The concept of communication via telephone has changed quite a bit since its invention. From wired to wireless, analog to digital, it keeps on evolving and evolving and in near future it’s about to improve farther.
In near future there will be no need to pay for voice minutes or text messages; all that will be required is a data connection. Talkatone has brought the concept to the smartphones of communicating over Wi-Fi. A user can easily call or send text for free over Wi-Fi if he’s using Talkatone.
It is available only for iOS and Android. Also it is available only for USA and Canada. It can be easily downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play. A non-telephony device like i-Pad or an Android Tablet can be transformed into a phone via this app.
Two versions are available; free and premium version.The free version is ad supported while the premium version is free form ads and offers better call quality.
Features of Talkatone app
- Free calls/texts over WiFi or 3G/4G
- Calls and texts with Facebook friends without phone numbers worldwide
- Universal Address Book
- High quality audio with voice compression
- Highest-rated phone app
- Unbeatable FREE support within 24 hours
Download : Talkatone App From here
Step 1. On launching the Talkatone app the user will be prompted to add either a Google or Facebook account. The Google account is required to make free calls.
Step 2. After the Talkatone connects an outgoing call can be made by either using the dial pad or by selecting a number form the contacts or the recently called list.
Step 3. For first time users it is advised to make at least one call via Gmail in the web browser before using Talkatone.
Step 4. After that the app work just fine with the Google Account. In order to receive incoming calls some changes is required to be made.
Step 5. In the Google Voice Account the “Forward to Google Chat” option needs to be enabled.
Step 6. After signing in the Talkatone will run in the background and will constantly show notifications during an incoming call.
Step 7. For sending text messages the “Text Forwarding” features needs to be enabled in Google Voice. Once this is done text messages can easily be sent and received.
Step 8. Status can be changed by opening the Settings screen and under Accounts customize the status.
Step 9. Call quality can also be adjusted. There are separate settings that can be tweaked in Call Quality Settings screen for Wi-Fi and Cellular connections. High or low quality can be adjusted for high or low bandwidth respectively.
Talkatone is one of those applications that an android or iOS user should give a try. It is a well-reviewed popular application that is considered to be one of the safer ones to trust.
In case a user is skeptical in giving the Google username or password for logging in; it can be a good idea then to create a separate account solely for this application.