Free Talktalk Talk2go app - Free call divert to your smartphone &  free landline minutes + free calls abroad
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Free Talktalk Talk2go app - Free call divert to your smartphone & free landline minutes + free calls abroad

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Found 22nd Nov 2014
Talktalk landline customers only

Download the new talk2go app

Divert incoming landline calls to your mobile for free when your out and about and connected to the internet (wifi/ mobile internet) Your mobile and landline will both ring and whoever answers it 1st gets the call. The caller will not know you are not at home (great if your throwing a sickie from work) upto 5 mobiles can be connected.

Use your free landline minutes via the app (great if your on pay as you go and have no credit)

If your abroad get people to ring your landline and answer it on your mobile for free via the app or use your free landline minutes to call back to the uk free :-
The person calling you will be charged as normal for calling your home landline.
so Free if the caller has free evening + weekend calls etc

Taken from talktalk website:-
There's no charge for receiving a Follow Me call, even if you're abroad. If you're receiving the call via a mobile data connection there may be data costs. This could be free if you're using Wi-Fi.

Get the best from your TalkTalk landline plan via your mobile by using your inclusive minutes, such as free calls to TalkTalk landlines and 0845/0870 numbers. Don't forget, any numbers which are usually free from your landline like 0800/0808 will also be free to call from your app.

BASICALLY IF ITS FREE TO RING FROM YOUR LANDLINE IT IS FREE TO RING USING THE APP ON YOUR MOBILE :-)

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Ashamuk

TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support … TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support teams, STAY CLEAR. dont say i didnt pre warn u..



What's the point in you posting that here? As stated in the first line of this thread it is only relevant to people who are already with TalkTalk anyway, and your biased opinion of them certainly doesn't match up with mine and my family and friends who are also with them. I'd take my own experience and that of people I know over that of some random internet troll.
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Wonder how much data it uses per minute

Never use all my pgone minutes but defo will use the call divert from the house. Very handy. Thanks Op

Been trying since Wednesday to get this app to work - no joy yet

The divert to mobile seems excellent. I will try this once I'm active with talktalk next week. Heat added!

Ashamuk

TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support … TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support teams, STAY CLEAR. dont say i didnt pre warn u..



What's the point in you posting that here? As stated in the first line of this thread it is only relevant to people who are already with TalkTalk anyway, and your biased opinion of them certainly doesn't match up with mine and my family and friends who are also with them. I'd take my own experience and that of people I know over that of some random internet troll.

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its only me

Been trying since Wednesday to get this app to work - no joy yet


Are u having problems to divert ?

slo_moshun

Wonder how much data it uses per minute



Assuming it uses the same standard VOIP codecs as other VOIP apps, it'll be in the region of 480KB per minute.
See: voip.about.com/od/…htm

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y_shahs

CommentAre u having problems to divert ?



Can't log on - keep getting error codes - "can't do it now" or "provide a valid number"

Been with them for over ten years without any major problems.Hot.

Ashamuk

TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support … TalkTalk = COLD. worst customer service and worst technical support teams, STAY CLEAR. dont say i didnt pre warn u..



Been with them 2 years. Never had a problem with them

Great app. I have been with talktalk, (tiscali) for years. No problems with service. Yes line rental has slightly went up but this app makes up for it.

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its only me

CommentCan't log on - keep getting error codes - "can't do it now" or … CommentCan't log on - keep getting error codes - "can't do it now" or "provide a valid number"


Are you using the same login information you use on the website ? Are u able to log on through the web ?

excellent, will gikve it a go thanks.

Joined talktalk on their LLu service just over a year ago, and apart from the phone being dead for 2 days haven't had a problem with the services at all, was getting 15Mbit/s down with LLU. Now have upgraded to fibre as it's available in my small town and am on fibre large (equivalent to BT infinity) and getting 71Mbit/s down and 19Mbit/s up... and cheapest I found by comparing all the top players in a like for like comparison. I do agree with customer services being abysmal though if you ring, have tried the facebook messaging instead and that seems to work a lot better.

JoolsG4

Assuming it uses the same standard VOIP codecs as other VOIP apps, it'll … Assuming it uses the same standard VOIP codecs as other VOIP apps, it'll be in the region of 480KB per minute.See: http://voip.about.com/od/voipbandwidth/f/How-Much-Of-My-Mobile-Data-Plan-Does-Voip-Consume.htm



Ouch! That could prove expensive, then, if a 10 minute call transferred from your landline uses 5mb and you're on a smallish data allowance.

Very useful app though - just tried it. Thanks, OP.

Newbold

Ouch! That could prove expensive, then, if a 10 minute call transferred … Ouch! That could prove expensive, then, if a 10 minute call transferred from your landline uses 5mb and you're on a smallish data allowance.Very useful app though - just tried it. Thanks, OP.



think he''s getting his bits and bytes mixed up, uses no where near that average is about 48Kb

An update. Just found what TalkTalk themselves say the app uses: http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/talk2go-call-charges

"a 3 minute app call uses about 3.5 MB of data"

Newbold

Ouch! That could prove expensive, then, if a 10 minute call transferred … Ouch! That could prove expensive, then, if a 10 minute call transferred from your landline uses 5mb and you're on a smallish data allowance.Very useful app though - just tried it. Thanks, OP.



If you were planning to use this a lot over 3/4G rather than WiFi you'd no doubt consider upping your small data allowance, no? Large and unlimited data allowances are not that expensive these days...

maddogb

think he''s getting his bits and bytes mixed up, uses no where near that … think he''s getting his bits and bytes mixed up, uses no where near that average is about 48Kb



"48Kb" on its own means nothing. Is that per second, per minute, per hour? When talking data transfer rates you must specify the duration, not just the amount of data.

There's also no such unit as "Kb" - it should be either "kB" (kilobytes) or "kb" (kilobits) - the "k" should always be lowercase (but is often used incorrectly). Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_rate_units#Conversion_table

I posted above what TalkTalk themselves state the app uses, and if correct, it's 1.16 MB per minute or 159 kbps (kilobits per second).

Just used it to speak to my friend in USA, works really well. Another great move by Talk Talk.
It's my 7th year with them, can't fault them.

Does anyone have a definitive answer to this:
If you pick up your call on your mobile, do you get charged for anything ( call minutes etc) from your land-line? I'm thinking of call diversion or cost for call to mobile.
Thanks.

Edited by: "ramraideruk" 22nd Nov 2014

Original Poster

The call is connected to your mobile via the app over the internet ...example :- if your mobile is connected via free WiFi while sitting in mcdonalds and you answer a diverted call there is no charge to yourself. If you have free calls on your landline phone like evening and weekend calls you can use the app to call someone for free (no charge to yourself.)
Edited by: "KINGMUZZZAUK" 23rd Nov 2014

ramraideruk

Does anyone have a definitive answer to this:If you pick up your call on … Does anyone have a definitive answer to this:If you pick up your call on your mobile, do you get charged for anything ( call minutes etc) from your land-line? I'm thinking of call diversion or cost for call to mobile.Thanks.



There will be no landline charges in that situation. There will be some data use on your mobile when you pick the call up, though - free if you're on free wi-fi and part of your data allowance if you're not.

One little additional benefit - if your landline is in use when a call is made to it the call will still connect. The landline won't ring, of course, but your mobile(s) will.

Just added this to our account - took less than two minutes
If it works as described the "Follow Me" feature will be the best part (apart from the prices) of being with TalkTalk

Fab share op! I didn't know abt this. Have been with TT for years- bar a few initial hiccups, have no reason to complain.

Wonderful now I can use my mobile in black spots via WiFi.

Have you seen the amount of permissions this app needs? No wonder it doesn't work properly it's probably too busy stealing your data!

tan159

Have you seen the amount of permissions this app needs? No wonder it … Have you seen the amount of permissions this app needs? No wonder it doesn't work properly it's probably too busy stealing your data!



Works perfectly fine on iOS and doesn't ask for permission to access anything unnecessarily...

It only asks for permission to use the microphone (obviously so you can talk to people), and your contacts (so you can actually call people without having to manually type their number in).

I've got to say that I hae not had any problems with Talk Talk. I lso had no problem setting up the app. I didn't see it asking me for lots of permissions either.
Edited by: "ramraideruk" 23rd Nov 2014

What's the point in you posting that here? As stated in the first line of … What's the point in you posting that here? As stated in the first line of this thread it is only relevant to people who are already with TalkTalk anyway, and your biased opinion of them certainly doesn't match up with mine and my family and friends who are also with them. I'd take my own experience and that of people I know over that of some random internet troll.



Spot on.

Great move. Likewise for them dumping Vodafone for O2 for their mobile service. Only downside to this version 1 of the Android app is that you can't log out so you have to force close it to save it from killing the battery. Also, the contacts list seems to be everyone you've ever emailed, not just the My Contacts entries.

I do sales for TalkTalk and damn, I am definitely incorporating this into my pitches. Amazing free feature.

Great idea, but you need your mobile data switched on at all times to be able to receive the diverted calls.

dcx_badass

Will give it a go, used the BT app last time I went away and that was … Will give it a go, used the BT app last time I went away and that was abysmal, failing to connect, scrambled voice etc even when Skype was fine.As for talktalk, been with them 10 years now across 3 addresses (some concurrently), never had a single issue at all. All the family are with them as well now, no complaints at all, unlikely to leave.



Thats odd, the BT app works brilliantly for me and the family on our iphones and droid's. Saved a load of money by use ng it, call quality is good.

This is a great idea, and I think it's useful for letting people know (even if it is just for Talktalk users, I didn't know about it till now).

As for Talktalk being diabolical, I've been with them around five years now, and, given the odd outage here and there I've had no problems. Customer Service HAS been awful, especially when I first joined, but it's definitely improved.

JoolsG4

Works perfectly fine on iOS and doesn't ask for permission to access … Works perfectly fine on iOS and doesn't ask for permission to access anything unnecessarily...It only asks for permission to use the microphone (obviously so you can talk to people), and your contacts (so you can actually call people without having to manually type their number in).



Guessing he's using android phone. They display all sorts of worrying messages at times when installing stuff.

I wouldnt worry.

samwants2save

Fab share op! I didn't know abt this. Have been with TT for years- bar a … Fab share op! I didn't know abt this. Have been with TT for years- bar a few initial hiccups, have no reason to complain.

Cos its a new feature

The only problem with this app is the people who have my home number are people I don't want to speak to.

Excellent. Thanks for posting op. Have some heat

Thanks for posting!

Knew it wouldn't be long before they released this. My university (Edge Hill) in partnership with TalkTalk hosted a "Hackathon". It meant we got an early peak of this before general release. We won also btw

Was a bit buggy but seemed to be a great app.

i hope you can use your boost as well via this app?
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