Definitions

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  • n. A software program for making telephone calls over the Internet

Etymologies

software + -phone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If your company uses Voice over IP VoIP phones, chances are there's what's called a softphone - a program that lets you make and receive phone calls from your office number on your laptop - that you can install.

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  • A Smartphone owner can download and install a SIP phone application (also known as softphone) from numerous companies on the web

    Press Releases

  • In other news, Vonage is going to support the XTen Pro softphone which is currently available for Windows XP and Pocket PC 2002.

    Softphone Update

  • Part of the power of VoIP is having a "softphone" application that can reside on any PC and appear as if a user is making a call from his or her own office inside your building.

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  • Vonage Pro now Mac-compatible - Vonage Pro, the VoIP phone service, now offers a Mac-compatible "softphone" so you can send and receive calls from anywhere your Mac is, including your Mac laptop.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • "With the release of the latest Voipswitch modules we are confident that our product will be a viable solution for leading ISP's and VOIP providers globally," he said. recently reported, VoipSwitch has unveiled the latest version of its 'softphone' software called Vippie.

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  • In addition, unified communications services such as softphone, voice mail, and high-definition video can work on such clients as the Microsoft Office Communicator, Cisco's Unified Personal Communication, or WebEx Connect.

    CRM Daily

  • Ms has a mobile office communicator client essentially a softphone … why allow another?

    Microsoft Bans VoIP From Its Mobile Marketplace

  • Triniti Communications is killing them all with their $20 Unlimited VoIP service with all of the features, free international calling and free softphone included.

    Comcast Is Now 3rd Largest U.S. Phone Company*

  • When switched on, David was able to register a stock GSM handset against his Asterisk open source pbx, and place a call to a softphone via the asterisk instance, all over his own GSM provider.

    The post-telecom era – still undefined but less fuzzy. « Baby is 60 – Tim Panton on voice and computers

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