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3CX is described as 'The 3CX Phone System is the software-based private branch exchange (PBX) Phone system based on the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) standard and enables extensions to make calls via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) or via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to 3CX for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Asterisk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 3CX are FreePBX, Paltalk, FreeSWITCH and SessionTalk SIP Softphone.

3CX alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or Error Loggers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of 3CX.
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The 3CX Phone System is the software-based private branch exchange (PBX) Phone system based on the SIP (Session Initiation...

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  1. Asterisk icon

    Asterisk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Asterisk is free software that transforms a computer into a communication server. Asterisk lets you build applications like PBX, VoIP gateway, IVR and ACD.

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    Almost everyone thinks Asterisk is a great alternative to 3CX.
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    FreePBX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FreePBX is a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX), an open source communication server. FreePBX is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), an open source license.

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    Paltalk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Kindle Fire

    Paltalk is an instant messaging service that enables users to communicate via internet chat, voice and video chat. It offers chat rooms and the ability for users to create their own public virtual chat room.

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    FreeSWITCH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media. It was created in 2006 to fill the void left by proprietary commercial solutions.

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  5. With a superbly designed and intuitive user interface, the softphone offers easy set up with lots of preconfigured VoIP providers built in and smart call management features. Enjoy high quality enterprise communication features with zero effect on battery life.

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    YakYak

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Hangouts

    Desktop client for Google Hangouts.

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    YakYak vs 3CX opinions
    This alternative is disputed. YakYak is still a legitimate alternative to 3CX, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    YakYak is a client for Google Hangouts, while 3CX is a VoIP call center system

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    Kamailio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kamailio® (successor of former OpenSER and SER) is an open source SIP server released under GPL, able to handle thousands of call setups per second.

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    Wazo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Wazo is mainly an IPBX that provides communication services such audio, video, and instant messaging based on the use of standard network technologies such as the TCP/IP protocol.

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  9. miniSIPServer icon

    miniSIPServer

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    You will be able to setup your own VOIP system in ONE HOUR. miniSIPServer can run on Windows, Linux and even Raspberry Pi. We can also run it on kinds of virtual machine systems, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, KVM, Xen.

    Windows
  10. Yate - Yet Another Telephony Engine icon

    Yate - Yet Another Telephony Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Yate is a softswitch (concept of separating the network hardware from network software).

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