Talkatone - free calls, SMS texting and IM chat (Facebook and VoIP Google Voice).
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Full user review
"Great option for traveling abroad"
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)
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.
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.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 Mar 29, 2012
Updated on May 2, 2012CORRECTION: You absolutely CAN set it up to receive incoming calls to non-smartphone devices (iPad, iPod Touch, etc), or deactivated smartphones.
My mistake! :\