Talkatone - free calls, SMS texting and IM chat (Facebook and VoIP Google Voice).

Talkatone - free calls, SMS texting and IM chat (Facebook and VoIP Google Voice).

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    14,871
  • Date Added:
    January 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    16.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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4 stars

"Great option for traveling abroad"

March 29, 2012  |  By tw1975

 |  Version: Talkatone - free calls, SMS texting and IM chat (Facebook and VoIP Google Voice). 1.3

Pros

1. Very easy to setup
2. Even works for the iPad, iPod Touch and other select portable media players (Android based)
3. Perfect for global travelers who don't have a SIM based cell phone but can use WIFI to make calls.
4. 100% FREE! (That is unless Google decides to charge subscription rates for Google Voice someday)

Cons

1. Unable to receive incoming calls to non-smartphone devices (iPad, iPod Touch, etc), or deactivated smartphones.

I have an Android phone that is currently not serviced by a carrier, but it can do everything else via a WIFI connection, including make calls over WIFI via Talkatone. But it would great if it could receive calls. As it stands, you can only setup your current, active smartphone to receive Google Voice/Talkatone calls because it requires the use of your cell phone number to forwards the calls to.

Summary

I leave the call quality off the Pros & Cons, because it really depends on the internet connection at the time of the call, so everyone could have different call experiences. Personally, I've had good and not-so-good sounding calls, but the good have certainly outweighed the bad ones. It's not perfect, but it serves a purpose and does it well.

Updated on Mar 29, 2012

CORRECTION: I must delete that previously mentioned CON! You absolutely CAN enable an iPod Touch, or iPad, or my case, an off-service Android phone to receive incoming calls. So now, this Droid has become my home phone.

:-)

Updated on May 2, 2012

CORRECTION: You absolutely CAN set it up to receive incoming calls to non-smartphone devices (iPad, iPod Touch, etc), or deactivated smartphones.

My mistake! :\

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
* Optional server-side SMS processing mode which is designed to further reduce data and battery usage and improve reliability. (1)* Several improvements in keeping connection in background.* Stability, reliability improvement.* Fix keyboards with auto-complete bar (e.g. Chinese, Japanese) overlapping texting field under iOS5.Fine-prints:(1) Server-side SMS processing is initially available for Premium users only.
General
Publisher TalkMe.IM
Publisher web site http://www.talkatone.com
Release Date October 27, 2010
Date Added January 25, 2012
Version 1.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 16.76MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,871
Downloads Last Week 39
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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