Toktumi's Line2 Anyone with Experience to Report?

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  1. indydoug

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    I was blown away by David Pogue's New York Times review on Thursday of Line2, the new iPhone app from Toktumi. I'm thinking of getting the service. Does anyone have experience to discuss, or a different experience than Pogue reports in the Times? Is this the real deal?
     
  2. Europa

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    Looks awesome. Do you know if it has bluetooth support?
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Good idea, but $15 per month? I'll pass.
     
  4. bukzin

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    'Line 2'

    Today is April 14. I have been looking into/sorting out the 'Line 2' service
    for my iPhone.

    After some problems opening an account it seems to be doing everything
    claimed as per the article in the New York Times, watch the video there.

    I set up the $15/month plan and downloaded the app for iPhone on my 3G.
    (seems Toktumi is overwelmed with requests for the free trial but I got
    my new phone number right away with the paid version)

    I wanted affordable/free calling while in Europe and Mexico.

    After the app is started on my 3G I turned on the Airplane Mode,
    then switched WiFi back on to confirm 'Line 2' is connected.
    Calls go through with no cell minutes being used.

    Toktumi does have some shortcomings but this looks perfect for me
    so far.


    Bukzin
     
  5. pradley

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    The last thing I need is another phone number. This is why I will not consider this or Google Voice, I just don't see the point. Strangely, Pogue hardly dealt with this issue, we already have lots of numbers for home, office, cell, fax, why would anyone want another?
     
  6. Europa

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    This doesn't give you another number. It allows you to use your cell number for VoIP calls and network calls. It automatically switches from network to VoIP when the picks up WiFi. Line2 does give you a temporary number during the 30 trial. If you subscribe, it uses your cell number. It will allow you to receive a call on your cell number when you have no service or when you're in airplane mode.

    Google Voice routes all of your numbers to the Google Voice number. You only have to give your contacts the one number and all of your phones will ring when they call it.

    That's the whole point of these services. Nobody wants another number.
     
  7. pradley

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    Thanks for the clarification. It's still of no interest to me, since I use Vonage for VOIP, and GV would route my home number (which my wife also uses) to me alone.
     
  8. bukzin

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    free calling

    I might use the supplied new phone number for folks I don't want to have
    my regular cell.

    The real reason I signed up was for the VoIP/wi-fi calling.
    To be able to both place and receive un-limited calls while out
    of the country is huge.

    After paying ATT/iPhone roaming rates this is going to be great.
    At $15. per month this is looking excellent.


    Hope they sort out the bugs and add SMS service soon.
     
  9. pradley

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    Yes, that is the one clear advantage this has of being able to receive calls over VOIP, but otherwise it does not seem to me to offer anything more than Vonage (which is free locally and cheap internationally).
     
  10. EverythingApple

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    I've been using this as a second line. It works great and the iPhone monthly plan is only $9.95/month renewed automatically through their website. I wanted to use the in-app purchase option to renew, but it is not allowed (per Apple restrictions) for jailbroken iPhones. But, I am also told that the in-app purchase is $14.95/month not $9.95/month. I was just hoping to use my iTunes credit towards this. There are some advantages for the $14.95 plan over the $9.95 plan. You also get 30 days of free calling.

    You used to be able to get two lines per cell phone, but not anymore. This is the option to do that. I like it. You can even pick the name to use for caller ID, and it even allows SMS & MMS (although, you are given a link to the MMS).
     

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