Last modified
Monday, March 11, 2013

Description of App

Please note: to set up Telephone and make calls you need a valid account with a SIP provider.

Telephone is a VoIP program which allows you to make phone calls over the internet. It can be used to call regular phones via any appropriate SIP provider. If your office or home phone works via SIP, you can use that phone number on your Mac anywhere you have decent internet connection.


  • Address Book contacts autocomplete.
  • Sending of tone signals (just press numbers on the keyboard during a call).
  • Mute.
  • Hold.
  • Transfer.
  • Call waiting.



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

OS X 10.8.2

Accessibility Comments

This app is fully accessible, as far as I know. If there is anything that is not accessible, I have not found it yet.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Brandt 7 years 6 months ago



Submitted by Jeffry Miller on Monday, March 11, 2013

I set up telephone got a sip provider and now don't know how to make a call. when i enter the app all it gives me is a list of items. off line availlable or not available. what am i doing wrong?

Submitted by Chris Norman on Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thanks to the person who submitted this app.

It works perfectly, and is a joy to use.

Only thing I found when setting up, and this is by no means an accessibility thing, is that you log into the account with Telephone using your SIP ID, and not your username. If your account says unavailable when you sign in, it's because you've not used your SIP ID.

Also, with sip (my SIP provider), you get given a different password for your account SIP-side than for your login to the website.

Lovely little app with a whole bunch of keystrokes defined.

It's not scriptable with AppleScript, but no one cares! :-)


Submitted by Usman on Saturday, July 5, 2014

I am also having the same issue. Now that I know that my password is different than the one used to sig up, how does one start over with the account log in?