Telephone allows you to make phone calls over the Internet or your company’s network. If your phone line supports SIP protocol, you can use it on your Mac instead of a physical phone anywhere you have a decent network connection.
• Address Book contacts autocomplete
• Multiple accounts
• Sending tone signals (press numbers on the keyboard when call window is active)
• Call history
• Call waiting
• Making calls by clicking sip: and tel: links
Telephone Pro is a subscription that unlocks the full call history, allows 30 simultaneous calls, and supports ongoing app development. The subscription has a monthly and a yearly option. The prices are displayed in Telephone’s storefront at the time of purchase. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account and auto-renews unless disabled in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. The subscription can be managed in your iTunes account settings.
To set up Telephone and make calls you need an account at a SIP provider or at your company’s phone server.
Dark Mode, phone number copying, 30 simultaneous calls, keep call windows on top, clear history, sound devices same as system.
Ratings and Reviews
Was great, getting progressively worse
This was the perfect softphone app. All the things "missing" (as claimed in other reviews) are there- you just need to spend a couple minutes, at most, reading the docs to discover them. You can interact with phone menus just by typing, you can mute, transfer, etc.
The problem is that the dev is now adding unwanted "features" while breaking other features. And it's started to crash - not frequently, but before, it *never* did.
It's still head and shoulders above every other client I was able to find when I checked them all out a couple years ago. If this keeps up though, I'll have to start checking them out again. :-( Maybe one has gotten better.
Developer Response ,
My intention certainly wasn’t to add crashes. Please write me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to help me solve this problem.
Did work well.
No issues at all with function as VOIP client.
Took me less than a minite to hook up to my VOIP system.
One minor problem is the lack of a mute button sincd OS X doesn't provide any reasonable way of muting the microphone.
Revised rating: down to three stars.
This used to be close to perfect, minimal but all the functionality required of a basic VOIP phone app.
However, it has now moved to subscription model (I would gladly pay for the application, but subscription? Never!).
It still works without a subscription, but nags each time it is launched.
A new “feature” is a list of previous calls. I don’t want this. In particular, I don’t want a list of who I have been talking with displayed on my screen for all the world to see.
The number of previous calls made is limited in the non-subscription version, but neither version seems to have the ability to completely suppress this unwanted “feature”.
For over a year, there have been promises of new functionality (for subscribers). None seem to have materialized, it has just been left in this annoying state.
Actively looking for a replacement.
Fixed my problem
This app did not itinaially work for me. The developer worked very closely with me and finally figured out the problem (was in my configuration, not the program).
Works fine for a basic VOIP program. Only 3 stars because the UI is a bit clunky.
Developer Response ,
Please write me an email to email@example.com so I could help you to solve the problem.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.