The global pandemic that we are experiencing today made a huge impact not just on our economy but also on our personal and social lives. Many companies started imposing work from home environment in observance of the coronavirus outbreak. Families and friends were also forced to stay at home to keep them safe from this deadly virus. Luckily, we still have a great number of platforms to communicate. There is an overwhelming number of communication apps that we can use and some of which are being offered for free. Talkatone, for instance, is a popular communication app that allows its users to call and text any US or Canadian phone for free over WiFi or Data (3G/4G), without requiring cell minutes.
How Talkatone app works?
The core function of Talkatone is to provide free calls and texts to any US or Canadian number. This functionality is built on top of Google Voice. To get started, the first thing you should do is to get a free Google Voice number which also becomes your Talkatone number. The Calls/Texts you get from the Talkatone app comes from this Google Voice number. So when people call your Google Voice number, you will have the option to receive the call on your regular mobile phone or via Talkatone. Of course, make sure to download the Talkatone app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
After you sign in, Talkatone will check whether or not you have a Google Voice number, If confirmed, you can now start making calls and send text messages using the Talkatone app. Talkatone comes with a very simple and user-friendly interface that you can easily navigate and explore. There is a navigation panel below the screen that gives you access to Favorites, Recents, Contacts, Keypad, and Messages. To start calling using the Talkatone app, you can either tap the keypad icon and dial the number manually or you can simply choose a contact from your contact list. The same thing goes when sending a text message, tap the Message icon, input the number of the person you want to send the text to, input your message, and hit send. By tapping a contact, you have the option to call, text, add to Favorites, or share the location. While on call, you also have all the basic functions including the speaker, hold, mute, and hang up.
Free Phone Number – When you set up Google Voice, you have the option of paying to port your existing mobile number over to Google Voice or being assigned a new number (free). Phone calls can be made for free, without a cell phone plan
Free Calling App– Text and talk with anyone via Wi-Fi or cellular data – No cell minutes used. Free texting app with your free US/Canada phone number. This app allows you to text for free and call friends, and family to stay in touch even during the stay at home. Free calls and text messages help you keep connected no matter how far apart you are.
Free Burner Telephone Number – Make calls and send texts with a burner phone number allowing you to change your number anytime. Talkatone lets you burn your number once for free! Just go to your settings and get a new phone number
Texting App with Free Picture Messages– Send Free MMS! Feel free to send WiFi text messages with photos of your life or funny moments to your family and friends.
Cheap International Calls – Buy Calling Credits for International Calling & Travelling Overseas at a very minimum rate.
Download & Install Talkatone
- Talkatone requires an Android version 4.4 and higher
- It has a Content Rating suitable for everyone
- For Android, the app size is 24 MB so it won’t really hurt much of your phone storage
- Talkatone requires a stable Internet connection.
- The app will ask you to grant permission to access Identity, Contacts, Location, Phone, Photos/Media/Files, Storage, Camera, Microphone, and more.
- Talkatone for iOS requires iOS version 12.0 or later
- This app is compatible with various Apple products (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)
- The Age Rating for Talkatone is (12+)
- Talkatone for iOS is currently on its version 6.3.9 with recent updates providing improvements, brand new offers, and more
- The download size for iOS is 82.8 MB
- The app is available only in the English language