Four years ago, we showed you how to get unlimited phone calls through T-Mobile using Google Voice and T-Mobile MyFave plan – Unlimited Phone Calls with G1. Now we’re back to show you another big discovery, unlimited phone calls through wifi or 3G using Google Voice and Talkatone.
For sophisticated iPhone users, this should be no news, Talkatone has been available on the iOS platform for some time now. Now, they’re finally available on the Android platform. So what’s the big deal? Couldn’t you use Google Voice to text and call for free already? Well, yes and no. You can use Google Voice to make unlimited calls for free but only through a PC (Using the calling feature in Gmail). On the mobile side, you always use your plan minutes because Google Voice basically forwards the call to your real mobile number.
You can use service like Skype or Viber to call for free on the mobile using wifi or 3G data connection but those service require the other user to have the service or app installed as well. The perfect marriage would be the ability to use Google Voice number and feature on your mobile but run the service through wifi or 3G data connection. That way, the other user doesn’t need to have any app installed and your Google Voice number will show up on their caller ID. This essentially is what Talkatone allow you to do.
Once the Talkatone app is installed. You connect your Google Voice information with Talkatone. The next time you make a call, you call select the Talkatone app to route the call instead, provided if you’re on Wifi or 3G connection. The call can be routed through these connection without using any of mobile plan minutes. Considering that Google Voice calls to US and Canada minutes are free, you can essentially have unlimited cell service. The only catch here is that unlimited mobile data plans are rare now, so you’re more likely to get true unlimited using wifi connections.
This is godsend for those who travel often. If you’re outside the country, you can just turn on your wifi connection and use Talkatone to call unlimited US numbers for free without roaming or plan minutes. Another bonus, you can technically skip the phone altogether and just use an android tablet to do this magic. Since it’s free, are you going to download it and try it?
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