New BlackBerry® VoIP app from fg microtec

fgVOIP app for BlackBerry® is the only true VoIP client that lets callers make and receive high quality VoIP calls on all BlackBerry® OS 4.6 and OS 5.0 devices via SIP providers and PBXs

Online PR News – 01-December-2010 – – 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 all Blackberry 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.

“We have completed a successful beta and are already seeing strong demand globally, especially from the US, Canada, the Middle-East, South America and from business travellers. fgVOIP users who are away from the office simply need access to a Wi-Fi network in order to call their colleagues via the company PBX, saving on expensive long distance phone charges when travelling on business”, concluded Mirbaha.
fgVOIP comes pre-configured with a SIP provider so customers can make calls straight away; fgVOIP can also be configured to work with other SIP providers (e.g. Vonage, InPhonex, Cloudnet, sipgate and Localphone).

To watch a short demonstration video of fgVOIP calls via an Asterisk PBX and a third party SIP provider see:
fgVOIP app for BlackBerry® is available immediately. Download a free trial:


About fg microtec
fg microtec has 10 years of mobile application development experience, specifically in real-time applications such as VoIP. The company’s VoIP technology has been in the marketplace since 2006 and allows high-quality, reliable full duplex voice encoding and decoding with low delay, suitable for VoIP applications. fg microtec has developed VoIP technologies and VoIP clients for Symbian, Windows Mobile, iPhone and the BlackBerry® platform.

In April 2010, fg microtec released the fgVoIP Engine as a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the BlackBerry® platform, enabling developers to add full-duplex (sending and receiving) real-time voice to a BlackBerry® smartphone via VOIP.
Customers include service providers, enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The Company’s mission is to provide enterprise customers with increased productivity and more efficient communication while lowering mobile telephony costs.

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