Vonage Mobile® App Vs. The Talkatone App

Thinking about getting the Talkatone app for placing free calls and texts to friends anywhere in the world?

Maybe you’re just on the search for a great all-around iPhone® or Android™ calling app?

Now you can stay close to friends and family, no matter how far away they might be. Introducing Vonage Mobile®: the new calling app for making free “high-definition” audio quality calls and texts to anyone in your Vonage Mobile network. When it comes to choosing between the Talkatone app and Vonage, there are some major deal breakers that we’re sure you’ll agree on.

First of all, the Talkatone Android app does not currently exist, so if you need a free calling app for Android, you must look beyond the Talkatone app for solutions.

If you do decide to use the Talkatone iPhone app, you will first have to register for a Gmail account with calling activated or a Google Voice account as the app accesses Google to function.

With the Vonage Mobile Android or iPhone calling app, you don’t need to access any pre-existing accounts, just simply download the app and get started calling and texting for free right away!

Another thing to look out for with Talkatone is that after you activate Google Voice, it only works globally if local regulations and networks allow it. That means you have to always be aware of international data roaming charges because one minute of Talkatone call easily could cost you $5-$10 on 3G data roaming!

There’s another issue on the Talkatone app that you won’t have to consider with Vonage Mobile. If you are calling internationally to friends and family who don’t have the international calling app, you can still make low-cost calls and texts to their mobiles at rates up to 70% cheaper than mobile competitors.¹ To find out rates for your call, simply use the Vonage Mobile Rate Look Up Tool, right from inside the app!

While the Talkatone app claims to offer great free calling, all of the extra steps, requirements and confusing rates make the Vonage Mobile app the clear winner when it comes to simple and affordable calling.

Plus for a short time only, any of your calls to any phone in the United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico are free, wherever you’re calling from!² (up to 3000 minutes/month)

Go to Vonage Mobile to download the free calling app and begin texting and calling for free with anyone you choose. It’s that easy!

¹Based on per-minute rates to the top 50 countries called. Comparison reflects published rates of leading mobile carriers in markets representing the majority of iPhone and Android users.

²Limited time free calling offer to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services. Not to exceed 3000 minutes per month.