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Free calls & texts via WiFi or cellular data, no cell minutes used
Free inbound calls, free SMS texting, free monthly outbound minutes
Unlimited free in-app calls & texts with pictures

Get a free U.S. phone number of your choice, make and receive free texts and calls to U.S. phone numbers, including landlines. If you don’t have a cell phone plan, Talkatone can be your only phone.

All SMS texting and inbound calls are always free. You get free outbound minutes every month. If you run out of your free outbound minutes you can easily purchase additional minutes for a very low price.

Truly unlimited free Talkatone-to-Talkatone calls and texts anywhere in the world, including picture messaging. Invite friends and family to Talkatone, talk as long as you want, send thousands of texts, share photos or videos.

Take your iPhone, iPod or iPad with you when you travel. Call and text U.S. phone numbers on WiFi without paying outrageous roaming charges.

Call and text friends and family from your iPad or iPod with Talkatone. No cell plan required.

Talkatone does not support 911 emergency calling or texting.
Carrier data charges may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.

We are happy to get your feedback and help you solve any Talkatone issues. Just email us at, and we'll get back to you promptly.

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What's New in Version 3.9.2

This update brings the already near-perfect free calling and texting app closer to perfection:

- You can now log in to Talkatone using your Facebook account to instantly start texting and calling!
- It now takes fewer taps to start texting with a contact!

Happy talking!


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Customer Reviews

Good app!

I like this app, it gets the job done and does what I need it to do. That's all that matters. I've never experienced dropped calls, all my texts come through, and send. (I mostly text). The reviewer below me, maybe you should read the terms of services of this product before jumping into conclusions. Nothing said "unlimited" on the app so I came in knowing I had to pay some sort of fee - since nothing in this world is "free" Overall good app but I wish the user had more control over over the app such as custom ringtones, able to send videos, and pics to not only just to Talkatone users.

Turns iPad into a Phone. ☎️📱 Was good, not now. 💢

💢 Update: App was ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-stars. Now ☆ one star. Unstable, unreliable, nearly unusable. Crashes 75% of the time. Completes a call 25% of the time. I am on solid wifi and internet connections. iPad Air. Latest iOS.

I WAS using Google Voice with the old Talkatone on iPad (wifi and cellular data) for over two years, since 2012. Didn't need all of the fancy features of Talkatone, just wanted a simple way to make calls through Google voice and receive calls on my iPad, using wifi or cellular data plan. It worked great. 98% reliable with Google Voice. Glad to pay $20 per year for this.

The new Talkatone was very tricky to setup, seemed to lock me out for awhile, but then it seemed to work okay with a new Talkatone number. Frustrating to setup, but eventually got it working. Viable alternative to Google HANGOUTS, to turn iPad into a voip Phone using Google Voice.

However, the new TALKATONE app is highly unstable and unreliable. Look elsewhere until they get this fixed. NOT ready for prime time. Please fix the instabilities. I NOW use Google HANGOUTS mainly. Talkatone is just for occasional use, spare number.

Turns iPad into a Phone. ☎️📱 Was good, degraded now. 💢

Best phone app I've used overall.

Reliable services. Decent reception. Easy to use and ads aren't obnoxiously in your face/invasive. Definitely one of the better phone apps available. HUGE plus that calls and texts within the USA are free. No need to earn points by completing meaningless tasks. Only thing that could be better is the design. Design could be cleaner but is not enough to justify taking away a point on the rating.

Talkatone - Free Text Messages, SMS Texting and Phone Voice Call App with Facebook
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Jan 19, 2015
  • Version: 3.9.2
  • Size: 16.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: TALKATONE, INC.
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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