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.
Functional but nothing special.
When I first got this app over a year ago, it was everything I needed and more; it supported video calls, chatting, displayed all of my contacts, and looked extremely professional. However as time has passed, this app has had no updates and is increasingly annoying to use. When chatting, the text box does not expand to fit long messages, it crashes way too often, and constantly prompts you to invite contacts to Vtok. I also have difficulty changing the background of the chat feature, and the quality of video calls are horrible. It's saddening how much potential this app has, if only the developer would make an update. I am currently looking for an alternative, but with no luck.
Dead app. No updates for over a year.
Some developer needs to take over this app. It would be fantastic if it had not been 'orphaned'... there have been no updates since June of 2013, and no posts, on Facebook or Twitter or their own blog. One wonders if perhaps the developer has died (sorry). For me, there is horrible static/clicking on voice calls, and text 'bubble' will not expand for long text wraps. This app was great for being able to receive a Google Voice/Talk phone call... I'm not sure if there are any other apps that can run in the background and ring you when someone calls your Google Voice number, like this one can. Until someone resumes development/support of this app, I have to give it one star for what it used to do, but can't anymore. I really wish this app could be reincarnated.
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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, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 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 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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