Talkatone free calls and texting

Calling and texting app that uses Wi-Fi or cellular data

4.0

81 Votes

  • Category Utilities
  • Program license Free
  • Version 5.5.5
  • Size 20 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.talkatone.android
  • Program by Talkatone, Llc
    1880 Embarcadero Rd Palo Alto CA 94303

Talkatone Free Calls and Texting is an app that allows users to make phone calls and send text messages over a WiFi connection. This is convenient because it will work anywhere in the world. It's a way that smartphone users can communicate with those in other countries or communicate while they're traveling without having to worry about the roaming charges or other international charges they might have to pay for if they made calls using regular cell service.

Those who want to use the service will first need to set up an account. It's great to know that you're going to get a free phone number along with using this app. The number should be a United States phone number.

The Talkatone Free Calls and Texting app is more than just a phone. It can turn other devices into phones as well. If you have a microphone built into a device like a tablet, you can use your tablet to make calls and send texts on your Talkatone phone number.

There are numerous features offered here. You get a free phone number, and you can send texts and make calls to United States and Canadian recipients. You can also send messages that include pictures or videos. Callers can call you from international locations for free. There is a system set up with this app whereby users can accumulate calling credits so that they can then use those credit to make international calls themselves for free.

Pros

  • Communicating internationally is easy here. Users can receive calls from other countries for free. They can call back home when they're traveling abroad for free.
  • The app will give users a free United States phone number.
  • Along with calls, the app can also sends text messages.

Cons

  • It's not possible to use this app to make any emergency calls to 911 unfortunately.
  • Some users might have to pay charges depending on what charges their particular carrier adds on. It's necessary to contact one's carrier to figure this issue out.

5.5.7

- bug-fixes and stability improvements.

5.5.6

- bug-fixes and stability improvements.

5.5.5

- bug-fixes and stability improvements.

5.5.4

TIP: Talkatone no longer uses credits to call US & Canadian numbers and the rates for several other countries have been improved. Find out more at http://www.talkatone.com/yay.htm

Now that domestic calls are free and unlimited some screens got some new UI polish.

5.5.3

- Fix for a crash affecting some users.

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_CALL_LOG: Allows an application to write (but not read) the user's call log data.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • DISABLE_KEYGUARD: Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.RAISED_THREAD_PRIORITY
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.talkatone.android.gcm.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
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