Vtok - free calls, texts, chat, video for Google Talk and Voice
By Skymobius, Inc
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+ Google Talk Chat, Video and Voice calls on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
+ Free phone calls and SMS texts using Google Voice.
Vtok has been downloaded millions of times. Thanks a lot to all our users!!
+ Video calls, voice calls and text chat (IM) with Google Talk users and other Vtok users
+ Free chat with picture messaging, emoticons and virtual gifts.
+ Stay connected. Receive calls and chat messages in background.
+ No account to sign-up. Just login with your Google/gmail account and start talking
+ Works over Wi-Fi and 3G
+ Works on all iOS devices with a camera. Devices supported are iPhone5, iPhone4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch.
+ Choose whether or not to use video in a call. You can also enable or disable video during a call
+ Choose between front and back camera on your device
+ Invite/add contacts from within the app.
+ Free unlimited phone calls and SMS messages using Google Voice. (For users with a Google Voice™ accounts only, requires an in-app purchase)
Text chat features
+ Free text chat and call notifications when in background.
+ Send and receive pictures.
+ Easily insert commonly used phrases from a list during chat.
+ In-app browser for use during a chat session
+ Customizable chat backgrounds
+ Send virtual gifts via chat messages
+ Share your location while chatting
+ Multi-language support for chat messages.
+ Clickable links and copy and paste text from chat messages.
Vtok users can call users of Google Video and Voice Chat users on a computer (Mac or a PC).
To enable calls between Vtok and a computer:
- Install a browser plugin on the computer from: http://www.google.com/chat/video
- Ensure that in gmail, you DO NOT have the new hangouts experience enabled. If you do, choose "Revert to old chat" from the list of options next your photo on the left.
Please enable sounds and alerts for Vtok from under Settings -> Notifications -> Vtok.
1. Vtok is an application that interoperates with Google Video and Voice Chat™ and Google Voice™ but is not endorsed by Google.
2. Free phone calls and SMS are for US users and you must have a Google Voice™ account to use this service.
Please be assured that we DO NOT use your account password for anything other than authenticating you with Google. And they are also sent to Google on a secure channel.
What's New in Version 3.1.1
+ Fixed the crash at load time seen by several users in version 3.1
Best app of its kind
I have been using this app for years, and the recent updates and bug fixes they have made have improved this from an already decent app to the best of its kind. Text, sound, and video chat are available over phone or wifi, sound and banner notifications (so happy that it can run in the background in the newer iPhones!), and the ability to set status & availability updates.
My one small complaint is more aesthetic: it used to be when switching backgrounds the text bubbles changed too, but now they stay the same color. It would be cool to have the choice of a few colors for the text bubbles, perhaps even separately from the background selection.
VTOk is a really great app for times where you have no serviced but you have wifi in the area. However to be a more profitable app these are the things that I recommend you guys fix:
1. The chat history. It doesn't delete after you delete is several times. It's a small big fix so it shouldn't be difficult to fix.
2. In the text message chat the words are always
Scrambled up. It doesn't paper clear enough to read or send messages. Defeats the whole point of being able to text without any service. Again quick big fix.
3. When you make a call no one can hear you. This app could be so useful but these things make it so hard to deal with before people start deleting the app.
I love VTOk and I want to be able to use it more. So please fix these three things. Thanks :)
Crashes several times daily
Agree with the previous review, pretty dreadful with GChat, especially when several devices are used to converse. If you have a Gchat session open on your mobile and computer, the computer one will show the whole session incl. what was submitted through mobile device but NOT the other way around. It crashes all the time especially when multitasking back- and forth.
If you are moving in- and out if 3G coverage expect bits and pieces of a chat to be lost completely, you will simply not get them and not know they were sent.
I still have not understood why Google isn't offering its own gchat app, this isn't a great alternative.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jun 24, 2013
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 10.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SkyMobius Inc
- © SkyMobius, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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