Line2 by Toktumi Review - Get A Second Line
Read my review of the Line2 Second Phone Number Mobile Calling Service
By Eron Cohen
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many people, I am always looking for the best mobile calling
options for my android phone. Line2 by Toktumi is one of those
products that adds just a little more innovation to an already
innovative idea and that is what makes it so great. Line2 basically
lets you add a second phone number to your mobile cell phone,
ipod or ipad in the form of an app. Once the app is installed
on your device, you can use it to dial phone numbers and text
message from a phone number that is seperate from the one "Built
In" to the device. (In the case of an ipod, it will in fact
add telephony abilities--you have to call using a wiFi connection
Unlimited calling in the USA (5000 minutes)
Unlimited texting in the USA
Phone number of your choice (toll free numbers are available for an additional charge)
Ability to transfer calls
Conference calling (up to 20 people)
App available for iPhone, iPod and Android
Works on WiFi or mobile data plan
I have been using line2 for about 6 months
now and find it to be reliable and very convenient. Like all
VOIP services, you must have a good internet connection for
best results. If you don't, you could have dropped calls and
poor audio quality. On the other hand, when you do have a strong
internet connection, the reliability rivals cell phone service
and if you're in a weak cell, but you have wiFi, it certainly
surpasses it. This has saved me many times.
Currently I have line2 installed on my Samsung Infuse Android
phone. It gets along fine with my other apps and doesn't interfere
with incoming calls on my AT&T line built into the phone.
The interface is quick and simple to use.
Since I can set a seperate ringtone for when someone is calling
on Line2 instead of my regular mobile number, I always know
whether I am getting a business call or a personal call. Text
messaging on line2 is just like my AT&T messaging. I can have
threaded conversations and the messages come from "me" as opposed
to some weird number, which is what happens with some of the
I think that for the most part, the app is
identical between the Android and iPod/iPhone/iPad platforms.
One difference that I know of is that if you're on the apple
do "live" handoffs from VOIP (wiFi) to 3G/4G. This
means that if you start a call in the office and then need
to get on the road, you can keep on talking without loosing
the call because you moved out of your wiFi zone. Here is a
comparison of line2 vs. skype:
When you choose a number for your Line2 Account, you can reject
an unlimited number of choices before you decide which number
is "The one" for your second line. If I had any
complaints at all, it would be this: I wanted a toll free number,
but didn't like any of the choices...I had to get all the way
down to 1-855 toll free numbers before I was happy with the
choice, but then I was unhappy that it was an 855 number, which
most people don't even know is toll free.
I could have picked one of the other numbers, but I really
wanted something easy to remember or that "Spelled" something
(I use phoneSpell.org to
see if the numbers spell anything). The number I ended up with
was definitely easy to remember.
Here is a video demonstration of Line2 on an iPad:
If you have a business, line2 provides
a clever avenue for cutting out the expensive "hardline"
options that are provided by the likes of Verizon. You will
need to purchase the upgraded
"pro" plan for $14.95/month, but that's worth it
because of the added features. The pro plan provides for an
autoattendant, toll free dialing, multiline support (you can
transfer calls like a "real" business phone) and a softphone
for your computer.
Potentially an organization
could provide employees with an iPod and a headset (and wiFi)
and instantly have a viable business phone system for a much
lower price point than a traditional system. For a less fancy
solution, they could use the softphone with laptops. Or even
better if your employees already have smart phones, they would
be able to install the app on their existing mobile phone and
be able to use it anywhere for personal or business calls. Here is
a link to line2's plan comparison page. You can try line2
for free (link
to Android App). The fully featured free version
gives you a phone number and allows you to call or text anyone
with a line2 account or toll-free numbers in the USA. You
can also get voicemails (but not calls) and texts from
people outside of the Line2 network. This means that if
you have relatives or friends outside the USA, they could
use the line2 app to make free phone calls--so long as
they call someone that is also using line2, the call is
You also get call waiting and conference calling for up to
20 people--oh and you can easily conference in the person
who called in on call waiting. Believe me, this comes in handy
once you get your mind around that possibility.
Line2 offers techical support with "real people" who
can help you on the phone--its included. That's a big plus.
That is one more reason I recommend this product. If you are
looking for a great way to add another line, definitely check
this one. They offer a free trial, so you don't have anything
to loose by giving it a try.
5/5 Very Good Calling Platform!
Using Line2 I was able to convert my iPod into a first rate, full featured phone--better than an iPhone!