Ads need controlled 3/5
This app is great but there are days when there are so many ads it makes it impossible to use the app until they stop popping up! They pop up back to back to back and there's at least 15-20 in a row! It's ridiculous, they need to fix this asap.
They fixed the app! 5/5
Love this app, thank you for fixing the problems
Keeps Crashing 1/5
Every time I load up the app it crashes a few seconds later
Automatically Opens Safari Spam 1/5
By Saucy sailor
What it says on the tin. It's a great app plagued by ad spam. User beware.
Great app 4/5
This a great app for saving money but there is a couple downs. One is that an ad keeps popping up saying that my iPhone has a problem and it's just scam. Another one is that they don't support apple iOS callkit. That makes it so you can receive calls through the built in apple phone app. Otherwise it's a pretty good app.
Could Be Better 2/5
Although this app offers you free phone calls and text messages over wifi, I have had issues with my calls. Some of my calls go in and out and I can't hear the person I'm speaking with. Also, I got a couple messages saying my phone had been compromised and has a virus. What is that about??? Lastly, I paid $1.99 to be ad free and I still get ads. I'm thinking about deleting the app and downloading a different with better quality.
Failed calls 1/5
When attempting to call a local number the call fails and routes me to voicemail. Subsequent to this I use my phone service and the call goes right through.
Extremely buggy. Calls go through intermittently; can not get ringer to sound. Not worth all the hassle.
Too many Adds 3/5
So many adds i wasn't able to hang up at the end of the call.
Huge money saver 5/5
My boyfriend is currently in jail and this app allows me to save $3 a phone call! So grateful this thing exists!
Great App!! 4/5
By TWorld Technology
I think Talkatone is a great app. Of course I know you can't get free cellular which is a problem but you can't fix it. I would do five stars but there are a couple minor things that should be taken care of.
1. The ads. Yeah that's how you make money but $1.99 a month?!?! You should do like $1.99 without paying every month.
2. Call quality. The quality is okay but it needs improvement. When I'm on slow wifi the call sounds buggy. It cuts out and slows my voice.
3. Bugs. The bugs aren't too bad but cmon. Things that should've been fixed haven't been.
Thanks for making a great app and I hope that a lot of other people do like it too.
Great alternative to paid service plans! Highly recommend! 5/5
I started using this app on my iPhone after my paid plan with AT&T was up. It works great! I will never pay for cell service again. Wish I had found this sooner.
Only negative is that you have to be connected to wifi.
Finally Had To Delete App! 1/5
I had this app for quite awhile and loved it. However, recently upon receiving ad popups and offers while during calls or sending texts, I considered getting rid of it. Not soon after I received several popups during my calls warning of an Apple virus. I decided then to finally delete it. I'm curious why all of the previous reviews citing problems such as mine were removed. Highly suspicious!
I love Talkatone
They could do better 3/5
They could do better
Currently saving me, great app 5/5
My phone carrier network is having some issues with my phone. I couldn't receive or make calls. Not to bad, right? I'm 1,000 away from home on a job site. I was able to use this app to communicate even though I couldn't use my phone as I normally would. Thank you so much.
CAN YOU PLEASE LET US SEND VIDEOS PLEASEE AND SEE VIDEOS PLEASE MAAAAN AND PLEASE MERGE CALLS
By Ninja kitty308
I keep opening the app and every month I get another number to use!!😡😡😡😡
This is getting better
My Talkotone is great. 4/5
By Elvir81 :)
I used to use this all the time. It is now crap. In its quest to make a few pennies and force you rate the app, the rating screen comes up all the time...NOW, it interrupts and disconnects calls by taking you to the App Store to click on something. This is abuse. Apple needs to be aware of this crap and ban this behaviour. It's a pure money grab and I'm sick of it. Finding another app to use. Screw these guys!
App issues new phone number every 6 to 9 months 1/5
By Steve Morales in NYC
This app works fine, although it can use an overall design and functionality makeover. Also, I'm a little surprised that I can't seem to be able to retain one phone number indefinitely. Every couple of months, when I log into the app, I am issued a brand-new phone number.
Is this part of the functionality of this app?
Today, the app won't even open. I'm guessing it's now going to issue me (yet) another new number.
And with all the complaints I'm seeing here now, I wouldn't bet my diamond rings that this is going to be resolved any time soon. The complaints are now over two years old!
Ads not just annoying, but obtrusive 1/5
- fairly reliable
- ads will PAUSE your conversation
- ads will self-activate
- ads are VERY frequent
- ads seem to be activated nearly every time you touch the screen
- ads, ads, ads, ads, ads, ads, ads
It's difficult to place a call because all sorts of pop ups continue to appear. Texting is as cumbersome due to the adds which keep getting in the way. I tried to find a paid version without adds. No luck. I'm deleting and looking for something else to try
By no cell service, no problem!
Love this app, even despite the ads! FR thou!
Yeah no.... 1/5
I used to like it but now I getting really annoyed for all the text and people call me. I really can't with all the fake calls I thought this app was going to be like I get you number and u get mine but no! Random people keep on texting me!
Total ripoff when u pay 1.99 a month 1/5
The screen keeps locking up, and freezing every time you type a text message. This app is one smelly skunk- it stinks big time 😭😭😭
Talk & text for free on wifi and hot spots. You can't beat it. You get a personal phone number too!
Sound is awe full 1/5
I'm using the iPhone 7 and the sound is horribly low. I searched around for a solution and found nothing at all that could help me.
Alyas amaro 5/5
This is the best app
Forget typing 1/5
By Bunny 🍓
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS. If it was possible for 0 stars I would put it. I used to think it was pretty good and even then I didn't like it that much. Imagine yourself waiting a whole minute for add to load up just so you can text or call someone. Then imagine yourself trying to text and have a quick convo with someone. You can't on here because you have to watch it type after you finish at snail speed and most times it's all spelled wrong and cuts off almost halfway through the sentence. This app really ruins my day when I try to use it. Lol just take it off the market it will do you more good than people downloading it.
By Tampa star 34
Needs work period !!!!! Crashes , it's slow I just can't deal with the app 🤦🏾♀️‼️‼️
VIRUS WARNING??? 1/5
Talkatone is normally my go to app for staying in touch with family but omg the app keeps opening web pages and the App Store automatically when trying to write texts. And I got a pop up from Apple security telling me my phone was infected with a Trojan virus and it gave my IP address and the option to install some security crap but I IGNORED and reset some things on my phone AND UNINSTALLED Talkatone. I just got the app back and if it continues to act this way then I will have to delete and keep it deleted permanently. Can't deal with this mess.
I like it 5/5
I have no troubles going on my third year using Talkatone. Keeping up with iOS updates is important. Try a little harder to stay upto date with platform updates and less people will piss and moan.
Don't get it 1/5
Bugs freeZing and glitches have kept me from being able to get on talkatone
No number 1/5
I can't even get past the setup. It won't give me a number. I've entered in SEVERAL large city area codes and even some from a list of them that should be available on the app and it keeps saying no numbers available and won't let me move forward.
By Jon Julio
Don't download!! Even with the brand new Iphone 7+ this app is still crap. Loads very slowly. Doesn't send full messages. I get choppy messages back. Drops calls a lot. Only reason still using is my number I've had with them for years. Also, lots of random ads always pop up on the screen when you use it. They clearly care more about the ads than the app
Glitches and Bugs 2/5
I've used this app for 4 years with no problem. Recently, within the last few weeks, it has become impossible to use. The text seem to come in fine, with sound notifications working about 7/10 times. When you try to respond to a text, it takes between 10-20 seconds for the app to catch up so you can type. Once you start typing, it will randomly open the App Store interrupting your message. Frustrating as hell. It seems to be an IOS problem with me. Until this is fixed, I'm not recommending the app.
Bad app 1/5
This app is terrible one of the worse ones I am forced to use others now I have been a long time user but I think I'm done with this app!!!!!......
For a response to your message,the support team is terrible as well no one ever answers or even attempts to contact me back! Total waste of time. To all just find a better app there r plenty out there if this one fails as it has me multiple times and i still gave it a chance!!!!
Was perfect! Now it's bad 1/5
This app with its many updates is all over the place. They fine tune the "headaches" and in no time a new update arrives with added emojis or some other petty perk and the overall functionality of the app is turned upside down. After a few months the problems are ironed out. But...this is a continuous cycle. Please stop adding features, iron out the current problems and roll with it. The layout of talkatone is absolutely perfect and the functionality, when the bugs aren't eating you alive after a pathetic update release, is all anyone can ask for. The mid November 2016 update was flawless and needs to be recreated. As of the past two weeks, you're doing good to type 1 word of a text or place a call and it ring more than twice before you're booted out of the app and sent to the AppStore for some completely random app you don't need or want.
**UPDATED REVIEW ** nov 10th 2016
All problems below from last review have been corrected. Talkatone is back to a perfect 5 star!
I will change my review to perfect 5 if we get old version back, or new version is fixed.
Messages duplicate, so after two days my inbox is complete chaos.
I have no unchecked messages, but badge app icon and message button inside app are telling me I have unchecked message.
There's no way to stop receiving an email each time a caller leaves voicemail. Why would anyone need to be emailed notification of voicemail? Keep the functionality within the app.
Updates continue to create more problems 1/5
I've been using this app for close to a year now. I've dealt with message history being deleted, conversations being split up randomly, crashes, malware etc and I've continued to use the app. The most recent update makes it so the app won't even open without crashing. Disappointed again.
Great as a second line/alternative number 5/5
This app is really cool. I use it as a second line for my iPhone when I don't want the wrong people to have my cell number; works great! Plus, the ability to charge international calling credits to your iTunes account credit is great!
Hells to the yeah!! 5/5
By Gimp Pimpin'
This app rizeally wizerks ya!
Used to love it ... 1/5
I loved this app ... I have been using it about six months in lieu of a phone at the moment. It was fantastic at the start. Now with all the updates they have been doing its become a disaster. It started with just having to uninstall and reinstall to reset the app occasionally. No big deal, my messages were saved and life went on. Now, when I remove it to try to fix issues, my message are gone. And the most recent issue is now I cannot see my sent messages and I have a feeling they are not being sent out at all. Very inconvenient and frustrating. I wish they would revert back to how it was a few months ago before it was wrecked.
just had to say again: TALKATONE REALLY ROCKS. period. 5/5
i don't understand how anyone can complain about this app. it really bothers me when something is first of all free, second of all obviously the attempt is there to make it rad, thirdly did i mention it's free? i've been using talkatone for ... wow... years. is that possible..? like i said in my first review, i have yet to find another app even remotely like it. i've wasted endless hours downloading and trying to figure out tons of apps that lie to your face (free! not.) only to be disappointed over. and over. and over again. ok, there's a few glitches, but there's less than before, and the glitches are just really silly little things that u can get past easily, if you aren't the kind to freak the $!#@ out cuz the app caused u to waste a whole extra FIVE SECONDs bah first world whimpers .. like i said b4, i have friends that ONLY use their iPad w/ talkatone & googleVoice- they don't even have a phone-- they don't use a carrier-- just wifi, talkatone, and googlevoice.
I use it in conjunction with iphone... u can even forward your calls to your reg number/iphone if u want... soooo easy, all of it. it's intuitive (ish...), it's simple (enough...), and , for the most part, it's free :) I ended up buying credits just because I felt so guilty after they gifted me so many of them! after years of endless radness, i've paid a total of 99 cents. i think maybe it's time to give them another dollar...
anyhow- there ya go. i sincerely appreciate this app pretty much most of all, i thank you, talkatone... thank you, thank you, THANK you-- for being SOOOOOO &%#!@&! rad-- i'm sorry anyone has given u any bad ratings, it's the sad, privileged, entitled world we live in... i love you, i love you, i love you. xoxoxox
Bugs,bugs and more 3/5
The app contains a lot of bugs while receiving calls and answering, otherwise the sound quality is quite good but the app needs a lot of fixes and UI changes could give better experience.
This app was great before 2/5
It's been awhile part of my messages disappeared after sending. After I updated yesterday I can't even open the app, let alone using it. I am very disappointed cause I was referring to my friends
By Naif F16
Only been using for one day but so far it's a great app. I love it. I wasn't able to call anyone before since I don't have a phone plan but now I can all because of this awesome app. Other apps similar to this one you could only text for free & you have to watch videos to get credits to be able to call anyone which you would only get a couple credits at a time so not much talk time that's for sure. Thank you for this great app!!
ads, ads, ads... impossible to use efficiently without paying 2/5
I used this app in the pass. It was awesome and free. It also interacted with google voice. I guess all that is history. The interface is good and easy to use, but the ads make it impossible to effectively use. Trying to right a text, the program automatically goes to the app store 5 times before I can continue a text. When typing a number, it also goes to the app store. When reading a text, automatically goes to the app store This is so annoying. I can see going to the app store once ever 10 to 15 mins while using the app, but 5+ times a min is ridiculous! Please get better control of the ads. By they way, this is the first app review i did since i got my first iPod touch gen 3. This is the most annoyed i have every been using a app, i had not chose but to write a review.
THIS APP NO LONGER WORKS!! 1/5
By Cassie F.
This app worked very well on my iPad until the last update. Now message mode no longer works. I think this has something to do with the keyboard opening when clicking on a message, because that's when it stops working. I actually signed up for the monthly fee to get rid of the ads thinking they might be the problem--now the app does not work at all. I want my money back! Please fix this problem. This was a great app.