VoIP calls for specific numbers through an exclusion list.
“You don’t have to think about how to use our new app – it just works”, said Robert Mirbaha, CEO of fg microtec. “We designed the fgVOIP app for Blackberry to be easy to use; with fgVOIP you make calls using call history, from an SMS or from an email just as you would any other call on your BlackBerry”.
“It’s hard to make a usable VoIP client for BlackBerry and we have seen others try different ways to tackle the problem – none of those alternatives offers a satisfactory experience for the user. The work we did launching the first VoIP SDK for Blackberry in April 2010 enabled us to create a reliable and easy-to-use VoIP client for BlackBerry that supports SIP with any PBX or VoIP service”, continued Mirbaha.
fgVOIP app for BlackBerry works with hosted VoIP and PBX services enabling businesses to use their BlackBerry devices as extensions on the company PBX. When staff are in the office calls are automatically directed through the PBX, in effect turning the BlackBerry into a desk phone that can be carried with you.