Talkatone - free phone calls and SMS texting app with Google Voice
By TALKATONE, INC.
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“Of all the apps I’ve downloaded, Talkatone has saved me the most money”
Unlimited FREE calls and texts to anyone in the world over WiFi or 3G/4G without using any cell minutes.
• Stop paying for cell minutes and text messages
• Traveling overseas? Call and text US and Canada numbers for free
• Call and text from your iPad or iPod
• Call and text even when you don't have cell coverage
• Insanely cheap calls to international numbers
• One interface to message your Facebook and Google friends worldwide
• Enhances Google Voice by letting you make calls/send texts without using cell minutes (the Google Voice app uses cell minutes).
• Better than Skype and other VoIP apps which only allow free calls to people who have already installed the app
• Highest rated phone app, downloaded by more than 8 Million people
More info: www.talkatone.com
• Calls to regular phones in US and Canada require an existing Google Voice℠ account.
• SMS is available for US users only.
• Facebook graph and chat are provided by the Facebook Platform. Talkatone is NOT affliated with Facebook, Inc.
• Google Talk and Googe Voice services are provided by Google, Inc. Talkatone is NOT affiliated with Google, Inc.
• Google Voice is a call enhancement service which may not route emergency 911 calls.
• Talkatone allows user to make and receive calls and/or texts to/from real phone numbers (including to/from not app users) and we are unable to verify the age of remote party being called/texted, therefore it may be not appropriate for children under age of 13.
What's New in Version 3.0.3
* Support for offline access to contacts and history.
* Simpler navigation mode for texting
* New, modern OPUS codec.
Working perfect for me as my main phone line for a couple of years now
I've been using this app for a couple of years and it works much much better then a competitor app that charges $15 per month. For premium service with this app I only pay $.99 per month. This app maintains a keep alive connection at all times. When you are on Wi-Fi and switch to cellular service, this app recognizes that immediately and keeps the connection active. It is very good on maintaining an active connection. Plus, it is installed on my iPhone, my iPad mini, my iPad 3, my iPod, and I receive text messages and voicemails on my iMac in my email inbox. When you have premium service you are able to upgrade to the premium codec which allows for premium quality service and sound. For me to be able to receive incoming calls, I must pay for the monthly service. When I did not pay for it, the incoming calls did not ring my iPhone or any of my devices. However, texting still works as promised, regardless if you pay for premium service or not. Also, when you get a voicemail from someone, it is sent to your email inbox and it is automatically translated and converted into text. This text is displayed right on your email that you get from the service and you're able to read it easily. This is my only phone service that I have. I disconnected my other phone line a year ago and this is been the best thing ever.
GREAT APP Everybody!
I have an iPhone that has no service provider at all and with my Google phone number I selected I can call anyone on any land line or mobile phone & they can call me just by me using my home wifi service. When I am away from home like the grocery store or any place that has a wifi connection I can still make and receive calls. Just remember when at public place like McDonalds, Kroger's etc. you need to open your web browser and accept their terms and conditions after you connect to their wifi service. Then you're good to make & receive calls, send/receive text msg. I love that you can even send pictures with this app too! Five STARS ***** all the way! Great job guys! To get even a better connection when talking buy the .99 service for a month plus you won't have to see all the ad banners that pop up on the app. It is worth .99 a month for sure!!! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do. And on my other mobile that has T-mobile service I still use this app for a 2nd number just for my close friends. And by the way the people you call DO NOT have to download this app to call you or for you to call them. It can't get any better! I love, love, LOVE this app!!! Sincerely,
Great app, improvements welcome
Downloaded this app to make calls and texts over data, and its worked out well so far. Texts work out the best, and you can use your iPhone contact list (I don't because I need to keep them separate for work, hence having capability for a separate contact list within the app would be helpful). Texts are data from you, for everyone else they come in as SMS (unlike other apps, this does NOT use up texts on a plan).
Call quality is ok, about half the time there are repeated interruptions during the call including over wifi. This is for unpaid, unknown how much data I use for text and calls (call data use can be adjusted somewhat). Call quality can be increased "slightly" with paid plan.
UPDATE: now using paid plan, and call quality is definitely better. Almost as clear as cellular now, except still major issues with cutting out and disrupted calls. I basically do not use this app to call anyone anymore, since it usually just breaks up and drops the call.
Overall I give it 3/5 cause it partially works for my situation, except calls. I'm sure with improvements to the call quality, an extra contact list on the app, or other improvements will take this easily to 5/5.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Oct 01, 2013
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 15.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TALKATONE, INC.
- © 2010-2013 Talkatone, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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