So slow 1/5
The app is so slow, keep loading and always full of ads. Not worth the try!
Can't get incoming notifications 3/5
This app had been working great, but now I don't get any incoming notifications. I'll check the app at some point and notice that I've got missed calls/voicemails.
I'm going back in!! 1/5
Ok I'm changing my review from Bs to this is some real BS!
Like my message logs keeps deleting it's self this update keeps crashing the app! Man a good thing is clearly getting messed up here! I thought the new UI was ok oops I was wrong it doesn't display time stamps any more it keep breaking your longer texts into shorter like I word or sentence strips like what! Ok ok and no customization! Like why take that what probs did it cause? Non in my book! Why are your developments set backs I've spent money in this app that's why I'm so upset about this update please do another to fix and bring back what all was took that even got me to keep the app smh sometime some people can be just a little too smart for their own good but we talking about this disaster of an update! Don't bother with upgrading you will regret it!
As of sept 19th 2017 this app has become unusable for me ! After I updated on the 14th I can't even message!! The app freezes then closes out! I've restarted my phone, did a reset, had all other apps closed out, and still no change in this app!! It was working fine before this last update!! I have messages and phone numbers on here from 2015 so I'm scared to delete the app and reinstall.?? Idk what else to do this number that I have I've had it for years now so I don't want to loose or change it! It's used for too many important reasons! What is going on please help!!
Very very bad and it's been sometime I don't know what's wrong 2/5
By mami chino
Very very bad and it's been sometime I don't know what's wrong with the app these days I can't log in and it keep saying reinstall I hope they gonna find something before it's too late
Off track again! 1/5
By Lance J.
An app that displays fraudulent ads is a problem.
Today, Talkatone started to display ads to me that pretended to be from Apple. The ads told me my iPhone was infected with a virus and that I must immediately go do something. This kind of ad is totally fraudulent. Talkatone should only choose legitimate ad partners if it wants to be a respectable operation. By choosing poorly managed, out of control ad partners, Talkatone puts its users at risk. Talkatone, feel free to respond and let everyone know that you've eliminated your bad ad partners.
Talkatone is awesome again! Yes, they had a few app issues a while back - weird database corruption stuff and bizarre ad behavior. But now all seems awesome again. Talkatone is one of my favs, and it's great that it is now behaving as it should. Kudos to the Talkatone team for addressing user concerns AND providing a good uptick in features and usability.
Back Talkatone is bad now - the local database of calls and texts becomes corrupt. The only known repair that I know of is to delete the app and re-install, which fixes the issue. A local DB repair option would be a nice touch if Talkatone can't figure out why their code is causing this corruption.
This has been going on for a month+, and there are lots of reports of this issue. Ya know what we'd do in my software dev shop with such a major bug? We'd lock ourselves in a room until we figured out the root cause and produce, test, validate, and deliver a fix. This is not rocket science.
I can no longer recommend it.
It was a great app but now it just bugs out and not work !!
This latest update ruined talkatone for me
Unable to place call 1/5
Every time I try to place a call, it rigs once and then it hangs up. This is a business phone line for me...how am I supposed to do business if no one can reach me? Also, if someone calls me, they cannot hear me but I can hear them.
This app has become complete garbage..... It steadily freezes up and crashes.... I would never recommend it 👎🏾
By Jojo real 2
Love this app
Last Update Makes It Unusable! 1/5
It worked great until the latest update. Now the app is completely useless. The ads are so obnoxious that I can't even call a number before it's take me to the App Store for an ad. When I press back it takes me right back for another ad. It drops my calls as soon as I answer them...if it even rings. Completely useless!
Please fix app after latest update 1/5
I recently update the app and ever since I can't type a message, it freezes everything, blank screen when I open messages. Extreme lag in typing (minutes!). Everything else, other apps becomes unusable while Talkatone is opened and frozen. Please fix asap! It's bad! It's simply unusable from what it used to be a perfect working text and calling app, until this update.
An Unreliable App 1/5
9/14/17: the new upgrade killed Talkatone!!
Come on guys, improve it not make it worse.
have been using the app daily since 2013 but the service has drastically declined in months.
Mediocre app at best 2/5
App works decent, when it works at all. Full of glitches. App worked flawlessly for the first two months I had it (save for minor hiccups that I expect from any app) and then slowly started to get worse to the point it was almost unusable. The pop ups are so repetitive and frequent you literally cannot type a message or use the phone. The texts and phone calls have a 20 percent chance of not even coming through but will still show on your missed calls log and text log. The app needs work. It's usable, but will frustrate you more often than not.
This app needs a major upgrade top to bottom 1/5
I love this app but it's needs so much work my phone never rings when someone calls me and when I am on the phone this app tends to end my calls outta the blue it's even worse when it comes to texting because I never get a Notification when I have a incoming text I don't see it until hours later
NEEDS UPDATE 4/5
PLEASE QUICKLY UPDATE THIS IS CURRENTLY MY ONLY MEANS OF COMMUNICATING WITH MY MANAGERS AT WORK AND I CANT TEXT IT FREEZES EVERY TIME I OPEN THE APP
No use 1/5
Will not except Facebook or email pass codes what's the point if you can't even sight in
I love Talkatone but I think it should support MMS and I think it should link with the phone so it can ring through your device instead of the app because you don't always know when people calling.
Ads ads ads 1/5
Like others, I have the issue of the App Store opening whenever I try to text. I can type maybe 3 letters before it takes me to the App Store again. It can take several minutes to type a single message sometimes. If this is fixed, my review would be an easy 5 stars because the messages DO get sent and received and it is free to use. Just needs a fix with this ad thing, and quick.
I have to remove the app from my phone & re-install it several times per day for it to work.
Just lost the app on iPad after today's update 2/5
Don't know if I lost everything. Will try to delete icon and re install, if my account tele number and alllll my msgs are gone, contacts and all. ...hope not 😞 I have really loved this app.
deleted the icon from desktop on iPad then re installed and signed in with email address to get a code. Everything is still there!
Annoying ads, I stopped using it for that reason 1/5
Annoying ads and pop ups , I stopped using it for that reason. Masses up your massages and remove parts of it, specially when I'm on 4g. I don't recommend, i get pop ups every 2 seconds:(
The best free VOIP I have found 4/5
I have used this for calls and messages, and it works as intended most of the time. Sometimes I do not get my text alerts or have troubles getting through on the phone. But other than that it's very good...totally free, no gimmicks like other apps (where you have to buy or "earn" credits).
It has a PIN lock if you are using it as a second line for sensitive or private messages and calls, which is nice. It also gives you an actual phone no., so it's not subscription dependent. You can also "burn" your number and get a new one while retaining your history...which is a very nice feature if you move or start getting spammed.
Other than minor bugs...this is the best VOIP of all the ones I've tried.
By Some random name karamba
Never managed to make a single call.
Notification doesn't work 2/5
Title says it all and I receive messages late
Buggy, scammy garbage 1/5
Garbage app and service. I don't see how Apple allows this scam in their store.
It was great at first ... but not really now because I'll send a text and it will act like I sent it and but it didn't. And like I won't get people's messages ... it's really frustrating!
Needs restricted call blocking 3/5
By Cece iphone savvy
Someone is calling me restricted 103 times a day and I would like to be able to block them but I can't u need to fix this
Great for nonCell connected Wifi devices 5/5
Contacts does not allow me to delete a contact, even after deleting or moving a contact in my iPad contacts.
Just reporting here that Optimum blocks the phone connection on their OptimumWiFi network which is installed on Optimum-supplied business and residential routers (but off-LAN on the residential side), because the ISP has its own residential cable phone service. It works fine on one's own residential Optimum-connected LAN (which I have). Perhaps the merger could convince their new European owners to change this policy.
Freeze screen 1/5
By Bon 李
No matter how many times i fresh my screen but still freeze screen on my ipad 😫
It removes your number after a month 1/5
Don't recommend to use as a second line. They may just suddenly change your number without consulting with you. And I really need my old number and even contacted the customer support. But pointless. They didn't give me my old number.
Answer to the developer: it's not true that it was not active. I still received very important messages which were directed to this number and opened the app at least 5 times a week. What is more I never received your notification!
This app used to be great. Now it's complete garbage. Totally unusable due to App Store continuously popping up, and some BS site that tells you have a virus. Well, this app is a virus.
No call audio 2/5
My dad tried to call the app number. I answered, he couldn't hear me & I couldn't hear him. Only when I yelled did some sound go through. I didn't have a phone case on and spoke normally. The texting works fine, I just cant put the # on a job application if I hope to get a call back.
Best for keeping a private number 5/5
This app is perfect if you are a single person who likes to text or call dates and keep contact info private until later!
This app is garbage can't even text one letter without popping up to the App Store delete this app immediately if you have it wish I can give it zero stars but u have to tap a star
So far, so good 5/5
Works as expected. Free number, can send/receive calls and texts to US based mobile phones. There are ads -- but it's a free number.
So far, so good.
The Best Free Call & SMS App! 5/5
I love the features! I can now call US & Canada phone numbers for free using my internet!
App Store pop up 1/5
** Update **
Since the developer has replied confirming this App Store opening and interfering with the app....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO FIX IT. They obviously purposely programmed it this way. I also get a wonder screen that takes over and goes to some site telling me I have viruses in my phone. Yeah right. Gotta wonder what these crooks get paid to send you to a website like that.
AVOID THIS APP. If you have buy two cans and a spool of string to talk to someone instead, I recommend that. DE-LEETED!
WHY IN THE HELL DOES THE APP STORE KEEP OPENING WHEN IM TRYING TO TEXT? I close it, this stupid program keeps reopening it.
Are you trying to make me purchase an app to support you? You keep asking me to rate this app too...do you REALLY want my rating now?
Well, here is your 1 Star rating. You deserve much lower for this adware infested piece of garbage.
Still the best! 5/5
By Chris de CA
After contacted Talkatone support, I've got my original phone number back in a couple of days. They are still the best!
I have contacted Talkatone and they responded quickly and are looking into the problem. Not sure about the cause yet.
After the update, now Talkatone forces me to pick a new phone number whenever it tries to log in on app startup. I can't dismiss or bypass it. What's going on? I don't want to change my Talkatone number!
Nice but one thing they must add 4/5
By #me myself and I
I like the app but it would be better if you were able to send videos and friends could send them to. Then it would be the best texting app ever.
I can't get on it just keeps kicking me out
Redirects to App Store 1/5
Cannot even text for 30 seconds. Continuously redirects to App Store. Worked for a month with help desk. No resolution, just promises
App now works 3/5
By The OnionEaters
Apparently app won't work in a folder. Once i took it out and put it on the home page, it works ok. Almost like it used to work. Slowly they may make it back to 4 or 5 stars someday.
I Love this app!! 5/5
So, I broke my phone for a while, and I needed something to communicate with, so I downloaded this app on
Thanking you for squashing bugs 5/5
Whether all issues are being resolved, I don't know, but am impressed with all the work being done, the effort, to squash what you can. Kudos.
New feature please: toggle text messages between displaying all and new only text messages each time the "Messages" button is pressed. Problem I have on iPhone & not iPad, there is one unread message I can't find, even after seeking every message in history, deleting messages is not the option for me.
4 stars means Very Good app 4/5
By Farahani Mohsen
It' very good application . Thank you all.
Constant Ad Interruptions 1/5
I have been a TaT customer for quite sometime now. Over the last several months the ads have been nonstop. I understand it's a free app and there will be ads but it's so bad that if you're on the phone you can't put it on speakerphone bc an ad will interrupt the call and it goes back to the earpiece on the phone. If you're trying to send a text you're lucky to get a word typed without ads popping up and sometimes I can't even get a letter typed. I have to close completely out of the app in order to attempt the process again with less interruptions. Would be 5 stars but without consistent functionality due to incessant ad pop ups that redirect you to the App Store it is a well deserved 1 star app now!
Crash, Pop, Bag 2/5
Holly Cow is this app inconsistent! When it works it's great but when it doesn't lookout. Make a call and the a flips to a white screen. While in the app it flips you over to the App Store without touching anything. Looking for a different app.
Love this app. 4/5
This is an amazing life saver app that I've been using for years. It had had its minor mess ups along the way but for the most part it is a great app that I hope all of you get. I haven't even had to spend any money!
Keeps crashing 1/5
Used to be fine now it won't let me close out or do anything after I'm done on the phone