Before we jump to the main topic, let’s first understand what exactly a mobile dialer, SIP dialer or mobile VoIP dialer is. Well, these all are different names for an application that can be installed and used on your smart device. This app is used in smart device to make VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls. It uses SIP signaling and it can be mapped to an IP device or a Softswitch.
Using a mobile phone to make calls is the most preferred way of calling and this application allows users to initiate a voice or video call or an instant messaging on their own mobile device. This Mobile Dialer app makes app to app calling free which is the main advantage of it. Moreover, it makes international calling very cheap compared to other traditional options.
Let’s now have a look at four main types of Mobile Dialers:
1. Basic Mobile Dialers
This is the most basic version of a mobile VoIP dialer which allows its users to make long distance national and international VoIP calls at low rates. Various service providers leverage such dialers to provide high quality calling experience to their users. By offering a simple user interface with not so many advanced features, this type of dialer stills has many good features such as audio calling to make calls; address Book Integration which allows the users to initiate a VoIP call by simply selecting a contact. Basic mobile dialers are very popular as they are very cost effective.
2. Advanced Mobile Dialers
This kind of dialers has some value added features to offer their users. In addition to the typical VoIP calling, they also provide sending SMS and Instant Messages. Worldwide, it is the trend among people to stay connected using a texting tool and Advanced Mobile Dialers boost this trend along with providing the quicker choice of communication. When it comes to their UI, it is trendy and more intuitive. These mobile dialers have a lot of features to offer apart from just Address Book Integration viz.
• NAT (Network Address Translation) Traversal
• Call logs
• Balance transfer
• IVR announcement
• And many more
3. Hybrid Mobile Dialers
Also known as Calling Card Dialers, Hybrid VoIP dialers have brought together the concept of VoIP calling and calling cards. They simplify the use of calling cards and enable people to switch between two communication channels at their convenience. Just because of this, people can even make prepaid calls without internet connection. When an internet connection is available, this Hybrid Dialer will switch to the account of VoIP subscribers to initiate the call. The best part of such dialers is that users won’t have to remember their lengthy PIN codes and access numbers because the dialer itself will do it. To initiate the call from a calling card account, the dialer itself will insert the necessary credentials.
4. UC Mobile Dialers
As the name suggests, these are UC enabled dialers that are more popular and useful in an enterprise working environment. Employees of an enterprise can download a UC dialer on their device and connect with their corporate communication network. They can easily use some excellent UC features such as file transfer, messaging, group chat, fax, video and audio conferencing and more.
Apart from this, mobile dialers overcome the traditional VoIP limitation which allowed to use only computers or any other VoIP device to make calls. Now, this is possible with mobile phones without much fuss because new generation phones have in-built access to certain internet services such as Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and GPRS which enable people to make VoIP calls with more ease and at cheaper rates.