Want to Call for free from your iPhone? Go to Line2
By on March 25th, 2010

Ever wanted to call for free? To talk to your heart’s content? Line2 is an amazing little app for iPhone that helps you do exactly that. This app has been developed by a company named Toktumi. It’s basically a 3G/WiFi based VoIP software but it boasts some features that might very well give nightmares to companies like AT&T.

Line2 offers a separate number, phone book, features like call forwarding, call waiting, etc.

You need to register at their site first to get a new Line2 number. If you are in a WiFi hotzone, this app lets you call other numbers at amazing quality. If you are out of range of WiFi, this app connects to other numbers using AT&T’s 3G network. The reception is not as good as in WiFi but it’s still workable. If the number you are calling is a Line2 number, it uses some enhancements to further boost the sound quality. Users have said this connection to be so good that they could hear the clothes rustling on the other end of the line.

If you are calling through Line2 and a call comes on your original number, you are asked to choose which call to attend. Also, if your Line2 app is closed, you can route all your Line2 calls to your original number.

This app also has an edge over other VoIP clients like Skype and Google Voice:

  • Receive inbound calls via cellular or WiFi network
  • Auto-Attendant
  • Multi-Line Support
  • PC/Mac calling via integrated softphone
  • Call Screening
  • Call Announce
  • Caller ID based routing
  • Visual voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Swap
  • Call Transfer
  • Conferencing – up to 20 people at once

This app is priced just at $1. Features like voicemail, unlimited US/Canada calling, and others cost about 15$ / month. It’s still dirt cheap if you ask me. The first 30 days are free.

Some screenshots:

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Author: Arnaw Kumar
Arnaw is an undergraduate who is really into hacking and modding cell phones. For him, nothing gets better than an S60 and a chance to ruin it.

Arnaw Kumar has written and can be contacted at arnaw@techie-buzz.com.

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