Talkatone has been around for awhile. The service began by allowing users to make calls through Google Voice. Now, Talkatone has another voice calling system in mind, and this one includes Facebook. With the new Talkatone app, you can call any of your Facebook friends for free.
Not only is this a great way to use the Facebook service, but it’s also a great way to connect with friends without paying a fortune in phone bills. There are some reasons why the Talkatone app may not work for everyone, but all around this app is worth your time if you like to chat with people who are on your Facebook list.
How Talkatone Works
Instead of relying on phone lines to connect your call to one of your Facebook friends, Talkatone relies on WiFi and 3G. That means that your data plan will be put into action, and not your minutes. Right away, the appeal of this service is great. Instead of racking up a high phone bill, all you have to do is connect with your friends through WiFi.
There is a slight drawback (as it usually the case) though. In order to speak with a friend, that friend also has to download the Talkatone app. Let’s say, for example, that you are trying to call your friend Stacy. If Stacy doesn’t have the Talkatone app, a small message will appear on Stacy’s screen that tells her that you are trying to call, and that she should download the Talkatone app. Annoying? Somewhat. But, this notification is necessary if you want to chat the day away.
The Talkatone app only works with Apple devices. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device, you can use this app to your heart’s content. If you have an Android device, you’re out of luck (for now, anyway). Of course, this means that the person you’re trying to connect with must also have an Apple device.
If you have lots of friends who own lots of Apple devices, the Talkatone app is a great idea. If you don’t have any friends who have Apple devices, you may not be able to connect through Facebook. This concept is plain and simple, and that’s one of the reasons why Talkatone is so popular.
Towards the Future
Talkatone recently told press that the company is looking into video chat. Video chat through Talkatone would, presumably, include the same basic notion. Both parties would have to download the app, have the right device, and use WiFi or 3G to connect. This concept is one that all avid Facebook users can look forward to.
Now, with the help of the Talkatone app, you can connect with your cousin in Florida or learn more about your Aunt’s knitting circle. All you really need to do is download the Talkatone app, buy an Apple device, and hope that the person you are trying to connect with has an Apple device too – then again, in this day and age, who doesn’t own at least one Apple product?