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Question about Talkatone or which app is best?

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julie1
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Question about Talkatone or which app is best?

Hi all,

My penpal is located in Louisiana and I'm in Australia.

We'd like to chat on the phone but obviously the phone call costs would be super painful. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for certain apps like Talkatone or any others? With Talkatone will I just add funds (how much would you recommend for an initial call?). Sorry, this post is super vague but would really appreciate any help. I've tried googling but my search isn't coming up so helpful. Thanks a ton. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lionheart32
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Hi Julie.

Talkatone gives you a US number for free and you can make it the same area code as your PP's prison to keep calls as cheap as possible. Then it depends which network provider your PP's prison uses. Mine uses GTL and you can set up an account whereby you pay for the calls (it costs me about $1 for a 30-minute call).

However recently I've had issues with Talkatone whereby the calls keep dropping at the 15-minute mark. Someone else on here mentioned she was having the same issue and her pp's prison doesn't use GTL so it seems to be an issue with the Talkatone app. Alternatives are Skype and Text Now, though they aren't free.

julie1
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Thank you so much Lionheart, I really appreciate your comment. I'll have to wait and hear back about which provider they have and go from there. Thank you again!