MAC VOIP Configuration
Zoiper is a FREE IAX and SIP softphone application for VOIP calls over WiFi or 3G. Zoiper offers a simple user interface and superb audio quality for smooth Voice over IP experience. Zoiper has no advertisments. Just press the download link and you will be guided through the setup. The only prerequisite is that you have an Amivox account.
Step 1 :
Setup your account
Now start up Jitsi abd set up your account, you will have to select the menu item from the top navigation bar.
- Select Tools and Options.
- Select Add button at the bottom of the screen.
You will see a drop down menu labeled select network.
- Select SIP
Insert your details
- Username: [your number with countrycode]@sip.amivox.com
- Password: [Amivox password]
Your Softphone should now connect to Amivox (left upper corner becomes green) and you can start making calls to your friends.
What is a softphone
SIP or IAX?
Traditionally VOIP calls are made using the Session Initiated Protocol or SIP protocol. This protocol is very common and as such SIP clients are available for much broader range of devices than IAX. Inter-Asterisk eXchange protocol is a native Asterisk protocol that is more efficient than SIP but is less common. It can therefore be wise to switch between those if one stumbles into problems