How do I get the OnSIP app?
The OnSIP app is available for free to all OnSIP hosted PBX customers. Users can log in at app.onsip.com or download the desktop app for Mac, Windows or Linux.
- OnSIP for Mac download instructions
- OnSIP for Windows download instructions
- OnSIP for Linux download instructions
What browsers are supported for the web app?
Currently supported browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. We recommend using Chrome for optimal performance.
What operating systems are supported for the desktop app?
Currently supported operating systems include Mac and Windows.
What do I need to make/receive a successful call?
First, log into app.onsip.com on Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, or open the desktop app.
If you are using the web app, you will need to make your computer speaker and microphone accessible to your browser.
On the first inbound or outbound call, the user will be asked to allow Chrome to share his/her camera and/or microphone with the OnSIP app. The user will also receive a prompt that will appear as an orange band in the top of the browser window. Calls will not work if the user declines to hit the ‘Allow’ button.
On inbound or outbound calls, the user will be asked to share his/her camera and/or microphone settings with the OnSIP app. The user will also receive a prompt that will appear as an orange band in the top of the browser window. Calls will not work if the user does not share his/her media settings. Unlike Chrome users, Firefox users will need to share their media settings on each call.
If you are using the desktop app for Mac, at the time you start the call, your system’s Default Device for audio input and output will be used.
If you are using the desktop app for Windows, at the time you start the call, your system’s Default Device for audio input and output will be used, not your Default Communications Device.
Finally, for optimal call quality, you will need sufficient internet bandwidth. The OnSIP app is a real-time communications app over the internet and is subject to the same limitations associated with VoIP calling. We recommend provisioning at least 100 kbps of bandwidth per simultaneous audio call on your network. Video calling can require 3 - 20x more.
Can I create a 3-way call using the OnSIP app?
Currently this feature is only available on the web app in a Firefox browser.
How do I log into the OnSIP app?
Log in with your SIP address and password. If you do not know your password, you can reset it by clicking on the "forgot password" link on the login page. Password reset instructions will be emailed to the email address associated with your SIP address. The reset link is valid for 24 hours. If you do not know your SIP address, please ask the administrator of your OnSIP hosted PBX account.
What is "Your Professional Call Link?"
"Your Professional Call Link" is a unique URL that you can send to anyone to invite them to voice or video call you from a supported web browser. The recipient of the link will be asked to provide his or her name so you can identify the caller as the call comes in.
Can I make an outbound call with the OnSIP app?
Yes, as long as your OnSIP account is funded, you can make calls to the public telephone network. Calls to internal extensions and other SIP addresses are free.
How do I set up and view custom information about callers?
Please see this page for instructions.
My video / audio is laggy / robotic. What can I do?
You may have too many applications and/or resource intensive browser windows open. Exiting out of them can drastically improve the OnSIP app's performance. Another possibility is that your internet bandwidth (or your caller/callee's internet connection if they are calling via a web browser) isn’t sufficient to support web calling. We recommend business-grade internet connectivity for optimal call quality. Try our free VoIP test to diagnose your network call quality.
Can I use a headset with the OnSIP app?
Yes, in fact it's highly recommended that you do use a headset for the best experience. Otherwise, echos within your device can ensue, along with suboptimal audio from your external speakers.
The audio settings for using a headset on a Mac computer can be adjusted in System Preferences, under the Sound settings. Set your headset as the default device by highlighting it in the list for both input and output. The device must be plugged in for this to be visible.
The audio settings for using a headset on a Windows computer can be adjusted in the Control Panel under Sounds and Audio Devices / Hardware and Sound / Sound (name may vary). Select your headset as the Default Device. Please note that the OnSIP app will use your system’s Default Device for audio input and output, not your Default Communications Device.
Here are a few important notes regarding headset recommendations:
- Be careful of disconnecting (or loosening the connection) of your headset while you are on a call. The browser may become confused on where to send/receive audio to you. If this occurs, you may hear one way audio or no audio at all. To rectify should this occur, check your Sound preferences, restart your browser, and log into the application.
- Over ear headset with a microphone will provide the best experience; earbuds with hanging mic are not recommended.
- Select a headset that can keep the inbound and outbound audio separate.
- USB headsets will give better continued performance. Wireless and bluetooth will work, but may suffer from battery life and quality of connection.
- Adjust volume settings (system and/or on the OnSIP app) low, then adjust upward until you are comfortable. A good way to test the comfort level is to use the numpad for tones.