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Telephoning with apps (softphones)
The university phone number can be used, whether at UWH or from home, with the help of an app. This app is software or a softphone that enables encrypted telephony via the Internet.
This softphone is offered for various operating systems and is subject to a dynamic process so that it can be replaced at any time depending on current developments, for example, with regard to security. Currently we offer Jitsi for Windows computers, Phone for MAC computers and PortSIP for smartphones (Android/ Apple).
Please note that an app should not be started on both your home computer and at the university at the same time, as telephony can only be used without problems at one location at a time.
With the app, you can use a headset to make phone calls via your computer. Various functions are available to them, just like when making a call with a classic telephone. For example, they can transfer callers, hold a conference, set call forwarding, or connect to their personal Telephony user portal to control functions such as the answering machine, call list, forwarding, address book, etc. via a website.