REQUIREMENTS, DISCLAIMERS, ETC
To use the iptel.org service you need some SIP-compliant (RFC3261) equipment: "hardphone", "softphone" or simply a smartphone app. Alternatively you can use a WebRTC-compliant browser.
Access to iptel.org's service is being provided on an 'AS IS' and 'AS AVAILABLE' basis. iptel.org makes no representation or warranties with respect to user's access of the service, and that the service will be available at any give time, free from errors, defects, omissions, failures or delays in delivery of data.
LIFETIME VOIP ACCOUNT
You receive a lifetime email-like SIP account like email@example.com. Use the account to make audio/video calls with users of iptel.org and other domains.You can even have your own domain hosted and use address like firstname.lastname@example.org.
3RD PARTY IDENTITY
You can set up a third-party SIP identity in your profile and use it to complete your iptel.org calls through other networks. This is often used for termination of your calls in PSTN.
The VoIP telephony services can also be used through web-browsers. You don't need any special equipment, just a web-browser and your credentials. Use of browsers also gets you security by encryption -- wiretappers will not be able to hear your call.
THE VOIP ACCOUNT FOR LIFETIME
iptel.org provides free VoIP services for lifetime. Our users have been connecting with each other since 2002 using SIP and newly also WebRTC technology. A user can obtain an individual iptel.org account or an account for a whole domain.